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“Very good & nice place too” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vila Velha

Vila Velha
Ranked #2 of 65 Restaurants in Sagres
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Vila Velha serves real food, made from scratch with highest possible ingredients. We offer a very friendly, informal service, in a really cosy ambiance.
Calstock
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very good & nice place too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Fabulous evening, Aunt Gabriellas rabbit was outstanding (if there was a criticism, maybe a little salty for me) as was the tapas type starters we had, service was great, they also arranged an inexpensive taxi back to our hotel1

Visited November 2012
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great food and lovely friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We visited on the back of previous reviews. The prices were the same as the other top restaurants in Sagres, but this had the best and assume Portuguese atmosphere. We like a happy and relaxed atmosphere while eating and visiting four times we were not dismayed with the quality of the food, the friendly and efficient service. The beef fillets with mushroom sauce were melt in the mouth, the fresh fish excellent and all the desserts were delicious. A place to remember.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bradders242
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essex
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best in town.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Great food , good service. As it says in the title , best restaraunt in town , by a long way. Piri Piri Tiger Prawns and Tournedos with Madeira sauce top dishes.

Visited October 2012
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Thank captainqpr
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LONDON
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Brasserie food/service at fine dining prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner there after watching the sunset at Cape St Vincent. We were a bit disappointed with food and service, considering the great reviews and the high prices. Dishes were prepared using very fresh fish, but seasoned with too much garlic, oil or cream... my seafood spaghetti at E30 tated mostly of garlic. Service was hit and miss too: after our main course we were ignored for at least 20 minutes... at that point we had enough and just asked for the bill.

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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TALENTINO
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Liverpool, UK
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere and a cut above the rest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

We've eaten at the Vila Veha four times now over three years and it never disappoints. The chef uses fantastic local ingredients from the land and sea to create imaginative dishes. They are based on traditional Portuguese cuisne but are more refined and better cooked than the competition in the town. She has a real flair for flavour and brings the quality of the fantastic fish and fruit through.

The restaurant is beautifully presented in an atmospheric old house. Tables are arranged cleverly so that you are not on top of one another but are conscious that the restaurant is full of people enjoying their evening. Service is excellent and the staff are clearly proud of the food that they serve.

Sagres is a fairly small, quiet and uncommercialised town and in our view Vila Velha is its best restaurant by some margin. More than that, it stands comparison with any restaurant we have tried anywhere.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Skwirral
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