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Vila Joya

Estrada da Gale, Gale, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
+351 289 591 795
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (36 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (26 reviews)
“truffle” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Estrada da Gale, Gale, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited the area and it was my birthday so of course we had to come back. It was a lovely occasion. Staff as always were wonderful. The weather was off and on so they elegantlyoved us from outside inside. One of our friends was...More

Thank GeraintLT
Reviewed 3 days ago

I booked Vila Joya to celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday, I’m so glad I did. The whole experience was amazing. All the staff, from the reception staff, cleaning staff and restaurant staff are so professional and could not do enough for you. The location is...More

Thank YNWA24601
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my better restaurant experiences ever! Highest quality on everything. You do however need two to three hours to enjoy. When arriving you are welcomed by the well educated staff offering you an aperitif while waiting for your table. We choose the...More

Thank Lux2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserved seats in the kitchen, and happened to be the only two guests there that night. We missed out on the two-star table service, but boy was it worth it! We met the chef, and witnessed all the magic of the kitchen, including a...More

Thank GourmetGirlfriends
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My third time at Vila Joya we had a nice evening with Fantastic food, look at al the pictures then you understand why. Is only 3 days to next visit.👍

Thank Yngve L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived excited, though when we saw the price we had severe sticker shock. After swallowing hard, we forged ahead. Absolutely worth it. Every item was a work of art, beyond delicious. And the service is impeccable. The view of the ocean is spectacular. Possibly...More

2  Thank Justine S
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure where to start! I had read the reviews on here and decided to save very hard for this once in a life time experience for myself and my husband and what an experience it was. We are standard people, dressed in comfy...More

Thank Cara T
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We had chef's table on the 8th of March and were treated to course after course of gastronomic heaven. My husband and I had to write down all the courses so we wouldn't forget. It is not for someone who doesn't appreciate food and doesn't...More

Thank Chantell K
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting, wonderful food, great service. The tasting menu is absolutely fantastic; flavours, colours, presentation. A real treat. Lunch outside on the patio on a summers day thoroughly recommended. We’ll be back!

Thank Elmo2010
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Booked a Chef's Table experience on a Sunday night and was rather disappointed by the experience. The menu was, as expected, creative and inventive. Each course offered a culinary sensation, with flavors working together and satisfying every gourmand, foodie cell in my body. The Chef's...More

Thank skygirl12
VilaJoya, General Manager at Vila Joya, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Dear Guest, At our 2 Michelin Star restaurant we strive everyday to ensure every guest has an unforgettable dining experience. It is heart breaking to note your dinner at the Chef's table did not meet your expectations. I have made a note of all the...More

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Hannah Maria R
August 21, 2017|
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Response from fleetoffoot | Reviewed this property |
I would call them. This is an expensive place, but the best food we have ever eaten. Without wine it is about €250 a head.
July 31, 2017|
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Response from VilaJoya | Property representative |
Dear Guest, Thank you for writing to us. Our restaurant is operational until November 19, 2017. We will reopen in late February. We look forward to welcome you.
June 10, 2017|
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Response from david g | Reviewed this property |
They have a wide range and will serve it by the glass
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada da Gale, Gale, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira  >  Gale
  • Phone Number: +351 289 591 795
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