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Vila Joya

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Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201, Portugal
+351 289 591 795
13:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was by far one of our best meals ever anywhere in the world! The setting is stunning, we were seated outside for lunch and the umbrella blocked the sun perfectly without detracting from the brilliant sunshine. View of beach and pool area and stunning palm and other trees. Service and food quality was outstanding. We particularly loved the delicious... More 

1 Thank ExperiencedBusTrav
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an overnight stay with dinner for my wife's birthday. It did not disappoint. From the moment we stepped through the door it was tranquility in abundance. Welcoming drink upgraded garden suite champagne and fruit waiting what else could you ask for. Having been to other Michelin star restaurants this hotel deserves its two star status and really does not... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don’t be a maybe. As I visited this place several times in the past (for lunch and dining, staying, hosting a dinner for a party of 40+people some years back) I decided on short notice to stop by for a small lunch. 2.30pm and I walked straight to the restaurant. Several tables taken, a couple of tables available. Asking the... More 

3 Thank Michael R
Lagoa, Portugal
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful day with freinds in a fantastic location with great food ............it's really an experience the food journey at Vila Joy ..... very expensive but once in a life time it must be done .

Thank J J
Vilamoura, Portugal
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a superb lunch in a great setting. The food consisted of four courses and several amuse bouch providing lots of different tastes served by efficient friendly staff. The wines, Portuguese, were served by the glass by a thoughtful knowledgeable helpful waiter. The setting, sat out on the terrace facing the sea is as good as any worldwide location we... More 

2 Thank david g
Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I visited Vila Joya in march with a friend. The atmosphere, the service and the food were impeccable. An amazing experience!

1 Thank riess_leopold
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I had my best dinner at Vila Joya in Albufeira. The food and the wine was amazing. The service was excellent. A great experience.

1 Thank Karl-Heinz W
Warsaw, Indiana
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

At 1:00 p.m magic began. We were expecting a four course tasting menu with wine pairings but we are told there will be chef surprises. Surprises.....not quite the word I would use. Let me begin. Champagne, always nice to start was poured when we sat down. Timing was perfect. With our first round of treats a Vino Verde accompanied five... More 

4 Thank Canada62
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Brilliant! ( a single word is enough to describe it and now I have to write something in order to make a 100 character review ;) )

1 Thank Luisl77
Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

From the moment we arrived everything, everyone exceeded our expectations - the staff were truly joyous - my husband and I were shown to the perfect table outside overlooking the gardens and the ocean beyond. The presentation of each course of our meal was beauty to behold - we were indeed in paradise being served food from the Gods -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:00
13:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:00
13:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:00
13:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:00
13:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:00
13:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:00
13:00 - 13:45
19:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 591 795
  • This restaurant is at Vila Joya

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?