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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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited vila joya for his birthday whilst in portugal... It did not disappoint. Having been to michelin recommended as well as one star michelin restaurant we Wondered how much of a difference there would be... Needless to say... A big difference! We close the taster menu which came with several extra 'chef suprises'. Staff were so... More 

Thank Caraspowart
Faro District, Portugal
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I try to visit here once a year and being honest we are never disappointed. It is fine dining and consequently quite expensive but worth it

Thank frederick532016
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals I've ever had, partly because my fiancé proposed on the beach pre-dinner but mostly because of the wonderful food and service! Actual visit was July 2015 but can't seem to enter this on trip advisor. Can't wait to return and sample the menu again!

Thank Charlotte R
Turin, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting during the annual food festival and was treated to a 9 course adventure through taste.

1 Thank CMA5735
Guildford, United Kingdom
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566 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 days with friends who had been here multiple times (hotel reviewed separately) . The culinary experience was outstanding. we had one lunch and two dinners including one at the chef's table which was the icing on the cake. The quality of cooking and presentation was certainly 2 Michelin stars, there were so many Chef's surprises that... More 

Thank William L
Brussels, Belgium
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After many years we returned to Vila Joya. The first time the food was outstanding and we were hoping that one more star would have made the Restaurant even better. To our disappointment this was not the case. For dinner there is only one menu priced 175€. After having been seated nothing happened for 20 minutes. A lady came to... More 

Thank Bruxelles32
Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Assure yourself with a kitchen table in this restaurant and you will spent a night you will never forget. What a great spectacle; not only the menu but also to see how this kitchen works. What a range of platters are served by very enthousiastic personnel, all so delicious and even the cooks have time to explain you some of... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have been to many Michelin star restaurants and this one is truly special. Chef Dieter Koschina having 2 Michelin stars for 15 years is not an easy feat! We arrived at sunset so that just added to the atmosphere of our meal. The view on the terrace is stunning. The menu is a 6 course set menu, but in... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner and the atmosphere was amazing. Service very good and synchronized. Food was excellent. We had a 6 courses menu which turned out to be 12 courses at the end of the night as the chef offers additional surprise meals! Everything was perfect and price ok for this 2 star experience.

Thank michalislux
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with 6 friends last week. As usual an amazing experience. The service was outstanding and the food exceptional. Very inventive cuisine. Love all the quirky plates and dishes. Beautiful view from the terrace just adds to it all.

Thank Susan H

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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?