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Vila Nova

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Estrada do Paraiso | Vila Nova, Carvoeiro 8400-556, Portugal
+351 282 356 011
11:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:00
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A very large group of over 30were served quickly and efficiently with good humour. The food was hot and well presented. The chicken with mango was a little sweet for my taste but many others enjoyed it I'm told the pork with figs was excellent. Good choice of desserts.

Thank YorkshireGrandma
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A delightful dining experience in this tucked away restaurant in the backwaters of Parasio above the fishing village of Carvoeiro. The owner of long standing takes particular care of his clientele and provides selective food oh high quality. On the numerous occasions that we have entertained friends to an evening out to dinner, everyone could only be full of praise.

Thank Ron D
Duns, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant if you like fish. Today's catch offered sea bass, sea bream, tuna and our chosen option of black bass. Cooked with olive oil, lemon,garlic and capers and served with salad, sautéed potatoes and vegetables it tasted fantastic and at only 16 euros was significantly cheaper than down town carvoiero. The staff were friendly and engaging... More 

Thank JeffAbbott
Chorley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great food here. You must try the sea bass best in Carvoeiro. The tuna steak is the largest I have ever been served. Excellent service by Annibal and his staff

Thank Paul S
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Had an average meal but we aren't fish eaters which seemed to be their main focus. It was nothing to rave about but handy to have such a close by restaurant.

Thank amyclare
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great food lovely people. Returned the following night. Pool side setting. Fish recommended. Portuguese steak outstanding.

Thank LizTack
Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited Vila Nova 4 times during our holiday and each time the food was outstanding. The fish is a speciality and definetly worth trying. Tuna, black bass, salmon sea bream etc are all superb. Highly recommend the tuna steak. If you like something a little different try steak Portuguese style, mouth wateringly good. We have been visiting this restaurant... More 

Thank Mike D
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great service, fresh fish to choose from or other dishes from menu. I had Tuna steak and it was well worth it, huge and cooked perfectly. Will always return here for the superb food and friendly staff.

Thank 389sharond
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A wonderful family meal for 7 including a 1 year old. An oasis in villa land. The very friendly proprietor welcomed us one lunchtime for a drink. We chatted and he said no booking was needed. We turned up next day to find our table already set under cover poolside. The restaurant filled up and as he was on his... More 

Thank Elaine D
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

If you have the chance come and visit this restaurant you won't be disappointed. The service from Anibal and the team sums up this place professional, great food at a good price. We have been here before previously and it was always a good experience. It has got busier and better. A good sign is that it is always busy.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada do Paraiso | Vila Nova, Carvoeiro 8400-556, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: +351 282 356 011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?