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Vila Velha

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Rua Patrao Antonio Faustino, Sagres 8650-385, Portugal
+351 282 624 788
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18:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 18:30 - 23:00
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food as excellent as was the service. The prongs were the size of small lobsters as was the size of all of our plates. Many local were eating at the restaurant, that is always a good sign. I understand you can't get a reservation in the summer time. Will go back next time we are in Sagres. It was... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are in Sagres for a couple of days for the first time and happened to walk past this restaurant earlier today. It had a fire going and looked really nice so we went back later for dinner. An excellent decision! It is a small restaurant, maybe 25 covers, and there were about ten people in, not bad for a... More 

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Virginia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner at this restaurant was very good - the best meal we had during our stay. It is a little more expensive, but well worth the extra. We had the Piri Piri Shrimp which was delicious and a generous portion. Highly recommended.

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Thank VirginiaWallygirl
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing! Excellent food - fish!!!, marvellous ambience and atmosphere, wonderful staff - funny, helpful, warm with a sunny smile - always. Had dinner 2 times during my holiday there!

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Thank Stephanie W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a November week in the Algarve region of Portugal near Sagres and had two outstanding dinners at Vila Velha. We enjoyed our first visit so much that we went again. The hospitality from beginning to end is very nice and the quality of all dishes ordered was excellent! Thank you to all the staff for the great food... More 

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Bath
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...........it was great ....... we will be back, the wine was lovely....... steak beautiful cooked, the waitress delicious......

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vila Velha is a special restaurant. We ate there twice in 10 days. Filet steak and seafood kebabs were exceptionally delicious, though fairly pricey. We loved the decor and atmosphere. It seems to be all female staff. Make a reservation to sit in the main restaurant. The patio is fine, but slightly less atmospheric.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on our second night in Sagres. We sat in an enclosed garden room. The seafood was of course, fresh, and the sauces that went with them were put so that you knew that the fish was fresh, and that the sauce was for flavor only. We also had a pasta dish that was freshly made, and beautifully flavored.... More 

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Carvoeiro, Portugal
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I found this restaurant thanks to Tripadvisor! I was looking at another restaurant in Sagres when I saw that the reviewer recommended trying this one as he thought it was very good. He was right. It is fairly small, very comfortable with really pleasant staff. The food was excellent. I tried a skewer of monkfish, large prawns and scallops which... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Restaurant has a high reputation so we went expecting a special meal. We were not disappointed. There is a lovely ambiance to the place. The staff immediately make you feel welcome. It is advisable to book table as it is a very busy restaurant. We both had soup to start and the flavours and taste were really good, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Patrao Antonio Faustino, Sagres 8650-385, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Sagres
  • Phone Number: +351 282 624 788
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.

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