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Vila Velha


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings

Location and contact

Vila Velha serves real food, made from scratch with highest possible ingredients. We offer a very friendly, informal service, in a really cosy ambiance.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, International, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

This is a terrific restaurant with excellent food and service. By Portuguese standards, it is quite expensive, but by US standards a good deal. Worth the splurge and very close to the Pousada.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FellowTaveler2
Reviewed 31 December 2018

We had the seafood shishkebab with lightly cooked monkfish, scallops and shrimp, great but somewhat expensive, and the tournedos Marsala, perfectly pink inside. Service attentive and pleasant, somewhat old fashioned environment.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PetuniaWi
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Quality average, prices too high especially fish dishes and expensive for Algarve compared to other restaurants. Found a hair in the dish, but was disputed by the staff! Not recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mr-Wolkje
wilmali, Proprietário at Vila Velha, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2018

Sorry to hear you were not very happy with your dinner. It is correct that Vila Velha's prices are a little higher then most other restaurant's, and that has everything to do with the quality produce we work with. Fortunately many people understand this and...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018

This is a real treat. Proper home cooked food in the owner's home. An experience not to be missed. Not an extensive menu BUT sufficient for the connoisseur or layman alike and all freshly prepared for YOU.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank PeterG837
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We went there for dinner - and ordered fresh fish of the day. It was wonderful! To mention is the real friendly staff! Thanks for a beautiful evening!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank martinahaag
Reviewed 9 November 2018

For the first week in November, surprising warm days but chilly evenings so the roaring fire in the restaurant was a warm welcome. Lovely fish soup for me followed by a prawn curry. The fish kebab for my wife and we shared the apricot crepe...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Rogerandout162
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a lovely restaurant run by some delightful ladies (not sure if there are any men in the background, but front of house were all ladies) who looked after my wife and I very well. The decor is very traditional and the log fire...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank candjb2015
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Spending some days in Sagres we had booked a table for our group of 8 to enjoy dinner at this charming and cozy restaurant. While still in California we arranged together with Chef /owner Lia a fixed menu with different choices. Our expectations were not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RGerman
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Rice with Portuguese Rice sounds simple or boring. I don't know if it is simple to make but I do know it's not boring. It is absolutely delicious ! So is the Monkfish as is the Rabbit. Not a bad item on the menu.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Richard N
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Having been disappointed by a highly rated local restaurant last night we were concerned about the quality of Sagres fare.......we needn't have worried. When we arrived this evening at Vila Velha without a booking the staff were very helpful and were friendly throughout. The food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Andy R
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