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Algarve: Vila Joya Restaurant voted among the world’s best – Portugal

Stylish Vila Joya Restaurant, located in Praia da Galé, Albufeira, Algarve, was voted into the 2012 list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Placed 46th on the 2012 list, it climbed 35 places on the 2011 list , becoming the first Portuguese restaurant to join the list. The first place  went to “Noma” of Denmark, followed by “El Celler de Can Roca” and the “Mugaritz” of Spain.

World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is organized and compiled by Restaurant Magazine. The list is compiled by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 800 international leaders in the restaurant industry each one having a panel of 31 members.

The exclusive Vila Joya,  managed by Austria-born chef Dieter Koschina, is the only restaurant in Portugal to have owned two Michelin Stars.

Each January Chef Koschina brings together some of the world’s finest chefs for Vila Joya’s Tribute to Claudia International Gourmet Festival.

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