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Arco Da Velha

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Rua dos Mercadores 81, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-092, Portugal
+351 913 303 759
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10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
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lomba da maia
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

QUAINT BASEMENT IN A VERY OLD BUILDING WITH ARCHES, very nice food, service quite courteous and attentive, very nice food at affordabvle price

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Thank dr chrys c
Toronto, Ontario
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We travelled to Sao Miguel as a group of 12 and this restaurant accommodated us without a reservation. They were friendly, spoke english really well and the food was amazing and inexpensive.

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Thank BestBargainShopper
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This looked an atmospheric restaurant but the food was disappointing. My pork schnitzel was so stringy I left most of it. My husband's chicken was better but nothing special. The waiter was pleasant enough.

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Thank carol s
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The front part of the restaurant where we ate was attractive, like being in a cellar. I had the chicken breast, chips & salad which was fine, but not startling. My wife had the pork, fries & salad, the pork she thought was a bit "stringy" & not very enjoyable. The service was good & the cost reasonable.

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Thank BELMONTIpswich
CHICAGO
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice enough. Had the rump steak with garlic & butter potatoes. Ok - not spectacular. The cheese appetizer was good.

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Thank Nista7
Galway, Ireland
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We visit Alvor on vacation each September and always include a dinner evening in the Arco. It never fails to impress. Warmly received on our arrival by Marco & Ricardo, four of the group opted for a main course of Seabass while the fifth went for pork fillet stake. Seabass was absolutely delicious while the Pork stake scored on all... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed some delicious rump steak and local drinks at this cozy restaurant. Our waiter was very friendly and the menu is much cheaper than a lot of the restaurants close by.

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Thank Gabi P
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

More than one hour to wait for being served even a starter. Then another a half an hour to wait for main dish. The dish wasn't very special. No worth going there.

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Thank Honey_Walnut
Copenhagen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Just go there and try it yourself, you won't regret it. I won't even bother to explain, the words won't even come close! Enjoy!

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Thank IvyJ
Athens, Greece
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is more than a restaurant in the sense that it was great atmosphere! Good taste in the decoration and the music, polite staff that wanted to serve and discuss with the people, without being intrusive or annoying. Our dishes were delicious and the wine was very good!

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Thank AroundTGlobe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Mercadores 81, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-092, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Ponta Delgada
  • Phone Number: +351 913 303 759

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?