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Arcaz Velho

#487 of 3,571 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Graca & Sao Vicente
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Calcada do Forte 56, Lisbon 1100-256, Portugal
+351 927 748 443
12:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for a very late lunch after visiting the pantheon and Tuesday flea market. Delicious tapas - grilled prawns were the best we've ever had. Plenty to choose from if you're gluten free like my wife. Small outdoor seating and five tables inside. Vintage decor. Good cocktails although not all are served all day. They have live Fado in... More 

Thank Daniel C
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we were recommended to see the Fado & eat at this restaurant. Unfortunately we arrived on a night when the Fado was not on. ok so we decide to stay to enjoy the food. Not much choice on the menu unless you like eggs. The staff were friendly enough, Antonio made us feel very welcome and gave us some good... More 

Thank Charlie B
Toronto, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an unforgettable evening. The three Fado singers were glorious, the food was great and the service was terrific and friendly. There's a really good vibe at this place. And it felt like an authentically Portuguese evening. Highly recommend it. Make reservations!

Thank scdixon15
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Me, my husband and friends were looking for a restaurant nearby Arcaz that happened to be closed... A guy working at Arcaz was so polite and gentle giving us info that we decided to go there and try some "tapas"... We were absolutely amazed by everything we ordered! Açorda de camarão, favinhas com presunto, camarão ao alho, chocos, pataniscas de... More 

Thank Beatriz B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

You get a fixed menu for 30EUR, but it is definitely worth it. Just go there very hungry so that you can enjoy all the different dishes. The music nice as well.

Thank Alexandra E
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This place was just around the corner from the place we stayed during our visit and was our usual port of call for a final glass of wine on the way back, service was great and the place has live Fado music on quite a bit

Thank MorganCarl
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Came here in the late afternoon but found that the service was not good at all, not friendly, not welcoming. Could have been nice, but it was ruined.

Thank Federico4261
Vercelli, Italy
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We were looking for a place and and the waiter that was inside said that there was only a small table avail. That person was smoking INSIDE the place. I would not recommend to anyone to go there. Take care of your health.

Thank Irene C
Fairfax, VA
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

A bit out of the way. It's above the coastal walkway on the way to the Pantheon. Still, we enjoyed having the place to ourselves for lunch. The waitress knew enough English to explain what ingredients were in some dishes. The food was great. Highly recommend the soup w egg, bread and cilantro. Skip the chicken wings.

Thank SolarSoar
Ottawa, Canada
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172 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Our host suggested this as an authentic restaurant and he did not steer us wrong. We arrived just as the entertainment was starting - we were greeted warmly and steered to our table. We had to wait as the Singer was starting. Once we got going the food was wonderful - cod pancakes, prawns, french fries - there was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 53
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calcada do Forte 56, Lisbon 1100-256, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Graca & Sao Vicente
  • Neighbourhood: Graca & Sao Vicente
  • Phone Number: +351 927 748 443

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

Staying in Graca & Sao Vicente

Neighbourhood Profile
Graca & Sao Vicente
You can be thankful that most common travel guides don't mention Graça and São Vicente that often. Part of Lisbon's historic center and "Old Town", they feel like independent villages in the capital's center, and more untouched than Alfama. Amazing views, restaurants and parks, as well as important monuments like the S. Vicente Church and the National Pantheon, make this a spectacular option for those looking for a more tranquil walk-around in the center of Lisbon. Graça has been the choice of many younger people over the past years, both nationals and expats, given the cozy feeling of the neighborhood and its hidden secrets.
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