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Solar do Arco

Rua da Santa Maria, Guimaraes 4800-443, Portugal
+351 253 035 233
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“soup” (4 reviews)
“seafood rice” (2 reviews)
“veal” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Rua da Santa Maria, Guimaraes 4800-443, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant Solar de Arco is an excellent choice for a meal in the historic area of Guimarães. Situated less than 100 metres away from the restaurant filled squares on Rua Santa Maria, it is popular with locals and tourists alike. The restaurant has a relaxed...More

1  Thank RobynColin
Reviewed 1 week ago

I entered to escape the rain and didn't regret it. The food was delicious and huge servings. The service was impeccable and the best is the cost-value ratio. 16 € for main dish, large serving of bread and cheese, dessert and half litre of wine....More

1  Thank Kirsteen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch, ordered their off menu special, chicken and rice and the Solar do Arco bacalhau (fried) with potatoes and onions... Both were delicious and perfectly prepared, but even though we ordered half portions, still huge! We couldn't finish it all really,...More

1  Thank Iamalpha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional food with contemporary style and young attending make of this restaurant a perfect place for families. Good portions and nice wine for a more than fair value.

1  Thank rdepieri
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Before touring Guimarães' historic town center, a Unesco WHS, we went to lunch first at Solar do Arco, a Michelin recommended restaurant in 2012. This was my favorite meal of the tour since we were served Portugal's version of the lechon, the Leitão Assado. We...More

Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We ate there the first night we arrived in Guimaraes. My soup was gorgeous, and the other dishes were nice as well. I would have given this restaurant a 4 out of 5, hadn‘t there been an unattentive and badly behaving staff. As we paid,...More

Thank Fenugreek12
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

After spending a long day experiencing the incredible sites of Braga and Guimarães, we happened to walk by this restaurant. A few of the dishes caught our eye, and so we settled in for perhaps the best meal we’ve had in northern Portugal! The service...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Slightly off one of the touristy squares under some arches in a very atmospheric street, this small restaurant is worth seeking out as the food is so good. Portions are large and the food is typically Portuguese. Don't expect fine dining, but it is spotlessly...More

Thank Kittybat12
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I went to this restaurant to try the calf (veal) someone told that is really good. So I just went their to see for myself. The interior of the restaurant is cozy and simple. White is the predominant color. So I order the veal (half...More

Thank João R
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Talking straight, Portuguese restaurants are much of a muchness. This is on the better than average side - all the classic dishes, but nicely done (try the seafood rice). Really friendly service, nice wine. We chose to eat here as the weather was poor so...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Santa Maria, Guimaraes 4800-443, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Guimaraes
  • Phone Number: +351 253 035 233
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