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Arco Iris

Rua Candido dos Reis 65, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-072, Portugal
+351 963 524 630
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“sardines” (5 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
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European, Portuguese
Rua Candido dos Reis 65, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-072, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small restaurant, diner almost, is located on a small street off the main drag in Vila Nova de Gaia. On the corner is the large Sandeman port wine cellar, which is a landmark. Our apartment was situated almost next door, which was lucky for...More

Thank GreentreeMA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

port wine tour and tasting and now you need to eat. I heartily recommend Arco Iris. It's off the main drag and up about a block. The service was friendly and good. A lot of locals here at dinner time. I had the veal and...More

Thank gardenerSonomaCounty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A local recommended Arco to us and booked for that evening. We called in at lunchtime and it was very busy with locals. We had the veal for two at a cost of approximately €24. The dish came with potatoes and was excellent and was...More

Thank Hayles7
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Had a rather bad experience, for me it's average food, close to be a tourist trap. I was attracted by locals having diner here. When we arrived we got served bread, ham and cheese, but everything needs to be paid extra. Service was ok, Food...More

Thank JanuariusFfm
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Locals were lining up at the door so we Australians thought it must b v good. Didn't disappoint. Great grilled sardines and sea bass. Lovely grilled pepper salad. 4 karge sardines was too much for this lady to eat. Great beer. V efficient waitress and...More

Thank lily5555
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A great hidden neighborhood gem a few blocks from the hostel. We went after a 20 hour travel day and had amazing food, served by caring staff. Went back for a last night dessert and drink.

Thank Connie D
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Enjoyed the menu of the day with 3 courses, wine and coffee at a very reasonable price for the area. Service was friendly and portions generous. Compared with restaurants on the riverside it was a real bargain.

Thank MizWum
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant after wine tasting and exploring in Gaia (opposite side of river to old town Porto). What a find.. it was late but still so full of people... we were lucky to get a table for two. We ordered the seafood...More

Thank MPWEST10
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The servers were great and the food was delicious! The three of us ordered two dishes (Arroz con Marisco and Veal steak). The portion was very generous. The menu indicates Arroz con Marisco for two people but it could definitely feed three people if not...More

Thank Jennifer9259
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We were out sightseeing over the Vila Nova de Gaia side of the Douro river in Porto, looking for a place for to eat. It was busy, and there were many restaurant to choose from offering the same menu for varying prices. Deciding to explore...More

Thank Knightsflyer
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23 July 2017|
Response from MPWEST10 | Reviewed this property |
Ummm. Maybe you should ask their reservations this?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Candido dos Reis 65, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-072, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +351 963 524 630
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