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Bar O Arco Da Velha

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Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
+351 282 458 468
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best seafood restaurant in Alvor by far. The best staff atmosphere and ambience in the village. Also great for lamb and steak dishes. This restaurant is always on my list when I visit Alvor.

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Surrey
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is pretty good. Arroz de marisco is excellent. Restaurant has a good atmosphere and the staff are first class. Well worth taking an evening for dinner.

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Thank SurreyMac
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, fantastic fresh produce cooked on the grill. Shellfish experts well well worth it. Great service and very friendly. Just ask for Marco.

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Thank Barry C
Alvor, Portugal
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by quite a few of the locals. When we visited we weren't disappointed. Although not very big so you may have to book in advance most times, the food is very good and quite inexpensive. The staff are very friendly and attentive. We would definitely return again.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We failed to get in to Raccula which is excellent but they recommended this place & we LOVED EVERYTHING about it

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Thank 363rosemary3
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best. We go to alvor regularly and without question this is the best restaurant in Alvor. Charcoal grilled fish is simply delicious. Just beautiful. Never had a bad experience here. Prawns were fabulous as was the Sea Bass. House wine is also fantastic value.

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2 Thank John M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hot fit surgeon aka Marko, who did everything with the fish bar eat it and the ever attentive mini delllboy made sure we had the perfect meal. Not forgetting Ricardo who cooked all the fish to perfection. Excellent. I highly recommend you dine here. Íontach, Sláinte

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5 Thank Tia M
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Third visit here and was top class again. I rate this eatery as having the best fresh fish in Alvor. Friendly atmosphere. I would recommend the Red Snapper to share between two. Will be back in September.

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1 Thank Colin M
UK
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it is the very best seafood Yes it is great value Yes it has great service Yes it has a love.y atmosphere Yes it should be booked beforehand Yes the menu is very comprehensive Yes you should go Yes I will be there again and again and again

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Thank MAGHAR
UK
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our eye on this restaurant for some time. We were not disappointed. Such a lovely typical Portuguese atmosphere with fantastic service. The place was a mixture of tourists and Portuguese. Two Portuguese ladies sat near to us told us they had been coming here for 30 years and has to pre book a table now it's so popular.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 28
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Portuguese, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 468
Description
Excellent grilled fish

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Lisbon District, Portugal
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Cheltenham
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?