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Restaurante O Arco Da Velha

Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
+351 282 458 468
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“monkfish kebab” (29 reviews)
“sea bass” (44 reviews)
“mango mousse” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ave eaten at this restaurant on a number of occasions iver the years and again on Friday 13th. The monkfish cataplana was excellent. The owner and staff are very attentive and we couldn't fault this restaurant in any way. Regards RabHa

Thank glenrobbie
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our return to Alvor for the 5th year running, we had no doubt that we would return to Arco for our first meal & were not disappointed! We shared a monk fish cataplana & a jug of sangria - both were fantastic. We ate...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yet again the standard of food and service was excellent. I love turning the corner and seeing Ricardo at the grill with a huge smile on his face, that’s when I know my holiday has started. Zander, Bruno and the ever youthful Marco keep the...More

Thank IMCL1955
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three years here and still the best. Prawns and chicken amazing. The staff are always friendly and work so hard, especially the ladies in the kitchen (get them a drink)😎

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What I mean by this is the restaurant is always full! Not just tourists but locals too. I really cannot fault anything. The staff, Marco who runs the restaurant and Riccardo who cooks all the delicious fish! I have been coming to this restaurant for...More

Thank MEA71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my wife here for a special seafood meal and, whilst the food and service were very good, we ended up a little disappointed. Difficult to see why this is rated higher than, say, a lota or fisherman's Rest over the road. The place is...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We simply cannot fault this place and come very often! The monkfish is the tastiest I have ever had. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Every time we return to England we crave the food from this restaurant!

Thank AngelaJamie369
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Wet and windy night but restaurant was full hadn't booked but we were squeezed in.I was lucky enough to get a lovely piece of fish which was deboned and beautifully presented, people next to us have been coming for 31 years so somebody is doing...More

Thank mickthebookie
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We ate here nearly every night for a week. Usually had the fish soup to start . Fresh sea bass (my favourite )or golden bream. A bottle of wine, strawberries and ice cream all for under 60 euros. Marco and his staff are so efficient...More

Thank Lucelockett
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We returned here after their winter break with 6 other couples. Marvelous service. Friendly efficient staff and great food. Marco the manager and his staff are easy going and on hand to make recommendations. We all had different meals and all were lovely. The fish...More

Thank eileenlee59
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17 May 2017|
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Response from Tia M | Reviewed this property |
Opening hours 16:00 - 23:30 Telephone: +351 282 458 468 Check them out on Facebook, and send them a message and they will respond. Highly recommend you eat there. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy
11 April 2017|
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Response from mabicam | Property representative |
Hello its at the harbor
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Response from LadyG_10 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how many you want? Are they the big ones? If so then when I was there they were around 20euros from memory. Enjoy :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 37
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, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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