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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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“fish” (140 reviews)
“sea bass” (39 reviews)
“turbot” (20 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 3 weeks ago

We visit this restaurant every year and the grilled Sea Bass is of the highest standard. Book this restaurant well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Thank Breckski587
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant on many occasions and the standard of food and service is always great. We recently went with friends who had not visited this restaurant and they were so pleased with the food that we tried to reserve for another...More

Thank Triciaemily1956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to alvor many times over the years and had never been to the restaurant. This November we decided to go try it. A lovely traditional Portuguese restaurant . The fish we both had was so fresh and delicious-and the cheesecake was amazing. We...More

Thank deedeesl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with our friends because heard of good guality of food. That was true, good monkfish cataplana. Quite friendly service.

Thank matti w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank goodness we finally got around to trying this restaurant. It was a real joy to eat here, it felt local and the food was really good. We tried a cataplana for the first time which was excellent. The staff were helpful and very polite,...More

Thank Ramsfan158
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Still the best restaurant in alvor. Staff are friendly and they have a huge regular clientele and massive repeat business. Fish is cooked to perfection. Portuguese steak is lovely but in fairness all is good. House wine is excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Again had a lovely meal in this restaurant with Marco and staff being as friendly as ever ,had the grilled prawns they are to die for with the garlic butter. always worth a visit . mags

Thank _magroche007
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Don't know why we waited so long to try this restaurant. The food was superb. Succulent prawns and beautifully cooked grilled squid accompanied by a range of vegetables. Excellent house wines and faultless service. Overall very good value for money. We will be back, again,...More

1  Thank ri0jaman1
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Probably one of the best in Alvor.. Had the mixed kebab and Algarvian steak.. lovely. Even do half portion of the main meat menu for kids at half the price.. well worth a visit..

Thank ELYA49
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Visit here every time and never disappointed. Fresh fish and meat dishes are excellent and staff very friendly. Good value too!

Thank Jason m
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16 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$35
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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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