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Arco Da Velha

Rua dos Mercadores 81, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-092, Portugal
+351 913 303 759
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“rump steak” (2 reviews)
“fish” (6 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Portuguese
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
Rua dos Mercadores 81, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-092, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Nothing to remember. Stakes were salty and overdone, although we asked it medium. And as thin as a cardboard. Soups were not available. Local bread was stale. Not worth the price. And they don't take international credit cards

Thank Valery M
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We were in this restaurant with her husband twice. Both times we were met by two very friendly waiters. Served very quickly. They were always attentive, they were joking. We ordered octopuses. Prepare them in this restaurant is divine! Tastier we did not eat anywhere!...More

Thank Алла Б
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Went here for lunch and had the tuna salad, bitoque, and 1/2 litre of house red. Bill came to 25 euros. Tuna salad was pretty big and good. The steak, served with fries, was tasty, but a bit nervy and chewy. It was pretty quiet...More

Thank Fpacheco
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Very friendly service and, conveniently, my server spoke excellent English. Ordered the grilled limpets, and the blood sausage w/ pineapple. Both were very excellent. 'Would recommend this place.

Thank rqvillan
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Grilled cod with potatoes....delicious! Faria's vineyard red wine...excellent. First night here and a good choice for dinner.

Thank St.catharinesGrandma
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We walked all around Ponta Delgada looking for a place to grab some lunch. Something not too busy, not too touristy...we finally found Arco Da Velha. It's like entering a little cave. The server was very friendly and seated us in a quiet corner. Having...More

Thank Skislikeagirl
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were sent to this restaurant when we couldn't get into another, more popular, one. As it turned out (when we subsequently tried the original choice) this was the better restaurant. We went back again. The food was very good (local steaks) and the service...More

Thank LondonRugbyfan
Reviewed 1 January 2017

QUAINT BASEMENT IN A VERY OLD BUILDING WITH ARCHES, very nice food, service quite courteous and attentive, very nice food at affordabvle price

Thank dr chrys c
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We travelled to Sao Miguel as a group of 12 and this restaurant accommodated us without a reservation. They were friendly, spoke english really well and the food was amazing and inexpensive.

1  Thank BestBargainShopper
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This looked an atmospheric restaurant but the food was disappointing. My pork schnitzel was so stringy I left most of it. My husband's chicken was better but nothing special. The waiter was pleasant enough.

Thank carol s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Mercadores 81, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-092, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Ponta Delgada
  • Phone Number: +351 913 303 759
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