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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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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank UkAp74
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being going to this restaurant for 20 years but not been for 5 years We were not disappointed Food as good as ever. Without doubt the best fish in Alvor.Only in Alvor for a week but made 2 visits had great food good service and it was nice to be remembered.

Thank Glynn M
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had wanted to visit this restaurant for ages finally got there while on a short break to Portugal. Yes the fish was lovely and I am glad we went but won't be going back nothing bad to say but with so many restaurants in Alvor we like to try one new one but always go back to our favourites and... More 

Thank Mary H
Jersey, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here 4 years ago and the food, service and atmosphere are still fantastic. I had the sea bass which was excellent! Served simply were new potatoes, salad and a lemon butter sauce. Great value for money, my husband had his favourite, steak Portuguese style, which he advised has been the top of the list so far on our... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok that may be hyperbole, but I've not found better seafood anywhere in the region. Been there 6 or 7 times including for a family dinner last night. Try the monkfish kebabs....superb. Going back later in the week for a cataplana! The service is outstanding and it's just a charming, relaxed setting. Give it a go!

Thank Brondesboy
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best seafood restaurants in Alvor although it caters for every class of food i.e. Steaks lamb etc Staff very friendly and very good sense of humour Always look forward to having a meal here when in Alvor ps will be back this May yum yum

Thank catherinetierney
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Alvor and want to eat fish, go here. Nothing else to say! But you will need to book ahead.

Thank BickerdykeSolihull
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here tonight with our 18 month old baby and the staff we're attentive and nothing was too much trouble, the atmosphere is great and the place feels cosy. The fish and Portuguese steak were cooked to perfection. Cannot wait to return to try more of the food on offer!

Thank AngelaJamie369
Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal here. The atmosphere was very cosy. I had a tuna steak main that was straight off the grill. It was phenomenal. My wife had her favourite mussels and also did not disappoint. Great service. Excellent choice on menu. Deserves place in Alvor's top 3!

Thank BFG88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$27
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Romantic, 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
Excellent grilled fish

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