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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” (31 reviews)
“sea bass” (45 reviews)
“mango mousse” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thank you so much for tasty food! You are the best! Thank you for positive atmosphere! Friendly stuff! Beautiful restaurant! Thank you so much! We visited SALSA BISTRO . It was the worst experience in Alvor! Do not want to visit Salsa again!

Thank FaramingoMansaltako
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant. Had Sardines starter followed by Monkfish kebabs and giant prawns - delicious

Thank Colinoo7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant every time I visit this area and the food and service is always first class The menu is for all tastes and the house wine is good Never overpriced and always came away feeling like I had an enjoyable...More

1  Thank terence B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my wife and parents for dinner, after reading several reviews and was not disappointed. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was simply delicious. The monkfish kebab a particular favorite. The price for four of us, for such good quality...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Meal, we had the mixed fish for 2 which was served in a tomato based bisque. Tasty and loads of great fish. Friendly service. Books out very quickly

Thank Tonylaser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Alvor a couple of times a year and always include a visit or two to Arco de Velha as we are fish lovers. Marco, Ricardo & staff never fail to impress. Booking in advance is important otherwise you will be disappointed. On our...More

Thank Padraig O
Reviewed 15 April 2018 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

1  Thank glenrobbie
Reviewed 15 April 2018

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

3  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 15 April 2018

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 14 April 2018 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
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19 May 2018|
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Response from Cheify1961 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. We've eaten there for a few years as a group of golfers - no one has ever thought it expensive - in fact quite the opposite - great value for money. The guys that run it seen down to earth honest people - I'm sure... More
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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
10 April 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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
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