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Rua de Santa Maria, 48-50, Guimaraes 4810-443 , Portugal
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Ranked #21 of 140 Restaurants in Guimaraes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The restaurant is nice just since the entrance, their walls in stone are just amazing and reveals part of the historic center of this city. The service was excellent, very kind and on time. The food was very taste, for dinner they have several options that include meat, fish, rice, salads and vegetarian options with a good variety of wines,... More 

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Ribeirão Prêto, São Paulo, Brazil
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was a nice surprise. We got in attracted by a Michelin indication of 2012... Not really a Michelin restaurant, but the best bolinho de bacalhau (fish croquettes) I ate in Portugal. And I ate many of them. Give it a try. Simple and good food. Do not expect anything very fancy, but enjoy fried stuff.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Just happened on this little restaurant, and enjoyed a very nice meal. Starter prawn and salad (expected a prawn cocktail type dish) beautifully cooked warm prawns served with salad and pickled vegetables. We then had the days special, white beans chorizo and bacon, very nice. Very reasonable cost, and excellent service, I would defiantly recommend a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We made a day trip to Guimaraes and looked out for Solar do Arco based on a recommendation my husband found on-line and we were not disappointed. It is a small restaurant, very traditional and most likely family run. The waiter was wonderful and the food was really very good. The fish is prepared and seasoned perfectly. I had the... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I guess the Michelin stars do say something. This was a nice place, excellent service for not such a high price. Most importantly, excellent shrimp and a perfectly baked salmon steak. To be recommended, no doubt about it.

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Guimarães, Braga, Portugal
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Very good dishes (specially the seafood) , respecting traditional portuguese cuisine, good service, but expensive. Very well placed in a beautiful spot.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Food is tasty and plentiful. Nice location and pleasing decor. The staff is helpful and the cost is reasonable.

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We had fish and meat, both excellent and adequately priced. If you like Sangria, try it - we enjoy our Sangria at the end of a very warm day - delicious.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

You find this restaurant in the historical part of the city. It is a bit diffilcult to find, but it is worth searching for it. The meals are without any frills and sophistication. If you are looking for quality of food and great flavor and taste, this is the right restaurant. We enjoyed our meal.

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I am a picky eater and ordered a salmon in shrimp sauce. It is one of the best prepared and seasoned dishes ever! The waiter was also very friendly and helpful. We had an after dinner port and when we mentioned we had visited the wine caves, the remembered an article in a magazine and ran to get it. The... More 

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Additional Information about Solar do Arco

Address: Rua de Santa Maria, 48-50, Guimaraes 4810-443 , Portugal
Phone Number: +351(253)513072
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Guimaraes
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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