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Solar do Arco

Rua de Santa Maria, 48-50, Guimaraes 4810-443 , Portugal
+351(253)513072
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Ranked #18 of 126 restaurants in Guimaraes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ribeirão Prêto, São Paulo, Brazil
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Berlin
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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36 reviews 36 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Great food , good service, try the monkfish you wil not be disappointed. Very good value and amazing location right in the centre.

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