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O Arco

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Rua Eng. Duarte Pacheco 13, Quarteira 8125-212, Portugal
+351 289 314 375
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurant in Quarteira, in the old Town near the Church, since it’s...
Restaurant in Quarteira, in the old Town near the Church, since it’s opening in May 83, Restaurant “O Arco” has always been true and innovative with regards to the quality served. We created our recipes from Starters, Fish and Meat courses to our Desserts.
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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice to go back

We could not go to vilamoura without a visit here to see John. The best place to eat in the area, without question.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2011
Adam66Derek66
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

We could not go to vilamoura without a visit here to see John. The best place to eat in the area, without question.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

I have been visiting O Arco's for over 20 years during my two annual holidays in the Algarve, and i have never found anything but the finest dining experience and the warmest of welcomes. I am looking forward to the next 20 years of dining at my favourite Restaurant in the world

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Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

We had one evening of our recent holiday to Portugal that was 'child free', and wanted to find a good restaurant and O Arco had nothing but great reviews. We visited on a week night so the restaurant was fairly quiet as we expected - but peace and quiet is what we wanted! We were made to feel very welcome... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Have visited John and his restaurant for a great number of years, unfortunately it's been a while now since I had the pleasure of visiting. The food here is excellent, down from the Conserva de Cenoura (pickeled carrots) appetizer to the Steak O Arco! An absolute must for anyone visiting the area

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

I cannot praise this restaurant enough: the food, wine and service are all exceptional. We go to Villamoura quite regularly and will visit John at O'Arco several times during our stay. If you like fish, try any of the fish dishes on the menu as they are all incredible. Personal reccomendation: dates in bacon followed by the sole. The very... More 

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Kelbrook, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2011

We waited all holiday to go here, passing it every day. After finally getting rid of the kids for the night. We were the only two people in and it was amazing. The food was delicious, the service fantastic. Had a lovely chat with the owner about the history of Quarteira. If you miss this place you seriously miss out!

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Letterkenny,Donegal.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

Splendid service right from start to finish. Three of us visited on Saturday 9th.April. We could not fault any of the 4 courses that we had,the wine that John recommended was also excellent. It was fairly quiet the nite we visited.When we are next in area,we will not hesitate to visit this restaurant again, if only for the homemade ice-cream!!!!!!

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Hants
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

Beautiful little resteraunt tucked away off the main streets of Quarteria, well worth searching out, as everyone in our group (9 of us) enjoyed every course. Not only was the food lovely but we were so well looked after; the waitress was very attentive and always noticed when our drinks needed topping up or plates needed clearing away. Would recommend... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

If you wanna have a taste of local food and wine but maybe you are a bit worried that they only serve Portuguese cuisine...dont be alarmed. John will sort something for you and make you wanna have seconds. Thank you John for an excellent time and knowledge of the area. Visited the restaurant 3 times during our stay. Recommended *****

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Camberley Surrey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

Visted this restaurant as a birthday treat for my hubby, service was good, food good, cava even better value! Very quiet on our visit ourselves and another couple then a group of 6 locals arrived. So service should have been good. Not cheap but not overly expensive similar to a good retaurant at home, ours was £77 for the two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Eng. Duarte Pacheco 13, Quarteira 8125-212, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 314 375

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Restaurant in Quarteira, in the old Town near the Church, since it’s opening in May 83, Restaurant “O Arco” has always been true and innovative with regards to the quality served. We created our recipes from Starters, Fish and Meat courses to our Desserts.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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