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“Great fresh fish and great value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Arco Velho

Arco Velho
Rua D. Carlos I, n0 42, Funchal, Madeira 9050, Portugal
+351 291610651
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Ranked #240 of 422 Restaurants in Funchal
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Description: * Welcome to the Restaurant ARCO VELHO Our meals are made with the best quality ingredients. Visit us and feel at home.Our Team, highly trained, is anxious to serve you. The environment that involves you, as soon as you arrive, will make you our regular customer.
London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great fresh fish and great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2010

Given its location (in a line of various other restaurants on the sea front), we were not expecting much, but this was a nice surprise. The grilled parrot fish and grilled sardines were both excellent. Ask to see the fresh fish (as we did). This place represents extremely good value. A good lunchtime spot!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lancashire (UK)
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“On a street of restaurants this one is the best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

As a frequent visitor, the standard is always very good, the staff are very helpful & friendly, really good value. After a walk around Funchal this is a real cumfort break to relax.

Regards Trevor, Lancashire (UK)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2008

We had a lovely cheap lunch at Arco Velho, which was recommended in our AA guide. The sardines were great.

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Lancashire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Convenient inexpensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2008

On the Old Town restaurant street, not quite under the telepherique. Clean and friendly with good quality local food at a very reasonable price. Lots of outdoor tables.

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