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Os Arcos Restaurante

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Rua Alves Correia, 25, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
+351 289 513 460
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the food here is home cooked, prepared fresh every day by Owners Joseph and his beautiful Wife Paula, who cooks all the food.No frozen rubbish served up here. We have had most of the food on the menu. I love the fish here, its fresh, all the time, the way it is cooked and hand filleted on your table.... More 

Thank Cath M
Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Missed this place on my last visit to Albuferia. I read the reviews so I had to visit. I wasn't dissapointed. Food was great, the waiter was very helpful when choosing the wine. All in all a great meal.

Thank Seamuski
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Looking for authentic Portuguese food served with real charm and flair? Get a table here, order the garlic prawn starter and prepare yourself for a real taste sensation. Excellent ingredients prepared with real skill and flair, allowing the fresh seafood to shine. The sea bream was also wonderful. Just a lovely evening!

Thank Amyjp2014
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Fabulous service, fabulous food and fabulous evening. We booked in advance but some people were able to walk in off the street. Owner passionate about his restaurant, food and service. We had sardines and garlic bread starters, black pig and swordfish mains, chocolate cake and strawberry cheesecake dessert along with half a bottle of wine and 2 beers and it... More 

Thank Debby2990
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We visited Os Arcos after reading reviews on here, as we love going to traditional places to eat on holiday and we always check out TA's most recommended. This place is a little gem. We arrived at 6.30pm for opening, in the hope we would get a table as we hadn't booked. We were very luck, as after we had... More 

Thank EmmyC1985
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

What can i say that hasn't been said before? The epitome of fine dining! Outstanding in every way. People were being turned away even at 7 oclock.

Thank Hobnob123
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

It was with much anticipation that we visited here on our last night in the town. Having received a personal recommendation along with the TA reviews we knew it was someplace we had to dine in. Although we were worried that there would be a wait, we got seated straight away. The restaurant wasn't busy , maybe half full, and... More 

Thank lazzyboy01
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We love this restaurant. We have visited many times and the food has always been perfect. The fillet steaks are the best we've had in Albufeira and the sea bass 'catch of the day' was cooked to perfection. Book in advance as it's always busy.

Thank Wayne S
Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Having read recent reviews re booking rang the no but it was unobtainable. Took a chance and got there bang on their opening time 6.30pm it was empty and we were given a table. The majority of the tables said 'reserved'. A couple followed in not too long after who hadn't reserved and we're seated. Then a family of 4... More 

Thank indie69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

The first time we tried to have dinner here we were turned away, instead booking for the following day. Then when we turned up 24 hours later - the small place (only about 15 tables) was almost empty! The waiter was incredibly attentive and the chefs are wonder-cooks with fish. The catch of the day is a choice of three... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Alves Correia, 25, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 513 460

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