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O Arco

Rua Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 13, Quarteira 8125-212, Portugal
+351 289 314 375
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“melba toast” (10 reviews)
“calves liver” (6 reviews)
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European, Portuguese, International, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Rua Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 13, Quarteira 8125-212, Portugal
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81 - 90 of 149 reviews

Reviewed June 2, 2013

Had dinner in O Arco with 3 friends food wholesome, service good ,staff friendly would like to visit again when in Quarteira.

1  Thank Pat M
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Six of us dined here while on holiday early May. Although very quiet, you could not fault the place. Service was discrete and the food was exceptional. Great advice regarding wines, and a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Thank 363SusanS
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We dined here on two occassions about 4/5 years ago and we thought the food was excellent.Just over one week ago,on 21st.April,2013,when on a trip to Vilamoura,we revisited in the hope that it was still as good as we remembered.Indeed it was,& even probably better.It's...More

1  Thank OCearbhaill
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Have been coming to the Algarve for about 20years and we try not to leave out this restaurant on our list of places to go. John is very a very good host and his team consistently serve very good local cuisine. Great night out!

2  Thank Stewart C
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Been coming to the Algarve for over 10 years and having never been, thought we would give it a try. An overall unsatisfying experience as the price didnt reflect either the level of service or the food. The service was slow and the food nothing...More

Thank Val E
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Read up about this restaurant in TA and decided to give it a go.3 of us.The restaurant was empty and remained like this until 21h00. Another older couple arrived.Service very slow.The owner,i suppose by the way he spoke with us, liked to drag the night...More

1  Thank Steve O
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Great food and service. 2 persons 1 entree, 2 mains, 1 bottle wine, 1 desert for 2, about 80 euros. Not exactly economic, but definitely going back sometime.

1  Thank M A
Reviewed January 26, 2013

A restaurant never to be missed by anyone going to Portugal. A couple and a family always welcomed by John . Have recommended for 12years to every one who asks me about Portugal . Melba toast and pate ice cream would love delivered anytime

2  Thank Carol K
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Having previously eaten at Jorge do Peixe and Mr Freddie's we were rather disappointed with O Arco. It simply was not up to their standard. The excellent ice cream did not redeem the fish suffocated by a mass of crushed almonds, average starters and very...More

4  Thank DAB60
Reviewed October 27, 2012

had the best meal of our weeks holiday here.fantastic service,delicious food good wine.i had crab salad to start hubby had liver.for mains i had fillet steak in peppercorn sauce delicious hubby had lamb and to finish ice cream.highly recommend but book or you will be...More

2  Thank BlackpoolRosie
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April 28, 2017|
Response from Alan F | Reviewed this property |
Are you sure you mean Dom Hose??????
Barbara G
September 6, 2015|
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Response from juliet p | Reviewed this property |
NO John @ O Arco does not open xmas or new year hope this helps. Try Bem Bom on the main road on the left going toward Amansil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 13, Quarteira 8125-212, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 314 375
  • E-mail
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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