We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurante O Arco Da Velha

Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
+351 282 458 468
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“monkfish kebab” (35 reviews)
“sea bass” (49 reviews)
“mango mousse” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (728)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 504 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went twice during 8 nights in Alvor, and twice last year too. Always had fish of the day for our mains and always beautifully cooked and hardly any bones (staff filleted). Simple side dishes but personally that's all that's needed. Efficient and friendly staff. Very...More

Thank lovelotsofholidays
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Each september we visit Alvor and the first restaurant on our list to visit is Arco da Velha. If you like fish this should be your first port of call. The Seabass is a must. The sole off the bone will absorb you as well....More

1  Thank Padraig O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here on a few occasions and it is quickly turning into one of our favourite place to go, the food is amazing and we have tired a lot of the menu. Could not recommend this place enough but always advise booking it...More

Thank Emer S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant because of the reviews and all in all I think it’s very good. However I can’t give 4 or 5 because in my opinion the side dishes are very very poor. We had delicious prawns and squid to start, with lovely turbot...More

Thank ConorD1981
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We return to Alvor every Sept for vacation and our critical group is always checking out the restaurants. Arco scores once again on top of our list! A warm reception, intimate ambience, top class food expertly cooked and beautifully presented. One member of the group...More

2  Thank 5dubs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous meal here on our last night, best of our holiday. We had olives and bread to share , followed by monkfish kebab and a whole sole which was filleted by the waiter (no bones) and served with potatoes and veg. Best fish...More

Thank 379Gil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service here are excellent and could not be faulted. Garlic mushrooms and tuna salad starters were well presented and really good with a plentifull serving. Fillet steaks, charcoal and pepper sauce were both delicious and cooked to perfection. House white wine was really...More

Thank Prest0nians
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant after reading reviews on here and it did not fail to impress. We had the monkfish risotto which was outstanding and very reasonable, plenty for two. Lovely ambience and friendly staff.

Thank Sally L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was recommended this place before a holiday to Alvor. The staff are warm and welcoming, the food is fresh and delicious (the monk fish rice is outstanding) and the menu reasonably prices. We had starters, mains and two bottles of wine for around 50...More

2  Thank Mayollm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place: great service, great food and fair prices. Always better to reserve not to get disappointed. Everyone here does a great job. Highly reccomended.

2  Thank 5lex
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 24 hotels in Alvor
Casa D'Alvor Apartamentos
15 reviews
.23 miles away
AlvorMar - Apartamentos Turisticos
308 reviews
.23 miles away
Alvor Jardim Aparthotel
12 reviews
.29 miles away
Vila da Praia Holiday Apartments
30 reviews
.37 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Salsa Bistro
780 reviews
.02 miles away
Tasty Cuisine
441 reviews
.03 miles away
Sereia
490 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Church of Misericordia of Alvor
97 reviews
.13 miles away
Church of Divino Salvador
79 reviews
.09 miles away
Alvor Castle
71 reviews
.15 miles away
Ttaxi Travel Transfers
915 reviews
.16 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
twinkletoesni
August 4, 2018|
Answer
Response from livinginwales | Reviewed this property |
No booked at least a week in advance. Try after 9:30
0
Votes
efloresNY
July 5, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from LANGFIELD26 | Reviewed this property |
Visit their website. It is ridiculous that TripAdvisor invite me to answer your question but won't allow me to give you the email address!
0
Votes
alvorinmyblood
May 19, 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Cheify1961 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. We've eaten there for a few years as a group of golfers - no one has ever thought it expensive - in fact quite the opposite - great value for money. The guys that run it seen down to earth honest people - I'm sure... More
1
Vote
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$23 - $35
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 468
  • E-mail
Description
Excellent grilled fish
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing