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Restaurante O Arco Da Velha

Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
+351 282 458 468
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“monkfish kebab” (35 reviews)
“sea bass” (49 reviews)
“mango mousse” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
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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
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August 4, 2018|
Response from livinginwales | Reviewed this property |
No booked at least a week in advance. Try after 9:30
July 5, 2018|
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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!
May 19, 2018|
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $35
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
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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