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“Slow service for a pricey experience”
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O Arco
Ranked #70 of 362 Restaurants in Quarteira
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
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“Slow service for a pricey experience”
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 out.Food average.Price does not reflect it.Very pricey.First and last experience with this one. PS. ask for a receipt.Tried to push us to pay cash for a discount.

  • Visited February 2013
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Loulé
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great slow-food experience”
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.

Visited January 2013
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Rosyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Oarco”
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

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

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Hidden but not a gem!”
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 average lamb cutlets.

  • Visited November 2012
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4 Thank DAB60
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blackpool
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“the best”
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 dissapointed.

  • Visited October 2012
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