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“The real Porto!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Arco Iris

Arco Iris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The real Porto!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

My wife and I had a recommendation from the KnockKnock shop owner across the road and we were not disappointed. I fell in love with the place as soon as the copious basket of bread and plates of local cured meats and cheese arrived. We dined on a traditional beef dish which came with small potatoes and slices of orange, each adorned with a bay leaf. The owner introduced us to Quinta dos Currais, a luscious local red wine and we were treated to a liqueur on the house. The bill was shockingly reasonable and we loved the local, family feel to the place. This is the real Porto!!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lafayette, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent meal of cod and sardines”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

Moderately sized room that was packed for lunch -- better come early if you want to get a seat.

We had a grilled sardines dish and the baked cod with beans and rice. The sardines came with long, wide strips of delicious red bell peppers and spicy white onions. Quite tasty. Beans and rice were very well executed. Will certainly return if we come back to Gaia.

Off the waterfront so no scenic view nor romance. You come here for the taste.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dick w
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