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“Superb Food and Service!”

Restaurante O Arco Da Velha
Ranked #2 of 158 Restaurants in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $35
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Excellent grilled fish
Reviewed May 19, 2013

The food and service at Arco never disappoint. We received a warm and friendly welcome, having reserved our "usual" table on the patio. They have made many improvements to make dining outdoors more pleasant in cool, windy weather. Marco, Bruno and Natalia provide excellent service, and it's always good to see Roberto at the grill. The grilled prawns and all of the accompanying food were superb. Marco even remembered our favorite wine...it felt like being back home after being gone for 50 weeks!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

while on a day off from golf at penina we took a day trip to alvor. after some site seeing and a walk to the beach along the boarded walkway we returned to the village and felt a little peckish.after looking round we entered arco da velha which was the busiest of the eatiers and were immediatly shown a seat. we decided on the grilled sardines and a jug of the house wine. while waiting for this we were brought a selection of bread and olives. the food was good, the wine lovely (we had another jug) and the staff friendly and attentive. a nice experience.

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2  Thank dem190
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Friendly staff. Excellent for fish.They will fillet the fish if you don' t like bones. This is a small restaurant by the harbour. We have dined there many times.

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Thank Meusonho
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Fifth or sixth visit and its always brilliant. Squid in garlic for starter was just lovely.Followed that with a butterflied seabass for three of us which was sensational. A homemade apple pie to finish with Plan Alto to wash it all down at 40 euros per head. The staff are great and its just down by the harbour. Everything else on the menu is very good but the fish is a must - cant imagine there is better in the town

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Thank Jon G
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Very good restaurant. Excellent seafood and meat on the barbeque.

Really is the best on the front. The other restaurants are bustling and huge but Arco de Velha is a class apart. It is more expensive.

If you are a regular visitor there is always a warm welcome.

Worth a visit.

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Thank Emptyheaddddddd
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