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“Authentic little find serving wonderfully grilled fish”

Bar O Arco Da Velha
Ranked #3 of 154 Restaurants in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $28
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Excellent grilled fish
Chester, United Kingdom
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300 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
“Authentic little find serving wonderfully grilled fish”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This restaurant is in a busy location close to the harbour. We visited with our friends who have a second home in Alvor so are 'in the know' when it comes to eating out.

The fish was all cooked simply - and served with an assortment of fresh veg and lovely new potatoes. Two of us shared a deliciously delicate turbot, we also ordered monkfish kebab and sea bream. Everyone was truly delighted with their meals.

This restaurant clearly has a regular clientele - which I think is the best recommendation. Good fresh food which is well prepared and served by friendly helpful staff. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Chestertripper
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Stonebass”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

My husband and daughter recently had two delicious meals in this lovely restaurant as short distance from the harbour.We shared a Stonebass which was cooked very simply with salt, garlic and butter on the Barbeque. The second time my daughter and I had Piri Piri Chicken which was so tasty and cooked to perfection, my husband had Sea Bass. The staff are very friendly and welcome you with a smile and a greeting. The Almond Cake was delicious too. A bottle of Planalto was only £10 and the food prices very reasonable.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Margshifnal
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scotland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic fish”
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Have been coming to this restaurant for many years and always had fantastic food and service,especially grilled sole.It has become so popular that you have to book days in advance.We look forward to our visit every year

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank poland123
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best fish restaurant in Alvor”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

My family and I visit Alvor every summer and always have at least one meal in this restaurant. It's in a great location next to the harbour, has a nice atmosphere because of the friendly staff and most importantly has excellent food (especially seafood). Highly recommended to anyone visiting Alvor.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Rachel T
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Llanfyllin
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Our favourite fish restaurant”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Great fish and shellfish restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and fantastic staff.
One of our favourite restaurants in Europe. Please try it if you visit Alvor, you won't be disappointed.
Mike and Chris Digwood
Wales

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Mike D
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