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arco do castelo

#929 of 3,663 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Rua do Chao da Feira 25, Lisbon 1100-143, Portugal
+351 21 887 6598
12:00 - 00:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small, intimate restaurant with good Goan food that tastes home-made and friendly service. Not at all what you'd expect to find right by the castle, in an area thronged with tourists during the day (though quieter and more peaceful in the evenings). Great value too.

Thank Rosa_C65
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

As the name indicates this is just near the castle and you suspect a tourist trap. This is not the case, a small cosy restaurant with friendly staff and a refreshing Goan take on what we Brits take as an Indian. This intimate restaurant has really good food, plenty of little naans, and the bill? Real value for money, great... More 

Thank Ian T
Bristol UK
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

In the shadow of Lisbon's premier tourist attraction - should be over priced and poor! Excellent Goan currys (as a Brit pork rarely features) - great flavours, friendly host (first appearances clearly wrong!) and a bill that was modest at worst.

Thank Neil S
Utrecht, Netherlands
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117 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Arco is an interesting restaurant, and Indian one that seems to be a bit out of place in this part of Lisbon. The menu has a selection of indian dishes with a poruguese twist on them, for example some of them being based on pork instead of lamb meat. My meal was certainly tasty and a good portion of food... More 

Thank Ben2007
Hamilton, New Zealand
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68 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went here on recommendation from the Rough Guide and were pleased with the choice. We haven't been to Goa but the food was believably Indian-influenced-by-Portugal and very tasty with it. The Indian sausage curry was great. Informal but friendly service. Not expensive (mains 9 Euro).

Thank Hugh G
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a wonderful meal here in July 2016. Food was very tasty and service friendly and helpful. Especially enjoyed the desert, babinka. Typical Goan desert and reminiscent of previous holiday in Goa.

Thank Gina P
Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was right next to our hotel! For a honeymooning couple from India, this was a god send. We just stumbled into this restaurant whenever we wanted a taste of home! Goan fish curry and samosas (or chamusas as the Portuguese call it) were simply amazing! The friendly owner with mixed Goan and Portuguese heritage made the Lisbon/ food... More 

Thank Pretender168
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

the food swimming in oil. no indian taste, lentils super salty. a shame for the indian cuisine. not ordered appitizer horrible expensive. dont go there

Thank Sebastian R
Huntsville, Alabama
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Fine if you're ordering something simple like champagne or a beer. They're just overrun with the touristas and doing the best they can in the flow. They're probably great if you catch them at the right moment. I did not.

Thank FlyLow
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We popped in here on spec as we happened to be in the neighbourhood at lunchtime. The service was efficient and courteous. While we were waiting for our main courses we were brought fresh, warm Naan bread with a selection of Portuguese and Goan spreads. The main courses — chicken curry with rice — were tasty and authentic. It's not... More 

Thank Hugh73Brussels

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Restaurant Details

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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Chao da Feira 25, Lisbon 1100-143, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighbourhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 21 887 6598
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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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