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Solar do Arco

Rua da Santa Maria, Guimaraes 4800-443, Portugal
+351 253 035 233
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Rua da Santa Maria, Guimaraes 4800-443, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After spending a long day experiencing the incredible sites of Braga and Guimarães, we happened to walk by this restaurant. A few of the dishes caught our eye, and so we settled in for perhaps the best meal we’ve had in northern Portugal! The service...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Slightly off one of the touristy squares under some arches in a very atmospheric street, this small restaurant is worth seeking out as the food is so good. Portions are large and the food is typically Portuguese. Don't expect fine dining, but it is spotlessly...More

Thank Kittybat12
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I went to this restaurant to try the calf (veal) someone told that is really good. So I just went their to see for myself. The interior of the restaurant is cozy and simple. White is the predominant color. So I order the veal (half...More

Thank João R
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Talking straight, Portuguese restaurants are much of a muchness. This is on the better than average side - all the classic dishes, but nicely done (try the seafood rice). Really friendly service, nice wine. We chose to eat here as the weather was poor so...More

Thank Ringofriend
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

You could just walk past this restaurant, but don't. I had a wonderful back pork disk and my wife had seafood rice. Both the plates were large and we really didn't think we could eat it all...but we finished every last piece... delicious. Coupled with...More

Thank Gwizzzz
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Wondering through the picturesque streets of beautiful Guimaraes, we just walked into this restaurant by chance and were amazed by the exceptional service, wonderful food and relaxing ambience. Our family – my wife, daughter, and myself – were really happy. It was a very pleasant...More

Thank NatureInFall
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful meal we had here! The staff were very friendly, accommodating, and helpful. The food was excellent, and their desserts were amazing. The food was the traditional menu, but with some modern touches. The portions are very large, like much of Portugal, so...More

Thank NovaNYC
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Perfect dinner, very friendly owner and waiters. Price was ok: 2 starters (cold mussels), 2 meat-dishes (veal and iberico-porc) and a good douro-red wine with a coffee for 45 euro! Just go and taste it!

Thank BobvanGent
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Evening dining with the locals makes the great service and food wonderful. Porto cruise ship tours leave this old, center city quiet lane restaurant after 5:00 pm for the delight of those that love great food. Traditional Verde soup starts the meal with a great...More

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had the Octopus (polvo à lagareiro) which was delicious. The house white vinho verde was excellent as were the deserts (baba de camelo). Service was friendly and the bill was good (€71 for 4 including Wine & Drinks)

Thank LuisSV
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Santa Maria, Guimaraes 4800-443, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Guimaraes
  • Phone Number: +351 253 035 233
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