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O Arco

Rua Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 13, Quarteira 8125-212, Portugal
+351 289 314 375
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“melba toast” (10 reviews)
“calves liver” (6 reviews)
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Rua Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 13, Quarteira 8125-212, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden away this is a lovely little restaurant with a traditional atmosphere. The patron made us feel welcome from the first and we enjoyed his hospitality and the food. Definitely recommended.

Thank Ashsaw
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

My friend & i had a lovely meal. Pate Melba toast. Amazing. My fried & I shared the liver & bacon starter would recommend I don't normally order liver this was sooooo good. Bothhad fillet steaks then. Ice cream. My friend hadn't been for over...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Would never adventured there or found it without it being recommended. The owner is truly passionate about food. I had food from the specials but hubby picked of the menu. He had calves livers to start and he said it was the best starter he...More

Thank Beverley K
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden away little gem. But worth finding. Went hear last night and food excellent, the duck pate with bread, garlic prawns and spinach stuffed sole were all excellent taste and quality. The restaurant is pricey compared to locally but well worth it.

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We had a truly amazing evening here, not only was the food the best we've had this holiday, the welcome we got and the service throughout was second to none. Cannot recommend this enough.

Thank annecorless
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We have been visiting the Algarve for over 10yrs now and whilst out walking one day we discovered this hidden gem. When we arrived there was a table of 10 just sitting before us so we expected to be waiting, and to be fair to...More

1  Thank Cluain M
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Enjoyed our special evening with great hospitality. Joao was very attentive through out our whole meal. Everything appeared cooked to order as the place is small and intimate. Wine selection was great. Dessert with strawberries and meringue was outstanding.

Thank bmateus44
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We reviewed this restaurant some years ago and it’s still as good now. Top drawer food in a soft comfortable atmosphere. Two hundred and seventeen euros bough us a three-course meal for four, three bottles of wine, four glasses of port, sherry and digestive dinks,...More

Thank Z2Z
Reviewed 22 May 2017

O Arco has been in business for 34 years so John and his wife must be doing something right. The food is freshly cooked and John is extremely knowledgeable about wine and can recommend good wines to complement your food choices. The fish is excellent...More

Thank Shrillyd
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Got a warm welcome from owner. The Resturant is fairly small but intimate and spotlace clean. The staff are very friendly and polite. The menu is small but specials are also available. Our order was taken and suggestions on the selection of wine was given...More

Thank upperlane
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28 April 2017|
Response from Alan F | Reviewed this property |
Are you sure you mean Dom Hose??????
Barbara G
7 September 2015|
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Response from juliet p | Reviewed this property |
NO John @ O Arco does not open xmas or new year hope this helps. Try Bem Bom on the main road on the left going toward Amansil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 13, Quarteira 8125-212, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 314 375
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Restaurant in Quarteira, in the old Town near the Church, since it’s opening in May 83, Restaurant “O Arco” has always been true and innovative with regards to the quality served. We created our recipes from Starters, Fish and Meat courses to our Desserts.
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