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Restaurante O Arco Da Velha

Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
+351 282 458 468
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“monkfish kebab” (28 reviews)
“sea bass” (42 reviews)
“mango mousse” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed two great meals here. The first time we had tomato soup and fish soup to start, then we shared the monkfish and shrimp kebabs and my husband finished off the meal with the exquisite mango mousse. The second time we...More

Thank Miriam S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I returned here after the Christmas break with 7 other people and we all had a wonderful evening. The fish soup was the best soup I have ever tasted. We had a mixture of sea bass, turbot and sole and all of us loved the...More

Thank eileenlee59
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious fresh fish. Marco was a great host who explained all the options and he talks about every language. The Cataplana fish stew was fantastic as were the Mussels. The Almond cake was a wonderful dessert. This was close to where we stayed but was...More

Thank DJLinBama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice during a New Year holiday stopping at the Penina Hotel. The food is fantastic, both the choice of fresh fish and the meat dishes are excellent and the service is friendly and efficient and reasonably priced. Would really recommend for anyone...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We visit this restaurant every year and the grilled Sea Bass is of the highest standard. Book this restaurant well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Thank Breckski587
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We have been to this restaurant on many occasions and the standard of food and service is always great. We recently went with friends who had not visited this restaurant and they were so pleased with the food that we tried to reserve for another...More

Thank Triciaemily1956
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Have been to alvor many times over the years and had never been to the restaurant. This November we decided to go try it. A lovely traditional Portuguese restaurant . The fish we both had was so fresh and delicious-and the cheesecake was amazing. We...More

Thank deedeesl
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Went with our friends because heard of good guality of food. That was true, good monkfish cataplana. Quite friendly service.

Thank matti w
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Thank goodness we finally got around to trying this restaurant. It was a real joy to eat here, it felt local and the food was really good. We tried a cataplana for the first time which was excellent. The staff were helpful and very polite,...More

Thank Ramsfan158
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Still the best restaurant in alvor. Staff are friendly and they have a huge regular clientele and massive repeat business. Fish is cooked to perfection. Portuguese steak is lovely but in fairness all is good. House wine is excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank John M
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16 May 2017|
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Response from Tia M | Reviewed this property |
Opening hours 16:00 - 23:30 Telephone: +351 282 458 468 Check them out on Facebook, and send them a message and they will respond. Highly recommend you eat there. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy
11 April 2017|
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Response from mabicam | Property representative |
Hello its at the harbor
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Response from LadyG_10 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how many you want? Are they the big ones? If so then when I was there they were around 20euros from memory. Enjoy :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 37
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 468
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