On our first night in Alvor we decided on Bar O Arco Da Velha mainly due to the guy out front manning the grill as opposed to the usual hard sell to get you in he just smiled and said "Ola" as we passed which was really nice. I decided this was for us and the staff who appeared to be the same family got us seated within minutes on the busy terrace. I had the fish soup then chicken piri-piri as I always do on the first night back in Portugal and my wife had the bread, olivesand pate then sea food pasta with clams, both were really good and I had a mango mousse for dessert and we both had a couple of drinks each. The bill was about 40 euros which was well worth the food and service recieved. We got talking to another couple who have an apartment in Alvor and have been coming for 20 years who said that Bar O Arco Da Velha was their favourite restaurant which explains how nice this place is, we only had 6 days and like to eat in differents places but we will return to this restaurant when in Alvor again and would definitely recommend to all very highly.
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