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O Arco

#70 of 3,605 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Rua dos Sapateiros 161-163, Lisbon 1100-577, Portugal
+351 21 346 3280
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The relaxed atmosphere | The excellent service | The food is very good | Sound is very nice | Very open interaction with house staff | Great place to enjoy traditional food from Setubal, namely fried cuttlefish | You can not be disappointed.

Thank Jose M
Toronto, Canada
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The salads are fresh as are the fish well cooked . This is not a tourist spot it is where locals go for a meal . Unsophisticated solid home cooking an adorable scene

Thank Sam K
Bordeaux, France
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch, a decision made on previous TripAdvisor reviews. The service was freindly and prompt, however the food was a real let down. We both had the roasted cod. Bland and disappointing is the only way to sum it up, best thing we're the potatoes. The bog problem was that lunch has ruined our first day as we have... More 

Thank dave k
Karlslunde Strand, Roskilde, Denmark
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a gourmet restaurant , but it's great value for money - and the rating is base on this .. food is good and wine very fair in price But first off all the atmosphere is great and pleasant , the staff (especially the young fellow ) is friendly and observant Pls remember to make a reservation

Thank Torben S
Caylus, France
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could not get in on our first attempt but after reading other reviews we booked in advance. Overall we were very disappointed. The service can only be described as disinterested - we were not offered bread, a starter, a desert or coffee. Probably we could have got these if we had asked but we did not not feel we... More 

Thank 82SueC82
St Helens, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance for our last 2 nights in Lisbon. The service, food and atmosphere were all excellent. The azeitao cheese and spicy sausage with really fresh bread makes a great starter. Our party tried 2 of the curries (chicken and octopus) which were both well served with perfectly cooked basmati rice. The chicken curry has a better flavour,... More 

Thank tonyvista
New Forest, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a delight! Cheese, olives, chorizo and bread followed by Octopus and Seafood cataplanas - all so good we went back a second time for Seafood Rice, Roast octopus and Roast cod. Felippe and father excellent hosts and the chef, the mother, presents you with such delicious food. Well worth a visit but make sure you book!

Thank Janecameron2013
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night in Lisboa at o arco. The perfect dinner for us with a fantastic food. The prices are good and the service extraordinary cool. Anyway the place is not very big so a reservation is recommended.

Thank kaiaufreisen
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a father and son joint, both are very friendly (especially the son very helpful) and I would recommend booking a table to avoid disappointment as O Arco is extremely popular! I made the mistake of turning up last Sunday evening without a reservation, be sure to book! As for the food, I ordered their hallmark dish, the seafood... More 

Thank Blessedarethespoons
Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this place whilst trying to find somewhere to eat on our first night, it was fully booked though so we booked for later in the week, as the guy we spoke to was very helpful and friendly. Well worth the wait. The staff were really friendly. The food was amazing, we went off of the owners recommendations and... More 

Thank matttomo87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Sapateiros 161-163, Lisbon 1100-577, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 346 3280

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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