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Bar O Arco Da Velha

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Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
+351 282 458 468
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are going to the Algarve for over 10 years. We checked out this restaurant and it was fantastic. Best fish I ever ate. Prawn starter was super. My wife had grilled chicken and I has sea bream. Food was superb. This restaurant has now gone to the top of our list to revisit. Staff were very helpful and friendly.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the fresh Red Snapper to share, ask for it to be cooked butterfly (Split) yes you’ll have to pick the bones but my my it was good. With the fillet you’re just wasting the best part of the fish. Staff was very good, Wine was fine, Food – The fish just have the fish, everyone had a very nice... More 

Thank Stuartfaeshetland
Onchan, Isle Of Man
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely need to book - well worth visiting. Snuggly positioned among more modern restaurants but always full. Delicious grilled fresh fish, simply served by very pleasant cheerful staff - always happy to share a joke no matter how busy. Sizable portions and not over price fish, sold by weight but not overcharged like some restaurants we've been to.

Thank Lucelockett
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. House wine is lovely and just 7'50 a bottle. Prawns in oil to start. Great restaurant.

Thank Jamestoomey1
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to get in here twice but in the end I had to book, but worth the wait. My wife and I both had monk fish kebabs, they where excellent. The staff are excellent too. Would highly recommend.

Thank Neil B
Northumberland, England
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went after reading reviews. We were not disappointed. I had the monkfish skewer and it was delicious. I would certainly recommend this restaurant as it was the best fish we had in Alvor

Thank Richiewoodhouse
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We eat there last night had the most amazing seafood dish absolutely delicious. Will definitely go back again.

Thank Rio N
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly tourist restaurant, nice atmosphere, good choice of food. Freshly cooked (after choosing your own fish if you wish) over a bbq outside. Coped well with the full tables, best to book.

Thank woody2shoe
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My3rd visit to this restaurant. It gets better every time. Fish is amazing. Had the sea bass. The chef takes all the bones out for you. They do a garlic butter sauce with it which is amazing. The staff are very friendly and funny. They make you feel at ease. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Leonsmyboy
staffordshire UK
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

2nd time we have visited this restaurant and can honestly say is the best seafood I've ever had .service is great and staff very friendly. Would certainly recommend and advise to book .Can't wait to return well done

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$27
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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
Excellent grilled fish

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?