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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a drink in the oldest pub in alvor and asks a view locals best place to eat . And they we right we had the fish special €27.50 for two and a bottle of wine . Fish cooked to perfection on a bbq grill and the tomoate onion sauce was amazing along with the potatoes. Very nice indeed x... More 

1 Thank TOPCAT027
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Alvor is full of great fish restaurants. This one is the best. The chef, Ricardo, always grills the fish to perfection, and Marko and Rui make you feel welcome and are very funny to boot. They will find out your name and greet you personally if you become regulars. The wines are good quality, and very good value. If you... More 

1 Thank Breckski587
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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 

1 Thank John M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 18 November 2016

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 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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 2 November 2016 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 1 November 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank Rio N
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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

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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, Portuguese, European
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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?