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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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not been here for a few years the monkfish kebabs looked fantastic and tasted everybit as good as they looked. Truly a great meal with attentive staff just what you need when on holiday.

Thank NewYork092010
Portimao, Portugal
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A tiny restaurant between all the rest, but definately a winner! All the fish you could want as fresh as today's catch. Very frriendly, and you can watch the fish grilled right in front of you! A true memory of Alvor! go every trip.

Thank trudy G
Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh fish always cooked perfectly on the grill, nice friendly atmosphere, have visited several times now, it is my favourite restaurant in Alvor

1 Thank deb11661
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here Twice when on holiday in Alvor, will be back again in June 17. best restaurant in Alvor. The food is excellent, Staff are excellent and cant do enough for you and very reasonable prices..in a great location too.

Thank Maggie T
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here twice in January having been here before.The usual superb helpful service along with the wonderful fish.I could eat here every night .

Thank David J
Bierton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at a few restaurants in Alvor and this was one of the best. Truly fresh fish and attentive but not over the top service. Try the Vinho Verde with any fish and you might be surprised

Thank Colin R
Alvor, Portugal
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Check out their "fish in a title", you want regret it!!! Let Marko and Rui chose the wine, they have so fare not let us down,

2 Thank Mats P
Brighton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 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 5 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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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

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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$26
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?