Fortunately they speak a little more English than we can Portuguese.
But, simple genuine food in simple and genuine surroundings with warm and genuine hospitality makes up for all that. Good value overall.
Now, be warned - Portuguese Stew! - we had this speciality of the day (unknowingly) on our second visit to O Arco. It is all sorts of meat and sausage (more later) boiled for hours, perhaps, with vegetables. The various meats and sausages include lumps of skin, fat and sinewy joints that are not to English palates, so be ready. In O Arco, the remainder was really enjoyable.
They cook a range of curries that we didn't taste but look and smell superb, the family have links to India.
fFnally, full of local people, and that must be good.
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