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“Great budget option with tasty traditional dishes”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Arco Velho

Arco Velho
Ranked #242 of 606 Restaurants in Funchal
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: * Welcome to the Restaurant ARCO VELHO Our meals are made with the best quality ingredients. Visit us and feel at home.Our Team, highly trained, is anxious to serve you. The environment that involves you, as soon as you arrive, will make you our regular customer.
Kent
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“Great budget option with tasty traditional dishes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

This was a no frills place on the front, and it was refreshing not to have someone badger you to book a table or look at the menu. The food is really well priced, simple and tasty. I especially liked their soup to start (tomato and egg).

Visited August 2011
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Hilchenbach, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lil terrace restaurant perfect for light lunch or late afternoon snack”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2011

After touring Monte and Monte Palace Tropical Garden in the morning this was a short walk from the cable car that took us up the mountain. Outdoor terrace seating allows for no shortage to people watching in the Old Town. We orded grilled Sardines and Scabbard fish and 1/2 liter of local wine, they brought grilled garlic bread to our table which we didn't order, but it showed up on the bill (minimum charge) and it was good. The staff was warm and welcoming...therefore when we found ourselves back on this side of Funchal we stopped in for another small afternoon meal (this time without the bread).

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank Whoobiesmama
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“great value for money and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

We dined in Arco Velho two nights in succession.Excellent standard of food on both nights, very good value and friendly service. In a very c ompetitive area of the old city this restaurant stands out as one of the better ones.

  • Visited August 2011
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5 Thank tommywelltravelled
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“Stopped here for some lunch! The food was...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2010

Stopped here for some lunch! The food was very good. However I was extremely disappointed to be charged just shy of 5 euros for garlic bread and two cold fish bites they just gave us. In the restaurant l'osteria which is rated the number 1 restaurant on this website, bread was free, as was an after dinner aperitif and a home made truffle with the bill, all at a price only slightly more than this restaurant!

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3 Thank Berliage
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great fresh fish and great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2010

Given its location (in a line of various other restaurants on the sea front), we were not expecting much, but this was a nice surprise. The grilled parrot fish and grilled sardines were both excellent. Ask to see the fresh fish (as we did). This place represents extremely good value. A good lunchtime spot!

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