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Arco Da Velha

Rua dos Mercadores 81, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-092, Portugal
+351 913 303 759
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“rump steak” (2 reviews)
“fresh fish” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
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European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Rua dos Mercadores 81, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-092, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grilled cod with potatoes....delicious! Faria's vineyard red wine...excellent. First night here and a good choice for dinner.

Thank St.catharinesGrandma
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We walked all around Ponta Delgada looking for a place to grab some lunch. Something not too busy, not too touristy...we finally found Arco Da Velha. It's like entering a little cave. The server was very friendly and seated us in a quiet corner. Having...More

Thank Skislikeagirl
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were sent to this restaurant when we couldn't get into another, more popular, one. As it turned out (when we subsequently tried the original choice) this was the better restaurant. We went back again. The food was very good (local steaks) and the service...More

Thank LondonRugbyfan
Reviewed 1 January 2017

QUAINT BASEMENT IN A VERY OLD BUILDING WITH ARCHES, very nice food, service quite courteous and attentive, very nice food at affordabvle price

Thank dr chrys c
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We travelled to Sao Miguel as a group of 12 and this restaurant accommodated us without a reservation. They were friendly, spoke english really well and the food was amazing and inexpensive.

1  Thank BestBargainShopper
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This looked an atmospheric restaurant but the food was disappointing. My pork schnitzel was so stringy I left most of it. My husband's chicken was better but nothing special. The waiter was pleasant enough.

Thank carol s
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The front part of the restaurant where we ate was attractive, like being in a cellar. I had the chicken breast, chips & salad which was fine, but not startling. My wife had the pork, fries & salad, the pork she thought was a bit...More

Thank BELMONTIpswich
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Nice enough. Had the rump steak with garlic & butter potatoes. Ok - not spectacular. The cheese appetizer was good.

Thank Nista7
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We visit Alvor on vacation each September and always include a dinner evening in the Arco. It never fails to impress. Warmly received on our arrival by Marco & Ricardo, four of the group opted for a main course of Seabass while the fifth went...More

2  Thank Padraigotoo
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed some delicious rump steak and local drinks at this cozy restaurant. Our waiter was very friendly and the menu is much cheaper than a lot of the restaurants close by.

Thank Gabi P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
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18:30 - 22:00
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18:30 - 22:00
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10:00 - 15:00
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18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Mercadores 81, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-092, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Ponta Delgada
  • Phone Number: +351 913 303 759
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