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O Arco

Rua Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 13, Quarteira 8125-212, Portugal
+351 289 314 375
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Rua Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 13, Quarteira 8125-212, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a truly amazing evening here, not only was the food the best we've had this holiday, the welcome we got and the service throughout was second to none. Cannot recommend this enough.

Thank annecorless
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We have been visiting the Algarve for over 10yrs now and whilst out walking one day we discovered this hidden gem. When we arrived there was a table of 10 just sitting before us so we expected to be waiting, and to be fair to...More

1  Thank Cluain M
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Enjoyed our special evening with great hospitality. Joao was very attentive through out our whole meal. Everything appeared cooked to order as the place is small and intimate. Wine selection was great. Dessert with strawberries and meringue was outstanding.

Thank bmateus44
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We reviewed this restaurant some years ago and it’s still as good now. Top drawer food in a soft comfortable atmosphere. Two hundred and seventeen euros bough us a three-course meal for four, three bottles of wine, four glasses of port, sherry and digestive dinks,...More

Thank Z2Z
Reviewed 22 May 2017

O Arco has been in business for 34 years so John and his wife must be doing something right. The food is freshly cooked and John is extremely knowledgeable about wine and can recommend good wines to complement your food choices. The fish is excellent...More

Thank Shrillyd
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Got a warm welcome from owner. The Resturant is fairly small but intimate and spotlace clean. The staff are very friendly and polite. The menu is small but specials are also available. Our order was taken and suggestions on the selection of wine was given...More

Thank upperlane
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We ate here due to the good reviews on Trip advisor and must say I was not disappointed with the food. However, probably due to it being a midweek night in January, there was absolutely no atmosphere. Only another one couple in for a meal....More

Thank Kengolf12
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Superb meal, superb service, by far the best restaurant in Quarteira. The place to go for vegetarians, if you don't want an "Indian" from Vilamoura.

Thank shirl744
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Juan the owner cooks everything fresh as we were a party of 12 some people had different types of Fish others has Steaks everyone agreed food was excellent and you would die for the home made ice cream service wad good and staff friendly they...More

Thank Liam D
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Welcomed by Joao (John) who has developed some interesting dishes as he does to all those going to O'Arco. It really is not to be missed by anyone visiting The Algarve. One tip if you enjoy fine wine with an excellent meal is to hire...More

Thank Alan F
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28 April 2017|
Response from Alan F | Reviewed this property |
Are you sure you mean Dom Hose??????
Barbara G
6 September 2015|
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Response from juliet p | Reviewed this property |
NO John @ O Arco does not open xmas or new year hope this helps. Try Bem Bom on the main road on the left going toward Amansil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 13, Quarteira 8125-212, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 314 375
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Restaurant in Quarteira, in the old Town near the Church, since it’s opening in May 83, Restaurant “O Arco” has always been true and innovative with regards to the quality served. We created our recipes from Starters, Fish and Meat courses to our Desserts.
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