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Arco Iris

Rua Candido dos Reis 65, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-072, Portugal
+351 963 524 630
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“sardines” (4 reviews)
“offal” (2 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
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European, Portuguese
Rua Candido dos Reis 65, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-072, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great hidden neighborhood gem a few blocks from the hostel. We went after a 20 hour travel day and had amazing food, served by caring staff. Went back for a last night dessert and drink.

Thank Connie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the menu of the day with 3 courses, wine and coffee at a very reasonable price for the area. Service was friendly and portions generous. Compared with restaurants on the riverside it was a real bargain.

Thank MizWum
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant after wine tasting and exploring in Gaia (opposite side of river to old town Porto). What a find.. it was late but still so full of people... we were lucky to get a table for two. We ordered the seafood...More

Thank MPWEST10
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The servers were great and the food was delicious! The three of us ordered two dishes (Arroz con Marisco and Veal steak). The portion was very generous. The menu indicates Arroz con Marisco for two people but it could definitely feed three people if not...More

Thank Jennifer9259
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We were out sightseeing over the Vila Nova de Gaia side of the Douro river in Porto, looking for a place for to eat. It was busy, and there were many restaurant to choose from offering the same menu for varying prices. Deciding to explore...More

Thank Knightsflyer
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were told by some locals to pay it a call and we did so on a Saturday evening. The first time we passed in front of it at 7ish it was crowded so we decided to have a drink somewhere else. Later, at 8.30...More

Thank stendek
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Great local food and a reasonable cost. Nothing not to like! It looks quite basic but has a nice relaxed atmosphere. Cuisine in Portuguese - lots of meat & fish dishes. Delicious. It does get busy.

Thank WellBrungedUp
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Unpretentious place in Gaia, recommended to us by our B&B hostess. We are a family of five, so value becomes an important consideration. This is the place for good Portuguese food, wine, and all in good value. We loved some of the tapas and mainly...More

Thank Rigatoni01
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

A local recommended us to come to this restaurant and it did not let us down. Great food, great portions and reasonable prices. It's off the main promenade with all the touristic restaurants over-looking the city of Porto, but worth it.

Thank Mister5214
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We were in Oporto with family and the owner of another restaurant that was full recommended this one and since it was next door he did the reservation for our 9 person group. We showed up, the reservation was on the book but we were...More

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22 July 2017|
Response from MPWEST10 | Reviewed this property |
Ummm. Maybe you should ask their reservations this?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Candido dos Reis 65, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-072, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +351 963 524 630
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