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Bar O Arco Da Velha

Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
+351 282 458 468
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (34 reviews)
“mango mousse” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 386 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Perhaps not as smart looking as the other fish restaurants opposite but if you appreciate quality this is the one. Family owned and run its very friendly with outstanding fish. We visited twice during our 2 weeks as we did last year and as we...More

Thank alanathot
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best food in alvor and insure you order fish we had sea bass and sea bream both excellent, and for the ones that like procecco best in town and as you know you can't go wrong with the wine a real taste of portugal not...More

Thank sandwichcompany
Reviewed yesterday

we visited a couple of times when we were over recently and had really enjoyable meals again. It is very popular and quite rightly. Booking is now very necessary, and you can see how hard the staff work in trying to cope with the demands....More

Thank lesanjo
Reviewed yesterday

Decided to try here after reading all the raving reviews and was not disappointed. Had rang in advance & was lucky to get a table before the big rush. Bar O Arco Da Velha was a delight to find. Drinks are very inexpensive. Our waiter...More

Thank Bannerone
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this restaurant on a night out in Alvor and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was fully booked but they squeezed us in at a small table at the back but it was big enough and spacious for us. The customer service and...More

Thank valjones2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called here very early (6-30) on the first evening of our holiday - we were very tired after an early start and hadn't booked. Despite being fully booked that evening the owners found us a table which we really appreciated. The waiting staff were...More

Thank TriciaBishop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read reviews we decided to head here for dinner..me, my husband and 11month old. We arrived and realised the place was booked out but they could accommodate us as we arrived early in the evening. We got the turbot for two with salad and...More

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our 3 young children and were made very welcome. The selection of seafood on offer was great. The food we ate and service we received was top notch. Would definitely recommend x

Thank N1Cc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a recommendation and oh my goodness what a find! Warm welcome on arrival, waiters all very friendly, food was fantastic, the grilled prawns were the best I had in Alvor! We ended up going 4 times in a fortnight as we all...More

Thank Cyprusleeds
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Alvor for the first time yesterday and only sorry I didn't do it sooner! The freshest tasting meal I have ever had - simple ingredients made wonderful. Fabulous service too. Would recommend booking as word seems to have spread of this place.

Thank lozlowe89
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I have friends visiting from another country and would like to bring them here for lunch. Is it open for lunch in May?
16 May 2017|
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Response from Breckski587 | Reviewed this property |
It's open for lunch, enjoy!
Whereabouts in alvor is this restaurant situated please ?
10 April 2017|
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Response from mabicam | Property representative |
Hello its at the harbor
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We would like to treat ourselves to tiger prawns when we come back to O Arco De Velha in June. Can anyone advise what we should expect to pay for a typical portion? Thank you.
6 April 2017|
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Response from LadyG_10 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how many you want? Are they the big ones? If so then when I was there they were around 20euros from memory. Enjoy :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimao 8500-023, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 468
  • E-mail
Excellent grilled fish
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