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Arco Da Velha

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Rua dos Mercadores 81, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-092, Portugal
+351 913 303 759
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
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18:30 - 22:00
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 been in Spain and Portugal for a few days by this point, I had had... More 

Thank Skislikeagirl
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 was excellent. What was noticeable however was that everyone in the restaurant was relaxing and... More 

Thank LondonRugbyfan
lomba da maia
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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
Toronto, Ontario
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

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
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
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 "stringy" & not very enjoyable. The service was good & the cost reasonable.

Thank BELMONTIpswich
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

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

Thank Nista7
Galway, Ireland
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 for pork fillet stake. Seabass was absolutely delicious while the Pork stake scored on all... More 

2 Thank Padraigotoo
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

More than one hour to wait for being served even a starter. Then another a half an hour to wait for main dish. The dish wasn't very special. No worth going there.

Thank Honey_Walnut

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?