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O Arco

#55 of 3,635 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Rua dos Sapateiros 161-163, Lisbon 1100-577, Portugal
+351 21 346 3280
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Following the other reviews we visited - early to get a table - and, wow! I have never tasted prawns that good, real taste of the sea. Service was wonderful and friendly and full of as many locals as tourists - a good sign. Asked the waiter for a recommendation for wine to accompany the meal and it was spot... More 

Thank Brian L
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seafood rice was delicious. Home cooked food, friendly staff, great wine and an amazing price. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Lisbon.

Thank Nicola C
Fergus ON
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed an evening dinner at this restaurant, one fish and one meat dish. Both were enjoyed. It appeared that all working were family.

Thank Otis36
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place when strolling around looking for something else. It was a great surprise. The food was awesome and abundant, genuine Portuguese. The service was perfect as well, really kind staff. Best price-quality ratio. Would definitely recommend and keep in mind if I come back to Lisbon.

Thank Rosa Q
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261 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent seafood and very inexpensive. Friendly owner, large helpings, good wine. Get there early, or book a table!

Thank Minnetonkalady
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter (3 years old) and went there to eat something. I ate sea rice of which taste was incredible and portion big enough for two people... the owner of place was so kind, he answered what I asked... and during my stay I tried to go there twice but in working hours the place was closed by notification of... More 

Thank Göksel Y
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The relaxed atmosphere | The excellent service | The food is very good | Sound is very nice | Very open interaction with house staff | Great place to enjoy traditional food from Setubal, namely fried cuttlefish | You can not be disappointed.

Thank Jose M
Toronto, Canada
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234 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The salads are fresh as are the fish well cooked . This is not a tourist spot it is where locals go for a meal . Unsophisticated solid home cooking an adorable scene

Thank Sam K
Bordeaux, France
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch, a decision made on previous TripAdvisor reviews. The service was freindly and prompt, however the food was a real let down. We both had the roasted cod. Bland and disappointing is the only way to sum it up, best thing we're the potatoes. The bog problem was that lunch has ruined our first day as we have... More 

Thank dave k
Karlslunde Strand, Roskilde, Denmark
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This is not a gourmet restaurant , but it's great value for money - and the rating is base on this .. food is good and wine very fair in price But first off all the atmosphere is great and pleasant , the staff (especially the young fellow ) is friendly and observant Pls remember to make a reservation

Thank Torben S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Sapateiros 161-163, Lisbon 1100-577, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 346 3280

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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