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O Arco

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Rua Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 13, Quarteira 8125-212, Portugal
+351 289 314 375
19:00 - 23:00
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. It would have been nice for the owner to offer a complimentary port at the... More 

Thank Kengolf12
Sale, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 also organized taxi back to Vilamoura

Thank Liam D
Hereford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 a taxi. This was a repeat visit by us and we found it to be... More 

Thank Alan F
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Arrived - Just about, Hard to find but well worth the visit just like the first time I was here. The manager is very attentive and informative and my meal with included a prawn starter and a roast lamb was excellent and well enjoyed. Wine list is extensive and well worth a visit if you are in the area

Thank Mark D
Rosyth, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

16 years having meals at OArco what more can I say have been with family & friends over the years . We always return. MELBA TOAST amazing. Ice cream amazing. You too John

Thank Carol K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I took my lovely wife for a birthday celebration on our first day in Quartiera to the Restaurante O Arco. We were met by Juain, who warmly welcomed us and then told us the restaurant was not quite open yet (we were early). He recommended a bar to have a quiet drink. Off we went laughing and had a drink... More 

Thank JohnMcMahon
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Went to this gem last night met by the chef and owner Juan good and wine were excellent and hospitality incredible . Definitely worth a visit not in the main tourist area but well with selling out for the food alone highly recommended.

1 Thank Chris O
Castleblayney, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Two visits in the space of a week speaks very well of the excellence we enjoyed .John is a caring host and his food is of the highest quality. Sole pan fried is only to die for with a prawn starter and for the Lady Goat's cheese (wow) and Beef bourgrougne was extremely acceptable . Oh the desert --- great... More 

1 Thank gerrysmyth08
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely quaint restaurant. The food and service is simply stunning! We celebrated a family birthday with o arco providing a lovely cake. The wine is also stunning.

1 Thank 946fraser

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?