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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sardines” (5 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
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European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Rua Candido dos Reis 65, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-072, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sometimes you have to queue at this place which is set back from the waterfront on a side road. Excellent value, good atmosphere, great house wine. Recommended.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Out of 2 weeks and 5 cities in Europe that we visited, this was our favorite meal! A local shopowner recommended this restaurant to us. The wine, appetizers, entrees, desserts, and side dishes were amazing, and the service was great. Just don't order the marshmallow/...More

Thank Bonny C
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Really busy with the locals. The way to book is upon arrival, you have to write your name on the booking diary and wait for your turn. At peak time, expect to wait for about 10-15 minutes. The turn around time is quite fast. Once...More

Thank priorityfood
Reviewed 20 February 2018

The lady at Reis de Gaia where we stayed recommended this restaurant to us. This is a restaurant where the locals eat and we enjoyed eating here much more than at the restaurants on the waterfront. Great food, generous portions, fair prices and good service....More

Thank tanyact2015
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

A bit off the riverside esplanade, locals were queuing in the light drizzle to get inside. First you pop in and write your name and how many seats you need at the bottom of a list, then you wait for your turn outside. Names are...More

Thank DaTr0ll
Reviewed 3 December 2017

On a side street on the Gaia Side of the Douro River we found a hole in the wall restaurant. The food was better and cheaper than the tourist traps on the main drag. We ordered grilled sardines and octopus. The portions were enormous and...More

Thank Gonzology
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

On our 3 . Visit to Porto we wanted to take our friend back to this restaurant where we had a good meal some years ago . But we were terrible disappointed. Because we were 10 people we went into this restaurant some hours before...More

Thank Trondoc
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This small restaurant, diner almost, is located on a small street off the main drag in Vila Nova de Gaia. On the corner is the large Sandeman port wine cellar, which is a landmark. Our apartment was situated almost next door, which was lucky for...More

Thank GreentreeMA
Reviewed 3 October 2017

port wine tour and tasting and now you need to eat. I heartily recommend Arco Iris. It's off the main drag and up about a block. The service was friendly and good. A lot of locals here at dinner time. I had the veal and...More

Thank gardenerSonomaCounty
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

A local recommended Arco to us and booked for that evening. We called in at lunchtime and it was very busy with locals. We had the veal for two at a cost of approximately €24. The dish came with potatoes and was excellent and was...More

Thank Hayles7
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Mónica A
3 February 2018|
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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, Kids, Local cuisine
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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