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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sardines” (5 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Rua Candido dos Reis 65, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-072, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Had a rather bad experience, for me it's average food, close to be a tourist trap. I was attracted by locals having diner here. When we arrived we got served bread, ham and cheese, but everything needs to be paid extra. Service was ok, Food...More

Thank JanuariusFfm
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Locals were lining up at the door so we Australians thought it must b v good. Didn't disappoint. Great grilled sardines and sea bass. Lovely grilled pepper salad. 4 karge sardines was too much for this lady to eat. Great beer. V efficient waitress and...More

Thank lily5555
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A great hidden neighborhood gem a few blocks from the hostel. We went after a 20 hour travel day and had amazing food, served by caring staff. Went back for a last night dessert and drink.

Thank Connie D
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Enjoyed the menu of the day with 3 courses, wine and coffee at a very reasonable price for the area. Service was friendly and portions generous. Compared with restaurants on the riverside it was a real bargain.

Thank MizWum
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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