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Arcos

33-05 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106 40.761239 -73.92373
nr. 33rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-204-2142 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Portuguese
  • Price Range: $$

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    9 out of 10

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Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-10pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight; Sun, 11am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, W at Broadway

Prices

$11.95-$22

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Delivery Area

36th Ave. to Astoria Blvd., 24th St. to 42nd St.

Profile

This venue is closed.

Count on dizzyingly multicultural Astoria for a diversity of cuisines showcasing undiluted old-country flavors—or, as the critics say, authentic chow. On this score, Arcos delivers. Its Portuguese-born owner and its chef serve the rustic, hearty, seafood-centric fare of their rugged Iberian homeland. Stews and fried dishes dominate the menu and hold the greatest culinary reward: Grilled and fried squid make doubly pleasant starters, and a tasty bacalhau codfish fritter isn’t much harmed by the odd addition of feta cheese and cucumber on the side. Satisfying, ample entrees include chewy but flavorful pork and clam stew; picadinho, a sautéed pork and shrimp concoction; and fried seafood. Chiplike potato rounds are a tastier, if oilier, side than white rice. The wine list focuses on house-mixed sangrias and typically light Portuguese bottlings. While Arcos’s underdecorated dining room is enhanced by a terra-cotta tile floor and a front wall that opens onto the buzzy Broadway sidewalk, the boxy space is not improved by a soundtrack of syrupy Portuguese pop. But that’s authentic, too.

Recommended Dishes

Fried squid, $12.95; pork and clam stew, $16; picadinho, $16; fried mixed seafood, $16

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