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Casa Santiago (O Rei do Choc Frito)

Avenida Luisa Todi, 92, Setubal 2900-450, Portugal
265221688
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Ranked #21 of 154 restaurants in Setubal
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was one of the most appreciated meal of our tour of Portugal. The place is like a fast (sea) food, and they serve you quickly even if it is full of people. If you stop in Setubal, don't miss it. Taste the choco frito because it's worth the journey.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Visited with some friends who live in Setúbal and love this place. We ordered sandwiches with the famous "choc frit", beverages, and one serving of fresh fried to take away to the benches near the river, which is very close to the restaurant. Id never tried choco frito before, so I can't compare with other places, but I can say... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I'm a regular on this kind of way to serve "choco". In this avenue you can find many places serving it. Pleasant and fast service. It may varies along the year, being more complicated on summer with numerous tourists. Good "choco frito" available.

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Setubal, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I only go there to eat is fried cuttlefish especiallity fish.For me, there is no doubt about the best fried cuttlefish in the world. It is tasty and crunchy incridebly. I love it with a little tabasco sauce on a sandwich ... King is for shure. The only problem is the time that you lose, but it pays off.

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Oeiras, Portugal
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117 reviews 117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

At Setubal there are many options to eat one of the local specialties: fried cuttlefish, and sometimes this is an issue because we start comparing. Rei do Choco Frito definitely is not the King of Fried Cuttlefish. Greasy cuttlefish, low flavored, average service, overall lower than expected. There are several better options in Setubal.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Though I didn't try "Choco Frito" in many restaurants, this one was recomended by local friends and I did like the food and the staff. Prices are fair and the outdoor seating makes the meal even more enjoyable.

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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We arrived late at night. Many people waiting but at the end we regret we went there. Food? Poor. Low options... Not to repeat.

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Setubal, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Nothing else to say besides that this is the BEST fried cuttlefish in Setubal. The price is reasonable and the porcions very good. After a day in the beach it tastes like haven :-)

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Lisboa, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great food ( fried cuttlefish ). One of the best places in Portugal to eat it. A meal easely serves 2 adults and with an average wine will cost about 15 to 20€ per person. I recomend that if you dont eat all the cuttlefish ask to put the remains in bread (like sandwich) to eat it later.

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Setubal, Portugal
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

well, being a fried cuttlefish fan, makes me very bias! this is the restaurant that sells the freshest and most savouring cuttlefish in the area... and you'll only find it fried in this region so, if you're curious, here is the place to have this dish. usually there is a line outside waiting for a table, so arrive early, either... More

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