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Restaurante O velho e o Mar

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Rua Joaquim Brandao, No. 30/32, Sesimbra 2970-764, Portugal
+351 210 879 995
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 61
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Romantic Dinner

We started with oysters (very fresh) followed by a curry with prawns and coconut. Nice wine and dessert. Coffee and scotch to finish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sesimbra, Portugal
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Sesimbra, Portugal
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started with oysters (very fresh) followed by a curry with prawns and coconut. Nice wine and dessert. Coffee and scotch to finish.

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Thank nacala
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, wonderful food and the view of the sea while eating couldn't be better. My only critique is that the seafood rice that we are could have come with more rice, it didn't have much rice. It had a good about of seafood. Hope the restaurant instructs in the kitchen for them to add more rice to their seafood... More 

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Thank Radical D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Very good and fresh food specially fish. Sea food also excellent and very fresh Excellent service with attention to the detail all for the customer. Accessible price's. Highly recommended

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Thank Jose Carlos C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Be advise that they only have seafood, no fish. My wife order king shrimps and I ordered squid. My plate was tasty with salad, but no wow factor. The shrimps were amazing and so was the price. All in all we had a nice evening, nothing romantic here. Service was good.

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Thank Christian B
The Heart of England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We ate here recently, whilst exploring Sesimbra. The fresh fish counter outside has to be seen to be believed, everything looked absolutely great. We were shown to our table and saw an enormous seafood platter on a neighbouring table, which made our minds up straight away - we ordered the platter with crab and took the bread, meat and cheese... More 

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Thank Ruddlescounty
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We have visted this establishment on a few occasions this time and our previous time last year. Wonderful food, delightful staff. As I said always a pleasure.

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Thank Mandy_Bardouille
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

A great meal with my wife and daughter. We had a sea food and lobster rice and, as usually it was perfect. My favorite restaurant in Sesimbra. A great experience for all the lovers of fish and seafood.

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Thank Pedro A
Hartfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The title says it all.....one of those places where you choose your own fish and eat it watching the waves. Enormous dressed crab for me, my wife and her brother shared a Scorpion Fish. All washed down with very reasonable Vihno Verde. Nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant is near to the sea and it has nice view on it. They serve really good seafood. Staff is very kind. Prices are normal. Restaurant for good sea lunch.

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Thank Lora N
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place has declined overtime. It used to be a great restaurant for fresh seafood and for its view but now not even the view justifies the slacking in terms of quality and service. Last time I went there I asked the octopus that came overcooked to oblivion, probably it was frozen then cooked in the microwaved and only brushed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Joaquim Brandao, No. 30/32, Sesimbra 2970-764, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Setubal District  >  Sesimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 210 879 995

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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