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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Great seafood and great service

Dined twice at this restaurant, and both times it was really good. The food was really tasty, tried the fried shrimp, oven-cooked octopus, crab and salmon. Service was really good, and the staff seemed to be working hard to make all the customers happy. They were able to offer useful advice when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Canvey Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Dined twice at this restaurant, and both times it was really good. The food was really tasty, tried the fried shrimp, oven-cooked octopus, crab and salmon. Service was really good, and the staff seemed to be working hard to make all the customers happy. They were able to offer useful advice when it came to selecting food and wine.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Staff are really friendly and great with kids. Food was really good. We ordered the large Fishermans Stew (I think) which was absolutely massive and must have been at least 3 platefuls of food (each). So go for that if you're hungry…

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a traditional and trendy restaurant at the same time. Located in a small fishersmen's and touristic municipality, close to the sea, you'll be able to have a sea view. It has two rooms. One indoors and another one in a kind of marquee. In this marquee, as mentioned before, you'll get a nice sea view. The food is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Been many times before. Haven't been able To come back for a few years. In feb 15 decided to celebrate my mums 81th birthday with family in here. The food was outstanding and also was the staff. At short notice called and asked if it was possible to have a birthday cake. Staff put their best efforts to help and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This is not the best restaurant in Sesimbra but is definitely one of the best relation price-quality. You can choose between a cheap fish or a high price obe and both will have the best quality. Service could be faster, but it was regular. The desert was "fabulastic": a brand new creation sweet rice in a 'milfolhas' pastry. Awesome! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a nice dinner made from fresh grilled fish. Our first idea was to try the sardines, but as it was not the season we had the Imperador. It was really delicacy. As we visited the place in march it wasn't too busy and we really had the good time - perfect view with the perfect meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I've been to this restaurant more then a few times. The grilled fish is usually really good even though pricy if you're looking for that. Other more elaborated dishes are very good although not always. I've eaten a grilled steak that is absolutely delicious, but one of the 3 times I've eaten it, it was dry, which was a disappointment.... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Good family friendly restaurant, with yummy fresh fish. The restaurant was always very busy with a mix of locals and tourists while we were staying in Sesimbra. The location is right on the sea front with good views

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Nice dinner close to the sea wonderful view good tasty food . Sesimbra is a beautiful place to spend weekend and enjoy sea food

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Cozy restaurant, beautiful sea views, service professional and efficient. Menu varied, based on fish dishes. The making of the famous "caldeirada à pescador", although in a generous amount, on the day of our visit showed a lack of that final touch that would make it unforgettable. Maybe in the next visit ...

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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

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