We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurante O velho e o Mar

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Rua Joaquim Brandao, No. 30/32, Sesimbra 2970-764, Portugal
+351 210 879 995
Website
Add hours for Restaurante O velho e o Mar and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 270 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good service. Tasty food.

Had a diner there and would visit the place again, if come back once. Stuff is helpful and always eager to assist even without a good english. In my case they made a good advice on the choice. Their fish soup is best in the area. Try it! Grilled surmullet was good too. Service was not swift, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
goalexandre
,
Moscow, Russia
Add Photo Write a Review

270 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had a diner there and would visit the place again, if come back once. Stuff is helpful and always eager to assist even without a good english. In my case they made a good advice on the choice. Their fish soup is best in the area. Try it! Grilled surmullet was good too. Service was not swift, but pleasant and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were staying in Sesimbra village for five days. On our second night, we decided to go to this restaurant as it was very near to our hotel. Sometimes, you have the great fortune of going somewhere and somehow, everything clicks into place. That was how we felt. It was so weird. After dining there for the first time, we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tromso, Norway
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was the first restaurant we visited on our arrival. The only thing I liked was that they served cheese as an appetizer. The staff was stressed and slow. I dont know about you but I dont like to be served shrimps with the shell on, and take time to peel it. I ordered the shrimp stu and wasnt impressed.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I ordered the fish soup. Although there was a small sprig of mint in the bowl, the whole soup tasted overwhelmingly like mint. More mojito than fish, for sure. Almost inedible. The check was also handwritten and I couldn't read any of the scribbles, which was upsetting considering we dropped over 300 euro.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Maryland, USA
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our group of seven came there for late lunch. Four people from our group wanted to order sardines, which were laying in a big pile on the display table in front of the restaurant. It was only 20 minutes between the time we saw the pile of sardines and when the waiter said they only had one portion of sardines... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland
Level Contributor
35 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great: picked the fish and it was made for us. Nice staff, good and efficient service. We drove down all the way from Lisbon, it was worth it. Location is nice, too. Be aware that everything is made freshly. The food won' t be ready in 5 minutes. Thank you, we will come again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canvey Island
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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…

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
209 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Restaurante O velho e o Mar also viewed

Sesimbra, Setubal District
Sesimbra, Setubal District
 
Sesimbra, Setubal District
 

Been to Restaurante O velho e o Mar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Restaurante O velho e o Mar

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Restaurante O velho e o Mar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?