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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The view from upstairs, staff, and some of the food were great (tiger prawns). Unfortunately the crab was not great and we didn't like the dry toasts that went with the crab dip. The grilled fish at other tables looked like the better choices as simple is usually better. Would give it another try.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We ate upstairs in the evening. It is stylish and the service and atmosphere are great. The first time we ate here we had the mixed fish grill which was fine but farmed sea bass and salmon, the least impressive meal we had in Sesimbra. €50 for two mains with wine. The turbot we had on the second visit was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After a vacation period in Alentejo, we drove back to Porto passing by Sesimbra to make a new visit to "O Velho e o Mar". Once again the seafood was excellent and I chose for main course the Portuguese Steak. The meat was wonderful. For dessert I came back to "The best chocolate cake in the World". It's simply delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 

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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 

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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.

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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 

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Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland
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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.

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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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