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Restaurante Canhao

$$$
European, Portuguese
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Praca da California Loja 4H/I Loja 4H/I, Sesimbra 2970-760, Portugal
+351 21 223 1216
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Evening meal

We had a main course each both fresh fish with salad & vegetables, both dishes lovely. Had a desert to share and wine which was a recommended white really crisp and nice 47 euros total...good service couldn't fault the food

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Natalie H
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  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a main course each both fresh fish with salad & vegetables, both dishes lovely. Had a desert to share and wine which was a recommended white really crisp and nice 47 euros total...good service couldn't fault the food

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Muenster, Germany
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I have already visited this restaurant a couple of times in several different seasons! It always offers a very nice selection of portugese food and wines. Due to the location, the dishes of seafood are my favorites, although also some good (not awesome) meat dishes are served. The waiters are very friendly, always with a good smile and helpful. Sometimes... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had some starters (crab) followed by langoustines and seashelves: very tasteful. We had to wait quite long for our desserts (fruits): the supervisor apologised.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Food was Ok, service poor, not just missed our olives and water jar we requested. Overcharged for dourada €33 for two people. Would not recommend at all being português I can tell you don't stop here!!!

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Spacious and nicely decorated restaurant with polite staff. Starters were very good especially the octopus salad. My mother and I both had fish, the sea bass and the sole fish, which once cooked was brought in front of us and perfectly prepared onto a plate without the bones. Some of the nicest seafood we've had here in Portugal, fresh and... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The restaurant is below the Sesimbra hotel and spa, which makes it very convenient. The decor is as a restaurant should be, very smart and with good ambience. The food is good and the service friendly and helpful. There are a great many restaurants to choose from in Sesimbra, and all offer excellent fish of all shapes and sizes. The... More 

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Split, Croatia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I'd like to point out that I'm reviewing Restaurant O Canhao and not Canhao 2 - as most reviews and photos are for the 2nd one. This one is a small restaurant, relatively close to Fortaleza di Santiago. I would recommend this restaurant because of decent prices, very tasteful food and polite staff. Do you need more? I don't.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Arranged 10% discount for our group of 16 the day before we went. Table was set when we arrived with wine,water,olives,breads etc. Service was a bit slow, some people were finished their soups before others had even begun their's. I had mussels in a tomato based sauce which was okay. Ordered fillet steak for main which came as 3 thinly... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We'll I'm going to talk about this restaurant but the second Restaurant Canhao ,more downtown I think is from the same owner You can eat the best meal for a very nice price and the service is first class Go there and check for yourself

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Petit Lancy, Switzerland
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We went and got a table in the terrace. We waited for more than 45 minutes to get the food and when it arrived it was completely cold. Drinks arrived only after asking twice. The waiter kept saying that it was the kitchen's responsibility. To get the bill we needed another 25 minutes. The restaurant was full but there is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praca da California Loja 4H/I Loja 4H/I, Sesimbra 2970-760, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Setubal District  >  Sesimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 21 223 1216

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 39
  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view

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