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Restaurante Canhao

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Good seafood restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Waiter seemed a little disinterested when he realised we were only ordering a light lunch with soft drinks - two starters and only one main. Clams cooked in white wine, garlic and coriander were good. Chicken salad, consisting of chopped lettuce, grated carrots, pineapple, raisins (oddly)and a light scattering of thinly sliced chicken breast was not so good. Sardine main... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Being at the modern non quaint end of the town, I had reservations about going to Canhao, but these were quickly quashed. Sesimbra has so many good fish restaurants, and this is another excellent one! The staff are extremely helpful and will advise on the choice of fish to give a reasonable helping to the number requiring. I split a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had a superb seafood dinner here. Sea bass, red snapper, different kinds of lobster, crab. Wonderful fresh choices. The portions were truly for hungry diners. Everything was excellent. The waiters were able to make very good recommendations for wine,as we were not at all familiar with Portuguese wine. We had a cognac at the end which was a marvelous... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurante Canhao

Address: Praca da California Loja 4H/I Loja 4H/I, Sesimbra 2970-760, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 223 1216
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Setubal District  >  Sesimbra
Average Prices: USD $16 to $38
Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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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 $16 to $38
  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine

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