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Restaurante Canhao

Mediterranean, 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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Very nice positive personel, really wanted us to have a nice experience. Regarding the food, OK- the fish was perfectly made and really tasty, although cutting carrots in irregular pieces and boil them along with some other veggies are not what I expect from a nice restaurang. Kindly make them look tastier when presenting. The desserts were ok. Crepes Suzette-... More 

Thank Annica G
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We have arrived late to have lunch (around 15.30) but the staff was very nice and has arranged us a beautiful table. The have very good seafood.

Thank patana1971Lisbon
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Natalie H
Muenster, Germany
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34 reviews
18 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 

Thank fsi4av
Ghent, Belgium
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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.

Thank Anne-Marie C
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

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!!!

Thank Hugo B
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank 95roxaneM
Reading, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

Thank raypcox
Split, Croatia
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177 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Nen608707
Scotland, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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: Mediterranean, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine

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