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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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Scenic view

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    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 mixed grilled fish and moderate prices

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Nen608707
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Split, Croatia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Split, Croatia
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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359 reviews 359 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Lunch and 2 dinners here a great selection of fish and meat overlooking the beech. Try the octopus salad and the smoked ham to start. The local wines are very good with a price range to suit all I recommend the Atlas Quintas reserva 2005 if you like a good red and want to push the boat out

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Setubal, Portugal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The food is great and fresh. The staff is alway helpful and attentive. The price is average but acceptable. Recommended.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Has seats inside, in an alley to the back and i believe in the street behind it. No good view since it has the castle in front of it. (the high wall of it ..) It has its charm in the alley and they grill fish just for the smell to lure you in. We went there and were the... 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 16 - 38
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view

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