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Restaurante Canhao

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Praca da California Loja 4H/I Loja 4H/I, Sesimbra 2970-760, Portugal
212231216
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Eating salmon

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Vitor Tavares S
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Lisbon, Portugal
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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77 reviews 77 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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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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308 reviews 308 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 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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80 reviews 80 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

A beautiful restaurant with splendid sea views. Fish fresh daily and cooked to perfection and attentive staff. We had quite a group of 8 and they catered well for all needs. It is not cheap but then when we visited other restaurants and got bad value we were all sorry that we didn't return to Canhao. So it's all relative.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Great atmosphere and food plus a wonderful sea sight made our day again. The atmosphere is a mix of traditional and new with Portuguese tiles and trendy tables and chairs. The food is also traditional and for every taste. Specialties are obviously fish and sea food but lots of meat options and some veggie too. I can recommend the clams,... 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: 212231216

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 34
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view

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