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Restaurante Canhao

Praca da California Loja 4H/I Loja 4H/I, Sesimbra 2970-760, Portugal
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Ranked #13 of 64 Restaurants in Sesimbra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
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 via mobile

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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243 reviews 243 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Seamed like a nice restaurant, clean nice dining room but.... Poor inefficient service and very average food. Looking at the bill you will be surprised to find that you pay for absolutely everything bread, cheese,olives etc and you end up paying 50 euros for two having eaten nothing special. There are much better restaurants nearby.

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Falmouth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Very helpful and attentive staff at this well run fish restaurant. Just what we needed after a long drive more especially as our next door hotel was having its restaurant refurbished. Good food, good value.

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