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Rua Joaquim Brandao No. 30 32, Sesimbra 2970-764, Portugal
+351 210 879 995
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Cheshire United Kingdom
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My third Sesimbra restaurant in three days. There were six of us. We had dorado and sole. Much good local wine, great ambiance on this seafront location. Not too expensive and the consistent laughter and pleasure of the evening was in a large part helped by the food, the wine and the setting. Another sun filled day was enhanced by... More 

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Thank Geoffrey1
Hong Kong
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten in this beachfront restaurant since it opened and under its current management it has been gradually upgraded to where it is now - pricier than most other restaurants offering fresh fish and crustaceans but it still leads with its service levels and quality ambience - those with reservations are not placed upstairs, there is no distinction - the... More 

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Thank Gavin W
Madrid, Spain
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner, the restaurant is big, two floors. Downstairs for the walk-ins and upstairs for people with reservations. The views for upstairs are great is you have a table by the window. The restaurant is good for big groups or families and full with locals. The food was ok, fresh fish made in the grill.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sesimbra is a very popular, somewhat overdeveloped and occasionally tacky resort but with a fine beach, hence its popularity with Lisboans. It has a hidden gem - O Velho e o Mar - the Old Man and the Sea. This is a fantastic location with incredibly fresh fish - often caught that morning. Not cheap but deservedly popular with the... More 

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Thank Gary W
Portugal
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Central location and good view- The place is right in front of the beach, and we were lucky to be on the 2nd floor, as it is a bit more quiet and has a very nice view of the sea and surrounding hills. The seafood was fresh and very nice. The service was good and staff nice and friendly. Slightly... More 

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Thank Federico4261
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waited over an hour for our meal. We were ignored by the waiters and no apology was given just excuses. No effort was made to make up for the wait. The food was ok but there wasn't enough of it especially for the price you pay. When the bill arrived we were nearly charged for something that had never been... More 

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Lee, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not bad food but nothing special. Fish stew full of pasta and not much fish. No smile with service efficient but not friendly. Staff openly arguing with each other in front of clients.

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Thank AJHaigh1
Porto, Portugal
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to fit 6 people into a table for 4. Then placed us by the service bar which is a very noisy place. Asked for a pesto tagliatelle as per the menu. A tomato paste on the pasta was brought to the table and the waiter was trying to convince me that the pesto is in the pasta...yeah right!!! He... More 

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1 Thank joesbean
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my family and have to say how impressed we were with the food and service. Everything we ate was top notch, and the service was second to none, very attentive and happy to explain in English! We will be going back!

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Thank Claire H
Sesimbra, Portugal
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

In my opinion, being a Sesimbra resident and therefore visiting most of the local restaurants, this is certainly the very best in terms of quality/price. The fish is out of this worldbut no wonder since the owner has been in the fish business for all his life. But also some meat dishes are worth a word. Location is another very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joaquim Brandao No. 30 32, Sesimbra 2970-764, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Setubal District  >  Sesimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 210 879 995

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?