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Taberna Isaias

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Rua Coronel Barreto | nº 2, Sesimbra 2970-727, Portugal
+351 914 574 373
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want local atmosphere and flavour, at a budget price, then Taberna Isaias is the place for you! Tucked away on one of the winding streets of Sesimbra, this wonderful little restaurant serves mouth-watering seafood at a very reasonable price. My wife and I had the prawns, which were absolutely huge, and were very tasty. Leave the rental car... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place, typical, with good shell fish and fres fish, fantastic mussels, nive wine and a very nice staff, owner and family i presume. In two word's, GO THERE, but be prepared to wait for a seat.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small place, super tight almost sharing tables. But the fish is worth it. It wasn't cheap but it was good.

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Coimbra, MG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

In Portugal is very common to have amazing gastronomic experiences in modest restaurants. Taberna do Isaías at Sesimbra is such a place! Placed in a corner in the middle of this nice beach and fishing village, you can easily find this small restaurant by its grill in teh street and by the people waiting for a table. And it is... More 

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Larvik, Norway
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

Visited twice, basen on TA reports. Good local low priced seafood, quick service, but as soon as the food was eaten we felt that we had to leave to make room for the next guests queing up outside. Therefore not considered as a restaurant, but an "eatery".

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

On advise of our guide and friend our group stopped into Isaias for lunch. The fish is from that day. You select your catch. The squid (cuttlefish) is awesome! The sea bass superb! The mackerel, turbo, clams, etc., was all some of the freshest, best seafood I've enjoyed in Europe. While not 5-star, this is real life, real local people... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We had an excellent lunch at Taberna Isaias. We had not booked (not sure if you can), and there was already a queue outside the door at 12.30. Our order (chosen from the boxes of fresh fish lined up beside the grill) was taken while we waited outside for our table. The fish is all cooked on a charcoal grill... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little restaurant, with a queue of people waiting for their delicious fish. We had calamari and sea bass but I think it would be hard to make a bad choice here.

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Firenze
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73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

If you are a seafood lover, you must not miss this place. To make things clear: nothing fancy here, if you like elaborate cuisine and sophisticated settings, this is not your place. It is a small "tasca" always crowded, with plenty of local people; all very rustic, but genuine. The fish is exceptionally fresh, and is presented to you for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

This was A find! The food is cooked outside and you have to place your order beforehand. Then you wait outside the restaurant until there's a space inside. It's all very simple and rustic. Basically great local food served with a Portuguese flair! The restaurant itself is very small... 5 tables or so. The fresh fish are served with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Coronel Barreto | nº 2, Sesimbra 2970-727, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Setubal District  >  Sesimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 914 574 373
Description
http://sesimbraonline.com/isaias_366.html

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