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“After nearly 25 years of opulent service soon to become a dinosaur.”
Review of Porto Santa Maria

Porto Santa Maria
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Ranked #63 of 582 Restaurants in Cascais
Price range: $39 - $158
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 13, 2014

It is very sad for me to write this review, it is based on the past three dining experiences there. The staff is great, no problem there at all. However, the quality of sea food has declined over the past year or so. I am not alone sharing this opinion, as I brought a lot of friends in the culinary business, as well as business associates who knows this restaurant since the beginning and all agree the frontside of the restaurant is great but the quality of seafood has declined. Whether "economic crisis" or not, the reputation gained under the previous owner is slowly getting destroyed... I used to drive that extra mile but now it is not worth taking the trip anymore, unfortunately! I guess nothing lasts forever!!

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Thank Stephen K
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

The best fish and seafood we have ever eaten. And this was not all. The service is warm and polite. The atmosphe calm. Evrything perfect. Not to miss if you can afford it, because the perfection is quite expensive.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

After years and years of avoiding this restaurant, mostly due to its fame of being immorally expensive, I finally decided to try it on our anniversary.

Yes, it is expensive. But, it is quite good. The decoration is clean and classy, very good taste. The tables are far apart from each other, which is not common nowadays. The food selection is extensive and very good.

Will I go back? Probably not, as there are one or two other restaurants nearby with equally good food at half the price.

But, in fairness, it was a good surprise.

Thank Mimaco
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Pleanty of waiting time but the waiting is worth while, however the prizes are extravagant. Had to wait for ages to get a refill of wine. Not ok for a michelin restaurant.

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Thank mussefar
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Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful place for all seasons. Cascais is a great destination blessed with sun and warmness during the hole year and this restaurant, even that a bit expensive compared to the rest of Portugal is a great choice ti have a very good meal.
It is listed at the Michelin Guide and this is a guarantee for me. We ordered a mixed seafood dish of 98 Euros, for two and it was more than enough even for three.
I am glad I found this place.

Thank Taulant T
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