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“Nice Find” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of O Poeta

O Poeta
Ranked #429 of 525 Restaurants in Cascais
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Capitola, California
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nice Find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

We came from Lisbon to spend a day in Cascais and have dinner. After a nice walk around the town it came time for dinner. Normally we try to find some out of the way places, but it was a gloomy day and we felt a need to be around some festive atmosphere so we decided to look around the main restaurant area. The owner of this place seemed friendly and there were a number of people eating already so we gave it a try.
Good choice. Service was friendly, attentive but not overbearing.
My mojito was excellent and the food that followed was very good. I had Portugese Steak, very tasty and pretty tender. My wife had grilled chicken which she liked very much. My daughter loved her grilled seabass. My recommendation for almost any restaurant along the seacoast is go with fish. I found this especially true in Portugal.
One of the waiters was Russian and my wife had a nice chat with him and got some good ideas for side trips.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Gaborone
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Above the noise and highly recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

As we prefer dinner conversation without having to compete with unwanted music we loved this restaurant. We sat upstairs, over-looking the square, out of the crowd, with delicious food and very friendly, helpful service. We had to wait for one of our number to join us but the waiter accommodated our various requests for some food first then a wait etc. Nothing was too much trouble and it all tasted delicious - highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Flea F
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great spot on a nice day!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

O Poeta certainly stands out, predominantly due to the colour of its stone work. The outdoor dining area is located in central part of the square and as such gives a great vantage point.

In terms of the food, my partner was quite taken with the salmon. Service is efficient and the restaurant is by no means overpriced.

All in all an enjoyable meal although the location may be a bit touristy for some.

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1 Thank rdslight
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hampshire
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great service with great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We passed this restaurant a few times in the main eating square in Cascais . Service was good, waiters were hovering around for our signal but were not intrusive. But the food was great on both the nights we ate there, the portions were of a decent size and priced at the same level as the other restaurants nearby. ( there are approx 6 restaurants sharing an area of the square distinguished by different colour table cloths this is the one with pink ones).

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank peapod1956
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Alva, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great value in the heat and tourist hotspot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We had wandered around the village and settled on this place in the square. Friendly, amusing, clean, tasty food well cooked, fresh wine and reasonably priced. What more can you ask for.

Visited October 2013
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