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“What a disappointment!”

Restaurante Nautilus
Ranked #76 of 276 Restaurants in Sintra
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 29, 2010

We went here for an evening meal having seen the great reviews from 2009 visitors. Suffice it to say that it must have changed hands for 2010 because it was most disappointing.

Our Portuguese is iffy and we have to use a dictionary quite a lot so were pleased to be welcomed in English. As it's a sea food restaurant, i wanted a sword-fish steak. I'm still not sure what we got, but it was tepid, only part cooked and something completely different. When i queried it, the ability to speak English vanished instantly, so we just ate what we could and went elsewhere for a dessert.

A review in one word? Yuk!

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1  Thank Dalriada-Cardross
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Reviewed June 7, 2010

Not overlooking the sea which means you can usually eat without a wait and you can eat outside. We live at Quinta do Scoto 30 minutes away and had read some of the reviews so we decided to try this restaurant so we could recommend it to our guests who stay with us. This will will be doing. The traditional Portuguese menu is extensive with some more unusual dishes to tempt you. This is one of the very few restaurants that serve fresh vegetables as they should be cooked and a good selection as well. You are served by the waiter who then takes the remaining food back to be kept warm for you. A reasonable price, most Portuguese fare is inexpensive, and well worth returning to.

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2  Thank TonyPennyCharlotte
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Reviewed April 21, 2010

This was the best place we ate in all of Portugal. The best cod and bass we've ever had in our lives. Can't wait to go back someday!

2  Thank HappyMango
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Reviewed February 27, 2010

This little restaurant is very close to the beach in a side street and you can't see the sea but you can taste it! Very good value for money - unusual tasty food (like fish and bananas!) as well as the normal things to keep the kids happy. Friendly service - they serve your food in 2 helpings, keep it warm while you finish the first helping. Definatly worth a visit!

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Thank suz!p
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Reviewed October 4, 2009

Take a side trip here to enjoy the beach and a great seafood place with a nice local feel to it. It was a good evening.

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Thank JasonandJen
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