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“One of the best restaurant in Sesimbra!”

Restaurante O velho e o Mar
Ranked #6 of 120 Restaurants in Sesimbra
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Lisbon, Portugal
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurant in Sesimbra!”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Restaurant "O Velho e o Mar", in the heart of Sesimbra, right at "marginal", with the all the bay in front of our eyes.
Owned by the owner of "Peixarias Zé Camarão", the well-known fishmonger of Sesimbra, with the higher quality of fish and seafood.

The location is perfect. The restaurant have 3 main areas: one big esplanade outside, sea front: one room near the bar and another room on the first floor.
Have been here for a old friends dinner and it was marvelous. Starting with the “Azeitão cheese” and a fresh beer (“imperial”), we order fresh oysters, barnacles and mussels with “Spanish sauce”.
The oysters were amazing: with black pepper and lemon… wow! Barnacles were good and the mussels… perfect!

After that we ate catfish fillets with “açorda de ovas”. “Açorda de ovas” is a very typical food made with bread and the tinny fish eggs. It was simply the best “açorda” I ate ever!!! We ordered next a filet mignon with French fries.

For desert you can’t miss the flambé icecream pancake called “quente e frio”.

Overall is an excellent restaurant, great food, nice wines and €180 euros for 3 persons! Of course, with very good wines like “Pera Manca white” and others.

  • Visited July 2012
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“Good but a bit overpriced !”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Food good but you are really paying for the location and the large number of staff employed here. There is much better value to be had elsewhere in the town.

Staff are a little offhand and could do with a course of "customer relationships' also. We won't be back !

  • Visited May 2012
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Oslo, Norway
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“A good Sesimbra seafood restaurant”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

This is supposedly one of the best seafood restaurants in Sesimbra near the beach. The fish was grilled to perfection although the vegetables (as so often in Portugal) were overcooked. No complaints about the deserts.

One member of our party ordered a tiny portion of the typical Portuguese seafood called "percebes" just to to try it, and when the bill came was charged for 0,7 kgs of the stuff. We complained about this but as the waiter who served us initially had left for the day it took a bit of discussion before they were willing to reduce the bill by 0,5 kgs. We were still overcharged but did not want to pursue the the matter any further. I am fairly sure this was an honest mistake by the staff but they could have been a bit more forthcoming in admitting it.

  • Visited April 2012
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“One of the best in Sesimbra”
Reviewed November 2, 2011

Together with the Ribamar restaurant, we found this to be the best in Sesimbra. Good food, friendly staff, but a little more expensive than the more traditional restaurants. Only to be expected, I guess.

  • Visited October 2011
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“Recommended for a special night out”
Reviewed October 6, 2011

Had a lovely cheese salad entree followed by Sea Bass, Prawns, Clams & Rice dish, both of which were delicious. Reserved a window seat upstairs giving a lovely outlook & local guitarists were playing on the Rua below adding to the ambience.

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