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A Cantarinha

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Travessa da Rua das Tamargueiras 3 | Buarcos, Figueira da Foz 3080-389, Portugal
+351 233 432 801
12:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended by friends, and turned out to be a superb find - friendly, helpful staff, (speaking excellent English), many different spaces both inside and outside, and the food has to be tasted to be believed. It's at the far end of Figuera (near Lidl!) in an anonymous cluster of flats but don't be put off. Wonderful seafood, nice... More 

Thank Bradlenin
Florianopolis, SC
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I really liked this place. It might a bit too fancy, but I found it accessible. Food was very good and very well served. The attendants were very nice. The only thing I could say was negattive was watching the fishes and the turtle they hold in aquariums in the room. I found that a bit cruel and couldn't feel... More 

Thank priettoclarissa
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Good service, quite fast, good fish and very useful the menú with images! There is a wide selection from fish to meat. Definitely, to stop here and try.

Thank Gimman
Lisbon, Portugal
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

If you are enjoying the beautiful (but cold) Figueira da Foz beach, or simply driving or walking along the beautiful seaside road in Figueira da Foz, you can go to this restaurant, located only a few hundred meters away. The food is very good, either fish, meat, seafood or desserts, are all very good. The service is very good too.... More 

Thank mendesl
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

As in the topic the food wasn't bad and it wasn't that great either. The staff was quite nice. If you don't have other option you can stopby.

Thank GoCheck13
Livorno, Italy
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Losing service quality. The young staff lost orders and toke us almost 2hours to have dinner... Not returning again, especially during summer time...

Thank RCaldeira
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Food was over cooked and totally disgusting, I have no idea how this place received such a rating. We ordered grilled pulpo and shrimp which is octopus, what we received was squid bodies and over cooked shrimp as I one. Totally unedible.

Thank Dora M
Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015

A Cantarinha restaurant in Figueira da Foz brings a new dimension to seafood on charcoal. Seafood and BBQ are rare combinations because of the degree of difficulty. Combine expertise with attentive staff, and you are in for an unique dining experience. Tasty boiled shrimps, that don’t need any sauce!, tuna salad plus an octopus salad are value for money brought... More 

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Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Visited this afternoon after reading all the good reviews. Disappointed . Upon entering we were given a platter of prawns, octopus salad and tuna pate with a basket of bruschetta bites. We knew that even though we hadn't asked for it, it wouldn't be free.This seems to be normal practise in Portuguese restaurants, and you can refuse it. We ate... More 

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Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Every now and then I have had some family meals at Cataninha. The starters are great (shrimp, paté, octopus salad) and the main courses divine: cod and octopus "tibornada", grilled fish and the steak are great choices. Desserts are great too. Really valuable meals and beautiful aquariums surrounding the main dinning room make of Cantarinha a great restaurant.

Thank mokagil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, European, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa da Rua das Tamargueiras 3 | Buarcos, Figueira da Foz 3080-389, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Figueira da Foz
  • Phone Number: +351 233 432 801

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?