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£8 - £23
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

Go local! Place does not look like much from the outside but make no mistake, this is worth a visit. Here you go for fish. Fresh fish. Sharing the grilled fish for two was at only 35 EUR was an easy choice. Served with cabage,...carrots, potatoes, grilled pineapple and grilled tomate all super fresh and perfectly cooked. As always in Portugal you go fine with English. Fantastic wine. In the end got the chance to hold one of the many large lobsters in the aquarium…quite an experience. Thank you for that. Friendly,place. Good typical relaxed nice atmosphere. If possible this was a place to visit more.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Fabulous seafood restaurant. Fish soup to start was fantastic, and we shared the seafood rice @ €39 for two. This appeared with enough food for 3/4 and had a whole lobster in it! Great value, extremely tasty food.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

This restaurant was an excellent find. It is well located. The food was very good indeed, we had the soups, grilled fish platter and even had a desert, creme broulee. We drank the house wines, white and red. It was all so good, we actually...went back the following night. We highly recommend this restaurant. The staff were great (attentive service with very pleasant demeanour) and the chef and his team served up memorable food.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2022 via mobile

Very good quality, quick, friendly and good service at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend it. Different Portuguese seafood.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022

The food is ok but not very impressive. Dessert was nice. Service is good. A pleasant evening in any case.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2020

The service was very goode. Daniela was an amazing waitress. Tuna was very good. Good wine. Good food.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020

The place has more look than quality! Good looking dinning room, friendly and clean service but ... The waiter forgets your orders (ordered fish soup, but it didn't came), the Savel fish was average, too soft (it should be crispy fried because of the many...small bones), dessert was ok but there were no typical Portuguese desserts to choose from. Good place for tourists, but too expensive for local people in view of the food options they have.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

Food at this restaurant is good. Portions are big. Friendly service. Small restaurant but in a convent location.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

Although the food was very tasty and the lobster was cooked fresh, (aquarium in restaurant) the service left much to desire. Ill-humoured waiter (not sure if he was the owner); the younger female waitress made up for his grumpiness. I would love to go back...for the food but good service is really part of the whole dining out experience and with so much competition around, no need to go back. Need to be more ‘hospitable’ in hospitality industry!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is located in the centre of Viana and the parking spots around the location are limited. To go here, we recommend to go by foot. Reservation might be necessary when it is high season. We had a fish meal and the food was...fine, from the four places we visited in Viana, we would put this second. The venue is not offering a special design , service is fine and food is ok , not excellent. Sure a place to test when you are in Viana.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Had the monkfish (Tamboril) rice and it was to die for! Excelent service. A little bit pricey, but on par with the rest of the restaurants at the same level.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We ate there on a regular week day. the restaurant was full (mainly tourists) as it seems to have a good reputation. We had booked a table for 8:30 so we showed up at the exact time but no one came to welcome us. As...we did not know what to do, we stayed in the middle of the room, waiters running all around but none of them came to explain the situation. We had the impression that they ignored us. Finally, after an almost 20 minutes wait (I wanted to leave but my gf insisted on staying), a waitress showed us a table. She did not offer any apology. She just gave us the menu without any word. Running a restaurant is not only offering food to customers, it is also welcoming guests and making them feel comfortable. As I was really irritated by the waiters' behaviour, we just ordered one course (roasted cod fish) which was ok but not memorable. Then the waiter brought us the bill, no smile, no question, nothing..In short, highly disappointing for a recommended restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We have been touring around the coast of Portugal for quite sometime so we have had the chance to try out a new restaurant every night. O Pescador is not a fancy place but it is definitely a good choice for fish lovers. High quality...of the ingredients but the bill is high compared to other similar and sometimes better places.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was really full, so pre booking was important, and the fresh bass sea we shared was one of the best I have ever ate. Can not tell about more dishes but this was very good. See below the waiting line when we went...out.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

The locals say it all - this restaurant is always full. It won’t break the bank and the fish is delightfully fresh and totally yummy !! Book a table just in case. And don’t forget a glass of very local white wine.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Restaurant O Pescador is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4