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“Nice friendly spot”
Review of The Jolly Sailor

The Jolly Sailor
Ranked #14 of 63 Restaurants in Cabanas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$22
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: This is a lovely restaurant a bit off the beaten track in Cabanas, but worth seeking out. It's motto is "fun food and friendship" and that pretty well sums it up! We spend a lot of time in Cabanas and frequent the Jolly a lot. The food is,, we think, the best in Cabanas (the fish pie is to die for) and Eddie and Lily provide friendly, attentive service. There's a nice outside patio for outdoor eating in the warm weather and a very nice, atmospheric interior. It's particularly hand if you're staying in Conceicao as it is half the walk down to the seafront. Give it a try (I've no connection to this place, just don't understand why nobody else has reviewed it on this website).
Cork, Ireland
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Nice friendly spot”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

After our bad experience in Sabores the previous night our first question to Lily was 'Do you serve real potatoes?'
We need not have worried - there has not been a failure of the potato crop in Portugal! Lovely rosemary potatoes here and the rest of our meal was lovely too. We even went back for more the following night. Great fresh fish. Had the prawns & also the Fish & Chips. The place is a little hard to find & has no sea view but hey many of the places with sea view often put you sitting well out of view of the sea & serve crap food so we were glad we ventured off the beaten track.
Thanks for the lovely welcome & great meals Lilly.

  • Visited May 2014
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glasgow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“10/10”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

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Quality 10
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Just go . Beautiful food. Lovely outdoor area. You walk in off an ordinary housing area into this gem. I am ultra critical. Cant fault it. Everyone seemed to get a huge steak on a hot stone but I had beef stroghanoff and the mrs chicken curry and banana rice....both lovely. Fish n chips was huge. Between this and sabores da ria on the front. Cheap too. Plus do kids menu. We had starters and mains for 5, cokes and bottle of rose for 60 euros. Go go go !

  • Visited July 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fish pie to die for”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We visited here on the strength of the reviews on TripAdvisor. We certainly weren't disappointed. We had to try the fish pie and it definitely more than lived up to expectations. Absolutely the best I have ever had. The serving was rather large but I managed it. We returned again and it was just as good the second time. Restaurant was a little hard to find but just look out for Quinta velha village and you have found it. Staff were very attentive.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very poor”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Very bad place in this restuarant In the trip advisor comment about this restaurant fabulous. But very bad my visit.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Weathe
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Spot on”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Have been just the once this week but will call again before we go food was very good and the staff where very nice always checking things where right price was very good so see you soon

Visited May 2014
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Thank duncanmct
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