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“Excellent seafood on the ocean”
Review of Nortada

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Ranked #2 of 27 Restaurants in Colares
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Portuguese and International food by the sea.
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We ate here both nights - the first meal was so good.

We had a sea bass pastry, grilled octopus, lightly fried haddock filets, and salt cod. The vegetable medley accompanying them was remarkably good: thinly sliced zucchini, mushrooms, and spring onions in a light brown sauce. The octopus was perfectly grilled and the best I've ever had. The cod was likewise as good a serving of this fish as we've ever eaten.

We sat outside on a glassed-in terrace that shelters you from the cool ocean winds.

Fine service and a very good selection of wines. And try the local brandy.

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

It was all very nice - the location was lovely, the service was very good with a lovely waiter who spoke excellent English and was very helpful, and the food was delicious. We had the steak for two with a lovely spicy rice, and the best chocolate mousse of the week. Everything was nice, but for us there was just that something missing.
We sat outside, and I know it's supposedly acceptable, but when I eat I don't want to inhale other peoples cigarette smoke. Neither do I want to hear their mobile phones ringing and hear their overloud conversations when they answer - or make the call. It seemed very geared to businessmen and business lunches - people who couldn't leave their mobile phones off for the time it took to eat and self-important businessmen who threw their arms around if they had to wait for more than a milli-second to be served because they were SO important. I know the restaurant can't help the clientele, and they pay the bills, but for us it lacked that special something and we probably wouldn't go back.

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Thank sussexstorm
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

We are travelling around Portugal for one month and we compared this restaurant with another good restaurant in Ericeira having the same menu. This restaurant came as 40% more expensive . Number one in the list of restaurants of tripadvisor is something not deserved. The view? We went to have dinner ans what you have in the windows is black. The place is not sophisticated. The lighting dark. The service good but when you are in Portugal in this type of restaurants,the service is always good. I will avoid it.

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Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

And the food was great. We had three couples and ordered a few of the mixed grill seafood. The owner and chef were very thrilled that we were there from the US and ensured we had an amazing selection of seafood. It was so nice to try so many different type of fish. I love how they cook in Portugal as it just seems so fresh and healthy.

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Thank KarlaJ232
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Wonderful food with excellent service and great sunset by the sea. I recommend this restaurant without any doubt. The owner/manager is very attentive and friendly. There is a wonderful beach called "praia Grande" very near (hundred meters) and Sintra is within a short distance by car.

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Thank ariedam
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