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“Watch for the hidden extras”
Review of Restaurante Baia

Restaurante Baia
Ranked #34 of 120 Restaurants in Sesimbra
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
devon
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Watch for the hidden extras”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Went there for lunch. Was told that what I wanted wasn't available so they prepared a different fish dish for 10 euros. However, before you know it they bring out all sorts: bread, cheese, crabmeat... I assumed this was the "cover charge" but when I got the bill all of this added up to more than the meal and drinks. They also added a charge for the potatoes that came with the main just for good measure. Obviously a tourist trap - try and explain you don't want all the extras before they are forced upon you.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The most tasty meal ever!”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

I went do this lovely Restaurant in Sesimbra and I was astonished with the quality of the food. Amazing fish and seafood! Also the staff was so friendly I felt great in this place. I recommend to everyone who wants to enjoy sun and beach and relaxation;)

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank HelgaLondon
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Venice, Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bad experience”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

The food was not fresh and the owner said "it's good enough for tourists". The following day our kids developed an allergy. Don't go there.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank NunoMor
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Renkum, the Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Try the swordfish!”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We had diner in this restaurant, outside on a bit windy terrace that evening in September 2013. Th e staff was friendly and helpful, the gorgeous portions swordfish were delicious, but funny enough the French fries were fried too short, so not crispy and goldbrown, but pale and unsubstantial. This was strange because the rest of the food was fine. It is a good place to gofor diner but check your French fries before you start eating.
A bit treacherous is the nonasked, but neverteheless served starter in the shell of a big crab, which showed on the bill for too many euro's for a non-ordered starter, that is not the way to treat your clients in a proper way.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Klaas S
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London, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Surely one of the best restaurants in Sesimbra”
Reviewed 13 April 2011

This is one traditional Portuguese restaurant which is surely one of the best Sesimbra has. It's located by the sea. It's a shame there's a small road between the restaurant and the sea but it has a nice esplanade with sea view. The good about this restaurant is that you can eat there all day long (no matter the time), enjoying the sun and the sea and eating a good tasty meal without being expensive. Don't expect frills or sophisticated atmosphere though but don't forget it's a traditional by the sea restaurant with lots of sea food, fresh fish and great meat.
Just try the swordfish (so traditional in this region) with a special sauce of shrimps, the clamps are wonderful too. For the meat lovers as I am, try the steak on the hot stone.
for desert I can recommend the cookie and coffee cake. Yummy! Superb quality, chef and Staff!

  • Visited April 2011
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