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US$21 - US$37
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 27 October 2022

Really special place - beautiful dining room with open kitchen. Top-notch service with excellent recommendations for both food and drink. Make a reservation because it's a small room - highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 22 October 2022

Zagaia was so good that it is difficult to describe. All was perfect: food, service and price. Wa have choiced partly randomly, whwt we eat and everything was a good. The service was correct and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

Elevated and creative take on traditional dishes make this small restaurant a must visit. Their signature croquettes de choco are so light they almost float off the plate. The Seecretos de Porco Preto was surprisingly light and refreshing with a bright coriander sauce. My favorite,...however, was the complex guava mousse that draped a tender meringue. A basil sorbet added a perfect counterpoint. It was all topped with sliced berries and a sprinkle of pop-rocks. The service was welcoming yet professional and provided great suggestions.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2022

Fantastic! The food was amazing!! This restaurant has taken seafood into a new and fantastic level. The service was great. Would absolutely visit this restaurant again. You should probably make a reservation in advance.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022

Small restaurant with open kitchen, with relaxed athmosphere and very nice decor. The food is amazing: refined and perfectly balanced. Every dish was heavenly - from the carpaccio to the deserts, with the amazing rices in between. Really five star experience, topped by an amazing...service. Certainly coming back several times!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 September 2022 via mobile

An absolute gem that made our short stay in Sesimbra incredibly memorable. O Zagaia is a perfect mix of casual down to earth and serious contemporary food that would fit right at home in LA or NY, in the best way. Service was warm and...super helpful. Menu is focused and gorgeous. Every plate was a flavor bomb…. Kind of like Portuguese ingredients and flavors, French technique, Nordic style presentation. 10/10 totally recommend. Their sister restaurant O Batel is a great option for lunch, too!!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food - we shared a great selection of seafood starters and mains - with a great meat course for the non fish eater. Lovely friendly staff Cool but small restaurant Went for birthday celebration and it was very special. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 August 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and service, nice starters and concept, enjoyed every single dish. Service attentive and to the point.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 24 June 2022 via mobile

This place tries to be Cool. But it ends up to be cold. Food was simple and rather Ok. But not worth of money. We ate Meat and shrimps. Ok, but no character at all in any way. Music was Rmb. If you like that...kind of music maybe yes, but If you dont… it makes atmosphere more poorMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 June 2022 via mobile

Unbelievable food & service ! The Fork reservation went wrong but the boss managed to squeeze us in as we’d booked in advance 5 days previously & we were so looking forward to eating there 😀 Confit garlic prawns , cuttlefish & an amazing braised...beef dish were absolutely delicious 🇵🇹🤩 Obrigado & muito bom ! We will return 🙏More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 May 2022

Nice twists on traditional Portuguese food. One of the best meals we have ever eaten in Portugal (and we have eaten lots!). Lovely staff and very reasonable price for the excellent quality.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2022 via mobile

Fabulous food and service with an interesting menu based on sharing plates. Staff were friendly and helpful explaining the different dishes. Essential to book ahead and would thoroughly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

Restaurant O Zagaia is a small establishment located in the centre of Vila de Sesimbra close to the Fortaleza de Santiago (AD 1642). The restaurant offers lunch and dinner. Good Mediterranean and Portuguese food define its character. Don’t expect fine dining. Decoration and table decoration...give the restaurant a no-nonsense ambiance. We came on a chilly weekday in April and with 24 seats the restaurant was almost fully booked, a good sign. Service was friendly and efficient. We choose garlic gambas and mussels with fries accompanied with a glass of Penedo Gordo and mineral water. We were not impressed. The mussels were of mediocre quality and partly uncooked. The gambas and the wine were fine. For dessert we went for guiana e majaricao. This was tasty. O Zagaia is slightly overpriced. We fear the 4 cooks of the very popular restaurant hardly can handle rush hours.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2021

We were glad we had a reservation as the restaurant is small and nice. Staff really friendly. The quality of the dishes were excellent and presented very well. The Ceviche really good but also the other dishes we liked very much. With a good wine...which was advised to us we had a perfect dinner. I think it is also a favourite place for the locals as for the tourists.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2021

Compact pleasant restaurant. Friendly helpful service. Every item ordered was first class. We needed to book as very popular.

Date of visit: October 2021
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O Zagaia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5