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Gauchao da Picanha

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$$ - $$$
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Av. da Prala-Baleal, Baleal, Peniche 2520, Portugal
+351 262 758 064
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Is for this restaurant!!! The steak on the stone just never disappoints!!! Friendly service and good food, just about what you need from a restaurant isn't it? A very unassuming place from the outside but go in, you will not be disappointed!

Thank imps1208
Wilhelmshaven, Niedersachsen, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Over the years we have enjoyed great 'meat on a hot stone' at 'Gauchao da Picanha', but our visit at the end of summer was a disaster. The meat was heavity water injected, and saline water was oozing out of the pale meat when placed on the hot stone, making it shrink and srink and shrink... discusting!... ending up in... More 

Thank Brandulph C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Good place for meat, great location, good service. I recommend for everyone who likes red wine with meat.

Thank Mahmut S
Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

You could realistically consider ordering one portion for two people especially if going with kids. Superb tender and tasty meat. Good value.

Thank AgeingStatham
Chaves, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Gauchao da Picanha is a very well located restaurant on the coastal road of Baleal Beach in Peniche,It helps to go early or make reservations ahead of time to dine at Gauchao or risk having to wait for a table. Good but delayed service from friendly, helpful servers who I must say have a lot of work cut out for... More 

1 Thank Vmfro
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Great place to eat and good value. The steak on the stone is excellent. The cut of meat and serving size excellent. A truly casual good value and good food. Would recommend to anyone to eat here. Also guitarist/singer on the Friday evening which was lovely background music.

Thank mandy193
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The grilled beef steak was so good that it almost made me cry of happiness. Definitely go for the beef grilled steak, medium rare. Beef picanha was also very very good, but definitely the grled beef steak was the star of the table.

Thank Alexandra H
Cuijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Although the restaurant itself is not fancy decorated nor with a cosy interior this is a must visit for the gorgeous meat and nice accompanied wines they are serving! We can recommend!!

Thank PaulvanderMark214
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Nice restaurante to make a trip to really nice Picanha. Very kind employees, children loved it. Not the best place to eat the famous fish from Peniche, here is to eat...Meat :)

Thank Nuno T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Bin there for the first time this week but have seen the restaurant quite a few time. To be honest it looks like it belongs to the caravan park and is the onsite restaurant for that. But I was surprised big time. Great quality food and super service. It has it's separate entrance to the caravan park and guarded car... More 

1 Thank Christian T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. da Prala-Baleal, Baleal, Peniche 2520, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Leiria District  >  Peniche  >  Baleal
  • Phone Number: +351 262 758 064

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?