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Gauchao da Picanha

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Av. da Prala-Baleal, Baleal, Peniche 2520, Portugal
+351 262 758 064
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location from the outside seems unappealing, the inside is not much better, tables and chairs seems more appropriate to a canteen. I tried the typical brazilian steak and the fried banana, I was not imoressed with any of that. The bill came up heavier then what I was used to in other comparable restaurants in the area.

Thank Marco T
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144 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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
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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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
1 review
Reviewed 16 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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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, 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?