Porron and Pina
Happy to have another good restaurant downtown with a non- traditional menu. We ordered small plates to share - they were not really small plates and they definitely needed to be shared but we had a very fun time ordering and eating and sharing! Just order a few and then decide if you want to order more. We did not save room for dessert and wish we had. Next time!
One of my favorite restaurants in greater Hartford and it never disappoints. I tend to always order the paella then a bunch of small plates, all for sharing. Stellar cocktail list too.
We had dinner here prior to attending a Uconn basketball game. We loved everything! Our server, Mike, was outstanding. He was knowledgeable about all of the wine and food. We had multiple small plates to share. Duck legs, kale salad, beef sliders; all were excellent. Prices were reasonable. We will be back!
They were woefully understaffed.
Out of multiple menu items at 6 pm.
My spouse never got his food.
Food was barely warm.
Three requests and one hour for bread.
Awful dining experience made worse by sullen and defensive attitude of first manager to show up at our table.
Second manager did comp food but overall, unsatisfying experience.
Our waiter was very slow but the food was great
Absolutely delicious tapas, perfect for dining with a pair or with a group. I had a superb experience from the wonderful service from Mike, to the outstanding food, to the creative cocktails. The food was also ready in a good amount of time, but I never felt rushed. I will go back!
Amazing, unique food cooked to perfection and an ultra friendly server. Love this place!
Good place but very limited menu, especially entrees. Good selection of starter plates
We went to dinner at Porron. The atmosphere was great. We were seated right away and the service was excellent. We started with the chorizo stuffed mushrooms as well as the Garlic Shrimp which were both great starters!! For entrees, I had the Salmon which was pretty good. My mother had the paella which she said was just okay. It had a ton of peas in it which really turned her off at first, but then she stated that may have been the better parts of the dish. The double Carmel Flan was pretty good.
I did not have an opportunity to hang in Pina. I will come back at some point and do that.
Very good as usual.
Great food (mostly) and our waiter Josh was great as well. Had a cheese, and ham plate as well as tapas. Wife had smoked duck legs and I had sliders. That was plenty of food for both of us. Duck legs were wonderfully flavored and the cheese and ham was good but overpriced in my opinion. The sliders were well flavored but the bread was to thick and bulkey. All said I would eat there again but would try something else.
The service was very, very good until the dessert and coffee. Our waiter was great, but in spite of letting him know that we had stage tickets and had to leave by "x" time, the kitchen did not provide him our dessert/coffee on time. We did not eat one full dessert and scarfed down most of the coffee and jogged to the theater.
First time at the restaurant, we usually go to other places around Hartford but decided to give this a try. At first things did not start too well as we were waiting to be seated for what it felt was like 5 to 8 minutes, we were just standing there. Once seated, everything went well from there, everything we ate was great. The sliders and empanadas were amazing and the albóndigas were good too. Things add up though as the tapas are not cheap, however I must say it was worth it.
Been to Porron many times and always a treat.
Wonderful tapas dinner. Everything we had was delicious and the waiter was excellent. This is our second visit and we would definitely return.
Thank you!! Tim General Manager
Wonderful service, lovely atmosphere, delicious food! Some standouts: risotto tapas, small shrimp dish, refreshing mock-tail with basil and lime.
Thank you for the kind words Cathy! Tim General Manager
Very good food and comfortable setting. Been there many times and will continue to patronize
Awesome meal, service and atmosphere!
While the food was fantastic, the service was horrible. Slow and inattentive. We made a reservation and they choose to set us up in the bar. I can’t tell you who our actual server was. Occasionally the bartender would come over, the hostess brought our apps and various other servers were in and out. We waited over 15 minutes between when we placed our drink orders to when the drinks came out on both occasions. We would have drank more but couldn’t get anyone’s attention. It’s unfortunate, I would not recommend this establishment in the future for tables larger than 4
Tabitha, My sincerest apologies for the untimely service you received. This certainly does not represent us as a restaurant. I am however, glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. I hope you do consider us again for dinner so we can show you what we can really do! Cheers, Tim J. Ratchford General Manager
Service was on point. Very attentive and due to Hartford Restaurant Week, we got a great deal. We definitely will be back. A little disappointed that they only serve sangria by the glass, no pitchers.
Thank you JPerez!! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager
I picked this place because my friends and I love tapas and we wanted to support a downtown restaurant. The atmosphere was nice and waitress accommodating, although there were surprisingly few people there on a Thursday night. We ordered paella and it took 30 minutes and came with the bottom so burned it was stuck to the pan. It was not good paella and when we mentioned it the waitress offered to make another plate but we couldn't wait 30 min. No offer was made to allow us to order more tapas of complementary value or comp dessert.
I think this is poor customer service for a restaurant. I will be going to my other favorite tapas places and my friends unfortunately felt the same.
I’m very sorry to hear this. I will be reaching out to you personally, in attempt to gather some more information about your experience. Thank you in advance! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager
The appetizers, meal, and dessert was absolutely delicious and very unique flavors! Our waitstaff was courteous and friendly and we loved the ambiance. We'll definitely be coming back!
Thank you Rachel! We hope to see you soon! Cheers! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager
Great food, seriously solid and creative cocktails. My dining partner and I shared a single entree of paella plus some tapas. It was all well executed and tasted amazing. My only quibble is the paella was a smidge too salty. I am still dreaming about the short rib empanadas days later. This is a welcome addition to downtown, the likes of which don’t exist anywhere in greater Hartford.
Great food and service. Good handicap facilities. They made my Mom’s evening very nice.
Been to Porron many times and have always been satisfied.
Excellent in all respects! Second time there
It’s a beautiful space located in the very cool Goodwin hotel, where no detail is overlooked. The hospitality is excellent and the food is even better. Every single thing we had on the menu, and we sampled quite a few dishes, we’re outstanding! If you are anywhere near Hartford, don’t miss enjoying a fabulous and creative cocktail and a delicious dinner at Porrón!
Thank you for the kind words Mandy! Don’t be a stranger! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager
Great first visit. Went before a show and enjoyed their cocktails, chef’s jamon and queso plate and fish special entrees. Everything was delicious, especially the chocolate donut bread pudding!
Thank you Becky! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager
Awesome food, people and locationn
We had reservations and were seated in the bar section of the restaurant near the hotel lobby. Noise from a hotel event around the corner was a bit noisy at times, although we could still hear our conversation easily. Our score of the ambience reflects the bar location. The food was amazing. We recommend it if you enjoy Spanish food.
Thank you Annette and my apologies for the wedding commotion. I hope we’ll see you again in the near future! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager
5 Star! $ of us were thrilled. Food was gourmet! Will return. Best restaurant bar none. Lila M west Hartford
Lila, thank you for the kind words! See you again soon! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager
Treatment by staff excellent, outstanding tapas, quiet & prices low for downtown Hartford
Thank you for joining us!
Waiter was attentive at first but then seemed to get distracted and forgot about us for awhile. We thought we had plenty of time to make a show but found ourselves rushing at the end and didn’t have time for dessert!
Hello! Would love to hear more about your experience. Please feel free to reach out to me personally if you’d like to take the time to do so. Thank you! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager
Having been before, I was impressed by the level of service from the bar to the waitstaff on this relatively quiet night in the restaurant. The food came out promptly- hot/warm and was fresh. Drinks were great. The others in our party hadn’t been before and said it was some of the best tapas they have had before and one of if not the best restaurant in the Hartford area.
The cauliflower risotto was AMAZING. Excellent service as well.
Great food attentive service looking forward to going back
The food is just like the bodegas from the Basque regions of Spain and France. The server is knowledgeable and professional. Delicious
really enjoy our dinner! and server Stephen was nice!! thank you,
Outstanding food and experience! Delicious cocktails. Can’t wait to go back.
Thank you Anna! We’ll look forward to seeing you again! Cheers, Tim J. Ratchford General Manager
Added to people to our reservation at the last minute and Porron didn’t skip a beat. They’re super
I’m glad we were able to accommodate you and your guests Salvatore! Thank you!