Porron and Pina

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Located at The Goodwin Hotel in downtown Hartford, Porron & Pina brings a European flare to the city. Inspired by Spain and made in New England!

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GC
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!

M
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

D
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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.

HD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our waiter was very slow but the food was great

NG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

LM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, unique food cooked to perfection and an ultra friendly server. Love this place!

RC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place but very limited menu, especially entrees. Good selection of starter plates

KM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

SB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as usual.

RL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

DB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

JB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

SB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Porron many times and always a treat.

s
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful tapas dinner. Everything we had was delicious and the waiter was excellent. This is our second visit and we would definitely return.

Porron and Pina
Responded on August 27, 2019

Thank you!! Tim General Manager

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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, lovely atmosphere, delicious food! Some standouts: risotto tapas, small shrimp dish, refreshing mock-tail with basil and lime.

Porron and Pina
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thank you for the kind words Cathy! Tim General Manager

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SB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and comfortable setting. Been there many times and will continue to patronize

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal, service and atmosphere!

TS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

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

Porron and Pina
Responded on July 23, 2019

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

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JP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

Porron and Pina
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank you JPerez!! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

Porron and Pina
Responded on July 20, 2019

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

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RP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Porron and Pina
Responded on July 18, 2019

Thank you Rachel! We hope to see you soon! Cheers! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

LL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good handicap facilities. They made my Mom’s evening very nice.

SB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Porron many times and have always been satisfied.

JS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects! Second time there

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Porron and Pina
Responded on June 28, 2019

Thank you for the kind words Mandy! Don’t be a stranger! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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BR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Porron and Pina
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you Becky! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, people and locationn

AB
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

Porron and Pina
Responded on June 4, 2019

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

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LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Star! $ of us were thrilled. Food was gourmet! Will return. Best restaurant bar none. Lila M west Hartford

Porron and Pina
Responded on June 4, 2019

Lila, thank you for the kind words! See you again soon! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treatment by staff excellent, outstanding tapas, quiet & prices low for downtown Hartford

Porron and Pina
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you for joining us!

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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!

Porron and Pina
Responded on May 28, 2019

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

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

L
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The cauliflower risotto was AMAZING. Excellent service as well.

LL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food attentive service looking forward to going back

c
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is just like the bodegas from the Basque regions of Spain and France. The server is knowledgeable and professional. Delicious

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really enjoy our dinner! and server Stephen was nice!! thank you,

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and experience! Delicious cocktails. Can’t wait to go back.

Porron and Pina
Responded on May 7, 2019

Thank you Anna! We’ll look forward to seeing you again! Cheers, Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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SB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Added to people to our reservation at the last minute and Porron didn’t skip a beat. They’re super

Porron and Pina
Responded on July 2, 2019

I’m glad we were able to accommodate you and your guests Salvatore! Thank you!

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