Porron and Pina

4.7
217 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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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M
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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LL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Porron many times and have always been satisfied.

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JS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all respects! Second time there

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, people and locationn

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AB
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you for joining us!

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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L
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The cauliflower risotto was AMAZING. Excellent service as well.

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LL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food attentive service looking forward to going back

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c
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place...one of my favorites

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BV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for another amazing dinner!
Mike was awesome!!!
Can’t wait to come back.

Porron and Pina
Responded on April 23, 2019

Thank you Beth! See you soon! Cheers, Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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c
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative menu with interesting twists on old favorites. Dining room a little loud when full, but manageable. Waiter and staff were outstanding. Great variety of wine choices. Definitely be back for more.

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NG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food with a different menu. Different in a great way.

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Louder than we would have liked, especially since there were only a few parties dining.

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CT
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the tapas. Our server was great - didn't rush us. Glass of wine and marcona almonds - perfect start.
Then we had several tapas - mushroom toast, tortilla & pork cutlet. All were great & just enought to fill us up prior to going to the theater.

Porron and Pina
Responded on April 16, 2019

Thank you CTVisitor! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another great meal at Porron on Friday night. It is one of our favorite places for a nice meal.

Porron and Pina
Responded on April 16, 2019

Thank you Christian! We’ll look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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c
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have recently had dinner at both Porron and Pina; the food and wine selection is the same at both, and it’s stellar. We had dinner in the lobby seating area the first time and were able to listen to the live jazz on a Friday night. They brought us a tray for all the tapas we ordered since our table was petite. The restaurant is very attractive, and our server was knowledgeable and friendly.

Porron and Pina
Responded on April 14, 2019

Thank you connecticuttraveller! We appreciate the kind words. See you soon! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Don’t miss the smoked duck legs!

Porron and Pina
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you Michael! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

While the adjoining bar was tough and lively, the restaurant lacked the same uniqueness. Food was ok, munu had unique flavors but food was good not outstanding. Restaurant lacked life comparatively. Good... not outstanding.

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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect for a lighter, pre-show meal of tapas. Enjoyed the varied wine selection as well.

Porron and Pina
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you for the kind review Rick! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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DB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first time here. A group of us go to Hartford Stage and it's very convenient to walk here. Enjoyed the ambiance, courteous staff. Nice wines and food was delicious and creative. Bit pricey even for fine restaurants.

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RG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining but we love Spanish food and Porron and Pina did not disappoint. We went with friends and probably over ordered but everything from the cheese plates to the tapas to the Paella was excellent. Cocktails too. We had a nut allergy in the group and the waiter was very knowledgeable and took great care to ensure food and drink could be safely consumed. In my mind any restaurant that seriously addresses nut allergies is 5 star in my book. The restaurant itself is beautiful and elegant. Love the round booths. We will be back!

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DF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Later reservation, so our seating was fairly close to kitchen (a definite no for me) and it took some time for our server to approach and he failed to ask if we wanted a drink, however, the remainder of the service was excellent and the food was superb. Steven, our server, was friendly and very forthright about the selections. We ordered the ham and cheese assortment (Valdeon blue from Spain, and Mahon) as an appetizer along with chorizo-stuffed mushrooms with watercress and mahon(delicious). Entree was Branzino over cannelloni beans with chorizo/fregola/kale stew - wonderful mouth feel. We also ordered te Paella "Valencia" -- wonderful. I would pass on the desserts. Typical Churros, a bread pudding, and an almond cake (meh). If I'm going to have the calories it has to be fabulous. We will return.

Porron and Pina
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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C
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wish it was a little less noisy and the music was a little more restful. The food, however, was stupendous.

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R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a nice time at Porrón and Pina. The lounge at Pina has a really nice feel for a pre-dinner drink and the cocktails were well balanced. Dinner at Porrón was definitely good and the service was very attentive. We were eating before a show, so we kept our choices to the tapas menu, all of which were prepared well. If we are back in Hartford, we would certainly eat here again.

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BF
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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MA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very enjoyable dinner. All smiles and great service from the host to the waitstaff. Food was served promptly and very tasty. We will be back again!

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R
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beyond amazing. Be sure to save room for dessert! The churros are delish.

Porron and Pina
Responded on March 21, 2019

Elizabeth, Thank you for the kind words! We'll look forward to seeing you again very soon! Tim J. Ratchford General Manager

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We got there late into happy hour and had a little trouble getting service. I think the back waiter did not want to overstep his responsibilities. (He waited for the waiter to give us a menu. But overall it was great.

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JR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, as always! Love Tyler's new take on the Shisito peppers with that new tangy sauce on them. We were obsessed! Thought they couldn't get better than they already were, but I was wrong! Churro donuts are always a hit! <3

Porron and Pina
Responded on March 5, 2019

Thank you Jen! Tim

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k
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The space is lovely and the service great. But the
food was a bit underwhelming. The $25 risotto and orzo
was a splurge and chosen for the black truffle ingredient. But there was no sense of any risotto only the orzo
That was disappointing. The salad was fair. The octopus was quite good. Nothing really against the place. Just ok

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