Porto Mar

4.2
14 reviews
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Portuguese
Beautiful historic building located in Old Montreal. An ideal spot for romantic dinners, business meetings, casual encounters, birthdays and other special events.

Our menu offers a variety of traditional Portuguese dishes including fresh fish, seafood and a choice of grilled specialties. Our extensive wine list has many imported wines at affordable prices.
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Based on the reviews I was expecting really fresh seafood without the tourist trap prices of Old Montreal. But we could tell the food was mostly frozen or canned, and therefore way overpriced.

Review of the following that my partner and I ordered:
Sardines: so disappointing. The skin was inedible because of scales, and was also too soggy for grilled sardines. And the skin is the whole point of this type of dish! I ate the meat of the sardines, but we did not finish this dish.
Snails /escargots: this was the best dish we ate, yet we could tell the snails were from a can. The sauce was pretty acidic / vinegary so not for everyone but I really liked the sauce.
Salmon: this was cooked pretty well, but was not fresh salmon. It came with limp broccoli and a half potato that was incredibly plain. I love potatoes and didn’t eat it.
Clams and pork: pork was really tough. My partner barely ate it.

The server was lovely but she was the only one and had too many tables to give proper service.

Porto Mar
Responded on July 17, 2019

We are sorry to hear that your experience at our restaurant was not what you expected. We would like to clarify though that we never use frozen fish and that our salmon is always fresh. We receive fresh fish every day. Did you mention anything to your waitress as we are happy to change any dish that does not meet the customers satisfaction? The sardines are one of our most popular dishes. We apologize again and hope to get another chance to serve you and improve your experience. Best Regards.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and great food the staff were friendly and inviting.

Porto Mar
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers!

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M
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service

Porto Mar
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you so much Mary for the great review! So glad you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Cheers!

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JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location with great food and service. We look forward to returning.

Porto Mar
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you so much Joseph for the great review! So happy you enjoyed our food and the beautiful location we are in. Looking forward to serving you again. Cheers!

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L
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff were really friendly. The place was very beautiful and very close to Old Port. The food was really tasty, but the price was a bit high for the food they served (a fancy restaurant).

Porto Mar
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you very much for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and the beautiful location we are in. Cheers!

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B
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's so wonderful Portgese restaurant with very fresh and delicious dishes. We had sardin, salmon, cod, escargo, and wines. All dishes are so good flavors. We also liked its kind service and chilled atmosphere.

Porto Mar
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our dishes and the fresh fish as well as the relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to serving you again. Cheers!

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

Great food on a quiet Monday. We always enjoy our experience.

Porto Mar
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you very much for the great review! We look forward to serving you again. Cheers!

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R
Montreal
26 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It was an OK experience both times we ate here. Nothing exceptional. More like a 4 star. Certainly not the 4.7 star listed.

Porto Mar
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear you were not as impressed as we would have hoped with your experience at our restaurant. We look forward to having another chance to prove to you why our ratings are so high. Best Regards.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amaZing

Porto Mar
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review! So happy you had such a great experience at our restaurant. Until next time, cheers!

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LL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food with lot of fish dishes. Nice place near « le Vieux Port » of Montréal.
I recommand for a pleasant and quality moment with family.

NR
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very quiet evening. One of our party had the liver and two of us thought it was great. Different treatment of some foods. We had a good evening. Only complaint I have was having a TV on in a restaurant. Staff was great, even after all others had left.

l
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cynthia ,Passos and chef were charming. Food delish and not overly salty. Had cod that was cooked perfectly. Had 3 course dinner for 34 cad. Would return if I find myself in Montreal.

Porto Mar
Responded on November 8, 2018

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to serve you in our restaurant. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town. Cheers!

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Very nice meal. Portugese chicken was delicious, good fish, good soup. We appreciated that there was very low noise level so it allowed nice conversation. An old-school ambiance, but it was pleasant, peaceful and we had a very enjoyable meal.

Porto Mar
Responded on November 8, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the relaxed and quiet atmosphere here at Porto Mar. We hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers!

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B
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They have a nice selection of Portuguese wines. The food was excellent with nice presentation. Service was superb.

Porto Mar
Responded on November 8, 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed wine from our wide selection of Portuguese wines as well as the meal, presentation and service. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Cheers!

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