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Wild Orchid Cafe

Downtown Hamilton
Portuguese
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286 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
(905) 528-7171
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The food is excellent

My wife and I go many time a year the fish is excellent and reasonably priced. Bring 6 couples once a year and not one complaint.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Peter B
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I go many time a year the fish is excellent and reasonably priced. Bring 6 couples once a year and not one complaint.

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Took my Dad here for Father's Day... we shared mussels, shrimp, cod, calamari...pretty much all the seafood we could handle and the food was excellent! The only thing lacking was out on the patio the server seemed to forget about us and it took a long time to get drinks in the beginning. Once we finally got our sangria, it... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I ate there tonight for the first time. Fantastic food and fantastic service. Down to earth server, no snootiness. Our group felt at home. I am going back...definitely. I am in my 40's and grew up in this town. I have discovered a place that was sitting in front of my nose. I have traveled the world and here is... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Visited Hamilton and chose The Wild Orchid from Tripadvisor ( Orhids website one of the best simple and efficient) Started with Grilled Sardines ( largest I've seen) with a port wine and Massa de Legumes as the main (fresh made pasta) with Vil Regia red wine. Thoroughly impressed little things like a small loaf fresh bread on side, pasta spoon... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I've heard the mussels and sangria are very good and had to check it out myself. The sangria did not disappoint, it is very good. The mussels came in a wonderful sauce that we enjoyed very much. The only problem was the quantity. My husband had 8 mussels on his plate, I had 7. By my standards this is a... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

New Food Friday #9 This is a great place with a nice atmosphere, and really good food. We ordered: Chorica Assasda, Roasted Rabbit, Galinha Assada and a Pasteis De Nata. All of these dishes were full of flavour. I especially like the clay plates the meals come on. It keeps the food warm pretty much til the last bite. If... More 

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Caledonia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wonderful - authentic Porteguese meal in Hamilton. Excellent options for everyone.... no complaints and we have been there many different times. Atmosphere is nice as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

From the decadent aromas wafting through the restaurant to the unbelievably delicious food, the Wild Orchid never disappoints. I have yet to eat something at this restaurant that I didn't like or wouldn't order again. The Sardines, Chorico assasda and Pao de algarve are TO DIE FOR, as is every morsel of seafood in the shellfish platter (great for a... More 

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you closed your eyes to the weather outside, you would be in Portugal. The delicious aromas that met us lived up to everyone's expectations! "Try the green wine" the waitress suggested and gave us a sample. We bought the bottle. Sea bass, shrimp and potatoes to die for. Nice to know Portugal has moved a little closer to home.,

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

once again the food was very good all 8 guests were totally amazed at the quality on the plate good food is worth waiting for and if you are a fish lover you will be in heaven. The only downside of the night was that both lamb and rabbit dishes were not available On my next visit I will call... More 

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Additional Information about Wild Orchid Cafe

Address: 286 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
Phone Number: (905) 528-7171
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Portuguese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 286 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton>  > Downtown Hamilton
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (905) 528-7171

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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