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Portus Calle

#395 of 4,416 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Seafood, Grill, Tapas, Portuguese
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4281 saint-laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Rachel)
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
For fish and seafood lovers

In the portuguese neighbourhood you will find anything from grilled chicken sandwiches to pastry shops to fancier places such as Portus Calle. Run by a lady chef, if you love fish this is the place, if you are vegetarian not really . We had different tapas followed by fish and a dessert plate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2012
GMforever
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Montreal
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Montreal
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

In the portuguese neighbourhood you will find anything from grilled chicken sandwiches to pastry shops to fancier places such as Portus Calle. Run by a lady chef, if you love fish this is the place, if you are vegetarian not really . We had different tapas followed by fish and a dessert plate. Shrimps were to die for. We were... More 

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NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We dined here while vacationing in Montreal. We choose this place after reading a recent NY Times review. They start you off with a complimentary Salmon Tar Tare which was excellent. We started with the Stuffed Calamari and Portuguese style Mussels both werre phenomenal. The house portuguese green wine complimented the food perfectly. The entrees we enjoyed were Monkfish and... More 

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montréal
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

in the heart of the portuguese district. frah fish you can actually choose. Helena the owner/cook is there to help most nights.

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vermont
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We had to remind the waiter for our appetizer, waited 45 minutes for entrees to arrive. Two people were served first and then it took another 10 minutes to serve the other two people. Very awkward. Food was ok. No apologies from the aloof staff. Maybe we hit a bad day? Others seem to have had better experiences here.

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Montreal
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We were a party of 5 and decided to try plenty of the tapas on the menu as it was a great way for my guests to discover the diverse flavours Portuguese cuisine has to offer. One person in our party is lactose-intolerant, they were flexible enough to build a menu around this particularity. It started off with the perfectly... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The thing I love most about dining out in Montreal is the lively ambiance of the restaurants. People are out to have a good time, and restaurants feel warmer and less pretentious. This place was no exception. The staff were very helpful in selecting tapas and wine for our table to share. We took their recommendations (which closely matched our... More 

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

My family on my mother's side is Portuguese. My mother, grandmother, aunts and uncles are all fantastic cooks. You will find many of the traditional Portuguese dishes on the menu and they are well prepared. I really enjoyed my dinner there with friends. The restaurant has an extensive collection of Portuguese wines in its cellar.

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Montreal, Canada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

I went there as part of the Montreal highlight festival. A belgian chocolatier was the invited chef. The food was very good and some meals had an exotic taste due to the chocolat sauce. The service of the waiter was unprofessional. Stay away from the red hair server. The service only improved once I complained and the boss send someone... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Wether you want a big dinner or tapas, Portus Calle is the best Portuguese restaurant in Montreal! The decor and the ambiance are great, but the food prepared with love by Elena Loureiro and her team is the real reason to go. I went with groups, friends, family and as a couple and every time, the food and service are... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

The food and service is so amazing that we have been returning to this restaurant many many times. We have never had a bad experience. Even though the food is a bit pricy, it is very well worth it. Great portuguese wine selection and the portuguese music gives it a great ambiance. I've recommended this restaurant to many people and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4281 saint-laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    (Rachel)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 70
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Grill, Tapas, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

Staying in Le Plateau Mont-Royal

Neighborhood Profile
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colorful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.