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Portes

Portou 48 | Old Town, Chania Town, Crete 73131, Greece
+30 2821 076261
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Ranked #28 of 287 restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $20
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This small family owned restaurant is located on Portou Street.The alley leading to it is decorated with charming old doors as the name "PORTES" means doors.The Irish owner/chef offers her customers a blend of trend and tradition with her unique recipes.All ingredients are fresh,seasonal,local and bought daily.Recipes are designed depending on the season and availability therefore be sure to checkout the blackboard displaying new dishes and daily specials."Portes" also offers a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.We open our doors each day to welcome and please our customers.
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Fonty
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was the best meal I had in Crete. The stuffed zucchini flowers - a staple in area restaurants - were the key. In most places I tried them, they tasted reasonably good but mostly the same. These zucchini flowers, however, were spectacular (as were all the other dishes we ordered). When a restaurant treats a commodity item with special... More

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

nice place in the old chania town with traditional greek food. Try the "light" moussaka, delicious!!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us, so glad it was as we had a fantastic lunch. Service great, freshly cooked food, great location in he Old Town and one of the best meals we had during our 10 days in Crete. Go visit Ported, you will not be disappointed

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved this place! The food is very fresh and the restaurant is very unique. It looks like a fake backdrop because it's that pretty and rustic. A go-to for a delicious meal.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were wandering around Chania one afternoon when we found this place, the doors hanging along the wall caught our eye immidiatly. Decided to sit and have a drink, but while looking at the menu also had to try a few appetizers. Loved the fennel pie, as well as the other items we ate. Ended up coming back twice during... More

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Armstrong, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Portes was recommended by several locals as the best local restaurant. Wish we had found it earlier in our vacation, we went last night and we are going again tonight. One of the best meals out I have had anywhere. The roasted chicken and figs with caramelized onions was fantastic. Very reasonable prices considering the high quality of the food.

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Alta Loma, California
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174 reviews 174 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Came to this place after some recommendations of other and we weren't disappointed!! The staff was very efficient and attentive. My wife had a chicken platter and I had snails!!! First time ever having snails and they were great!!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This restaurant is tucked away from the waterfront in a quiet lane way. The food is absolutely delicious. The chef/owner breezes through the restaurant, making sure diners are happy. Its one of the few restaurants without someone out the front spruiking. The service was fast and efficient. We ate mezhedes style and ordered about 5 dishes to share between 2.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a great meal at Portes. We not only loved our food but found the service to be excellent. It was fun winding down the old Venetian streets to find this wonderful gem.

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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This restaurant was "top choice" according to Lonley Planet, but after one dinner here I have no clue why it got such high ranking. For me it was just an average restaurant with nothing special about it. The owner is said to be Scottish and I will say the food was "British". According to my taste British are not particularly... More

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