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Cotali Mar

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1178 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA
508-990-0066
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful gourmet meal!

Cotali Mar is great Portuguese food and a elegant yet warm atmosphere and impecable service. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion or a romantic evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Donna2953
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cotali Mar is great Portuguese food and a elegant yet warm atmosphere and impecable service. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion or a romantic evening.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good food with good quality. Most wonderful littlenecks in garlic sauce, they are worth the trip. The atmosphere is wonderful. Just sit back and enjoy. Don't forget to have an expresso martini. they are the best.

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a reservation for a group of 15. The place is big, there is a separate bar area that you can also eat in. From the bartenders, hostess, waiter all very friendly. Our waiter Rick was very good and personable server. He knew the menu very well and was able to answer all questions for the newcomers. We would... More 

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New Bedford,MA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Even though this is a Portuguese restaurant, there are other offerings. My husband & I went for lunch, and had the garlic shrimp ( choice of linguine or penne), which was excellent. A basket of sliced Portuguese bread was placed on the table while we waited, and we were offered more. Parking behind the venue was packed, but there is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good food, alittle pricey. Good atmosphere. The steak on the stone is awesome. It usually big enough for two people.

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Cotali Mar can be seen as a steak restaurant or as an ethnic restaurant specializing in Portuguese cuisine. There are not too many really good steak places in New Bedford but there sure are lots of terrific Portuguese restaurants given the high number of its citizens being of Portuguese descent. I like Cotali on both fronts. The finest steak is... More 

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New Bedford, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I have been to this restaurant several times, and each time the food was fabulous. And the ambiance/decor is equally fabulous. The paella is especially tasty, and the portion is copious.

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I hate to have to write this bad review becasue I have to say, the food is good. But the service, awful, awful, awful. I feel like people need to know what to expect so that they wont be disappointed, becasue as we all know, a server can make or break your experience, and boy did he make our experience... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is my favorite place to eat for special occasions. The food is excellent with great specials. The ambiance is set by thoughtfully placed decorations and gives a warm, romantic setting. The service is always superb, with great attention to detail. My favorite is the garlic shrimp. The sauce in itself is a meal with dipped bread! If you want... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food is so good, try the steak on a stone...nothing better! Very romantic especially on a beautiful night on the patio.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1178 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: 508-990-0066

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?