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Cotali Mar

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European, Portuguese
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1178 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA
508-990-0066
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    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
Best food and service I've had in years.

Food: I went simple and had the baked stuffed shrimp. Damn good, tasty stuffing and cooked right. Then, of course, I tried a little from everyone else. The shrimp with the balsamic reduction: perfect. Not overdone, not overwhelmed. That is an accomplishment. The garlic sauce in the appetizer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Joseph D
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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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English first
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Food: I went simple and had the baked stuffed shrimp. Damn good, tasty stuffing and cooked right. Then, of course, I tried a little from everyone else. The shrimp with the balsamic reduction: perfect. Not overdone, not overwhelmed. That is an accomplishment. The garlic sauce in the appetizer was magnificent. The Batter on the fish and chips was light and... More 

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South East Mass.
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My wife was looking for a slightly up scale place to take four of us out on my birthday dinner. This was certainly not what she had expected. She was especially disappointed in the cheap paper napkins. To be fair, their prices are not upscale prices. This was a weekday night in May with cold and rainy weather, so there... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've heard so much about this place and had never been for dinner, just a bridal shower which was great, so I expected a great experience. I checked out the menu online ahead of time and had a couple picked out. We went the night before Valentine's Day and found they had a limited menu and had jacked up each... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Went when they had a deal, 2 entrees and a bottle of wine for $25. Limited selection but the food was still great. It was a nice and cozy atmosphere, will try again.

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Excellent Food. Excellent service. Above average price $$$ Parking was hard to get. Owner went out of his way to get us an excellent seat

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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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: European, 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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