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“Good food and service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Portuguesa

Casa Portuguesa
Emilio Castelar 111-A, Mexico City, Mexico (Polanco)
(55)5281-0075
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Ranked #78 of 1,763 restaurants in Mexico City
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Polanco
Kingston, Ontario
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

A solid menu, fair wine prices with good food. The service was attentive and friendly. Nice outdoor patio.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

My review may be unfair. I met some old friends here and I would have enjoyed wherever we ate.

But I really liked Casa Portuguesa. Great food, friendly, helpful service.

We shared croquetas de bacalao and mussels as a starter. The mussels were the star. I could have eaten the sauce with bread for dinner and I would have been content.

I had some kind of robalo for my main course and tastes of my friends' dishes. Terrific!

Dessert was a Portuguese delicacy whose name I can't recall. It was a wonder of eggs and cream baked into miracle of taste.

I don't think I'd cross town to eat here, but if you're in Polanco, give it a try.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We went here for breakfast and had a great experience. The food was great and the service attentive. The location, facing Parque Lincoln, is also nice.

Visited June 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Can somebody please bring a Portuguese cook?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Be ready not to enjoy anything remotely close to Portuguese food, and don't even think about asking your waiter who may not of Portuguese food less than the menu explains.
Apart from that I would qualify this as a so and so restaurant that has a nice patio looking into a park (more like a boulevard) and where you can enjoy some pseudo-portuguese specialties (much in the same way that Italian food in the US does not resemble Italy's food). That being said, the croquettes were acceptable. I might go back only if I am within close walking distance and desperate for food.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mexico City
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“Best octopus & chorizo over a glass of wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I love sitting on the terrace, ordering a glass of vinho verde and enjoying the best "Portuguese style octopus" as a starter (octopus marinated in lime, olive oil, fresh garlic, grain salt and parsley) as well as a chorizo in red wine casserole. I keep on going back for the same stuff, then I walk to Café Europa for a quick coffee fix and then to Roxy's nearby to buy an ice cream and walk around Lincoln Park. Super pleasant afternoon!

Visited June 2012
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