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“Where are all those praises coming from?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Portes

Portes
Portou 48 | Old Town, Chania Town, Crete 73131, Greece
+30 2821 076261
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Ranked #28 of 293 Restaurants in Chania Town
Price range: $12 - $19
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.
Krakow, Poland
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“Where are all those praises coming from?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Do not expect as much as the travel guides and other reviewers are saying. The restaurant is decent, food is very good, but we failed to notice anything special whatsoever. Portions are rather small so don't count of satisfying your hunger. Setting is beautiful, but again - other restaurants are also here and they share the same setting, so what's the big deal? Service is very friendly and we love the fact that the specials change and are displayed on the board for you to try something new every few days. But it's not that original anymore - everyone has it now... try harder if you want to retain your status Portes!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Went for dinner with my husband and had a great dinner. The atmosphere and the food we're both excellent!!

Visited September 2012
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“Set in a secluded airy passage is a gem of a restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We have visited this gem of a small family restaurant for the last 4 years and have never been disapointed.Please book in advance .The specials menu board is very interesting and changes almost daily.The food is good value and is beautifully cooked and presented The ambiance of the passageway is very reminescent of France.Give it a try you will not be disapointed.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great little restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This, for us, was the best value restaurant in Chania. The food is very good and very reasonably priced. Most restaurants have similar menus and this is no exception, but this does have a specials board which is well worth trying. The specials do change as well - the beef with aubergines was excellent but not available the next time we visited.

Portes is tooked away down an alley a few streets back from the harbour. Well worth a try.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Best Restaurant in Chania”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Fabulous food, great location, and wonderful ambience, can not recommend highly enough. Would recommend choosing from the specials as these meals were excellent.

Visited August 2012
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