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140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“patatas bravas” (33 reviews)
“tapas” (150 reviews)
“ox cheek” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

The food here is excellent! We had chicken wings, buffalo mozzarella, broccoli dish (veggie) patatas bravas and one of the fish dishes ans honestly the food is absolutely lovely. Plus it feels like a proper Spanish tapas bar when you go in because it's like...More

Thank lgenz72
Reviewed September 18, 2017

A group of 4 of us hoped to eat here as it had been highly recommended. It isn't possible to book and, being very small, the restaurant itself was full. As we didn't want to wait an hour for a table, rather than miss out...More

Thank 847Janlove
Reviewed September 12, 2017

We have been to Porta several times now and always thoroughly enjoyed it! There aren't a lot of tables but you still get a good atmosphere. Great for just sitting with a bottle of wine and ordering dishes whenever you feel like it. The food...More

Thank wwfc1877
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Has been nearly a year now since my partner and I have been here( to long) and did not disappoint. The place is so good.fab staff great atmosphere really good quality inexpensive food. Highly recommended

Thank arthurrennie
Reviewed September 9, 2017

For my birthday, this was my first choice of local restaurants. It was a Tuesday evening and it was fairly busy. We had to sit a bench table at the back downstairs but we were moved to one of the better tables when it became...More

Thank HairyBiker
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Brits don't get tapas, this was confirmed to me by one of Pota's 'Terrible' reviews which complained that the dishes arrived 'one at a time'. Brits try to turn tapas into a formal sit down meal, and in my experience most 'Tapas' places in this...More

Thank Duncan_Wr
Reviewed August 31, 2017

We had a lovely meal early Sunday evening. I am veggie and had plenty to choose from, patatas bravas, broccoli, tortilla with peppers, cheese with walnuts/honey. We sat upstairs so got a birds eye view of the dishes being cooked. The only thing I could...More

Thank Helen F
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Absolutely LOVE this little tapas bar.... Went to Barcelona and struggled to find tapas this good. Small menu but amazing quality food, which you can see being cooked. Highly recommend for couples and small groups.

Thank 3anitag
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Enjoyed shared plates with family on a visit to Chester from Canada. Every plate was delicious, and the wine was also excellent. The patatas bravas were really great, and so was everything we tried - olives, cured meats, calamari, tortilla, etc. Dessert was also excellent....More

Thank Kara H
Reviewed August 9, 2017

authentic tapas.....very tasty and fresh.....venue is very small and had to perch on a high wooden stool as no tables free ....advise arriving early evening to get in as gets busy

Thank ruby0072016
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May 28, 2017|
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Response from lindy_girl_1 | Reviewed this property |
The market car park, its free after 3pm but make sure to check the closing time as it does shut for the night
Miriam F
February 3, 2017|
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Response from The3rdEarl | Reviewed this property |
I recall they do
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Yes they are
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344295
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