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Cotali Mar

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1178 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746-1904
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Swansea, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

My dining companion and I visited Cotali Mar for lunch this past weekend. It's true there is no sign on the restaurant except for the door to their main entrance. Luckily, we had googled the address. There's a rather large municipal parking lot in the rear of the the restaurant so parking was not an issue. We were seated in... More 

Thank Matt M
Sydney, Australia
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1,246 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is a large restaurant with large dining rooms and an outdoor patio with fire pit. It's also holds large event. The menu is Portuguese influenced, with a touch of all the nationalities that make up the neighbourhood. I had the Galinha à Madeira - Sautéed chicken breast with spinach, cherry tomatoes, and baby bellas finished in a Madeira wine... More 

Thank ThePackedBag
Detroit, Michigan
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

I love Portuguese food, so on the last night of our vacation to my birthplace we tried Cotali Mar. First, there is no signage on the building to let you know you are in the right place so I circled the block three times before I figured it out. The building itself is beautiful and we were seated right away... More 

Thank Bob C
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

First, there is no signage on the building to let you know you are in the right place. We were seated right away but it took so long to get waited on we thought about leaving. Both things I wanted to order, I was told they were out of. I ended up getting a garden salad, which was actually good... More 

1 Thank seaworthy74
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

It started with the valet parking guys. Polite, helpful and professional. Went downhill, from there (momentarily). The girl that seats you had no clue what she was doing. She initially wanted to put the four of us in the lounge. In spite of the fact there were at least 10 open tables in the dining room. When we asked for... More 

Thank Doug F
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

I went to dinner with my 23 yr old grandson, thought it would be nice to try this restaurant, it is gorgeous when you walk in, tableclothes, lit candle in the middle of each table, we were escorted to a really nice table our waitress Joy was friendly and extremely informative, making suggestions, we chose Petra a beautiful steak that... More 

Thank Janine P
Santee, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

We enjoyed the Lobster and Scallops Wrapped in Bacon. The clam chowder was delicious. The service was polite and prompt. The restaurant atmosphere was impeccable and well lit.

1 Thank Voke1965
east greenwich, rhode island
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750 reviews
474 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Maybe you need to be Portuguese to love this place. Was here for a business dinner. We were put down in the basement/wine cellar. Kind of odd entrance to the cellar and it was Very very cold and not sure it's due to the wine storage. The food was only so so and rather salty. The filet mignon was tender... More 

Thank dermgoddess
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

Delicious seafood stew and steaks. No issues with food, service, or atmosphere. A new favorite and we have been hoping to find great Portuguese food in new Bedford for many years.

2 Thank Masstraveler_8
Westport, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

I have been to this restaurant several times and have yet to have a bad meal. Always great service and we are even having our wedding here. They have a beautiful Ballroom upstairs and can fit a good number of guests. Also Kathy the Event Coordinator is amazing and super helpful!

Thank JamieLynnNicholson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1178 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746-1904
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: 508-990-0066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?