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“Can somebody please bring a Portuguese cook?”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Portuguesa

Casa Portuguesa
Ranked #79 of 4,236 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Polanco
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Can somebody please bring a Portuguese cook?”
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
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Mexico City
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Best octopus & chorizo over a glass of wine”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank frontera60
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São Paulo
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

Good food, very special cod fish. I really reccomend seats outside.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Trivelato
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Los Angeles, California
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502 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
“Looking for some different menu items?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

If you need a change of pace from the typical items found at almost every restaurant in the vicinity (and there are many in Polanco), consider trying the Casa Portuguesa and some Portuguese-Mexican fusion cuisine. There are a number of menu items that are not universally found and well worth the trip. The food is good and worth the effort of getting here. There is an outdoor dining terrace with good views towards the adjacent, tree-shaded, Lincoln Park,so the surrounding "energy" level is somewhat lower than on nearby Av. Masaryk. This is a popular restaurant, so it can be a little on the noisy side during peak periods and at times the service struggles to keep up with the number of customers. Parking is difficult, as there is none, so plan on either valet parking or walking. Overall, this restaurant is well worth a visit and offers a worthwhile dining experience. Give it a try, we were surprised and it exceeded our expectations. Considering Mexico City prices and the rents for retail space in the vicinity, it was not really that expensive.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank og84
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Mexico City, Mexico
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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“Nice place, but the food not so good.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

Despite that the place is expensive, the food it's not so good. Also the service was lousy.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank egh02
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