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“Excellent Fajitas”
Review of Fortaleza

Ranked #9 of 137 Restaurants in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Asian, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Fortaleza is a courtyard Restaurant with a Bar. We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Our menu is Western with an Asian influence. We have a specials board which changes almost every day.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Excellent Fajitas”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

A had chicken fajitas for dinner and some Australian wine. It was good rendition of fajitas and for Galle I'd say this place is an excellent choice if you want some western style food.

  • Visited October 2012
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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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“Could be so much better”
Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

A lovely setting & environment. Simple (limited) menu. Service that really doesn't do all the promise any justice at all. Result is that it just left us feeling that it could all have been so much better!

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Nice lunch here - menu good, lovely peaceful setting inside a walled garden. Only negative thing was when we asked fro more bread to go with our pate they gave us toasted crusts which I thought was a bit mean. Would have happily paid extra for the nice toast that origianlly came with it!

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Louth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Lovely venue”
Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

I brilliant restaurant and beautiful location. Well worth a visit to really chill. The food is well presented an the table BBQ is a great experience

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Lyneham, England, United Kingdom
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“So good we went back the next evening”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

After a week of traditional Sri Lankan fare we were delighted to discover, quite by chance, this refreshingly different restaurant in the centre of the historic fort in Galle. We were greeted at the door by Natalie who talked through the menu and showed us to a good table in what can only be described as the most chilled, peaceful and interesting "inside" courtyard. Natalie has made great use of an historic feature wall and complemented this with contemporary, but tasteful, furnishings and low lighting. The end result, with appropriate discreet music, is the most restful and relaxed atmosphere.
The menu choices, sensibly restricted to only three or four for each course, were varied and appealing. Daliy specials are written on the board. We chose the table top barbecue on our first visit - a feast of meat,vegetable and seafood kebabs to cook at our own pace - delicious. the second night we had the meze and a singapore chicken burger. Again, great quality and well presented food. Desserts here are also excellent!
Natalie's staff provided a discreet but efficient service and are a credit to her.
If you find yourself in Galle, you must visit Fortaleza - it is a truly wonderful restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
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Natalie R, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Thank you for such a complimentary review it was a pleasure to meet you both a hope that you will visit us all again when your next in Sri Lanka.
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