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“It's like being in Portugal”
Review of Omanel Restaurant

Omanel Restaurant
Ranked #40 of 373 Restaurants in Bridgeport
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
neverneverland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It's like being in Portugal”
Reviewed October 15, 2010

Authentic, tasty Portuguese food in Bridgeport. it really doesnt get any beter than this.

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English first
Stratford, Connecticut
1 review
“Outstanding!!!”
Reviewed July 30, 2010

Outstanding food, Outstanding value! Authentic Portuguese cuisine, warm cozy atmosphere, friendly attentive service. I am Portuguese and very picky about my Portuguese food - I cannot say enough good thing about this restaurant - you have to try it to believe it, and once you do you'll be back time after time.

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Hartford
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Delightful Portuguese - Great Value”
Reviewed December 14, 2009

I don't know why someone commented in their review that the parking lot was small. It was very adequate with a number of open spaces. We entered through the back into the bar area, and thought we were in the wrong place only to find the restaurant adjoining through the doors. The quail appetizer was tasty although with fine bones. Seafood paella was served in a pan and was enough for two people. We also enjoyed the baby sea bass and pork with clams. The only disappointment was the vegetables with the baby sea bass - not bad, but bland. Otherwise, the food was wonderful with the bill coming to just $100 for the four of us which included four dinner drinks, four desserts, and four coffees. A great place to go before attending the Downtown Cabaret Theater!

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Farm Valley
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Omanel is a find in Bridgeport”
Reviewed November 29, 2008

All four of us ordered seafood dishes and we all left happy. The paella was particularly good as was the shrimp in garlic sauce dish. The low point was the kale and sausage soup; not bad but not up to the speed of the entrees. Service was fast and friendly. The restaurant is only a mile from the train station and therefore makes a convienent pre-departure/post-arrival lunch or dinner spot

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Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A taste of Portugal in Bridgeport”
Reviewed November 12, 2008

Wow......I was happily surprised by my experience at Omanel. I am glad I didn't listen to the negative reviews! This place was for sure a quality restaurant. From teh fresh hot Portuguese bread to the awesome flan it was a really great place to dine. I brought some Brazilian colleagues along and they agreed that this was a true Portuguese tasting place. They don't rush you in/out. Food was very fresh and hot. I had the Seafood Paella which was very tastey, with plenty of seafood throughout including a 1/2 lobster! The filets were huge and the cod fish fresh. The prices were just outstanding for the quality. If you are looking for a real Portuguese meal look no further Omanels is the place.

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