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“Very good overall” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portas DA Cidade

Portas DA Cidade
Ranked #6 of 31 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very good overall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Had a nice late dinner here on a Saturday evening. We arrived at 8:30pm where we found only three other tables to be occupied. We were seated immediately and had attentive service from the start. The waiter took our drink order then brought over a large bread basket and a plate of Portuguese-style olives. For an appetizer, we ordered the little necks Espanola style which was very good. The clams were not overcooked and served in a tasty tomato broth with onions and chorico. There was plenty of Portuguese bread and crisps to dip into the broth....oooh so good! For main meals, we ordered the shrimp Mozambique, the Portuguese pork roast and the baked stuffed shrimp. All were quite delicious, moist and tasty. I was worried about the baked stuffed shrimp since it really is not a traditional Portuguese dish however, the chef did a wonderful job and the seafood stuffing was simply perfect. All of the meals were served with a good portion of mixed vegetables, rice and round potato fries. The restaurant itself in not super fancy but nice and very clean. There is a lounge associated with the restaurant to the right of the building. The entrance to the restaurant is on the left. We found the prices to be quite fair for what you get. All in all, this was a very good restaurant with very good Portuguese food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Utah
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“A solid dining experience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

We sort of got stuck in Westport looking for a place to dine, and based on the reviews decided to try this place. We have had Portuguese before, and this was certainly a much better experience.

The place was clean and the service attentive. The menu offered variety. We ordered a clam appetizer and found the clams to be very good for the most part, although there were several chewy clams. The broth was also flavorful, perfect for soaking up with bread.

For dinner I had a steak topped with eggs and ham. The steak was cooked perfect, but was still just a mediocre piece of meat. The sauce with it was delicious and went well with the rice. The veggies were well cooked but the fries/chips certainly needed a few more minutes of cook time. Of course you get so much food if you can't find something to fill you up you were just not trying.

The wine list was varied and reasonably priced if you want to add a bottle to your meal.

There did not seem to be many recent reviews for this place, so i figured I would provide an update for others who end up in Westport.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Master_Tennison
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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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167 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Outstanding Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

You feel like you are in a cafe in Europe when you dine at Portas da Cidade. The service at this restaurant is top notch ! The attention to detail in the quality and presentation of the food and the careful attention paid to each diner is what sets this Portuguese restaurant apart from the others.
With the soft Portuguese music in the background, pristinely laundered cloth napkins and tablecloths and smartly dressed waiters one would expect that the meals would be pricey. Not so! Fairly priced for the outstanding quality of the food, if this restaurant were closer to where we live we would eat there once a week! On this particular day we stopped in for lunch after business in Fall River. I knew before I arrived that I would order the Carne de Espito, the Madeiran beef on a skewer. Fork tender and deliciously seasoned it was served with boiled potato and portuguese rice. as per my request. My husband ordered the Portuguese steak served with an exquisite spicey sauce and a perfectly cooked fried egg atop. Round Portuguese fries, similar to a soft potato chip, and rice accompanied.
Plates were cleared quickly and the table freshened between courses.
Though I rarely order a full dessert for myself, I opted to have the flan while my husband enjoyed the Portuguese bean pudding served with caramel sauce. Both were delicious. Two generous lunch portions, a soup starter for my husband, 2 desserts and coffee for just over $30.00.
Located on Rte 6 in Westport amongst car dealerships and other businesses, this restaurant is a hidden gem!
If you want a lovely lunch or dinner of fine food and service you must go to Portas da Cidade, it never disappoints!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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massachusetts
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145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Good, Quality Food each and every Time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

We visit Portas DA Cidade Restaurant at least once every three months. The food quality, and service never varies. The food is always "cooked to perfection," and the owner is always on site for your opinion on the food and service. This keeps his staff on alert customers are looking for first class dining with first class service, which is never compromised due to the customers at the restaurant or the day of the week. This restaurant consistently delivers first class food with customer service! The food is great, please give them a try! You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scooter105
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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Delicious Portuguese Food, Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Found PDC while searching through TA reviews of Westport, MA, restaurants, and decided to give it a try. Happy we did!! The food was excellent, as was the service. We had Portuguese Steak and Baked Stuffed Shrimp. Both meals were well prepared with a great presentation. My husband thought the steak was one of the best he's eaten, and my shrimp were moist and flavorful...not overcooked, as is so frequently the case with baked stuffed shrimp. The traditional Portuguese Steak was served with a side of yellow rice, fried egg on top, and hot peppers. The shrimp came with sides of crispy fried potatoes, yellow rice, and green beans with carrots. All were tasty. Tried the homemade chocolate mousse for dessert, which was also wonderful. The menu isn't extensive but there's something for everyone, even if you're not a fan of Portuguese food. We dined on a Sunday evening and the restaurant wasn't crowded, but the waitress told us it's very busy on Friday and Saturday. They also have mid week special dinners for two.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SXMGirl
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