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140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“patatas bravas” (33 reviews)
“tapas” (153 reviews)
“ox cheek” (31 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An informal place to eat. The Tapas selection was good and was freshly made and freshly cooked, as a consequence the different dishes came out as they were ready. A good selection to choose from. helpful attentive waiting staff. and a very popular place to...More

Thank BenJohnson66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Porta is class mate. Could've stayed all night. Should've stayed all night. Mushroom and spinach croquettes changed the way I live my life.

1  Thank HungryGary69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our first visit to Porta ...will definitely be coming again . You cannot book a table but with a bit of patience the staff will get you to a table asap. Food choices were excellent ; something for everyone . The prices were...More

Thank GillianWrexham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very cosy as it quite small, but this allows for an intimate experience. There's a tranquil ambience with light music as you can watch the Spanish chef prepare your food; which is sublime. The Ox Cheek was the most tender meat I...More

Thank Jake G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday early evening so had a choice of tables. 15 mins later the place was full so really pot luck. Very small place probably only a dozen covers and limited bar area BUT some of the best and reasonably priced Tapas Imaginable....More

Thank jpm77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Porta Saturday night, waited about 45 minutes for a table as no bookings allowed but had a drink and soaked up the atmosphere. Staff were friendly and the food is absolutely amazing! Cannot wait to visit again!

Thank Laursieuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's just amazing here, I can't find any fault. The best tapas I have ever had. We've worked our way through the menu pretty much now and everything is just lovely. Treat yourselves.

Thank VSS8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another visit to our favourite UK tapas. Five of us enjoyed numerous dishes, many of which we have never seen on menus before. The old favourites of Potatoes Bravas and Croquettes are joined by Braised Ox Cheek and Blue Cheese with Walnuts and Honey. Pleasant...More

Thank Slongers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went out on a Monday night and found this gem. Lovely Spanish food. Fabulous service. If we come back to Chester we will definitely pay a visit again.

Thank georginapink
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We have been to porta a number of times and loved it every time. The ambience is lovely; the food is great; menu is varied and service is fab. I was particularly impressed on our last visit with the way the staff handled some very...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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29 May 2017|
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Response from lindy_girl_1 | Reviewed this property |
The market car park, its free after 3pm but make sure to check the closing time as it does shut for the night
Miriam F
4 February 2017|
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Response from The3rdEarl | Reviewed this property |
I recall they do
20 August 2016|
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Response from Stephen P | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344295
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