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1178 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746-1904
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Dartmouth, MA
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See my previous glowing post about our first time here. Our group had such a great experience we opted to return on a Friday night about a month later. It was such a disappointment, we are likely not going to return. Everyone ordered a different meal from the last time, and no one had a meal worth eating - except... More 

Thank Randtor
Dartmouth, MA
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Why didn't we know about this restaurant until recently?? We are 3 couples that frequently dine out Friday nights. We heard about Cotali Mar and decided to try it. The building looks really nice from the outside, there is a big parking lot behind the building and a nice rear entrance, walking through a courtyard that apparently is used for... More 

Thank Randtor
Southborough, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious. Very nice variety of traditional Portuguese food and American cuisine. Beautiful atmosphere with top notch wait staff. Prices are fair considering portions and food quality. Will be back!

1 Thank FoodieMelDHock
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I hosted a Birthday Party in their Wine Cellar and it was stellar. The food was amazing fresh and yummy. The service outstanding. I have also gone back to just enjoy the Restaurant and they did not disappoint. Again I travel from Boston to New Bedford for this outstanding dining experience.

1 Thank Dolores N
Swansea, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My dining companion and I visited Cotali Mar for lunch this past weekend. It's true there is no sign on the restaurant except for the door to their main entrance. Luckily, we had googled the address. There's a rather large municipal parking lot in the rear of the the restaurant so parking was not an issue. We were seated in... More 

Thank Matt M
Sydney, Australia
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1,273 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 481 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is a large restaurant with large dining rooms and an outdoor patio with fire pit. It's also holds large event. The menu is Portuguese influenced, with a touch of all the nationalities that make up the neighbourhood. I had the Galinha à Madeira - Sautéed chicken breast with spinach, cherry tomatoes, and baby bellas finished in a Madeira wine... More 

Thank ThePackedBag
Detroit, Michigan
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I love Portuguese food, so on the last night of our vacation to my birthplace we tried Cotali Mar. First, there is no signage on the building to let you know you are in the right place so I circled the block three times before I figured it out. The building itself is beautiful and we were seated right away... More 

Thank Bob C
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

First, there is no signage on the building to let you know you are in the right place. We were seated right away but it took so long to get waited on we thought about leaving. Both things I wanted to order, I was told they were out of. I ended up getting a garden salad, which was actually good... More 

1 Thank seaworthy74
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

It started with the valet parking guys. Polite, helpful and professional. Went downhill, from there (momentarily). The girl that seats you had no clue what she was doing. She initially wanted to put the four of us in the lounge. In spite of the fact there were at least 10 open tables in the dining room. When we asked for... More 

Thank Doug F
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

I went to dinner with my 23 yr old grandson, thought it would be nice to try this restaurant, it is gorgeous when you walk in, tableclothes, lit candle in the middle of each table, we were escorted to a really nice table our waitress Joy was friendly and extremely informative, making suggestions, we chose Petra a beautiful steak that... More 

Thank Janine P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1178 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746-1904
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: 508-990-0066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?