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140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Small tapas place with really friendly staff and a lovely Spanish feel. Food was good and atmosphere good

Thank foodiejent
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived without booking and it was obvious they were really busy. A member of staff greeted us let us know the wait and served us with drinks whilst we were waiting. Nothing was too much trouble I would highly recommend Porta for the relaxed atmosphere and great food

Thank mandythomas1
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little Gem is hidden away by the East gate of the Chester wall - so much so we struggled to find it. Its cozy interior welcomes you - especially welcomed on the cold night we visited - as we sat overlooking the Kitched/bar area from the inside balcony taking in all the smells and wonderful food being cooked below... More 

Thank Richy303
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't review too often and generally only when really bad or good. We really enjoyed this place and highly recommend it. Quirky place and fairly small but this only adds to going there. Service was brilliant and the food, all of it was great. Unfortunately we don't go to Chester much but would return there on our next visit. Thank... More 

Thank nicholasdD9900PG
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The choice of dishes is immense for such an intimate restaurant and all very delicious The staff are great at making food and drink suggestions The place is small and cosy and I don't think they take bookings but worth it

Thank Gary Y
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful tapas restaurant which is a must if you're in Chester. It's small so either get there early or be prepared to wait - no bad thing with a glass of wine or sherry and a dish of almonds. We've tried most of the dishes and they're all excellent. The staff are attentive and friendly and you never feel... More 

Thank CheshireCouple48
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Chester for my boyfriends birthday last weekend and was desperate to try Porta as it looked a little different! Didn't try to get in for his birthday night as its walk ins only and didn't want to end up without a table however wish we had as the wait on Saturday night wasn't long and we ended up having... More 

Thank ShiquitaPaul
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go out last minute on a Saturday evening, with no table booked we decided to try Porta as it's walk ins only. We weren't disappointed, although very crowded and a little cramped, as its a small restaurant, it all added to the atmosphere and ambiance of the place. The tapas we ordered were all delicious, and there were... More 

Thank Jjule
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had very high hopes for this little restaurant when I decided to go. The place itself is fantastic, lovely architecture and design throughout. As for the food, i found it ok. As I am not a very avid tapas-eater (probably my own fault) I found it difficult when deciding what to order as none of the dishes had any description... More 

Thank Tom J
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Found the staff and decor likeable and it's a cool place to chill but found the dishes extremely basic all have the same main ingredient of economy, low production costs only equate to profit if the customer returns.

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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
Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?