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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
“tapas” (167 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (33 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 6 days ago via mobile

Having just arrived in Chester for the first time we didn’t know where to go. What a gem Trip Advisor found for us. Fantastic food, great atmosphere. Better tapas than we get every year in Spain. Lovely!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a busy Saturday night at 5:50 and were asked if we would like to wait for a table, which we did and boy was it worth the wait. Food was brilliant and staff were attentive, polite and knowledgeable without being too intrusive....More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just good, authentic, and cheap... we are portuguese, and let me tell you that this is probably the best spanish tapas place we've been in the UK. The patatas bravas are very very good, exactly what you find in Madrid. The croquetas are not...More

Thank JoaoTRM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I love Spanish food and wine and are used to disappointment. But here only joy. Succulent Jamon, gorgeous squidgy crisp croquetas, soft padron peppers, amazing fried courgettes in anchovy dressing, broccoli in romesco sauce, king prawns all outstanding. The staff are friendly...More

Thank JimandLynda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away from the tradition of Chester city centre is a hidden gem that truly captures the heart of Barcelona. Porta manages to balance a relaxed and cool atmosphere with fantastic service and food that can not fail to impress. If you are searchig for...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some beers and some tasty tapas... relaxed atmosphere , good service and recommendations. Highly recommend give it a try . Tapas that stood out for me was broccoli & romesco, ox cheek, patatas bravas, chicken wings ... but all others very good .

Thank michael g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for dinner when we spent a night in Chester celebrating our anniversary. Saturday night no bookings being taken but we were seated very quickly. A small and cosy place with lots of character and atmosphere. Food is amazing, we just kept ordering little...More

Thank Luna8724
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for drinks early one Saturday evening and were made to feel really welcome. The choice is fantastic and it is a joy to access such variety/quality of drinks in the UK. I have eaten her numerous times and the food is always superb.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been meaning to try here for ages and so glad we finally did on Saturday! We knew there would be a wait as they don’t take bookings so this wasn’t a problem (just be prepared for this when you go, especially on a Saturday evening)...More

Thank Kay-James
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit here the night before good friday. Very busy on arrival around 730 but managed to get two seats. The waitresses seemed to be under pressure to hurry everyone along, rushing for orders then literally running over with the dishes. Plates were then...More

Thank janet r
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28 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
3 February 2017|
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Response from The3rdEarl | Reviewed this property |
I recall they do
19 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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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