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Reviewed 20 May 2023

Delicious food and lots of it! Went with friends and all had mixed sea food which was cooked to perfection. Staff incredibly friendly and welcoming. Would thoroughly recommend. Will definitely make a return trip.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2023 via mobile

Visited The falls and found this little Gem. Was not so sure at the beginning if it's genuine Portuguese. On arrival, was greeted at the table just as if I was in Portugal with bread, Sardine pate, butter and olives. They had the traditional food...and alcohol, just like if I was in Portugal. Cod in cream (bacalhau com natas), one of my favorites. Ending the meal with a nice cafe and Beirao ... Totally recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2022

Good fresh food, generous portions ad very good value for money. We were served by Catherine who was friendly and helpful. We saw a photo of a burning sausage which we wanted to try and although it wasn't on the menu, we could have it....Our food arrived at table in a good time and it was served by the chef himself. Great experience.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 June 2021 via mobile

Food was fantastic, staff lovely and friendly, all true to Portuguese cuisine with a passion for their food. Chef lovely and wanted to make sure all was good. Steak was done to perfection and mixed grill was very large and tasty, the sausages were 'to...die for!' Only visiting Wales but was worth a visit. Don't be put off by the decor, the food more than makes up for it. One of those hidden gemsMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 20 May 2021

Absolutely the best spot to eat in Merthyr. Always a good welcome, nice and relaxed atmosphere, food is amazing with a menu that has something for everyone - literally never had a bad meal (would recommend the hanging kebabs but the steak and cod are...ace too). You always get something random brought out to nibble on while you’re waiting for your meal too - which is part of the experience! Great place to start a night out with friends on the weekend or for a midweek treat. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

What a fabulous restaurant. Great welcome and service was second to none. Host Fernando and his team could not have made you feel more welcome. Food was amazing. There were 16 of us and every meal was perfect could not recommend this place enough thank...you BevMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 28 December 2019

Great little restaurant, food is always of a high standard, home made chips, really yummy. Everything is freshly cooked, so expect a wait. Great atmosphere, hosts Fernando and Catherine,so friendly and welcoming. We were fifteen ladies, ther were no complaints, everyone had a great time.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 21 December 2019

Small restaurant Not the best menu if you are vegetarian but fish dish was excellent. Good friendly atmosphere and live music. Would return.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 November 2019

Great toast & hot chocolate in the morning. Proper bread. have had an omlette/chips here packed with ham or cheese or mushrooms. Staff are great here, chatty & just, well, nice. Never been for an evening meal but menu looks interesting.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

Went here for the 4th time. A big International Group in before us so a little bit of a wait for food...but a great lively atmosphere! The clams,cod and chicken were great...and the owner is friendly and funny! Great value for money....and for those looking...for authentic Portuguese food in Merthyr...a wonderful food option! If you haven’t been give it a try...you won’t be disappointed!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 30 June 2019

Title says it all. Went for a meal with three friends for my friends birthday and had a great night. Fernardo (front of house) took care of us and even brought out a very tasty piece of cake and sang happy birthday. Very thoughtful. Would...recommend and will definitely be returning.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 April 2019 via mobile

A surprise lunch out for Mother’s Day and as always a great welcome and excellent service at Portugalles. Food always freshly cooked, Excellent starters and mains choice and desserts extremely yummy (and such good prices). Often has free entertainment and is a great place to...celebrate with friends, as a couple or with family; or even just drop in for a coffee and a snack/cake. Catherine and Fernando are so friendly and look after everyone, nothing is too much trouble for them.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Been coming here now a little while and initially I came alone or with the wife but now I am not allowed to come unless my daughters come too. The place is so welcoming and the food is fantastic. It is great to be able...to have little restaurants such as this so close to home (I can walk home after a drink) and have such good quality food. Sagres is nice too.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch on 24th of December around 12pm, the place was empty so I asked to the lady (owner?) if they were serving food, which she promptly said to look at the menu that she would ask the cooker. We sat down and...looked over the menu. After 5 minutes she came to us but we hadn't decided what to have so she left. It took her another 20 minutes to come back and she was visibly distressed and told us that they were very busy that afternoon and we would have to wait a long time for the food to be ready. My girlfriend asked if she wanted us to leave but she said no. We started asking for food (breakfast rolls) and she looked very annoyed at this point but took our order anyway. My girlfriend asked if we would have to wait long for the food since we were only having some rolls and the lady said yes, because they were very busy getting ready for dinner. So we decided to leave. My point is she should've told us since the beginning that they were unable to serve food at that time because they were busy preparing for the afternoon.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

However they have just recently halved the size of their take away hot chocolate but have kept the price of £1.80p, that's just not fair. Other than this the staff running it are really nice people & meals are tasty.

Date of visit: December 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5