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Porto Mar

#240 of 4,691 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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201 Place d'Youville, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2B3, Canada
+1 514-286-5223
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriends and I came here on a recommendation, and we enjoyed our lunch while exploring Old Montreal. We all did the pre-fixe lunch menu which included either a soup or salad, lunch entree, and coffee and dessert. The prices range from $19 - $30 (CAD) depending on what you order for lunch. I chose the white bean soup, monk... More 

Thank Jennifer A
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved that this restaurant keeps it simple when cooking seafood. Crispy grilled sardines served with tomato and red pepper slices lightly dressed; pan-fried cod with beans, broccoli, and potatoes; mussels, clams, fish, and chorizo served on a bed of tomato flavoured rice, a bit wetter than paella. They preview the dinner with two kinds of bread (corn bread is... More 

Thank Lena5209
Laval, Canada
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Walked down the narrow streets of Old Montreal and found the side door to Porto Mar on Saint Francois Xavier street to be a cozy welcome out of the cold late afternoon. It`s amazing that we were to have supper in such an ancient building that was very well renovated to suit our modern-day needs. The staff was very well... More 

Thank K008
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Am a regular lunch customer who loves the old school ambience, great value , fresh fish always prepared just so and accompanied with the right sides. Very friendly and curteous staff who work as a team, excellent value for money, don't miss this spot slightly off the beaten track.

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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Very friendly service, nice atmosphere and good food. However the restrooms could be much cleaner. Will come again!

Thank Frank S
3caramel, Guest Relations Manager at Porto Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the state of the restrooms. Unfortunately the restrooms are not the responsibility of the restaurant but rather the building owner but will definitely pass your feedback along. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had such a fantastic experience in our first visit to Porto Mar, we returned for a 2nd dinner during our 6 day visit to Montreal. Our hosts, owners Tony and Passos, provided great suggestions for both food and wine, and we were delighted with the choices. We had the fresh Cod the first visit, and the Monkfish Provencal the... More 

Thank Mark R
San Diego, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We read about this great little gem and were delighted to find the reviews were exactly correct. Charming, historic decor, quiet enough for a wonderfully stress free dinner where I could speak to my husband and relax after a long day of travel. We had the fresh baked cod and were delighted with the simplicity of the preparation and how... More 

Thank Francesca124_13
Kingston, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had been to a number of restaurants in Old Montreal but Porto Mar was the best and a bargain by comparison. We went with a group of four. We are fresh seafood lovers and this was as good as we have ever had- anywhere. The service, the historic space, the service, the bread, the wine, the ambiance was all... More 

Thank GHL678
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Another great reasonably priced restaurant in Old Montreal. Six of us ate lunch on a Friday. Enjoyed the quietness for visiting. Complete meals were offered which included 3 choices for starters & either mousse or flan as choices for dessert. Service was a bit too slow between the starter course & main courses. We blamed it on the one who... More 

Thank Gary A F
London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Sometimes you can tire of yet another over-complicated dish of seafood - if so, this is the restaurant for you. The owner and most of the staff hail from Portugal and produce well-prepared unfussy seafood (and also meat dishes), typically grilled or oven-cooked and not drowned in sauces - you can taste the fish! The restaurant is located in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Portuguese, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Place d'Youville, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-286-5223
Lovely restaurant in Old Montreal. A little off the main rue St Paul, but worth it for good quality food and service.

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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