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Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 339 3397
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (23 reviews)
“sesame tuna” (5 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, European, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Fortaleza
1. Best meal
"It was one of the best meals we have had in Sri Lanka."
Rod W
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2. Great atmosphere
"Best option for a cozy evening in the Galle Fort."
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3. Favourite find
"Fortaleza was hands-down my favourite find "
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1 - 10 of 443 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service & delicious food which was a bit different to the usual fare in the many Galle Fort restaurants. Also probably the best white wine in the district.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RMcG500
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We did not stay in the hotel but had drinks and dessert in the restaurant. The service was great, the location beautiful and the drinks and food very tasty. Would defnintely like to stay in one of the rooms next time. Great value for the...More

1  Thank BeddieBoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The four of us enjoyed our meals in very pleasant surroundings. As with most of the premises in Galle, this restaurant was located inside a tastefully decorated building built around an open air courtyard.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jackie D
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Booked a table based on rave reviews and we were very disappointed. We sat at the bar to await a table and discovered 3 friends who had not booked were seated 30 mins before us. The taking of the order was chaotic. We received our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ClaireLancashire
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Ms Claire First of all may i start by apologizing for the shortfalls on this particular evening and expressing how disappointing and saddening it is for us to receive such a review. As a team we take guest feedback very seriously, having placed our...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

We called in a couple of times once for a quick bite in lunch and another time after the cricket finished both times the service was great, the location beautiful and the drinks and food very tasty. The perfect combo! A Lion beer + Spicy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cricketman_10
Reviewed 6 November 2018

What’s not to like about this restaurant? Right in the centre of the fort, friendly service, great atmosphere and delicious seafood. Must be on your list if you are staying a few nights in Galle!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ali J
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Went here a couple of times for a drink & then dinner on one occasion. The food was really fresh & tasty...we tried both western & Sri Lankan dishes (chicken burger & seafood coconut curry) & neither disappointed. That coupled with really lovely & friendly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sineadgoesout
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing the fantastic review ! Warm regards Ethan

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We found everything to like about this hotel. Our room was large , beautifully decorated, very clean and well appointed. Breakfast was good and staff very helpful . Location in the centre of restaurants and shops was brilliant. We had cocktails at the bar/resturant 2...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 66lindaj
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great review ! Thank you so much for taking the time to share. We hope we are able to welcome you back some day. Warm regards Ethan

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This was highlighted as a place to have dinner. We dutifully ate there but was not impressed. The big prawns of the day looked impressive but stopped there. Prawn spaghetti was not al dente. The appetizers saved the evening. The highlight was the coconut custard...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chia1234
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere, the place really has a charm i must agree. Very disappointed to hear you did not enjoy the main course. The Jumbo prawns are brought freshly from the local fish market,...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We read good reviews of this restaurant and the food and service was good but the menu choice wasn’t as inspiring as we had been led to believe. The setting is in an old spice warehouse but it is quite dark. Could be good for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank contactsgill
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and feedback, a key tool in our development. In fact we are currently attempting a few more interesting dishes to spice up the menu before the season. We are aware of the lighting and have made some developments here as...More

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Questions & Answers
Suzanne S
5 December 2016|
Response from Ethan S | Property representative |
Hi Suzanne Thank you for your inquiry. We will be offering our regular A La Carte menu plus a few Xmas specials on the board which are yet to be confirmed. Please get back to us next week via email to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 339 3397
  • E-mail
Fortaleza is a courtyard Restaurant with a Bar. We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Our menu is Western with an Asian influence. We have a specials board which changes almost every day.
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