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“Great Tapas” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cortado Restaurant

Cortado Restaurant
Ranked #199 of 952 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: US$7 - US$25
Cuisines: European, Bar, Spanish, Pub, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to Cortado Christchurch! Cortado serves up cafe-style brunch/lunch on weekends and a sumptuous a-la-carte dinner menu in the evenings. Our Tapas menu is available at all times. Cortado coffee is a speciality, and on the menu, you'll find seafood and fresh fish, mouth watering Tapas and our popular Italian Style Pizzas. You can also enjoy several rather unique cocktails, including the popular "Green Hornet" cocktail! Friendly staff aim to provide you with good service in a relaxed, stylish atmosphere. You can enjoy Macs Beer, Marlborough Wines, or a range of fine spirits and whiskeys. Parking is located at 142 Somerfield St, behind Mark Herring Lighting. No surcharge on public holidays, EVER!
Wellington, New Zealand
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80 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Great Tapas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Been coming here for a while now, and every time we dine here, we really enjoy the food. We usually order the Tapas dishes, which are all excellent and good value for money, as you do get plenty on your plate. The squid in particular is one of my favourites and is the best squid i have tasted anywhere, as its cut into strips and not rings like most places.

The atmosphere here is also very good, along with the wait staff, who are very efficient, especially the manager Jude.

We have also eaten here for brunch, and enjoyed the big breakfast very much, really good value for money.

There is a nice seating area outside now and large double doors leading into the restaurant, perfect on a nice summers day.

They have a loyalty card scheme, which is really worth having, as its gives you a 10% discount off your total bill.

My only negative comment really is the main menu, it is not a huge choice, so if you are a regular here, you would tire of the menu. Maybe some more specials would be a good idea to give diners a varied choice.

We look forward to our next visit.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Christchurch, NZ
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous all around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Went for dinner on Saturday night after making a last minute booking ( no hassle). The service from all staff was great even though they were fairly busy. The cocktail menu is very good with different ones from your usual fare. Very expertly made, reasonably priced ( about $4 cheaper than other restaurants around christchurch) and very tasty. We had 6 different ones between our group and they were all good. They do Tapas and regular mains/deserts. Tapas is all very lovely, and again more reasonably proced than some other venues. The coconut prawns and buttermilk chicken are 2 of my favourites. Had the Chicken main and a mixed grill platter, both perfect. The chicken was some of the most perfectly cooked i have had in a restaurant.

Staff had just the right mix of friendly and helpful - but not overbearing.

Great experience and I have recommended to many friends already

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank goberly
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Wellington
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Plate was terrible”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

The shared plate was bland, fatty, and the steak was tough. Chips did not add to the value of the meal for what is a premium price.
Only the sausages were OK, but not great.
Not recommended

Visited January 2014
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Thank John B
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great for brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

We have been here for brunch twice now and think the food is lovely and the staff friendly. We live locally and will be back again in the future for more brunches too. My wife is particularly taken by the eggs benedict, normally a good sign that the kitchen knows what they are doing.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank bosha_22
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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Have the tapas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We liked this so much, we ate there three times in four days! Pizza was excellent, and the tapas was yummy! The staff were very friendly, especially the young man behind the bar

Visited January 2014
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Thank Judith C
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