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Scores & Reviews

Fabulous
8.6/10
based on 185 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.5/10
Service :8.6/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Colin W.
    • 8 reviews
    8.5/10

    Very welcoming and attentive service. Tapas were spaced out perfectly before our mains arrived. Ox Cheek, Chargrilled Chicken with side brocolini, ???? 1 tip; cold/windy nights- try not to sit near windows, slightly breezy, but , great view.. ???? Suggestion; maybe quiet acoustic solo Spanish guitarist in corner, or similar ‘background ‘ music to more of a warming atmosphere. ????

  2. A A.
    • 298 reviews
    8.75/10

    Puerto is a hidden gem. The restaurant decor was stunning and the tapas delicious. Topped off by relaxing views of the waterway and boats. Staff was very attentive and service was quick.

  3. A A.
    • 253 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful setting on the river great food , relaxed atmosphere , tables spaced widely so not encroaching on other diners. Suitable for a quick drink and tapas midweek or lengthy relaxed dinner .

  4. A A.
    • 269 reviews
    7.5/10

    Great service and atmosphere Food came out very quickly but was only just warm, not as hot as we would have liked. Chorizo dish and croquettes were our favourites. The pork belly was a little tough and lacked a bit of flavour.

  5. A A.
    • 271 reviews
    5.75/10

    Disappointed first off when I ordered scallops for entre and got literally one scallop. Then ordered calamari with chorizo rice thinking it would be like a risotto but came out one little hood of squid stuffed and did not like that one bit. So I had churro for desserts and that was the best thing. Average food for rest of diners also and for what they charge!

  6. A A.
    • 262 reviews
    9.25/10

    a very enjoyable diner with excellent service

  7. A A.
    • 252 reviews
    8.5/10

    Always a good dinner and service is great

  8. A A.
    • 276 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful restaurant, decor is fantastic and views over Patterson River are lovely. Food is Fabulous, highly recommend the Degustation Menu! Relax in the beautiful surroundings and Enjoy!

  9. A A.
    • 266 reviews
    8.75/10

    Very Expsenpsive

  10. A A.
    • 253 reviews
    5.5/10

    Nice place, limited selection of food, nicely cooked and presented, service very slow for drinks difficult to attract attention for extra drinks or water. Pleasant staff though.

  11. Mandy W.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Perfect place for a Friday evening wind-down, with delicious food, great service and a lovely view!

  12. A A.
    • 263 reviews
    8/10

    Lovely extra was the entertainment. Superb Musicians & Dancer

  13. A A.
    • 250 reviews
    5.75/10

    I like the idea of coming here, however, they seem to lack the basic requirements of running a restaurant. The tapas seems to be the best part of this restaurant, the main meals are not up to par, we were all expecting so much more - but we felt let down. May I suggest that there needs to be more flavor in the main meals, for the amount that we paid, we were not satisfied with the result. The surroundings are truly beautiful, I hope that our constructive criticism is taken on board, we will be back, maybe just for tapas & drinks. ??

  14. Tomi W.
    • 12 reviews
    10/10

    It is always an amazing experience!

  15. A A.
    • 238 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great food, wine and service. As good as most inner city places

  16. A A.
    • 257 reviews
    8.5/10

    Good service, nice marina views, great food!

  17. A A.
    • 267 reviews
    8/10

    Great neighborhood gem tad expensive but wont be disappointed

  18. Kristina B.
    • one review
    10/10

    First time to this restaurant and it definitely won’t be our last. Food and service was exceptional, the team at Puerto did an amazing job.

  19. Ann D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fabulous food and best views

  20. Joel K.
    • one review
    3.25/10

    Waited over an hour between entree and main serving sizes very small and there was two cocktails on our bill that we didn’t have luckily we noticed before we payed

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How to get to the restaurant

Shop 18 Harbour Plaza 11 Thompson Road, 3197, Patterson Lakes, Australia

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About the restaurant

Puerto brings sophisticated, modern Spanish dining to Melbourne’s southern suburbs. Chef Bernard Mccarthy and Restaurant Manager Diego Mateo bring their own unique flair to Spanish tapas, raciones, mains and deserts using utilising the best available local and imported produce.

On entering the luxuriously appointed dining room, you will be transported to Spain not least by the magnificent vista of the Inner Harbour. Newly installed moorings even give lucky guests the option to arrive at Puerto by sea.

This Bayside hidden gem has been recognised in its first year of operation by the Age Good Guide, Trip Advisor Excellence Awards and Open Table Diners Choice. Allow the assured team at Puerto to take you on a tour through the delights of Spanish cuisine – It’s a trip you will surely want to take again and again. Hasta Pronto!

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