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Fortaleza

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Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 233415
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading all the comments we went to Fortaleza for the diner with great expectations. For $20 each we had frozen jumbo prawns with salad and French fries plus one glass of bad white wine ( for my wife only). No need to say that we were very disappointed to sit 2 meters away from the ocean and having frozen... More 

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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Fortaleza for a quick dinner after sight seeing in Galle. The restaurant is well presented, food choices were good (including daily specials). The staff were very friendly and helped us arrange taxis back to our resort hotel - a very relaxed evening and would visit again if I ever find myself back in Galle.

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London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had eaten here in previous years and enjoyed it, so decided to return. You can either sit under the roof where there are cooling fans or sit in the pretty lit courtyard. The menu errs away from typical Sri Lankan and the choices are very seafood oriented, also offering a chicken burger, a hummus platter and daily specials. The... More 

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review ! So pleased to hear you had such a wonderful evening here with us. Warm regards Ethan More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 nights in this beautiful property in the Galle fort. The receptionist and staff were helpful and spoke good English. A bit expensive but I am afraid similar properties had the same prices. The restaurant was good and the rooms were beautiful.

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing the great review ! Were glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back again some day. Warm regards Ethan More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped into and had a Banoffee pie for dessert - Good/Average sort of dessert. But nothing to write too much about.

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Thank Eran76
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Dear guest I am sorry we did not meet your expectations. The Chef shall be notified. Please note if we were made aware at the time that you were not satisfied we would have done our best to please. Thank you for your feedback Ethan More 

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are right now eating at this Fortaleza restaurant. Ordered a prawn spaghetti, a Mahi Mahi dish and a bruschetta (for starter). Our drinks came and so that was good. Then the restaurant started to fill up. There was one tourist who came and sat next to our table and I he actually ordered spaghetti like we did. Then another... More 

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Dear Guest First of all please let me express my sincere apologies for the service you received here on your visit. I am truly sorry for the mistakes and the way in which it was handled. It turns out the kitchen had made a mistake with the order sequence which is something that can happen, however there is no excuse... More 

Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner here - fabulous Mahi Mahi and pumpkin mash. The courtyard setting is lovely too. It was the most we'd paid for a dinner in Sri Lanka but still only £10 for that dish. We liked it so much we came back for a glass of Rose after shopping the following afternoon.

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Thank Pat H
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic review ! Please come again. Warm regards Ethan More 

South Yunderup, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed a night as part of our honeymoon in Sri Lanka and couldn't be happier. It is a small quaint place within the historic Galle Fort and has been wonderfully renovated. The lady host was extremely welcoming and offered great service. Only stayed a night but definitely needed a few days longer. Cannot recommend Fortaleza and Galle Fort highly enough.

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for the brilliant recommendations. Go glad to hear you enjoyed our stay with us on your special occasion. We hope you equally enjoyed the remainder of your honeymoon and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards Ethan More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Set in a small courtyard with seating in shade with fans or in the sun, very good food comes quickly and caters for western tastes. Not the cheapest but you get good quality.

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share the lovely review. We hope to see you back again. Warm regards Ethan More 

Montreal, Canada
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We shared an appetizer and had 2 mains a sesame seared tuna and the mahi mahi with pumpkin flavoured mash. The appetizer was a tomato bruschetta which was good but could easily been enhanced with a drop of olive oil. The mahi mahi was excellent. It was moist on a superb mash. The tuna was not bad nor great, an... More 

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Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for you review and we appreciate the honest feedback. I shall pass it along to our man in the kitchen. We hope you return to find it amended. Warm regards Ethan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Asian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 233415
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?