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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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la carihuela
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Had a gorgeous lunch here. Mahi mahi fillets with pumpkin mash which was devine. Nice break from the heat outside.

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Thank Rachel B
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing ! Please visit us again. Ethan More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Enjoyed a delicious meal at the restaurant. I had the pesto spaghetti and my wife had the burger. Both were great. Staff were fantastic and management was also extremely courteous and worked well. (Ethan)

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

Thank you Amrith ! Your welcome back any time. Look forward to it. Ethan More 

london
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The food in this popular restaurant was very good ànd the menu varied. The prwn cocktail was amazing ànd the fish and chips as good as you would get in England. We would have had a dessert as the menu was given to us but after waiting for what seemed ages, probably 10 minutes no one appeared to tàke our... More 

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Thank florence45London
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for feedback. Great to hear you had such a lovely evening and the food was up to standard. My apologies it was shadowed by the service at the end. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and it will be amended. Warm regards Ethan More 

Vienna, Austria
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We came for a quick snack and to relax from the busy, hot streets. Hummus wrap was great with homemade bread and hummus and crunchy salad. Juice of the day was beetroot/pineapple which turned out surprisingly delicious. Service was on the spot. Restaurant is around a green and very neatly kept courtyard, shady and cool. Yes, prices are definitely above... More 

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Thank carolinekI6777EW
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing the great review ! Look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards Ethan More 

Szentendre, Pest, Hungary
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The food was nothing special and tasteless but the place is nice and cool after a big walk in the Fort. The service was not good not bad.

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Thank Lina N
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, it is a valuable asset to our performance and development and we will utilize it to further improve. I am sorry to hear we did not live up to your expectations. Warm regards Ethan More 

Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Fortaleza is in a great spot within the Galle Fort. We stopped for lunch (family of 4) and enjoyed a set of Western meals (had enough rice & curry for a little while !). The meals were of a good quality, not overly generous portions but enough and served hot & quickly. It seemed expensive which is never a great... More 

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Thank Matthew F
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed the meal and felt the quality was of a good standard. Our prices are on par with other establishments of similar standard in the area. We use only quality ingredients and prices include taxes and service charge. Thank you Ethan More 

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Burger was a 3 out of 10 at the most ! It had a very strange texture ! Not good at all . The "wedges" were just bog standard frozen thick cut chips not good either . Very disappointing . If your charging western prices then please provide decent food ! On the plus side they had magners cider .

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Thank televisiontropics
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great food (Seafood with rice and "Coconut Gravy" - so much better than the description!), lovely courtyard atmosphere, nice cocktails...a bit pricey but worth it.

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Thank davidlockwood01
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The fish and chips was really good and the prawn fajitas totally tasteless. They did a mistake in the order and my husband got his food 15 minutes before me. After main course no one seemed to take notice of us so we paid and left. Would like to give them a "2" but the fish and chips is worth... More 

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Thank Gabriella L
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Had this place recommend to us by our hotel. Food and service were outstanding. We ate quite early at 6.15pm so the service was really quick as the restaurant was only half full. I had the seaseme seared tuna which was outstanding. Perfectly cooked and delicate to eat. My wife had the seafood curry which was on special which she... More 

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Thank Owain J

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?