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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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london
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375 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled in here by chance on a walk round the Fort and from the outside looks a great setting .. nice courtyard .. looking decent. Had a selection of starters which were ok and fajitas to follow .. again ok without making me want to return.. what grated me was when we went to pay we were told machine broken... More 

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

I'm really sorry to hear that you were not informed that our credit card machine was not working before your meal. it is unusual, i can only think that there must have been a connection problem with the machine at the time you were leaving. Thx fully for us there is an ATM machine a minutes walk away so we... More 

Surrey
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110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here with fresh fruit juice and pita bread with crudites. Portion was not big and price not low but it was tasty and all we needed on a hot day. Very civilized!

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Thank Phil C
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you More 

mumbai
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448 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at Villa Nilaya about 25 minutes from Galle. Our chef Prabhat at villa highly recommended this restaurant to us since he was working there before. We are really thankful to him for suggesting this place. The decor was very ethinic. We had garden salad, and veg fajitas with white wine. The food and wine were top quality.... More 

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

Thank you for such a lovely review. E More 

Boulder, Colorado
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Singapore chilli crab and it was delicious. The service was fantastic and the music met our expectations for the reputation this restaurant has for a great play list. I highly recommend this restaurant for dinner.

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

Thank you! we are plsd to hear you enjoyed the Singapore Crab and the ambiance. More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifull place outsigh a bit hidden from the main road. Fantastic prawns and fish and chips.Highly recommended!

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Thank Hanneke v
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you ! More 

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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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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liverpool
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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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Thank her177
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you, we are happy to help. we hope to see you again on your next visit. More 

London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 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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Thank CustardV
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 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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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Thank Sabriconga
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
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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 

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
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 District  >  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?