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Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 233415
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Muscat
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

excellent menu, excellent service and great ambience. Can't fault this place! We ate at several places in Galle but Fortaleza was our number one choice.

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Thank Muscat-Makora
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

The title says it all ! Thank you for the brilliant review ! We have been receiving some great feedback from our guests in the past month and were really pushing hard to maintain the consistency. Thank you for your support and we hope you will be back for more. Warm regards Ethan More 

Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal with the family... the ambiance was lovely and the western menu had a couple specials in line w/ a lovely seafood curry! The sesame crusted tuna over a salad of greens w/ a ginger / spy dressing was most definitely a hit as well!

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

Thank you for your fantastic review ! It is a great reward for everybody's hard work. I shall pass this along to the entire team. Thank you again and we hope we can welcome you back some day. Warm regards Ethan More 

Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Nice venue sitting outside at the patio. We ordered prawns spaghetti and were very tasty with a homemade pesto sauce :)

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

Love the title ! I shall pass this along to the team. We hope you return again for more. Warm regards Ethan More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Menu with starters, mains and desserts, mostly Western. Also some suggestions. We had a really good carrot soup and tuna tartare as starters; a burger and noodles as mains and a brownie as dessert :-) servings come really fast, typically Sri Lankan? Red wine was good but too cold. Really nice staff, nice atmosophere, romantic location, good place to escape... More 

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

Thank you for the great review ! Really appreciate you taking the time to share this. Will take a note regarding the wine. Warm regards Ethan More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Really nice place for drinks or bites. Not cheap, but one of the only places in Galle to get some alcoholic drinks. We went here for afternoon cocktails and dinner for 2 nights in a row. This place is expensive, but clean, nice, good food and friendly service.

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

Great to hear you couldn't keep away ! It is rather a challenge to find alcohol in the fort, pleased to hear you enjoyed everything we had to offer. We hope you are able to visit us again. Warm regards Ethan More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Nice courtyard bar and a relaxed atmosphere ideal for a post shopping or pre foot massage drink. Good menu and cold beer ... worth a pop in :)

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Thank Mattjack8
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing the great review ! Please pop by again :) Warm regards Ethan More 

Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My friends suggested this restaurant, and I was looking forward to having dinner there. The first impression was really good. Neat setup in the courtyard of an old colonial house. I ordered fish from daily specials on the blackboard. It was 20 minutes later that I was advised that it was not available any longer. Since there was no beer... More 

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

Dear Guest, First of all let me please apologize for the level of service you received on this particular visit to Fortaleza, let me assure you this is not the standard we uphold and a quick look at the many other reviews will clearly indicate this. It is a real shame to hear you were unable to share the same... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Food was excellent, service very good, good wifi and nice place. Owner seemed like a nice chap, as did the Polish barman.

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Thank Louis M
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review ! We certainly have an interesting mix of people here at Fortaleza. Come by and see us again when your next in town. Warm regards Ethan More 

Ascot
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for a late afternoon G&T. Lovely courtyard area, friendly staff and great service. A double G&T was 850 SLR and a beer was 500 SLR.

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Thank Steph R
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review ! Please join us for more on your next visit. Warm regards Ethan More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Best fish and chips ever! The waiters were attentive and fast. Great atmosphere! The location was fantastic.

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Thank Bernadine T
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this review

Thank you for the brilliant review ! I shall pass it along to the team. 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
European, Asian, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?