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The Port House Cava, Saint Kevin's, County Dublin

The Port House Cava

4.3
4.3
103 reviews
€30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Located on the buzzing Camden Street, the Port House Cava offers an extensive tapas & pintxo menu, wines and port lists and a large selection of the Catalonian Sparkling wine ranging across many styles and varieties.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:30 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 534 9732
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Brunch and Bottomless Brunch.

    €20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Brunch + Bottomless Brunch- available Saturday & Sunday 12pm-4pm Enjoy Brunch in Cava with a choice of 3 menus to choose from: The Veggie Lover that includes coconut and banana pancakes, PBJ overnight oats, grilled portobello mushrooms, tumaca, smashed avocado, patatas and grilled asparagus. The Veggie Lover with Eggs which includes coconut and banana pancakes, PBJ overnight oats, grilled portobello mushrooms, tortilla Espanola, tumaca, patatas and a fried egg. The Meat Lovers which includes coconut and banana pancakes, crispy jamon, grilled portobello mushrooms, txistorras, tumaca, patatas and fried eggs. All brunch offers are served with a toasted selection of breads with butter, quince jelly and churros.
    Brunch and Bottomless Brunch. photo

What 103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

103 Reviews
  1. CatherineL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and lovely staff. One of my most favourite restaurants

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is amazing. Every plate we ordered was honestly so nice and we tried a lot. Per person to actually be full youd probably need one larger plate and two small. Great for sharing of course. There was a nice atmosphere, wasn’t too busy later in the evening. Would definitely return.

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  3. JimmyG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food with great service Will be back again

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  4. KenT

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a great service. We will be back for sure.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Port house food never fails, delicious. Felt that Cava lacked the atmosphere that other Port House restaurants have

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  6. MauraG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only issue we had was the small seating area but we were kindly offered a much better table. Everything was top class. We will be back

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  7. Sweet22

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Was lovely food and nice ambience but waiter not very friendly

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  8. AtdB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and drink, highly recommended. Decent value compared to others in Dublin too.

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  9. GeraldO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Porter made an already special night even better. The staff were very in tune with customers needs and made sure everything was perfect

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, friendly and attentive staff. Great location.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Brilliant amazing time, but the staff take too long greeting customers when they arrive , so the door is left open and people are standing outside. Also when we were sitting down it was cold because the door was open

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  12. AnitaB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the food drink and ambience I will be back thank you

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  13. EmerH

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food, classic sangrias are so tasty. Would deffo recommend

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  14. JoannaZ

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a group of 8 people on the dinner. Food and wine was great! I really enjoyed everything I have chance to taste. I have few comments for the service though. It's been disappointing at times. We had to ask for water refills multiple times. It has repeated over the course of the dinner to the point I had to go to the bar to and bring it myself to the table. Managing the group I suppose is a bit more difficult than smaller parties. However, we ended up very confused with the orders as food for our table ended delivered in 2 batches... for first four people and for next four good 15 minutes later. It's a bit awkward when only part of the group receives their orders and other group sit at the same table awaiting theirs.

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  15. Bryan

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    For what we ate and we what we drank we have definitely overpaid

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  16. DermotK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best tapas menus I've had in Dublin, great variety, perfect size portions for small bits , and very reasonable price for the great quality of the food. 10s 10s 10s across the board.

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  17. Tessa

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food & service as always! Thanks for a lovely evening

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  18. CathalL

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our visit. Great staff, ambience was nice and food excellent. We will definitely be back.

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  19. AnneF

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was not fresh, wasn't very tasty and most of the dishes were not hot.

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  20. AdrianC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a especial celebration or just to pop in for wine

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  21. SaraS

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The place is regular but the music they play is totally out of place. As a speaking Spanish person, I noticed that they play music that is not according to the place's ambiance. The food is VERY regular, don't expect something outstanding. The personnel is nice but they don't know the menu and seem lost when you ask them questions regarding the food or the wines.

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  22. ChauR

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food and service was great but unfortunately the restaurant was freezing cold, and couldn't enjoy my dining experience. We had our coats on the whole time. Told the staff but they said was nothing they could do. It is January. Such a disappointment in comparison to their other branches.
    The Port House CavaResponded on 18 January 2024
    Hi Chau, Unfortunately our heating system is not handling the winter this year. Our maintenance time is coming to try to solve this problem. Sorry about it and try to pop up at the restaurant again then we can try to change your point of view from PortHouse Cava. Best Regards, Gabriela Monteiro General Manager.

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  23. jamesy1969

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It’s was a Quiet lunchtime, so lacked atmosphere. Good service. And food just fine

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  24. ClaraC

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food nothing too crazy, of course too expensive for Spanish food but I understand it’s just because Dublin is expensive. Sangria was lovely. The restaurant was very cold, and the bathrooms even more.
    The Port House CavaResponded on 18 January 2024
    Hi Clara, Our heating system is not handling the winter this years, but our Maintenance Team is trying to solve this problem. Sorry about your bad experience here because of the cold. But please, try to come another time then we can change your opinion about our Restaurant. See soon, Best Regards, Gabriela Monteiro, General Manager.

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  25. MaryM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were put at a table for 4 with nowhere to put our coats (it is winter!!). The waitress asked us to move our coats from the seats beside us - despite the fact that no one actually used the table all night.

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  26. DebbieF

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a bit slow.. we had to ask for stuff a few times.

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  27. DawnC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place, great food lots of variety. The lemon chicken skewers were amazing.

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  28. DaynaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined here on a Saturday afternoon. We were seated at a odd table... beside the kitchen but you couldn't really relax as the benches were very upright but look it was fine. We did have to continously call the wait staff to order, to get menu, additional drinks etc and it didn't seem that busy. At one point , a lady fell, and the others in her party ran to her and no staff. I had to alert one staff member who was chatting in thw kitchen to the full and he seemed unimpressed. She was ok thankfully but looked to be shook up. Food was good. Patas bravas lovely, prawns lovely, calamari lovely ,my friend had the salmon she said it was fab Chicken in paprika, not nice... didn't eat it, didn't ask for it to be wrapped up. The waiter did ask about it though and I said I didn't like it. I was still charged for it. Coffee, ok not great but ok. Churros were nice though and had a lovely chocolate sauce that was thin and not think and gloopy like so many others. All in all we paid 87e this also included three drinks so considering Dublin, it was very well priced. I wouldnt be in a hurry back though.

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  29. mickeym

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 meal. staff were great. great ambience. good value. every bit of food was perfect. gambas pil pil, chorizo Al vino, etc etc. yum yum. special shout out to the Portuguese tarts for desert. sublime.

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  30. Rusty

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. But service poor. Waiter more focussed on his phone than watching our table of 7. Repeatedly had to ask for more wine to the table. Never once came to the table to check in if we were ok or required anything( basic stuff). Needs to be trained in.

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  31. Turbo

    Waterford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet ambience although busy. Excellent friendly efficient service at a good price! Fully recommend a visit and try it out

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice setting, obviously busy with Christmas parties but still fairly attentive to the smaller tables. Some of the dishes were a little expensive but overall a nice experience

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  33. DeclanM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great selection of tapas all very reasonably priced

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  34. ChrisH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and will be back. The staff are lovely and the food was delicious

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  35. ZoeM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were really looking forward to our dinner here. First of all, we did not manage to get a friendly smile out of any of the waiters during th et while . It was painfully awkward, it felt like we’re weren’t welcome. Secondly, so much of the food was burnt. The croquettes and wings were almost black, we were surprised that they would serve it. Service was quick but we weee happy to leave. Won’t be coming back sadly.

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  36. KenT

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, food and atmosphere. Our third time there and will be there again for sure.

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  37. LauraC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent - really delicious! Service was also brilliant

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  38. B94S

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Seems to be a theme across all the port house restaurants that the service is generally pretty poor. Came in for a booking 10 minutes before the scheduled time but no one approached us for 10 minutes, even though they were standing informt of us. Table wasn't available when it was supposed to be which didn't end up being an issue anyway. I think all the restaurants seem to be under staffed and it's often difficult to get anyone's attention. I will say the staff that are there are friendly just maybe need some additional resources. Food is good and price is pretty reasonable for tapas in Dublin.

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  39. Anonymous

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had to vacate our table after 2 hours, no notice was given of this when making the booking or when we first arrived, we were told after our mains. This was disappointing but otherwise very good.

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  40. KateW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Tapas In Dublin. the Aubergine Tempura. Great wine selection. Interiors ar perfect for xmas party

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FAQs

The Port House Cava offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 534 9732.

The Port House Cava is rated 4.3 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Port House Cava

21 Camden Street Lower, Saint Kevin's, County Dublin D02 HH92

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Camden Street
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:30 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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