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Cava

Tapas Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Portsmouth
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    Francesco M.
    "tasting menu with a good bottle"(4 Tips)
    Nick C.
    "The churros are insane, so is the pork belly with..."(2 Tips)
    Jenn M.
    "Also a great wine selection and atmosphere."(5 Tips)
    Rourke
    "Awesome open kitchen"(2 Tips)
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  • good for dates
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  • Becky M.heart icon on user image
    Becky MayJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Fabulous food, drinks and service. This is our favorite Portsmouth restaurant and there are A LOT of choices in Portsmouth! Ask for Danny's latest drink creation - you won't be disappointed!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • David N.
    David NicholsonAugust 12, 2012
    Do the "Chef's Table" and watch your food being prepared. I normally don't do this sort of thing but the ingredients and preparation are incredible not to mention EVERYTHING on the menu is great!
  • Beerlady T.
    Beerlady TullysFebruary 13, 2012
    Small intimate venue, owner greets you at the door, seats were immediate at the bar. Spain/Mediterranean menu options, good wine/beer list, open kitchen, normal prices for Portsmouth. Good Experience
  • Courtney G.
    Courtney GarveyJanuary 23, 2012
    Everything on the menu is amazing, especially the potatoes! I recommend doing the tasting menu prepared by the chef, they put together a fantastic meal of small plates.
  • Leslie P.
    Leslie PostonJanuary 25, 2012
    I have never had bad wine here. Knowledgable staff. Be adventurous and ask for a recommendation for your budget. go with friends and share plates.
  • Sue K.heart icon on user image
    Sue KirklandFebruary 13, 2016
    Really excellent options of wine by the glass. Food was excellent. We had a very enjoyable time!🍷😀
  • Dan G.heart icon on user image
    Dan GullottiAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    the charred octopus with ink sofrito is fantastic. great service too
  • Nick C.
    Nick CAugust 5, 2011
    The churros are insane, so is the pork belly with chocolate, apricots, and mint. Flank steak a must too.
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MarcelaisSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing menu that changes seasonally, so go often! Also a great wine selection and atmosphere.
  • Lynn M.
    Lynn MeolaMay 17, 2014
    Try the dates stuffed with manchego and wrapped in serrano ham.
  • Rourkeheart icon on user image
    RourkeJuly 9, 2016
    Awesome open kitchen
  • Tony Q.
    Tony QuadrosSeptember 21, 2014
    Amazing place. Love it.
  • Francesco M.
    Francesco MeaniAugust 16, 2011
    Order the Chef's tasting menu with a good bottle of red wine and enjoy the great dinner!
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MoreauJune 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cava can easily accommodate gluten-free diners. Excellent plating!
  • Rourkeheart icon on user image
    RourkeJuly 9, 2016
    House infused jalapeño vodka 👍🏻👍🏻
  • Healthy in the Kitchen
    Delicious, inventive dishes. Enjoy!
  • John J.
    John JenningsMay 3, 2013
    Try the aged grape juice. It's amazing.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 17, 2011
    Try the Squid Cooked In Tomato Ink Sauce
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FoyMay 5, 2013
    You need to try the Medjool dates!!!!
  • Beth G.
    Beth GallawayJanuary 14, 2010
    try the tomato gazpacho; great for outside dining in the summer Read more
  • Morten
    MortenJuly 10, 2013
    Great tasting menu!
  • Heather Z.
    Heather Z.February 16, 2013
    Nothing else compares. Try the tasting menu!
  • Glenn K.
    Glenn KennedySeptember 12, 2011
    Try the Almond & Garlic Soup Read more
  • John H.
    John HayesNovember 27, 2011
    Patrick is the best server ever.
  • Elsa
    ElsaJune 12, 2011
    The best flan - so smooth and velvety. Read more
  • Diego V.
    Diego VillamizarOctober 7, 2011
    Scallops were too salty a the Serrano jamon was too bland, but I would still give this place a chance... Service was great.
  • Drew S.
    Drew SchulthessDecember 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The churros are insane!!!
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