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Cuisine type

  • Latin American,
  • Portuguese,

Dishes

  • Fish,
  • Seafood,

Atmosphere

  • Family,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Dining-in,
  • Take-out,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
542 Upper Wellington St, Hamilton, ON L9A 3P5
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  • $11 To $25,

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Restaurantica12
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Disappointed!

We decided to try this restaurant and we wish we hadn't! First of all the place and surrounding area has the stench of old cooking oil...a bad sign right there. Once inside the place is decorated not bad but nothing to rave about. Our waitress,an older woman should learn about manners and customer service because she was very overbearing and rude. The food itself was overcooked and nothing special for a restaurant charging those prices.We had a very thin layer of fish with rice and potatoes which were just dripping in oil. Avoid this restaurant, its not worth it!

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Restaurantica12
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Amazing food... Semi good service... But the food makes it worth it

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Conquistador: Meaning conqueror, in Portuguese. On a tip from a work colleague, I decided to check this restaurant out. When one thinks of a Portuguese restaurant, what comes to mind first? Seafood? Of course. The test of any good restaurant that bears the mantle of Portuguese cuisine – is the quality (or lack thereof) of their seafood. In the case of Conquistador, they hit it out of the park! We ordered the seafood platter #2, to be split amongst three of us. We were told by the server that it “may not fill all of you, because it mostly shellfish”. With all due respect to the hostess, and the excellent service she provided, she was wrong. The portions were impressive, exceeded only by the quality of the food and presentation. It filled every one of us. Myself; to the point that I can barely move, a full five hours later. Our meal was ordered, brought to our table, and consumed in just over an hour. The dish consisted of shrimp (both breaded and sautéed), mussels, clams, breaded cod(?), crab, potatoes, and seafood rice. All of which was delicious. We ate every morsel. The environment was outstanding, and the place was very clean. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that is looking for a good place to satisfy their palette, that has a pining for some high quality seafood. Portugal has given many things to contemporary western culture. Ferdinand Magellan, Brazil, and Christiano Ronaldo. After eating at Conquistador, I will add Portuguese cuisine as well. Outstanding, just simply, outstanding.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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I haven't tried the many Portugese restaurants...

I haven't tried the many Portugese restaurants downtown (but who wants to go downtown anyways) but would recommend this place as the food and the people (family run) was great. Good portions, quality ingredients for a decent price, what more could you ask for.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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I Find These Recommendations Puzzling

A work friend and I are huge fans of the James St. N. Portuguese food scene and decided to try Conquistador based on recommendations from this board. I honestly have to say I had a much different experience than others here. But let's start with the positive, first -- ambience is definitely nice, tables, chairs and decor quite attractive.Bread was fresh and plentiful. White wine didn`t seem fully chilled, but portion was decent. the Mountain needs more restaurants in this style. The service I found strange. Not unfriendly, mind you, just slightly unwelcoming with absolutely no desire to steer our food choices in any way. When asked for recommendations, our server seemed to be at a loss for what was even on the menu. My friend noticed as we left that it appeared they were closing up before we even got there. Hmmmm... Shrimp Risoles, so wonderfully done elsewhere closeby were fried to perfection, but seemed not to have any filling in them, and certainly no discernable shrimp. Shrimp dinner portion was decent for 12.99. They were large, not overcooked but hard to peel. The garlic butter and herb saute wasn't terrible, it just didn't have the flavour "pop" that I crave and have become used to in Portuguese food. The "seafood" rice was extremely mushy and came with fake crab and a few small shrimp in it. The salad -- simply done with a vibrant vinaigrette at all my favourite Portuguese restaurants -- had the requisite lettuce tomato, onion but no vibrant vinaigrette... in fact I was left wondering if vineger was actually used. The flaming choriso was dry and not worth half of the 10.99 we paid for it. Half of it sat on the plate at the end of the meal and the server didn't bother asking why. Dessert was non-traditional items like chocolate volcano cake etc. Not a ``cream of heaven` or flan in sight I don't think Conquistador is poor, just paling in comparison when you set it beside its far more superior and traditional competitors in the city's northern end.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
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This was my third time going to Conquistador and...

This was my third time going to Conquistador and I couldn`t have been more pleased with the food, atmosphere, and service. I approached the owner and asked if she could help me plan a menu for my husbands suprise 50th birthday party and she was very accommodating. The extra special service was felt be all my family. A must try restaurant.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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I wanted to surprise my wife with a birthday...

I wanted to surprise my wife with a birthday party with some of her closest friends and family, we had previously dinned together at Conquistador and since my wife have a wonderful time, I thought the place, the food and size was just perfect. My party was aprox 40 people. I can not explain what great service I received from their Kitchen manager, FILO, she was able to remind me of any last minute things to make my wifes birthday just unremarkable from linen colour to centre piece arrangements, she even took care of ordering the cake for me and the champagne for toasting. This made it very easy for me to surprise my wife. Hatts off to the wonderful staff at Conquistador, this was be the most happiest 50th birthday for my wife. Looking forward to our return to enjoy more seafood...and I will try to leave room for dessert this time. JOHN

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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This was my first time going to Conquistador, it...

This was my first time going to Conquistador, it came highly recommended by many friends of our who had been there prior and even held their daughters Baptism there. Once we entered, we were greated by the lovely bartender who then escorted us to our table and provided us with menus. The restaurant was packed and everyone was having a great time, we took this as a good sign. Moments later our waitress came and inquired if this was our first time, which it was and advised that she would give us a moment to review the menu but not to hesitate if we had any questions. The waitress came back with a basket of fresh portuguese buns and took our drink order. When she returned, we inquired about what she would recommend, which was the Bife Conquistador, which is a strip loin steak with their house sliced potaotes and three jumbo shrimp...amazing. The waitress provided us with a great choice and was very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was to die for and stuffed yet could not leave without have a slice of their Bailey's Cheescake, slice was good for the two of us, accompanied by their GALAO, (latte). I was amazing by the great service, great food and great price. Myself and my husband had a great evening and enjoyed the ambiance. Thank you to Grace and Diane for a wonderful evening and we will certainly be back. Keep up the great work!!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Sandwich was huge and the Soup was great.. Loved...

Sandwich was huge and the Soup was great.. Loved it and the price was great

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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My fiance and I wanted to step out of the box and...

My fiance and I wanted to step out of the box and try something new. We heard great things about the restaurant especially for their "platters". We were greated with friendly service and seated in the restaurant that was packed. As we ordered our wine we were checking out everyone elses plates. We decided on our app and our meal. We had our wine and bread in no time. Our "flamming sausage" ( portuguese sausage over a flame, brought right to your table) wasn't far behind. The seafood platters display was amazing. The portions were very generous. The shrimp was amazing sauteed in a sauce thats unimaginable. The lobster, clam, crab and mussels were delicious. Definately recommend it. We had to sit for a good 1/2 hour to enjoy a coffe, tea and portuguese custard (natas I think). Will definately be back!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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