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El Porton

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Downtown Cancun near Walmart, Cancun, Mexico
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Description: This indoor air conditioned restaurant was right next to Walmart's parking...
This indoor air conditioned restaurant was right next to Walmart's parking lot in Cancun downtown. They offer Mexican food and others. Menu was in English and Spanish. The place was clean, coffee was great and lots of varieties. Price was inexpensive around 300 pesos for full dinner plus appetizer plus drinks excl tips for 2 people. Location was definitely convenient just walking distance from Walmart.
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chain restaurants with good food

So we decided to leave the hotel zone and eat like the locals. We were looking for another restaurant famous for their seafood but I guess we decided on dinner way too late because by the time we got there it was closed. We walked around the area and discovered this place was still open. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Gabby B
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

So we decided to leave the hotel zone and eat like the locals. We were looking for another restaurant famous for their seafood but I guess we decided on dinner way too late because by the time we got there it was closed. We walked around the area and discovered this place was still open. My husband dubbed it the... More 

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We noticed this restaurant our first day in Cancun when we were on our way to WalMart. Stopped in for breakfast and we were extremely happy we did. The meal was more than delicious the presentation and price exceptional. Sorry we were not able to return during our stay but will be back for sure on our next visit. If... More 

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Haymarket, Virginia
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had "El Consentido" - Pork shoulder with tortillas, fried beans. their soups are homemade, fresh, very tasty. Flautas and enchiladas, we loved everything about the restaurant. SPecially the price.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Hubby and I always make sure that we visit El Porton when on our yearly vacation in Cancun. You really can't go wrong with any of the meals. Hubby had the special spicy chicken soup which is full of vegetables & has a kick to it. I had a small vegetable soup & enchiladas which were very good. We both... More 

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National City, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Freshly made churros sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon are brought to your table once you order drinks. Fresh tortilla chips with excellent salsa. The guacamole is definitely the most authentic. Spicy and fresh. The portions are perfect. The restaurant is clean and the service is on point. I loved it so much I went back again today. I'll be in... More 

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Bochum
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This restaurant is very reminiscent of a canteen or cafeteria, both the arrangement of the tables, as well as the service. Therefore, this restaurant is to be regarded rather as a better fast food restaurant. The food is moderate, the "Escalopa de Cerdo en salsa Pasilla" we had was nearly cold when served and the tortilla tastless". In general, the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I came here with a large group of people. We found out about this place by one of the workers at the resort we were staying at. Once we arrived we couldn't help but chuckle, it did not have any type of "authentic Mexican feel" and the kids play place was the cherry on top. We reluctantly decided to stay... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stopped by this restaurant after visiting Walmart to pic up some supplies while in Cancun. Not sure what to think of it, from the outside, it looked almost like it would be the "Chili's" of Mexico or something along those lines. Sure enough it was. Once you enter, don't be afraid, ask for the english menu and they will... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It looked like any other fast food restaurant but I got surprised. The fish was delicious and very cheap.

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cancun
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
1,044 helpful votes 1,044 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Today,Sunday,August 17th my friends and I revisited El Porton for lunch. This restaurant is in the same large parking lot of Walmart and the entrance is facing Xcaret Avenue. I like to compare it to a Howard Johnson's restaurant which was a standard type place from the 1950s to 1980s. I believe it is owned and operated by the same... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Downtown Cancun near Walmart, Cancun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

This indoor air conditioned restaurant was right next to Walmart's parking lot in Cancun downtown. They offer Mexican food and others. Menu was in English and Spanish. The place was clean, coffee was great and lots of varieties. Price was inexpensive around 300 pesos for full dinner plus appetizer plus drinks excl tips for 2 people. Location was definitely convenient just walking distance from Walmart.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?