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Downtown Cancun near Walmart, Cancun, Mexico
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Ranked #239 of 612 Restaurants in Cancun
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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.
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
National City, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
323 helpful votes 323 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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Tampa, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

First time we ate here we found it by accident. We'd flown from Tampa to Miami to Cancun and I'd not eaten all day, so I didn't care WHERE we ate. Now I insist this be our first stop after landing. The food was delicious and Mexican Food is my most favorite. All of the waitresses we have ever had... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My husband and I live in Cancun 6 months of the year so the area and many restaurants are well known to us. We had an unpleasant experience here today. We had done some shopping at Walmart next door and came for an early dinner. We ordered water with ice to drink. We were surrounded by Mexican families with glasses... More 

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Irving, TX
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Food as good as much more expensive places and very tasty. My wife is Mexican and she says the food brought back good childhood memories. Service was quick. Overall the place reminded me of an IHOP in the US.

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Detroit, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Located next to Walmart, this diner serves delicious authentic Mexican breakfasts. We ate there on Christmas morning while waiting for Walmart to open. The service was very friendly. The coffee Americano was hot, plentiful and satisfying. The egg dish with Chorizo sausage and potatoes was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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Additional Information about El Porton

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

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