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El Porvenir

Hidalgo 1403, Tampico, Mexico
(833) 213 05 68
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Ranked #2 of 75 restaurants in Tampico
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- May 18, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Leon, Mexico
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I really loved this place. The food is amazing and it has a special traditional vibe. The sea food was great and they have the walls decorated with beers from around the world. The staff is very kind and helpful to make food suggestions so you try their specialties.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

One of the best meals we've ever tried in Mexico. The decoration was so nice. The crab claws are delicious and the cheese tortillas are absolute great. The famous stuffed crabs make you keep eating non-stop. The shrimps are huge and have a great taste. Definitely this place will be our favorite.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My friend had been here before and insisted we walk the mile in the rain from out hotel. Worth it! Nice decor. Good service (albeit in Spanish). I had a stew of fish and shrimp; my friend had a crab dish. We shared. Both very tasty. Also, surprisingly affordable. I think the tab for two with drinks and tip was... More

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Laredo, TX
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Ok, it's the best anywhere (barring Japan which just isn't fair), I just was embarrassed to say that in the title. This place is waaay off the beaten path but if you're ever in the area it is an absolute must do. The crab claws are simply to die for. People that I take there still comment about the place... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Great food with a great service. Do not forget to try the "Jaibas a la Frank"!. The owner takes good care that all the guests are well attended.

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Madrid, Spain
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Basis the review on trip advisor, I decided to check it out. Service - Excellent. No reasons for any complaint watsoever Food - Had a prawn soup and a dish of prawns and fish with rice. Both excellent. I had asked for some hot sauces and they were indeed given to me. And they were very very hot. Location -... More

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Tampico
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The seafood is very good, but portions are very small and the price tag is somewhat high both for the setting and the amount of food served. It started out as a bar (usually attended by men) but the food was good that they had to incorporate a restaurant, unfortunately the bar is still attached and gives it a not-so-good... More

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Montrtéal
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The restaurant is renowned in Tampico for seafood, and I have to admit that the reputation is confirmed! Ask for the ceviche as starter, you will not be desappointed! The rest of the plates were very good (large selection of plates with squid, shrimps, oysters...), even their desserts are OK. This place is separated in two: one bar section for... More

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Anngell, General Manager at El Porvenir, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the near future. Happy New Year!! More

mexico
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

excellent option for a good restaurant.. a little expensive but it worth every penny..! very nice employees, clean, nice ambient but not to familiar, it is a cantina, but it has a family room at the back..

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Tampico, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Excellent seafood, and service.The owner is usually on premises, and shows true concern for his patrons, and the quality of the food they are being served.

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Anngell, Director General at El Porvenir, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!!! We hope to serve you again soon!!! More

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