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El Porvenir

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Avenida Hidalgo 1403, Tampico, Mexico
(833) 213 05 68
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best crab ever.

Third generation owner in a "colonial" front building, which is a nice several room restaurant. The place is not pretentious, but is had the best crab we have ever encountered. "a la Frank" was the style and it comes with thin slices of cheese, like little tacos that you roll the crab in and then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2014
Dave S
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Norman, Oklahoma
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  • Late Night
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Norman, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Third generation owner in a "colonial" front building, which is a nice several room restaurant. The place is not pretentious, but is had the best crab we have ever encountered. "a la Frank" was the style and it comes with thin slices of cheese, like little tacos that you roll the crab in and then et all rolled up. Very,... More 

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Leon, Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Hidalgo 1403, Tampico, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Tamaulipas  >  Tampico
  • Phone Number: (833) 213 05 68
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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