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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 66
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 2
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  • 2
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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
Delicious dishes Tampico style

Love this place, though it feels like a tabern in some cold place.. The dishes are excellent. Can't get enough! Jaiba a la Frank with the cheese tortillas and some fresh jaibas are a must for me. The oysters and fresh shrimp are always another good choice. Love eating here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Paola G
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Love this place, though it feels like a tabern in some cold place.. The dishes are excellent. Can't get enough! Jaiba a la Frank with the cheese tortillas and some fresh jaibas are a must for me. The oysters and fresh shrimp are always another good choice. Love eating here.

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Huixquilucan
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

El Porvenir has been around for decades and it is serving seafood of the highest caliber... Certainly a not-to-be-missed restaurant in Tampico... Don´t forget to order "jaibas a la Frank"

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Katy, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This restaurant is a must if you visit Tampico. It is located in the main avenue of the city (Hidalgo) and therefore is of easy access. Inside, the place is roomy, and it is family oriented, even though the original establishment was a Cantina. As appetizer we had the cheese tortillas and Frank's style crab (jaiba a la Frank), and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My wife and I visited El Porvenir based on the recommendation of the many tripadvisor reviews and also the recommendation of the hotel receptionist. The restaurant is conveniently located across the street from the Municipal Cemetery on a busy street (Hidalgo). The building is very beautiful and the inside is equally as charming. My wife had seafood and I ate... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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22 reviews
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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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Additional Information about El Porvenir

Address: Avenida Hidalgo 1403, Tampico, Mexico
Phone Number: (833) 213 05 68
Location: Mexico  >  Northern Mexico  >  Tamaulipas  >  Tampico
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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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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