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El Portal

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13354 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA
530-745-9585
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not fancy, but good food!

Authentic Mexican food! Good food, chips/salsa, beer & friendly service! We will be back! We had the tostadas. My daughter usually goes her with her friends. They love the super burrito & quesadilla.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Authentic Mexican food! Good food, chips/salsa, beer & friendly service! We will be back! We had the tostadas. My daughter usually goes her with her friends. They love the super burrito & quesadilla.

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Auburn, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We visited on Cinco de Mayo and El Portal was hoppin'! Our server was very nice and attentive for how busy they were--we appreciated that very much! Great Burrito Banado and chicken flautas. They have good guacamole too.

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My first time in this restaurant. Had the chicken fajitas, so yummy! They didn't skimp on the serving size. I had enough for two meals. First time I was given too many tortillas. I will be going back.

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Northern California
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270 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were greeted with a smile but as we waited for our orders to arrive, I couldn't help but notice the place needed a good cleaning. The blinds looked dirty and the tile floor had lots of broken chips that had been left by people and not cleaned up. I found the place lacking in atmosphere but then we didn't... More 

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Auburn, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We have been going to El Portal for years. The food is always good and so is the service. I really enjoy their chicken enchiladas and their chips and salsa. We have never had a meal there that we did not enjoy and they have some good beer too.

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San Carlos, California
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stopped here on our way to the north shore of Tahoe. What a find! So much better than fast food. The burritos were huge. My roasted pork was nice and crispy, perfectly seasoned and the tortilla was grilled--definitely a cut above many of the other taquerias I've been to. The service was attentive and the portions so large that we... More 

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Milwaukie, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very well prepared mexican food. Fresh, flavorful and appropriately priced. I really enjoyed my order of flautas as much as i delighted over my super taco. I just wish they had jamica the day we ate there as that would have rounded out the meal nicely.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

this place is always packed, for a good reason, the food is awesome. the free salsa & chips are among the best. food is always excellent, for a very reasonable price. my favorite item is the chili verde burrito, but the carnitas torta is very good also.

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Sacramento, California
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My advice (if you're hungry): Get the Three-Item Combination Plate ($10.50) and make sure at least ONE of the items is a "Sope". I always order a "Carnitas Sope," a "Taco de Lengua," and another Taco with Carnitas or Al Pastor…..combined with the rice and beans and the free chips/salsa --- I always leave this place in a food coma.... More 

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Meadow Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We love El Portal -- sometimes even get there once a week. It's the perfect restaurant for a quick, delicious meal with draft beer. Our favorite dishes include the carnitas plate, the carnitas tostada, fish tacos, and occasionally the chile rellenos. Our kids swear by the burritos. Our golf buddies like it too. And even though occasionally crowded, we can... More 

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Address: 13354 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA
Phone Number: 530-745-9585
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: 13354 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: 530-745-9585

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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