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Portal Peak Lodge Store & Cafe

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2358 Rock House Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Good meal,but, as like most American places, far too much. One pork chop is enough, not two, however tasty they are. Staff are lovely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Rodeo, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Stayed in the lodge when looking for land to buy in the area and the beds were hard, the rooms were definitely not worth the amount of money charged but it seems to be someplace where birders stay when they come during the birding season. Food at the cafe was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Good meal,but, as like most American places, far too much. One pork chop is enough, not two, however tasty they are. Staff are lovely.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

In this remote location visited mostly by birders, the Portal Store and Cafe is the place, and the only place, to pick up supplies and have a meal. The store stock is limited, but the cafe is surprisingly good if you stick to the basics. The green-chili cheeseburger is exceptional, and breakfasts are very good. The Mexican food is pretty... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The location is close to Rodeo, NM and in beautiful Portal, AZ. The menu is very good for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The store has very limited groceries but I asked if they had bacon and although they did not, the woman went to their restaurant cook and asked if they had any. The answer was

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Fishers, IN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We stopped on for lunch and enjoyed a green chile hamburger, a Reuben, and a tomato and basil panini, all served with a side salad. All three choices were quite tasty and the salads were fresh. Fast service and the cost was reasonable.

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a lunch and a dinner here. My mushroom and swiss Panini for lunch was very good and my wife enjoyed her burger. We both had Mexican for dinner. Enchiladas not brilliant but okay for an Anglo café in the middle of nowhere.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

While the food is just ok, the ambiance makes up for it several fold. Birds fly by, folks from all over the world dine on Mexican burritos, for veggie burgers, or salads, and have espresso with truly inspired deserts like peach cobbler. All while sitting on token down chairs outside, served by a great young lady server who keeps the... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had lunch here two days in a row while staying at Rusty's RV ranch and birding Cave Creek. Their green chili burger is outstanding. My second lunch I had the grilled chicken sandwich with swiss cheese and bacon. It was EXCELLENT. It was a BIG chicken sandwich, enough so that lunch filled me up for the rest of the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

DH and I had the dogs (2) with us, so we were lucky it was a beautiful day. We sat outside,among the sycamore trees and bird feeders with the pups on leash. We both decided to get a panini, so we split 1 of 2 different kinds. We ordered the swiss cheese and mushroom panini and the tomato with basil... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

On a recent trip to Tucson my husband & I took a detour to Portal for lunch. We usually take I-10 & make the mad dash to visit friends and family. This time we took the back roads, had a very leisurely drive across New Mexico and made the stop in Portal. I was surprised to find such a quirky... More 

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Address: 2358 Rock House Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Portal
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25

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  • Address: 2358 Rock House Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Portal

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25

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