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Portal Peak Lodge Store & Cafe

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2358 Rock House Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, variety of groceries, and friendly service.

This place is at the east entrance to the Chiricahua mountains in southeast AZ. It is the only place to get meals and groceries in the area. I had breakfast and dinner at the cafe and the food was good. The owners are very nice and have allot of knowledge of the area. And the lodge rooms were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Tom S
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Gilbert, Arizona
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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice General Store with all the necessities and the food was awesome. Had one of the cooks specials, a hamburger with a sauce made from their herb garden. Spicey but nice.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place is at the east entrance to the Chiricahua mountains in southeast AZ. It is the only place to get meals and groceries in the area. I had breakfast and dinner at the cafe and the food was good. The owners are very nice and have allot of knowledge of the area. And the lodge rooms were very nice,... More 

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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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London
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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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