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El Portal Restaurant

32235 Date Palm Dr Ste 101, Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 202-6685
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Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 24, 2014
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English first
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Omg let me tell you this place is a hidden gem the food was freash a delicious the chili reano was wonderful probably my best top 5 this is so worthy of a road trip if your not a local

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Astoria, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Extra friendly service, authentic mexican menu, great food. Found this place by accident while looking for a different restaurant, but now will be coming back to this one for sure!

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San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We were on our way home and decided to pop in for breakfast. The place is very clean, quiet, and inviting. Cindy was our server and she too was very nice and friendly. I lived for ten years in Mexico so I'd like to say that I know good Mexican food. At other Mexican restaurants, I usually get Huevos Rancheros... More

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CENTRAL POINT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A year ago we drove past this restaurant several times and noticed the signs for $1.00 tacos. We decided to try it and had a wonderful meal. We returned several times for other great values on the menu. On one occasion the owner served us and told us about is restaurant. Once again we were in the area and took... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Met Victor the owner. Extremely accommodating. Gave us sample of his Margaritas. Killer Margaritas - huge and rimmed with a slice of orange & chili flakes.... awesome! Don't miss out on trying Victor's spicy tequilla. So we decided to stay for lunch after stopping to just see the menu. Homemade corn & flour tortillas. Best Mole we have had! Guacamole... More

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Desert Cities near Palm Springs. My favorite dish here is the tostada ceviche. It is a small but filling portion of uncooked lime soaked shrimp and other seafood. It's placed on a crispy corn tortilla. The flavor is crisp, with lot's of lime. I suggest a few drops of Tapato on... More

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Prunedale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Just got home from a very filling dinner at El Portal. The service was great and the food was even better. Excellent food and very friendly service. The owner waited on us and was very accommodating. Excellent food and lots of it. We will be going back, probably tomorrow. You won't be sorry if you give this place a try.

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California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

El Portal is a cute, clean restaurant. There is usually a person with a sign on Date Palm twirling the specials (like tacos $1.00). Victor the owner is very nice - I almost want to come back just to support him. I ordered the nachos. The chicken was in a sauce that made all the chips soggy. I had to... More

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Troy, MI
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

There are two things that brought us back multiple times during our 4 day stay in Palm Springs: the great food and Victor, the owner. I had fresh spinach and shrimp enchiladas and they were delicious and unique. My husband had the shrimp quesadillas and they were just as we had gotten in Cabo. Victor is so friendly and helpful,... More

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

I take my two kids and Partner to el Portal at least once a month. Victor, the owner, is always there with great conversation and the best Mexican food! This is a must stop And eat kind of place!

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