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POR Favor Mexican Restaurant

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148 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 440-8228
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
delicious and easy on the budget

The food is consistently good to great here, just like the sister restaurant in La Mesa. The service is good and the atmosphere is casual and friendly. There's free parking on the street but if you have to walk a bit, there are plenty of interesting shops along the way. There's a large outdoor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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san diego
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

A very good choice if you have a large group looking for authentic Mexican food. There were 8 in our party of golfers. A small margueritas is huge. I had a mango fruit and it was a real thirst quencher. I ordered a chimichanga and it also was huge. The other 7 were pleased with their choices.

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san diego
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food is consistently good to great here, just like the sister restaurant in La Mesa. The service is good and the atmosphere is casual and friendly. There's free parking on the street but if you have to walk a bit, there are plenty of interesting shops along the way. There's a large outdoor patio for that San Diego ambiance.... More 

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San Diego, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Though the food is not really that good! To bad this place could be one of the hottest spots in that area. One day they might hopefully figure that out.

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stopped here on the way to our vacation home and were pleasantly surprised. We were here in off-hours (mid-afternoon), so it was quiet. The patio seating was lovely and service was perfect. Two of us had pork carnitas and one had arroz con pollo. All were really good. The carnitas portions were very large; two could share one. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We visit Tucson often. This is a favorite for lunch on the way. We like locally owned places that give you a real flavor of the town and hospitality. Por Favor is great.

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Surrey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were looking for good Mexican food, but with a gluten intolerance, it is sometimes hard to find spots. We liked the prices, the menu looked great and the waitress was nice. The downside, they were not educated in "food intolerances" and could not tell me what did or did not contain gluten. I would suggest for them to become... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Came down from Los Angeles for business & in the mood for some down home Mexican Food...our best friends recommended this place & they were right! Great atmosphere in the patio area. Food was great, with a great selection on their menu. Service was prompt & quick...would definitely stop here again...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Hot and tasty. Judging by other reviews, part of the equation is knowing what to expect. Our service was quick, friendly and efficient. Food was hot and tasty, not gourmet or strictly authentic, but good and nice sized portions. Reasonably priced, I'd certainly be happy to go back.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Our son took the whole family here for dinner when we arrived in California for his post-Christmas wedding. There were nine of us and we received timely service. We sat outside on the patio in the evening. It was warmed by heaters and the ambiance was lovely. The food was excellent...everyone seemed pleased with their selections. I had delicious carnitas... More 

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El Cajon, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The food and service were just so so. Waitress ignored out table for 10 minutes before she came over. Enchiladas and Quesadilla were luke warm Nothing to bring be back for

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 148 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: (619) 440-8228

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?