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POR Favor Mexican Restaurant

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148 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 440-8228
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11:00 am - 10:00 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
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Mexican food in downtown El Cajon

Por Favor is run by the same nice folks who own Downtown Cafe, and the Por Favor in La Mesa. Really good Mexican fare, lots of beer choices, and authentic ambiance and food. Fun spot for lunch meetings. Located on Main Street near city hall in El Cajon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Scott A
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El Cajon, CA
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East Islip, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very good food, service and drinks. Nice indoor or outdoor dining with misters to keep you cool while eating.

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Best Mexican food in Southern California, or anywhere else in our opinion! The only drawback is parking can be a problem when they have all the classic cars downtown.

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El Cajon, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Por Favor is run by the same nice folks who own Downtown Cafe, and the Por Favor in La Mesa. Really good Mexican fare, lots of beer choices, and authentic ambiance and food. Fun spot for lunch meetings. Located on Main Street near city hall in El Cajon.

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El Cajon, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Well Por Favor on Main Street in El Cajon is not the place to go. They do have great Margarita's if that is what you need, how ever the food and service do leave a little bit lacking. The meals that I have ordered have always been a little less in the flavor and the service is also lacking. Some... More 

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El Cajon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great service, delicious tasting food and fantastic hot carrots. Ambiance presents a pleasant dining experience and the servers are always quick to respond to your wishes.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was our first time here and hope it won’t be the last. The have a nice atmosphere and some interesting murals on the walls. The menu is comprehensive, but they don’t, to our surprise, have tamales. But they do have tostadas, which can be hard to find. Some of our group ordered a la cart, to cut down on... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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