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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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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
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fast friendly good food. We ate outside perfect for bringing out of town guests. Prices are very reasonable. Great margarita's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Dennis M
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El Cajon, California
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El Cajon, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Fast friendly good food. We ate outside perfect for bringing out of town guests. Prices are very reasonable. Great margarita's.

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Thank Dennis M
San Diego
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144 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

If you are looking for some yummy food and very reasonable prices come to Por Favor in El Cajon! most days are lovely in El Cajon so go out to the patio and enjoy the beautiful courtyard. Happy hour provides good margaritas and ample portions of happy hour food chouces at a good price. Happy hour appetizers are generous in... More 

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East Islip, New York
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank bobterisch
El Cajon, California
1 review
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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Thank Greg Pat A
El Cajon, CA
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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Thank Scott A
El Cajon, California
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank PCPA855
El Cajon
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Don S
San Diego, California
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258 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 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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Thank Art-Roxanne
Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 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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Thank Gary W
san diego
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?