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El Porton Mexican Restaurant

65 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111-4609
(901) 452-7330
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Ranked #557 of 1,252 restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Most recent review
- Apr 9, 2014
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Memphis, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great Mexican lunch spot near midtown. I would recommend most of the dishes and the service is usually really friendly and upbeat.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

Yesterday I decided I wanted Mexican & El Porton is usually always great for me! Well last night my husband and myself had awful service. First the workers were all just hanging out around the entrance most not even in a uniform just laughing & joking. We were showed to a table and got our drinks. Well after that we... More

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Winnipeg
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Had a great meal (one of the lunch combos) and it was very tasty. Everyone else enjoyed their meal as well. Have not been here for a few years but it did not disappoint.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I never eat mexican here, very bland and not authentic at all, don't waste your money!

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Collierville
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012 via mobile

I would never think about returning. I kinda felt guilty about leaving a 67 cent tip - but quickly got over it!!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

How they were voted #1 Mexican restaurant in Memphis, I don't know! Whatever the sauce was on the Seafood wrap - it was horrible! I feel sick after eating there! The black beans were the only thing edible and I could have opened a can at home. Save your money for someplace else!

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010

I don't understand the other reviews!! I think this place is great!! We live about an hour away but come to memphis pretty often (1-4 times a month). I ALWAYS try to make it here for at least a drink! The margaritas are ok, but what you really need is the TEXAS MARGARITA!!! They are special!!!! My mouth is watering... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

Locals claimed it was good Mexican food. The first time I tried it, I could not even eat it and the place was so dirty. After hearing more good things, tried again thinking maybe i just caught them on an off day. Once again, so bad I couldn't even it eat. Will not give the a third try...ever!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2009

Can't hold a candle to Happy Mexican, but El Porton has a lot of different locations.

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