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El Porton Mexican Restaurant

$$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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65 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111-4609
(901) 452-7330
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
good food but sweeping while you eat is awful

I love the avocados and the food but they start sweeping around the tables and spraying tables with chemicals that go straight in to your mouth and. nose. How can they be so untactful? There are still people sitting and eating. No chemicals please.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
shalimar55229
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the avocados and the food but they start sweeping around the tables and spraying tables with chemicals that go straight in to your mouth and. nose. How can they be so untactful? There are still people sitting and eating. No chemicals please.

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Thank shalimar55229
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

El Porton clearly has the best chicken tortilla soup in town. We have had it on many occasions and were never disappointed.

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Thank jamesMrwolf
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We love this place! The Michelada is seriously the best and so is the huevos a la mexicana! Thank you, Carlos!!! You're Amazing

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Thank ChillLe
Bedford, Kentucky
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Basic American style Mexican food. Excellent margarita pitchers, watch out, they sneak up on you! We had flautas, burritos, rice: all good, but nothing really out of the norm. Clean and polite.

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Thank LindaLou715
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I had just left the Liberty Bowl late Saturday night after watching our beloved TSU Tigers defeat JSU. We are not from Memphis so it was by good fortune that we saw this restaurant as we were headed out of Memphis. The atmosphere was very nice and peaceful, in fact there were numerous female college students in... More 

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Thank TSU-VT
Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant. I like the place because they try to incorporate an authentic feel from the design to the people who serve you. I went there for a class assignment for college about 5-6 years ago & I've been coming back ever since.

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Thank T S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It's a bit out of town, but very affordable Mexican food. Now, this is the American version of Mexican food, so not overly spicy, but still very tasty. Our waiter looked grumpy the whole time, but actually did a very good job serving us. You may like the outdoor seating if you're into the melancholy of half empty parking lots.

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Thank Marvyn K
Memphis, Tennessee
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75 reviews
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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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Thank Kenny L
Memphis, Tennessee
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60 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

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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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111-4609
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: (901) 452-7330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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