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El Porton Mexican Restaurant

65 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111-4609
(901) 452-7330
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Memphis, Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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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Additional Information about El Porton Mexican Restaurant

Address: 65 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111-4609
Phone Number: (901) 452-7330
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican

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