We discovered Portillo's while in Chicago, and were happy to see one in CA. We eat lunch here at least once on our trips to SoCal. The restaurant has an extensive menu, but we love the Italian beef sandwiches so much we haven't tried anything else! This time we had an order of cheese fries with our sandwiches. They give you a cup of cheese to dip your fries in, or pour over them. I liked that we had that option and that our fries were a big gooey mess! They will gladly give you free refills on your drinks - Just go back to the counter. Prices are reasonable - Two Italian beef sandwiches, one order of cheese fries, and two soft drinks was about $17.
There's usually an order taker that writes your order on a bag before you get to the register - To help speed things up! The staff that calls out the order numbers usually make up rhymes to go with the order numbers.
Parking can be a bit of a challenge as the restaurant is located in the parking lot with a WalMart.
We'll be back!
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