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“Great taste of Chicago” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portillo's

Portillo's
12840 Day St, Moreno Valley, CA 92553
951-653-1000
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Ranked #1 of 212 Restaurants in Moreno Valley
Cuisines: American
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great taste of Chicago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This is part of the Chicago-based chain. Kind of random that one of four or five outside of IL is in Moreno Valley, but I'll take it. Great Italian Beef sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, too. Food is consistent with the quality that one gets in the IL locations. Could be blasphemy, but the burgers are better than Inn & Out. Try the combo (beef and sausage) dipped, with hot peppers. Messy, but oh so good!

Visited October 2012
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English first
Moreno Valley, California, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good Italian Beef”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Very good Italian beef and sausage and fantastic full meal salads. Don't mind waiting in line to order and picking up our own food. Casual but clean and interesting Chicago gangster style décor.

Visited September 2012
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Temecula, California
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Taste of Chicago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

When I'm longing for a little taste of home I always find myself at Portillos in Moreno Valley. The food here is the real deal and tastes EXACTLY like back home. The italian beefs are amazing! Always cooked to perfection and served with just the right amount of gravy but if you want more you order it dipped and if you want less you aorder it dry, be sure to order it with sweet and hot peppers. The Fries and onion rings are fried to perfection and the hot dogs are kosher style with a nice little snap to them and served on steamed buns, the Chicago way. You also have to try the chocolate cake shake. This is a shake that can be shared with your meal or as a dessert. It's the perfect way to end this taste of Chicago. Try Portillos today and you'll find out the secret about the flavors that you can only normally find in Chicago. I almost forgot to tell you about the killer salads and the great varriety of other sandwiches too. All the food here is sure to please.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Bernardino, California
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“Best hamburgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Portillo's serves hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and salads.They are part of a chain that has 1 location in OrangeCounty and many locations in Illinois. I only order the hamburger but that is because I don't want to eat a hamburger anywhere else.They put just the right amount of condiments on it so you don't have to add anything.The decor is great-like a theme park.There are pics of criminals from the 30's at the tables and above in the rafters are "dummy" criminals with machine guns, etc.You feel like you are in a warehouse. It is right by Costco and right near all the major stores in Moreno Valley and the 215 Freeway. If you are going to San Diego or coming from there or just going to Moreno Valley beside to stop here.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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