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“Best Food in the Area” 4 of 5 stars
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El Portal
134 Main St, Lincolnton, GA
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Ranked #1 of 9 restaurants in Lincolnton
Cuisines: Mexican
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best Food in the Area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

El Portal is right up there for serving really good Mexican food at reasonable prices. They have an extensive menu which allows any number of combinations entrees mixing tacos, enchiladas, tamales, chili rellenos, beans and rice as well as Mexican pork, steak and shrimp entrees. We spend a lot of time in Mexico, and the food here is authentic. The service is also very good and friendly. We've eaten here many times and never had a long wait for our orders.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lincolnton, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food, Fair Prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

El Portal serves very good Mexican Food at very reasonable prices. The service is fast and friendly and they will handle special request if possible.
This is a good place to go alone, with a date or the spouse or take the entire family. The quality and service will remain the same.
When in Lincolnton, GA and you are looking for a place to get a decent meal at a fair price, then you can not go wrong with El Portal.

Visited April 2013
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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74 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Pretty Darn Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is pretty darn good Mexican food. There are very few Mexican places around the immediate area and luckily this one is quite good. The ability to procure the right ingredients seems to be a challenge for most places. Too often the enchilada sauce seems right out of the Sysco can. The food at El Portal seems fresh and authentic. Someone in the kitchen cares about what they are feeding to us. We have only been one time, but we will definitely return. I do recommend the chimichanga combo... excellent! My wife ALWAYS gets the taco salad in Mexican restaurants. She loved this one... fresh, fresh, fresh!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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