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Los Portales

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Bugambilia 603 | Right on the zocalo, Huatulco, Mexico
+52 958 587 0070
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New Mexico
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

The staff and food are top notch! What a great place to sit, enjoy a drink and a meal and people watch! The biggest issue with this place is deciding what to eat! You need more than one trip!

Thank Carol M
Tampico, Mexico
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

They have fast serving waiters, the food is excellent and varied and as a plus it is better priced than the other places around the crucesita central square. The iguana cocktail is a must try. :)

Thank Alison D
Elva M, Owner at Los Portales, responded to this review

Thank you for yogur great review More 

Gray, Maine
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268 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Sit down on this great corner spot overlooking the square and all its activity, have a beer and start checking out the wonderful assortment of goodies on the bill of fare. We have been here a couple of times and have gone with various tlyaudes and tacos. All have been really good. Cold beer, great prices, good atmosphere. Try it,... More 

Thank mainereale
Elva M, Owner at Los Portales, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. I looking forward to see you again More 

Northern Ontario
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71 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We ate here 2 times in February. I found that the menu is cluttered with too many items. It's hard to decide what to eat. but when I saw the steak with a baked potato and sour cream my mouth was drooling and it turned out to be one of my all time best steaks! My girlfriend had a beef... More 

1 Thank Travelwinter55
Elva M, Manager at Los Portales, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to write about your experience, we hope to see you again and again. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We were staying at an all-inclusive but wanted to try some of the great little places in La Crucecita and went back to this place 4 times for the fish tacos and the shrimp tacos! One night, we tried the El Pastor - which was also great! The people there were so nice - we also ate at the more... More 

Thank Tammy D
Honey Harbour, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This restaurant is next door to a so called a fish restaurant, they serve frozen fish from alaska!! Tilapia.....

Thank IslandGirl1111
Houston, Texas
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210 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has been one of my favorites since I started going to Huatulco in 2001. It has been 3 years since we had been and I had to go back to my staple place. Unfortunately it isn't the same flavor and quality it we once was. I even have it a second chance, we've been here 2 days and... More 

Thank AnB_4ever
Elva M, Manager at Los Portales, responded to this review

It is very sad for us to see this review, We will take care of it and try our best to please you in your next visit . We try to do our best, sometimes goes out of our hands.. More 

Torreon, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The first surprise was the menu, quite extensive and varied. The second surprise was the price, so accessible. The third and most striking surprise was the taste, very, very tasty. I highly recommend their mole. If you visit Los Portales once, you’ll find yourself coming back for more. Bon Appétit!

Thank YJdeG
Simi Valley, California
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246 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This was our first place to eat once we arrived in town. Food was good....quick service...& very very reasonable prices. I had some fish tacos which were very good.

1 Thank JstLv2Crz
Orland Park, Illinois
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

The best place to watch parades and all happenings in the zocalo while eating great traditional Mexican food. Personal favorites here are the Plato Cubano, the Vegetarian Fajita, shrimp tostada and cold corona. The owner, Luis, always makes time to visit and make you feel welcome. Many years ago this was the first restaurant we went to in Huatulco...probably ate... More 

Thank dikrannkay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bugambilia 603 | Right on the zocalo, Huatulco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Huatulco
  • Phone Number: +52 958 587 0070

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?