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El Porton Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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4902 Atlanta Hwy, Alpharetta, GA 30004-2921
+1 678-393-8888
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

First the good: The service was excellent. We have been to this El Porton many time over the past 20 years, but not in the past six months. We returned on the evening of Dec. 29 and I ordered my favorite: Carnitas (pork tips). In the past this was always perfectly cooked and tender. That night they were overdone and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Arrived and had to wait 20 mins even though the restaurant was half empty, indicating that they were simply understaffed. Waiter didn't write down our order and messed up my entree and our appetizer. Guacamole dip was not good, but fish tacos were pretty decent. There are other better Mexican restaurants in the area.

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Thank Glenn G
Marietta
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This continues to be a great Tex-Mex dining experience. The food is great, the service is wonderful. The restaurant is very consistent. Each time you order a dish it is the same as it was the last time.

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Thank Ben Z
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

I live nearby. This is my local hangout. The house margaritas are awesome and the best around. But the food... is inconsistent. It can be "from the best I've ever had" to "gawd... I'll never eat here again"..... I've had chicken that was hard. Go figure. But the same dish when I had it before was awesome. You never know... More 

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Thank Jo W
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2015

I don't want others to know but this is the best value we've found for fresh food in Forsyth. Each of the sauces tastes like it was prepared from fresh ingredients that day. I've yet to have an average meal -- they've all been great.

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Thank Patrick C
Cumming, Georgia
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353 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

Ordered chicken wings as an appetizer- all fat and couldn't eat them. Wife order soup that was so spicy it was inedible, fajitas only average, as was the service

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Thank willgero
Petal, ms
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Went here for the first time with a group of 7. Fantastic top shelf margaritas to start and the chips and salsa were great! Our waitress was excellent as well. The food was fast, hot and delicious!! Great visit. We will be back soon!

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Thank Carrie P
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a friends birthday. Big group of us mad the service was good. Friendly and quick. Food was good as well. It was a good visit but just didn't stand out to me. Can't say I would go back for any reason.

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Thank Drew G
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Chips and salsa were good. Food was bland. There are better Mexican restaurants in the area.

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Thank Flgrl99
Milton, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I took my kids for Mexican lunch here. It basically covers all basis but nothing special. The chips were 'ok'. It was convenient to where I was that day. Would not return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4902 Atlanta Hwy, Alpharetta, GA 30004-2921
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Alpharetta
  • Phone Number: +1 678-393-8888

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