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Portal Peak Lodge Store & Cafe

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2358 S Rock House Rd, Portal, AZ 85632-9950
5205582223
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Portal is like going back in time - the town consists of a library, a post office and the Portal Peak Lodge Store and Café. We were served a hearty breakfast and loved the atmosphere. After breakfast we walked up a path and enjoyed the mountain air and scenery.

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Thank Shirley P
Rimrock, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While on a recent trip through the spectacular Chiricahua Mountains on our way to visit the Geronimo Surrender Site, we happened to stop at a wonderful backroad Arizona destination called the Portal Peak Lodge Store & Cafe. This is truly a slice of Arizona history with the type of hospitality that used to be so common here and is now... More 

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Thank Bill C
Silver City, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never had food served on a small aluminum tray before but that was ok! Fries are thick and hot and the sandwich not too bad. The menu is limited but they do have an awful lot of beer and wine! Just a bit too pricey for my wallet.

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Thank Merry G
Walla Walla, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucky for all the birders and naturalists that visit the Portal area, this little cafe is a great spot to have lunch or diinner. Really good burgers, fresh salads and yummy paninis, as well as cold draft beer. It sure saved our rears several times after a long hot day of birding and hiking. And the option to dine outside... More 

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Thank Sue P
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portal is a mecca for birders, naturalists and others who appreciate nature The mall cafe reminds you of a time warp...where locals might ride their horses up to the hitching post to grab a meal and local gossip. They even still have a Phone Booth...for those of us who remember them

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Thank Marc W
California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

I love stopping into Portal and if you are in the area be sure to try the store and Café. The tomato basil panini was exceptional. The staff is friendly and helpful. Don't let the appearance deceive you. It is an old building but well worth a visit.

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Thank SierraSlyFox
Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

While birding in the Chiricahuas recently I stopped in at the Portal Peak Lodge Cafe for a late lunch. I had eaten here before with a birding group but that was a number of years ago. I was happy to discover it's the same funky and fun place that I recall. I had a vegetarian bean and rice burrito with... More 

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Thank lizlubee
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

After a drive over the Chiricahua Mountains from the Bonita Canyon Campground, our friends and we stopped in to the Portal Store and Cafe for lunch before heading back to our RVs. It is a nice little place, in the middle of nowhere, with great food. At our table, one had a grilled chicken salad, another had a green chili... More 

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Thank Carl S
La Grange, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Terrific food, particularly when one considers that it is the only game in town. Very friendly service. Now serving beer, wine, lattes, etc! Been coming here for 30 years, wouldn't stay or eat anywhere else.

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Thank BensonFarms
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Nice atmosphere, pleasant owners and workers. Not a huge variety of groceries but a good eating spot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2358 S Rock House Rd, Portal, AZ 85632-9950
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Portal
  • Phone Number: 5205582223

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