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8390 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620-3208
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having been to Chicago many times and almost every time eating at Portillos, how nice a surprise it was to see one close by. This like the others did not disappoint. As usual, I had the Italian beef which was exactly the same as it's windy city counter parts. service- great- food great- ambiance- Portillos~!

Thank Rick B
Marlinton, West Virginia
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have come here twice now during our So Cal visit. Both times were great. Weekday was a little less crowded than the very busy Sunday but both visits were good. Burgers, chicken and dogs were great. They have a large salad menu but did not have a chance to try iy.....looked good. Chicken Club was my favorite.

Thank dave v
Las Vegas, Nevada
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817 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Buena Park and want good fast food? Portillo's. Both the sandwich and hot dog were tasty, and the service was prompt.

Thank LV_Lee
Placentia, CA
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is from Chicago and he raves about their Italian beef sandwiches! Very casual and a great place to stop after a day at Knotts

Thank bedil
Yuma, Arizona
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Portillos was packed. It is located on La Palma Boulevard in Buena Park right near Beach Boulevard in the big Walmart shopping center. The Chicago dogs are delicious and the chocolate cake is outstanding. Not that expensive and it is an experience.

Thank DRO O
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food. Just prepare to make it a take out. Sometimes it may get really pack. But it's great food and we always eat there when in the area. Environment is ok. You may want to try to order at the drive thru, sometimes parking is difficult. Not sure if because of Portillos, or the Walmart in the same... More 

Thank Roxana R
Salt Lake City, Utah
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have lived in, out been to Chicago, and missed the Chicago dogs or Italian beef sandwiches, them this is your place. I would recommend the combo sandwich with beef and Italian sausage. We ordered a malt and it was not mixed well at all. Big lumps of malt. The place is crowded and the tables are sticky. But... More 

Thank Ron S
Clearfield, Utah
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit to Portillos while in Buena Park. Great eatery with delicious food and interesting decor and fun atmosphere. I should venture out but I just love the Italian beef as did my wife (her 1st visit) maybe next time I will try it dipped in gravy (actually au jus sauce but they call it gravy ...ummm... More 

Thank Troy J
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Have lived in Cali for awhile but from Chicagos' NW side. 1st visit here, just like I remember. M M Good.

Thank Marleen C
So Cal
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We tried Portillo's this month for a new place to eat. We passed the place hundreds of times but never stopped in. The Sunday lunchtime we visited, it was very busy. We ordered the Italian Sausage, Burger and Onion Rings. I would say it's just your average drive-in type food. Somewhat greasy and a lot of fat. However a lot... More 

Thank WorldTravelerSoCal

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8390 La Palma Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620-3208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Buena Park
  • Phone Number: 17142206400
Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.

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