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El Portal Restaurant

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32235 Date Palm Dr Ste 101, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-4398
+1 760-202-6685
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“chilaquiles” (2 reviews)
“camarones” (2 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
32235 Date Palm Dr Ste 101, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-4398
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

If you desire expensive food, poor quality, bland taste this place is for you..absolutely a mess. We were hungry since we had just arrived in town. With so many quality resturants to chose from its a shame to start out our vacation at this one.

Thank MARC S
Reviewed November 12, 2017

We were a large group of 18 or so and ordered a variety of food. Everything I ordered was very good. I heard no complaints from anyone at the very large table. Everything was hot and fresh. The server was great. It was Friday night...More

Thank GaryToronto
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Service was very friendly and attentive. The food very tasty and substantial. Margaritas delicious along with guacamole, chips and salsa.

Thank RaePalmSprings
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Our family made a stop here for breakfast on a recent vacation to Cathedral City. The service was very friendly. Thank you for the lentil soup you brought my daughter! The salsa was amazing. You could tell they had many regulars and I see why!...More

Thank DSMBoostd
Reviewed August 26, 2017

It was ok. The owner is very friendly. Service is not good, unfortunately. It took forever to get folks to come over to our table each time we wanted to move along the dining experience whether ordering drinks, food, or even getting someone to simply...More

Thank GlendaleCA
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Enthusiastic service, complimentary bowl of soup, perfect shrimp cocktail and excellent ceviche. This was our first visit and there's a lot of good stuff on the menu. By the way, the prices were reasonable, too.

Thank Realtyhank
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We've been going to El Portal for years. We especially like the breakfast there. They usually run a breakfast special during the week and it's nice to be in a small locally-owned restaurant with friendly faces and good food. Highly recommended.

Thank travllng1
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

This is by far one of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever experienced. the food was tremendous, the staff went out of their way to make you feel like home. The Cameron fiesta is to die for.

Thank Arden B
Reviewed January 16, 2017

My husband and I had just arrived in Palm Springs for his baseball tournament. Checked Trip Advisor for a local Mexican restaurant nearby. El Portal lived up to the reviews. They offer a 3-course meal of salad, entree and dessert for a very reasonable price....More

Thank Shelshok
Reviewed December 22, 2016

We went for "Taco Tuesday" and thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was very friendly and attentive. We tried both soft and crispy tacos, both good but preferred the latter. Good margaritas. Excellent value.

Thank Landcruiser78
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32235 Date Palm Dr Ste 101, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-4398
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: +1 760-202-6685
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