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POR Favor Mexican Restaurant

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148 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020-3910
+1 619-440-8228
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I had never been to Por Favor. What was I thinking? The food is great. Service is courteous & fast! The patio is very fun to sit in. The colors of all the murals & tiles were beautiful.

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Thank Paula A
Tumwater, Washington
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner, and had their Enchiladas del Mar. The shrimp was fresh and the sauces were good. Nice to be able to have a good draft IPA (Sculpin in this case) with dinner, instead of the usual beer choices at Mexican restaurants. I liked the outside courtyard seating on a warm evening and the service was excellent.

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Thank Bill T
Spring Valley, California
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Pork Favor is a good choice for a casual sit down mexican meal. My family and friends are sort of regulars at the La Mesa location. It's always good.

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Thank Joe G
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We love the Carnitas here, its so much food that I always have to share with my husband and we still need a to go box.. We like to bring friends here for lunch. They have a very nice out door patio with lots of shade. They also have a indoor eating area. I have to say it is my... More 

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Thank beachygirl52
Moreno Valley, California
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Great place to sit and eat while watching the Wednesday car show go by. Out door seating, great Mexican food. I had the chicken Caesar salad my wife had the tostada. and a couple of margaritas of course. Great food and service to be had here.

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Thank Rickczap
San Diego, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Great atmosphere right in the heart of the art and fashion shops on Main Street! Beautiful outside patio, fabulous Old Mexico tiles, pottery, and decor. VERY accomodating service with staff who genuinely enjoy their job! The food is very good and very reasonable. I'm a sucker for their fish tacos, and girlfriends enjoy the big taco salads.

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Thank Kate S
El Cajon, California
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318 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

This place SUCKS ! Several people in our swim class went to Por Favor Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in El Cajon, Ca. today for lunch and we had a horrible experience ! First of all the server had the worst attitude and we had to ask her over and over to bring us water and other items to the table... More 

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Thank grandslamhomer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Having visited Mexico many times, we say we really feel like we were in a restaurant in Mexico, except there were no mariachi bands playing. The food was authentic, plentiful and delicious. Neither one of us could finish our meals. The black bean soup was very good and our entrees were also very good. The service was very good and... More 

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Thank gtownjewel
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15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

After walking by several times in the evening when it was much busier and we were not looking for dinner, we noted the breakfast option! So we came in for more of a brunch on Saturday. Sat outside. Beautiful atmosphere and ultra friendly staff. We opted for a sangria and sparkling wine. Got the huevos rancheros (fried eggs with beans)... More 

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Thank Eric K
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

This was our first time here and loved the food.. Ordered chicken fajitas which showed up with a sizzling flair. Price was reasonable

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Thank Mark S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020-3910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-440-8228

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