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POR Favor Mexican Restaurant

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148 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 440-8228
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

Thank Kate S
El Cajon, California
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239 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank grandslamhomer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank gtownjewel
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Eric K
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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

Thank Mark S
San Diego, California, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

This place was recommended to me by a client years ago, but until we moved out here to El Cajon, I had never tried it. The first time I did, my son and I wanted someplace different for lunch one day, and I remembered the referral. We got there later in the afternoon and it just happened to be Happy... More 

Thank Jennifer M
El Cajon, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Fast friendly good food. We ate outside perfect for bringing out of town guests. Prices are very reasonable. Great margarita's.

Thank Dennis M
San Diego
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158 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

If you are looking for some yummy food and very reasonable prices come to Por Favor in El Cajon! most days are lovely in El Cajon so go out to the patio and enjoy the beautiful courtyard. Happy hour provides good margaritas and ample portions of happy hour food chouces at a good price. Happy hour appetizers are generous in... More 

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East Islip, New York
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very good food, service and drinks. Nice indoor or outdoor dining with misters to keep you cool while eating.

Thank bobterisch
El Cajon, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Best Mexican food in Southern California, or anywhere else in our opinion! The only drawback is parking can be a problem when they have all the classic cars downtown.

Thank Greg Pat A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: (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?