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Taqueria El Porton

901 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-3043
+1 309-820-1625
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (6 reviews)
“tacos” (18 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
901 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-3043
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lived in Tucson for 10 years and this is one of three places in B/N that I'll eat Mexican. Tacos are great, best salsa in town, and everything is very good.

Thank Ben H
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

My family stopped for lunch-the food and choices were amazing!! Menu offers a good variety, lots of individual choices ( fillings for tacos, burritos, etc.) very authentic and good prices! Well worth the trip!

Thank Teri_MJ
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for super on a Saturday. I always enjoy coming here.They were busy but things went smoothly. I enjoy the tacos and chips and salsa.The torta are good.As are the sopa and the gorditas. The salsa is fresh and hotter than most plases.I...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed March 5, 2017

This is not a fancy place. Appears to be family owned. Friendly, food is great and a good value. Burritos are our favorite.

Thank MidwestOceanToo
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

I've been here two times now and I've just decided it's not what I want in a Mexican restaurant. The seating is awkward. Both times I've been left standing at the door for longer than necessary. There also isn't a breezeway, so every time someone...More

Thank Josh D
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I eat here often, and have never had anything on the menu which disappointed. If you are a fan of true Mexican food without the glitz, this is the place for you. There is nothing Tex-Mex about it, and reminds me of my trips to...More

Thank OTIS A
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This was the freshest, most excellent authentic Mexican food I have had since living in Bloomington. The place is always packed but the servers are friendly and the food is delicious, so it is worth the wait.

Thank 599cynthiajc
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I love that this is a no frills restaurant that being your food very quickly. The soft corn tacos are also good. But that's about all I enjoy about this restaurant. The parking lot is tiny, but so is the restaurant. You seat yourself but...More

Thank TLH_mom_of_3
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Authentic Mexican homestyle cooking. The restaurant is small and no frills but the food is excellent! Good selection of Mexican beers and soda. We usually get the taco and 3 tacos plus splitting rice & beans is plenty. As is typical, a basket of chips...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed August 23, 2016

the "Taq" is our neighborhood Mexican stop for great food at a great value. Authentic dishes that aren't stingy on portions!

Thank John K
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-3043
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-820-1625
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