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Taqueria Los Portales

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1207 S Kerr Ave, Ste B, Wilmington, NC 28403-5025
910-799-5255
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

I took my nephews here to eat after we left the Books A Million. No one else serves Menudo on the weekends and I was raised on it in San Diego. The boys loved the tacos and Pineapple Fanta. This is our new weekend spot!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
JOLENE L
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Hampstead, North Carolina
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Hampstead, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my nephews here to eat after we left the Books A Million. No one else serves Menudo on the weekends and I was raised on it in San Diego. The boys loved the tacos and Pineapple Fanta. This is our new weekend spot!

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Thank JOLENE L
Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I'm originally from Central Washington State near Yakima. The hispanic population there is enourmous and, of course, great mexican food is everywhere. This place brought me back with authentic Cantina Style tacos. As soon as I bit into the beef cheek tacos, I was hooked. Over hte past few months, I've scaled back my diet and have gone pescetarian..but they... More 

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Thank Carol E
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

I love Mexican food & would pick it every time I go out to eat if I was by myself. I have eaten at a similar "authentic" place like this up by Dick's Sporting goods on College and I did not care for it-food really had no flavor. I guess I put this feeling on all "authentic" Mexican places that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Very good. Maybe hard to understand the menu but so good. The ceviche was excellent ! You really feel like you are in Mexico.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Having lived in Mexico City for 16 years, I have had a hard time finding a reasonably good Mexican restaurant. This fits the bill best!

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Wilmington, NC, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Fresh ingredients plus a fresh salsa bar for extra toppings. Friendly and prompt service. Order at the counter and your food is delivered to you in minutes. Burritos, tacos, for lunch. ceviche next time, heard it's really good.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is the kind of place you expect to find in Mexico. Tongue tacos...what else can I say? Late afternoons/early evenings filled with guys just getting off work. It's no frills, but yummy!

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1 Thank Betsy V
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

A friend once turned me on to the exquisite pleasure of a good Cubano Torta, bowl of Posole and chorizo tacos (no lettuce, no cheese - just onions & cilantro). Since then, I have no interest in Americanized Mexican food. Los Portales is the real deal & the Horchata & salsa bar are the icing on the cake - Tres... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Carne asada (steak) quesadillas or the tortas (sandwiches) are the way to go! Great authentic style food. Not a generic chips and salsa restaurant.

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Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I found this place my last night in Wilmington and it was totally everything I was looking for in authentic Mexican food. Too bad it was my last night, I could have eaten here daily and been pleased. My only displeasure was the "to go" food containers were styrofoam. Once they get on the greener wagon, they should get 5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1207 S Kerr Ave, Ste B, Wilmington, NC 28403-5025
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910-799-5255

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?