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Taqueria Los Portales

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1207 S Kerr Ave, Ste B, Wilmington, NC 28403-5016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome. I went to school in Mexico and this is the way real Mexican food is done. The chicken tacos have generous amounts of filling, the fixins bar is complete with great salsas. The tostada with ceviche was really good too. Its just one block off of College Road.

Thank John M
Wolcott, Vermont
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is definitely the place to go if you want the real deal and not the "chain restaurants" that offer canned and processed Americanized Mexican foods. It is homemade, authentic Mexican food. All ingredients are homemade, including their salsas and hot sauces. What a wonderful find during our trip to NC. We were waited on quickly at the counter, and... More 

Thank 1foodiegirl
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185 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The food was very good at this authentic Mexican restaurant. My mother and I both got the same thing a medium chicken quesadilla and 2 tacos. It was too much food, perhaps we should have split the medium quesadilla or each gotten our own small. The only thing I was disappointed in was the salsas. They had a few from... More 

Thank rpboz
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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133 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I have gone here with my wife and son many times. It is one of his favorite lunch places in town so we often go here when he is visiting. There is a good selection of menu options and the condiment bar is well stocked. All the food I've had has been very flavorful and delicious.

Thank David B
Hampstead, North Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 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!

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 

Thank Carol E
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

Thank Michelle K
Vaux-sur-Mer, France
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank mapie654
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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!

2 Thank Mary A
Wilmington, NC, USA
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

Thank Trishannnc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1207 S Kerr Ave, Ste B, Wilmington, NC 28403-5016
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910-799-5255

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