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El Porton Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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65 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111-4609
+1 901-452-7330
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Memphis, Tennessee
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233 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

No wait for tables & the chicken/tortillas with rojo sauce was great. Great service getting a drink & chips & salsa- although I've never waited that long for my food to arrive. After I finished I waited at least 15 mins for a bill. Then I waited another 15 mins for the waitress to take payment. I think they had... More 

Thank Roitz
Stockbridge, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I don't normally eat Mexican food, but I'm so glad I did. The food was excellent. The service was as well. I was not disappointed.

Thank Ashia B
Nairobi, Kenya
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Food comes out fast with generous portions. Priced right and service is good. Very friendly. Great place for lunch but plenty of space for large groups at night also.

Thank glennman
Memphis, Tennessee
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

El Porton closed their Highland location, and moved around the corner to Poplar. The new space was refinished attractively, though seems to echo noise more than their previous location. Friendly and prompt service. Good standard tex-mex food. Hard to go wrong with fajitas!

1 Thank DWcool
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

We went here for a dinner with friends. We were impressed with the different offerings on the menu. I had Pollo Con Crema which was chicken with cheese sauce and spinach served with rice and beans. My husband had a chimichanga with a guacamole salad. 2 people in our party had fajatas and 2 had quesidillas. Everyone was very satisfied... More 

Thank Janet L
Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

I love the avocados and the food but they start sweeping around the tables and spraying tables with chemicals that go straight in to your mouth and. nose. How can they be so untactful? There are still people sitting and eating. No chemicals please.

2 Thank shalimar55229
Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

El Porton clearly has the best chicken tortilla soup in town. We have had it on many occasions and were never disappointed.

Thank jamesMrwolf
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We love this place! The Michelada is seriously the best and so is the huevos a la mexicana! Thank you, Carlos!!! You're Amazing

Thank ChillLe
Bedford, Kentucky
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2015

Basic American style Mexican food. Excellent margarita pitchers, watch out, they sneak up on you! We had flautas, burritos, rice: all good, but nothing really out of the norm. Clean and polite.

Thank LindaLou715
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I had just left the Liberty Bowl late Saturday night after watching our beloved TSU Tigers defeat JSU. We are not from Memphis so it was by good fortune that we saw this restaurant as we were headed out of Memphis. The atmosphere was very nice and peaceful, in fact there were numerous female college students in... More 

Thank TSU-VT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111-4609
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-452-7330

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