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El Porton Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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65 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111-4609
(901) 452-7330
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Stockbridge, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Ashia B
Nairobi, Kenya
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank glennman
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Thank DWcool
Gallatin
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Janet L
Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank shalimar55229
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank jamesMrwolf
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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

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Thank ChillLe
Bedford, Kentucky
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank LindaLou715
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Tennessee
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant. I like the place because they try to incorporate an authentic feel from the design to the people who serve you. I went there for a class assignment for college about 5-6 years ago & I've been coming back ever since.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: (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?