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Los Portales

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1425 Tappahannock Blvd, Tappahannock, VA 22560-9314
+1 804-443-0132
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Alexandria, VA
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tappahannock, VA does not boast many restaurants, but we read good things about Los Portales and decided to go to lunch there. It's a pretty restaurant and a great smell of Mexican food greets you when you walk in. My husband was happy that they had draft beer, which is unusual for some Mexican restaurants. The salsa and chips were... More 

Thank winediva53
Montross, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So used to getting good Mexican food when I'm on travel in San Diego and have found very few places in comparison. Stopped by Los Portales in Tappahannock and it was absolutely the best! Service, food, selection, atmosphere; all great! They are still going through their remodeling phase but they managed to get everyone seated in a timely fashion and... More 

Thank Lolitha H
Tappahannock, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though my latest trip was in September, 2016, I have eaten at Los Portales numerous times and have always had excellent food. Though they have been undergoing renovation/additions for several months, it does not impact the current dining area and you still have a wonderful meal at reasonable prices and excellent service.

Thank E R
Warsaw, Virginia
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

If you want some good Mexican food, come here and see WHY everyone chooses " Los Portales" get their fix on "Mexican food". It is good .and it comes quick !

Thank Jane S
Somers Point, New Jersey
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176 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We ate here twice while in Kinsale as there aren’t many restaurants in the area. Los Portales is in a very non-descript strip mall, but what we found inside was a nice surprise. There is faux painting on the walls to look like plaster; decorations in nice taste; and furniture in the Spanish style. There is a small bar toward... More 

Thank thepetalpusher
Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

What sets this Mexican restaurant apart are the Guadalajara regional dishes and the extensive menu. It will take a number of visits before I find something I've never tried before. And I've lived in Texas for 35 years and traveled to Monterrey, Mexico City and Alapulco. I thought the food quality and service were excellent.

Thank bbonzaiTexas
Richmond, Virginia
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We had not had any Mexican on this trip so we stopped. When my wife saw some law enforcement vehicles in the parking lot she said it must be good. There was also some construction going on that looked like an addition. We were seated promptly and the tables around us had some good looking food. Our food was served... More 

Thank Tom R
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We stopped for lunch in our travels. The place was under renovation which we did not mind. There was so much food and the luncheon specials were so good. I highly recommend this place for lunch. We were there in June 2016 on a Saturday and they still have luncheon specials. The place gets crowded even on those days.

Thank minnielang
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Spent a few days staying Tappahannock while exploring the Northern Neck area. Los Portales was across the highway from the motel so we ate there for dinner one night. It was so good we went back the next night too. A family business that serves good food and large portions.

Thank leaf888
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

We frequent here several times per month. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. I think the food is very good, especially for the price. My family of 5 will eat and we'll have a margarita and a beer and our tab will be under $40. Baskets of warm chips served with house made salsa hits the spot as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1425 Tappahannock Blvd, Tappahannock, VA 22560-9314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Tappahannock
  • Phone Number: +1 804-443-0132

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