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Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a hard time finding the place using our GPS although we were in the right shopping center. Nice atmosphere, food and sangria. Wasn't crowded.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021

With the heat wave, not many restaurants were open in the area, so we gave El Portal a shot. Glad we did. I had the horchata which was good, and some great fajitas - more than I could eat. My niece had the arroz con...camarones. I tried some and will have to order that next time. Alcoholic drinks were generous and the waiter brought all the drinkers a shot of tequila to finish the meal we all received complimentary desserts.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 25, 2020 via mobile

I saw the owner frowning at a child's curly hair. Like a child can choose her hair. Thats not cool. Maybe the place isn't for everyone. Dont subject your children to this. That kid didn't see her but I did and really I'm glad the...child doesn't have to carry her disgusted look home from a judgemental stuck up restaurant owner. Truth is she should be looking at the floor in there it's gross and herself becuase she is FAR FAR from perfect herself. Dont believe me? Go see for yourself and watch how she looks at colored people and how she acts away from the restaurant towards people and ask yourself if that is the person and businesses you want to support. There's other restaurants without the snob act.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Good selection of items. Not crowded and we were not hurried to leave. Fantastic service. Made from scratch salsa and shredded cabbage for your tortilla chips. Shredded beef burrito was excelent.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

This would be a 5 star if our server focused on us too more and NOT just some regulars and his gf at another table! His tip would have been more too of course. Great food and pretty good prices though! Turn the music up...a bit too as I love authentic Spanish/Mexican music! Could hardly hear. Just listened to other guests yapping and some kids being loud and obnoxious.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

I tried this restaurant because a friend asked me to meet her here. I was very impressed with the fast service and delicious food.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

We came to Omak for a day trip from Kelowna, BC and had dinner here. It's amazing! Highly recommended. But they don't accept Canadian debut cards so bring cash.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019

Friends in Omak and I have visited El Portal on several occasions in past several years. Yes, it is not the "hot spot" downtown but also not noisy and crowded seating. El Portal family-owned and whether the youngest generation helping out decides to stay in...the business, too soon to say. Keeping it simple, good food. Reasonable selection of beers. I'm a chicken mole devotee most places. If acceptable to great, I'm a repeat customer and willing to try other entrees. We will keep coming back!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

My all time favorite place to eat when we visit Omak. Great staff. Generous portions. Easily feeds two.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019

My wife and I were staying in Omak for a few days and were looking for some good restaurants. This is a good one. We like places that don't have loud music and aren't hectic and face-paced. This met our requirements. The food was good...and the staff was friendly and efficient.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Yes, El Portal offers takeout services.

El Portal is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5