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La Tolteca

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Pinery Rd, Portage, WI
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Portage, Wisconsin
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136 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the most authentic Mexican food. We try to eat here every 5-6 weeks if we can. I have eaten at some Restaurant"s in the area and none match up to the quality here. One of the waiters told me about the Lindo Special and it has become a regular meal for us to order.

Thank Bob J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch around 2pm on a Friday and there were probably 8 cars in the parking lot. Super gaudy Mexican "style" décor clearly designed to appeal to gringos. I had a steak quesadilla with rice and beans and could not have more disappointed. A soggy flour tortilla swimming in white cheese sauce tasted like stale underwear. The beans also... More 

Thank DiamondJimbo W
Wisconsin Dells
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch. Wasn't happy with an appetizer we ordered. Rather than apologize or offer something else to replace it the staff argued with is. Manager was not apologetic at all either Evan seamed to have an attitude like we were annoying him. Food wasn't anything great. I would recommend Jose's in Baraboo...much better!!

Thank Mary M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Super menu items, friendly staff, very great drinks and prices, authentic tasting meals. Good atmosphere and fast service.

Thank Dale B
Fort Collins, Colorado
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126 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I went here with my two children (adult) and their new baby. The server was very accommodating in setting up the high chair upside down so the car seat would fit safely. My daughter and I shared a shrimp/ scallops fajita dish that was yummy and there was enough to take home for anther meal. Fast, friendly service. And the... More 

Thank Terry0106
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We try to get here at least a couple times a month. We've never had a bad meal or bad service. It's a winner all the way around!

Thank Dana H
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Our girls really enjoyed seeing all of the different wood carved and vividly painted furniture. Which was important because the food took a while to come as well as the check. This was a long lunch stop for a Mexican restaurant, although I do believe we may have been at the end of their Sunday lunch rush. The veggies we... More 

Thank tbytravel
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Best Mexican restaurant around. Very welcoming. Great food. Huge Margaritas. Friendly servers. Ask for the white sauce when they bring out your chips.

Thank brendastimetofly
Portage, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We were quite excited to go to La Tolteca when it first opened several years ago. The neighbor and I went soon after it opened. I found the menu "typical" of Mexican restaurants found everywhere in the US. In fact, I think they all use the same menu with the same numbering system on the meals. I found the margaritas... More 

Thank Fred F
Portage, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We live here in Portage, Wisconsin so we eat at LaTolteca often. It's one of our favorite places to go with family or for work lunches of just to get chips, salsa and a cocktail. Great fresh chips and salsa and great margaritas. This place is very inexpensive, very clean, very friendly service and the food is really good!

Thank Bob M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pinery Rd, Portage, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Portage

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