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“Terrific Chicago cuisine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portillo's

Portillo's
Ranked #1 of 227 Restaurants in Buena Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.
Port Townsend, Washington
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76 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Terrific Chicago cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

The place is loud, large and raucous. You order at any of a number of stations and wait for your number to be called. That part we didn't find very enjoyable. The food though was tremendous. The Chicago style hot dog was as good as it gets. The Italian Beef was delicious, with lean and tender meat on a tasty roll. Memorable Chicago specialties without having to go there.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Art S
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St. Paul, MN
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

All I really have to say is Yum! What a wonderful find on a business trip to the LA area. Was referred by a co-worker having experienced the food during a Chicago trip. Was overwhelmed by how good everything on the menu sounded. Could not make up my mind. Decided to go with the Italian Sausage to start. Was not disappointed. Definitely worth more than one trip.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Andie K
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A little taste of Chicago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

A fabulous meal - boys love their hot dogs, husband loves and swears by their burgers and the salads are always wonderful!!! A little taste of home for us Chicago folks!!! A Must Go!!!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dkproductions
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Orange, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Chicago comes to California!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

This is REAL Chicago food - Italian Beef, Hot Dogs (done right), Polish Sausage, Italian Sausage - the works. We are from the Chicago area and it tastes just as good here as it does back in sweet home Chicago! You haven't lived until you've had an Italian Beef with sweet peppers - dipped in gravy! Everyone from here that we've referred there - Chicagoan or not - loves it!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TonyVez
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Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“That's a Dog!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

A great meal!!! Portillo's is a must dine while in the area. The menu has a nice assortment of options; portion size is perfect; and I am looking forward to the next time I can grab a meal there.

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1 Thank Brook E
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