If you were expecting homemade tacos you'll be sadly mistaken. El Portal uses store-bought taco shells. Sometimes fresh, sometimes stale. The meat they put inside is very good, but I still want my taco shells grilled fresh when I order a meal. The people are very friendly and the service is good --- but the store bought taco shells have turned me off. I will not go back as long as there are other Mexican restaurants open in the area.