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“Great Food, great space, great staff”
Review of El Rayo Taqueria - CLOSED

El Rayo Taqueria
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Super place for lunch or dinner. The margaritas are delicious, and the food is fabulous. Very casual, none of the chairs have backs (which is a little uncomfortable) but that is a minor issue. the place is great fun, lots to look at. In the summer there are lots of outdoors tables, but in the Fall/Winter, its very cozy inside. The food is super fresh, the fish tacos are truly yummy. A definite go to restaurant in Portland!

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Thank KWS63
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

LOVED the food at El Rayo. The atmosphere is eclectic mexican and the food was amazing. Salsa served with chips was not average by any means and my chicken burrito was delicious and included quac inside. Marghs were tasty....and husband's oysters on the half as an appetizer were an added bonus. Tacos served individually allowed for a mix n match. Loved that my son could order organic applesauce as a side. Wished I could have tried the desserts...the menu looked interesting!

Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Veggie Primo nachos were overflowing!! Had with a Snake Bite.....cilantro, jalapenos and tequila, EXCELLENT.

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Thank spsandi
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Our family recently went here for some tacos and beer. There was a line so we oredered drinks and waited at their outside area watching some kids playing a game they have set up. After being seated,we had margaritas and beers (Bohemia!! no less) and our food was delicious. Tacos and rice bowls were our choices that night and we were all very satisfied with our food. This is the 2nd time we have eaten here and it's nice to see the place is expanding. It's a bit of a walk from the ferry area of Old Port but definately worth the walk. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank ricka..
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We have been to this restaurant three times now and enjoyed it every time. The food, particularly the tacos, are excellent and we have been able to sit out in the lively front area because of good weather each time. The coconut cupcakes for dessert are also delicious!

The kids enjoy the area to move around and the kids picnic tables that they can sit at.

Since we are on vacation and not on much of a schedule, we have always made it a point to arrive early (before 5:30) since it seems to really fill up and then there can be long waits for tables.

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Thank MUhrblock
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