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El Portal Restaurant - 31 Reviews - 695 E Green St, Pasadena, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (626) 795-8553

El Portal Restaurant

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695 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101
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(626) 795-8553
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Best

The Pork Quesadillas are the best in the world and try there beef or fish tacos amazingly great! Excellent taquilla selection fun environment on the weekends! Pros: Great Evir...

Worst

Hi I went to this Restaurant today with a couple Friend's we order Margaritas and mojitos, the drink were...

Disgusting place and horrible drinks!!! 7/3/2012

Hi I went to this Restaurant today with a couple Friend's we order Margaritas and mojitos, the drink were... more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/3/2012

Hi I went to this Restaurant today with a couple Friend's we order Margaritas and mojitos, the drink were fine until the second round when they serve me a margarita with lips stick all over the glass, that was very disgusting, after I did order a Yucatan Trio ( THE SPECIALTY OF THE HOUSE) and then when I was half way of my dish guess what happen? I did almost swallow a big long and tick curly hair that was in my cochinita pibil, that was the most disgusting thing from that place, that was my first time there with my friend, we did talk after with manager about it and he put the all bill on the house and he did apologize to us for what happen and he did offer us a free meal for the next time we will come back, but personally I don't care about the free meal. I will never go to that place never ever in my life again, even if they wont charge me nothing, also the food was really poor in FLAVOR and no taste at all, the only thing that I did like it from this place was the CHIPS & GUACAMOLE that's all. more

Disgusting place and horrible drinks!!! 7/3/2012

dasslerj Provided by Partner
Hi I went to this Restaurant today with a couple Friend's we order Margaritas and mojitos, the drink were fine until the second round when they ser... more

Amazing Tacos and quesadillas! 7/7/2009

The Pork Quesadillas are the best in the world and try there beef or fish tacos amazingly great! Excellent taquilla selection fun environment on the weekends! Pros: Great Eviroment, Service & Food more

A good restaurant gone bad 10/3/2008

Very dissapointed in the new owners. The ""old"" restaurant had good food a very good drinks. The new owners changed the menu, increased the prices, fired the cooks and bartenders and now have a very low class, low quality restaurant. Food is not very good and the drinks are even worse, cheap alcohol and not very much of it. The worst fruit maragita I have ever had - I had to put in 6 packets of sugar in it just to make it drinkable. We really felt sorry for our waiter - he continually was apologizing for the food drinks, chips & salsa, etc. He even told us that it is not the restaurant it used to be. Pros: Still a pretty place Cons: Very poor quality food & drinks more

A favorite restaurant to go to in Pasadena... 9/24/2008

A favorite restaurant to go to in Pasadena among some of my friends. They have great food, not too greasy... more

A favorite restaurant to go to in Pasadena... 9/24/2008

ArammaruKim Provided by Partner
A favorite restaurant to go to in Pasadena among some of my friends. They have great food, not too greasy or salty, and also has great margaritas! ... more

Good Food, Reasonable Prices 8/1/2007

Another nice restaurant in Pasadena. I ordered the Chile Verde burrito, asked for extra cheese, and was very happy with the results. The waitstaff was attentive and kept our drinks and chips filled. Lunch was served quickly, and the portions were exactly what i expected for the price. A reasonable choice for lunch, and definitely one I will try again soon. Pros: Food, Ambience Cons: Location is tricky to find more

Sweet and mild on a sunny day 4/5/2005

The service was quite pleasant . The location is quiet and there is lovely outdoor seating - shaded and sunny - for nature lovers. The servings were adequate, but the flavors were not particularly interesting. If anything this is a restaurant to take people who don't like spicy mexican food. The prices are a bit high considering the lack of imagination coming from the kitchen, and the food took a long time to arrive. Pros: Quiet, Outdoor seating, Great service Cons: so-so food, slow kitchen more

Good solid standby 3/24/2005

El Portal is not the greatest Mexican food I've ever had, but it's very good. It's a great place to have lunch with friends of fellow office workers. It's a great setting for an after-work margarita celebration. The staff is extremely friendly, the main dining room can get a little noisy when crowded but there's always the patio for some quiet. Pros: Good parking, friendly staff more

Beautiful Restaurant! 3/11/2005

Greatest hideaway in the city and picture perfect ambience for what it is. The food was not that exciting though. The portion served was not enough for what you pay. The thing that set this restaurant apart from other Mexican restaurants is their Yucatan influenced dish. It was a good experience of location and decor inside a courtyard, but not too fond of the food. I had much, much better food at a lower scale restaurant. This whole recommendation is for the location and feel to the restaurant. Pros: location, decor Cons: $$$, okay food more

CHEESE ENCHILADAS!!! 9/26/2003

All I have to say is that I am in love with their cheese enchiladas and I could eat ther everyday without getting tired of it!!! I love cheese enchiladas and these are the best I have ever had, and trust me, I know a good one when I taste it. Pros: food, food, food more

Yummy 6/28/2002

El Portal has some of the tastiest fruity margaritas around. Usually an ""on the rocks with salt"" gal, I tend to shy away from the fruity concoctions--the mango 'rita at this place definitely changes my mind, though! Really delicious. El Portal also offers darn-good tostados and the huevos rancheros is pretty good, as well. more

Great Margaritas and Food 6/27/2002

When you walk into El Portal you are greated with a smile and attended properly my the host and waiters. The Margarita's are proably one of the best drinks they have there, and the food is good Mexican cuisine. You can sit inside or out and enjoy the food as well as the Mariachi that plays there. more

They are missed! 6/27/2002

When the office was around the corner, we used to go there at least once a week. They always had great service and good food. They also made sure to take care of us when happy hour rolled around. I would tell anyone to go there - they have a great patio on nice days too! more

Smell that food 6/27/2002

I think the thing I loved the most was when I first walked in to the restaurant and smell the food cooking. The tastes and service lived up to the aromas. Love this place more

The best MEXICAN food in Pasadena 6/25/2002

This place is great. The way the paintings on the walls are displayed and the smell of good tasting mexican food fresh off the grill. The slas is great and the chips are nice and fresh. The drinks are tasty and the service is awsome. They take care off you and give you great service. This is the place to be when you have large group meetings or gatherings. more

Tacos, tamales, and more........oh my!!! 6/19/2002

This restaurant would be my top pick if you're hungry for Mexican food. It's worth the trip to Pasadena and is close enough to ""Old Town"" to make a night of it. If you stop by for lunch reservations usually aren't necessary but to be safe on a weekend night I would call first. On a warm summer evening it's nice to sit outside and enjoy a cerveza or one of their special marguerita's. And if you like tamales the Tamal Yucatan is the greatest. more

Yum Yum 6/13/2002

This is my favorite place to get a combination plate. The Cheese enchalada and beef taco plate wih beans and rice is a classic. The salsa is fresh and the service is a 9. The Saturday night entertainment is a plus. Pros: salsa more

The Place to Patio 6/12/2002

A lovely patio and yummy food that's not too pricey if you factor in the relaxing atmosphere. If you've got some extra time for lunch, bask in the sun with their excellent Cadillac margarita. Not to say that the service is slow, but once you've had one you'll want to stay for two. more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Natural light and exposed-brick walls dotted with vibrant paintings create a cozy, unpretentious atmosphere. Complement the potent Cadillac margaritas with the indulgent...

  • 12/20/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Payments:

    American Express, Diner's Club, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    South Pasadena
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