El Portal delivers high quality, authentic Mexican cuisine at very reasonable prices. Most menu items are under $10. The three-item combination plate ($9.25) is an exceptional value. Of particular interest: carnitas, sopes, lengua, menudo, chile verde, tamales, enchiladas, tostadas, burritos, tacos and mariscos (seafood).
El Portal gets very busy during the lunch and dinner rush, and has become very popular with the Lake tahoe ski bums who stop in Auburn on their way up/down I-80.
My wife is Mexican, and she says you cannot find better Mexican cuisine in Placer County.....that is the highest recommendation you can find from anyone. EL PORTAL IS AWESOME......