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POR Favor Mexican Restaurant

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148 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020-3910
+1 619-440-8228
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, CA
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223 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fish tacos on lunch menu. Said they would be served crispy. The tortillas were room temperature straight out of the bag. The fish was raw. The sauce was more like tartar sauce than Mexican sauce. The rice tasted like minute rice with yellow food coloring. I will NEVER eat there again.

Thank Connie B
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I had never been to Por Favor. What was I thinking? The food is great. Service is courteous & fast! The patio is very fun to sit in. The colors of all the murals & tiles were beautiful.

Thank Paula A
Tumwater, Washington
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner, and had their Enchiladas del Mar. The shrimp was fresh and the sauces were good. Nice to be able to have a good draft IPA (Sculpin in this case) with dinner, instead of the usual beer choices at Mexican restaurants. I liked the outside courtyard seating on a warm evening and the service was excellent.

Thank Bill T
Spring Valley, California
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Pork Favor is a good choice for a casual sit down mexican meal. My family and friends are sort of regulars at the La Mesa location. It's always good.

Thank Joe G
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We love the Carnitas here, its so much food that I always have to share with my husband and we still need a to go box.. We like to bring friends here for lunch. They have a very nice out door patio with lots of shade. They also have a indoor eating area. I have to say it is my... More 

Thank beachygirl52
Moreno Valley, California
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138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great place to sit and eat while watching the Wednesday car show go by. Out door seating, great Mexican food. I had the chicken Caesar salad my wife had the tostada. and a couple of margaritas of course. Great food and service to be had here.

Thank Rickczap
San Diego, California
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great atmosphere right in the heart of the art and fashion shops on Main Street! Beautiful outside patio, fabulous Old Mexico tiles, pottery, and decor. VERY accomodating service with staff who genuinely enjoy their job! The food is very good and very reasonable. I'm a sucker for their fish tacos, and girlfriends enjoy the big taco salads.

Thank Kate S
El Cajon, California
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439 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This place SUCKS ! Several people in our swim class went to Por Favor Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in El Cajon, Ca. today for lunch and we had a horrible experience ! First of all the server had the worst attitude and we had to ask her over and over to bring us water and other items to the table... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Having visited Mexico many times, we say we really feel like we were in a restaurant in Mexico, except there were no mariachi bands playing. The food was authentic, plentiful and delicious. Neither one of us could finish our meals. The black bean soup was very good and our entrees were also very good. The service was very good and... More 

Thank gtownjewel
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

After walking by several times in the evening when it was much busier and we were not looking for dinner, we noted the breakfast option! So we came in for more of a brunch on Saturday. Sat outside. Beautiful atmosphere and ultra friendly staff. We opted for a sangria and sparkling wine. Got the huevos rancheros (fried eggs with beans)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020-3910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-440-8228

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?