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El Portal Mexican Grill

12598 Mountain Mesa Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9721
+1 760-379-2779
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“tacos” (5 reviews)
“burrito” (2 reviews)
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12598 Mountain Mesa Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9721
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here all the time! Food is consistently great! I can only eat half of the Burrito Grande because it's HUGE! This restaurant is small, but always busy, and most are local patrons who, like me, keep coming back.

Thank billdawson30
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Really nice waitress and excellent food. I had the cheese enchilada and Chile Rellenos combo. Everything was tasty. Nice chips and salsa too. Anytime I’m in the area, I’ll stop here for a meal.

Thank Walstib13
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We had just finished a big and long day (started at 6am) visiting a number of sights in Death Valley and it was a very hot day (122F) so were looking for a place to enjoy a nice meal and drink. We quickly downed two...More

Thank pookybun p
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Food is great, nice atmosphere, there are other Mexican restaurants in the Kern River Valley, but this is the best.

Thank krinehart2018
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely the Best Burrito in all of the Kern River Valley. And there Fried Ice Cream is really good too! Nice sized Portions and great service. Love the Atmosphere here differently family friendly .

Thank Vincent C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food is fresh and delicious. And you have a view of the lake. I enjoy the Tacos Mexicanos. And the chips and salsa are always fresh and crisp and warm.

Thank SharonS2355
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

3.5 stars for good food but we were not happy with the carne asada. Typically carne asada is flat meat, full of flavor. The carne asada served here was a thicker, tougher meat that lacked flavor. Get that right and the score goes up to...More

Thank brpavey
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Good, basic Mexican dishes. Not fancy, but comfortable with good, friendly service. Their chili verde is excellent. Located directly across the road from Lake Isabella in Mountain Mesa.

Thank pjb422017
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Not a gourmet Mexican restaurant, but they serve great tasting food in abundant quantities. I personally dare you to try to finish a whole burrito grande! Full menu includes everything that most people would expect on a Mexican menu. We eat there frequently, if the...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 27 October 2015

friendly, casual place where locals gather. food is freshly made and served hot. This is a regular stop for us when eating out.

Thank DonnaZ28
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 12598 Mountain Mesa Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9721
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Isabella
  • Phone Number: +1 760-379-2779
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