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El Portal Restaurant

695 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2149
+1 626-795-8553
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“grilled pork” (3 reviews)
“pibil” (2 reviews)
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
695 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2149
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Best Mexican I've ever eaten. Great food, efficient waiters, packed patio, beautiful evening. Couldn't ask for anything more. El Portal is sort of hidden off Colorado St. Take the time to find it.

Thank PAT S
Reviewed 1 July 2018

They have a very nice menu with authentic Mexican food. The bar is good and all prices are reasonable.

Thank Gene G
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Wow! The food is excellent at El Portal. My friend had her post wedding celebration here. It was a small party of 25 and they had a buffet. The bride and groom are vegetarians. No problemo! Cheese enchaladas, chillies relleno and the most incredible black...More

Thank Peglegbbh
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has authentic, delicious Mexican food. Nestled in an alley down from Colorado Avenue, it has lovely outdoor and indoor seating, great service, and even female mariachis on Sunday nights!

Thank myriamgbst
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Miami is not known for its Mexican cuisine other than a few good places in Homestead. I have spent a fair amount of time in Denver at some good dive Mexican places and a great dive in West LA. But Pasadena is not a dive...More

Thank GreyTravelor
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

El Portal sits hidden away in an alley off of Colorado Blvd. it is delicious, has great waiters, and the ambiance is perfect, especially if you decide to sit outside. We went for lunch, sat outside, and loved it. The quesadilla I ordered was the...More

Thank myriamgbst
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Very cool and amazing! Good food, and kind staff. Very mexican tradizional. Tacos and mexican eggs superlative. Modello beer, top.

Thank mauriziotoni
Reviewed 11 April 2018

My husband and I had a romantic getaway in Pasadena. For dinner we were fortunate to discover the El Portal Restaurant for dinner. (We parked for free on Colorado Boulevard.) The brick courtyard was charming, and there was live music for entertainment. The inside of...More

Thank AlaskaCA
Reviewed 4 March 2018

THE FOOD here is so terrible that I just cannot recommend it. And for some reason, it stays in business. My one benchmark is the tostada. This place has the worst tostadas. Lettuce that is wilted, burnt tasting salsa and lousy chicken. And the waiters...More

Thank WendyS58
Reviewed 21 February 2018

If you're up for some Mexican and very hungry then this is the place to go. The portions here are huge. The food was good, the wait is a little longer then anticipated but I was with a larger crowd.

Thank lovenewyork1993
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 695 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2149
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-795-8553
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