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El Porton Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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65 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111-4609
+1 901-452-7330
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11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall great food, good value. Some of the wait staff has been there 20+ years. Anytime I'm in Memphis we frequent the Highland location. They recently remodeled and I thought my kids were going to have a meltdown. Anytime we travel, our entire family immediately get off the plane and head to El Porton. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank PaynewayWalker
Memphis, Tennessee
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food is great here. Service depends on time of day, apparently. Better sometimes than others. Their white cheese dip is irrestible!

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Thank bettyp723
Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I just tried to place an order for to go food and got the biggest attitude the I have ever been gotten in a restaurant. I have always been a fan of the food here but never again. I was here December 7th at 12:15. I sat at the bar where I was told to go to place a to... More 

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Thank Sam H
Memphis, Tennessee
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238 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

No wait for tables & the chicken/tortillas with rojo sauce was great. Great service getting a drink & chips & salsa- although I've never waited that long for my food to arrive. After I finished I waited at least 15 mins for a bill. Then I waited another 15 mins for the waitress to take payment. I think they had... More 

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Thank Roitz
Stockbridge, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I don't normally eat Mexican food, but I'm so glad I did. The food was excellent. The service was as well. I was not disappointed.

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Thank Ashia B
Nairobi, Kenya
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Food comes out fast with generous portions. Priced right and service is good. Very friendly. Great place for lunch but plenty of space for large groups at night also.

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Thank glennman
Memphis, Tennessee
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

El Porton closed their Highland location, and moved around the corner to Poplar. The new space was refinished attractively, though seems to echo noise more than their previous location. Friendly and prompt service. Good standard tex-mex food. Hard to go wrong with fajitas!

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Gallatin
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We went here for a dinner with friends. We were impressed with the different offerings on the menu. I had Pollo Con Crema which was chicken with cheese sauce and spinach served with rice and beans. My husband had a chimichanga with a guacamole salad. 2 people in our party had fajatas and 2 had quesidillas. Everyone was very satisfied... More 

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Thank Janet L
Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I love the avocados and the food but they start sweeping around the tables and spraying tables with chemicals that go straight in to your mouth and. nose. How can they be so untactful? There are still people sitting and eating. No chemicals please.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

El Porton clearly has the best chicken tortilla soup in town. We have had it on many occasions and were never disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111-4609
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-452-7330

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