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Latin, Colombian, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 24 July 2021

Very good Colombian cafe not far from Addison and with plenty of safe free parking in front. We phoned in a takeout order and everything was delivered promptly and correctly. Friendly service and good eats. The bunuelos come out in the morning only.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 June 2019

Best Colombian food and bakery. My family and I travel 30 miles just to eat here. Reasonable prices too.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 22 February 2019 via mobile

Have been visiting this restaurant for many years. It is bigger now than the last time I visited. Great service, good Colombian music and good food. Good variety of entrees and smaller items like arepas and empanadas. Their bandeja paisa is pretty good and enough...food and variety for two. Their Milton’s dessert ( one thousand layers) is excellent. Prices are reasonable for the type of food and portions.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

I entered this establishment on a whim since it was convenient to the Addison airport. I’m very pleased that I did. The yuca cheese bread is fantastic. The beans are very flavorful. Overall everything was good, an the prices are also fair. The staff was...kind an entertaining also. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

If you are a fan of Colombian food or just considering trying something new, this is the place to come. Great variety, great taste, and great service. I strongly recommend Bandeja paisa, but if you try something different you wont be disappointed. From main dishes...to bakery items and other sweets, you will always find something you will like. Don’t forget to try the coffee. Very family friendly. The manager even waived us good bye when we left.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Nice place, good prices, and very good food.The only thing that i will change is the bread for the hot dogs. The one they use is very good but is not for hot dogs it takes away from the colombian hot dog experience.

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is the second Colombian restaurant I've visited and I loved it. You don't feel like you're in a restaurant, you feel like you're eating with friends or family. Their bakery is something you have to try, same with the Bandeja Paisa.

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We went due to other reviews. Like some others, we have eaten next door at Mena's for years and never notice this place. The food was good and plentiful. The owners were very helpful with the unfamiliar menu. We were not big fans of the...cheese rolls others have raved about. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

You mau expect very rich meal with a home made taste. Good selection of fresh fruit juice. Service is good and environment very informal.

Date of visit: November 2015
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Even though I might recommend it as "authentic" Colombian, I have had a few bad meals in Colombia as well. It is a mom & pop place located in the strip center by the fitness gym. Small but sufficient. Very friendly people in the restaurant...but the food service is slow. The meats were left in the fryer too long and the rice was bland- not usual for Colombia. And the patacones! I have never had patacones so poorly prepared in my life; very disappointing considering how easy they are to make correctly.More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Yes, El Portal Cafe offers takeaway services.

El Portal Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5