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Los Portales

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Bugambilia 603 | Right on the zocalo, Huatulco, Mexico
+52 958 587 0070
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here at lunch time one day. Nachos and cold Coronas were great. Very friendly and great service! Will definitely go back this Dec for more choices from their extensive menu. Great location for people watching.

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Elva M, Manager at Los Portales, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're wating for you. Elva More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Sitting in this park-side boutique restaurant, you get the feel that you are right in the zone, for people watching and authentic Oaxacan cuisine. The staff is friendly, and very attentive to all your needs. The true Mexican fare includes the tacos, enchiladas, and tostadas...... but with the specialty entrees of steak, chix, and my favorite the Pescado (if you... More 

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Elva M, Manager at Los Portales, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review, people like you keep us in the best mood to try every day to do our best. You worth it. Elva More 

New Mexico
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

The staff and food are top notch! What a great place to sit, enjoy a drink and a meal and people watch! The biggest issue with this place is deciding what to eat! You need more than one trip!

Thank Carol M
Tampico, Mexico
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

They have fast serving waiters, the food is excellent and varied and as a plus it is better priced than the other places around the crucesita central square. The iguana cocktail is a must try. :)

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Elva M, Owner at Los Portales, responded to this review

Thank you for yogur great review More 

Gray, Maine
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287 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Sit down on this great corner spot overlooking the square and all its activity, have a beer and start checking out the wonderful assortment of goodies on the bill of fare. We have been here a couple of times and have gone with various tlyaudes and tacos. All have been really good. Cold beer, great prices, good atmosphere. Try it,... More 

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Elva M, Owner at Los Portales, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. I looking forward to see you again More 

Northern Ontario
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87 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We ate here 2 times in February. I found that the menu is cluttered with too many items. It's hard to decide what to eat. but when I saw the steak with a baked potato and sour cream my mouth was drooling and it turned out to be one of my all time best steaks! My girlfriend had a beef... More 

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Elva M, Manager at Los Portales, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to write about your experience, we hope to see you again and again. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We were staying at an all-inclusive but wanted to try some of the great little places in La Crucecita and went back to this place 4 times for the fish tacos and the shrimp tacos! One night, we tried the El Pastor - which was also great! The people there were so nice - we also ate at the more... More 

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Honey Harbour, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

This restaurant is next door to a so called a fish restaurant, they serve frozen fish from alaska!! Tilapia.....

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Houston, Texas
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173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has been one of my favorites since I started going to Huatulco in 2001. It has been 3 years since we had been and I had to go back to my staple place. Unfortunately it isn't the same flavor and quality it we once was. I even have it a second chance, we've been here 2 days and... More 

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Elva M, Manager at Los Portales, responded to this review

It is very sad for us to see this review, We will take care of it and try our best to please you in your next visit . We try to do our best, sometimes goes out of our hands.. More 

Torreon, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

The first surprise was the menu, quite extensive and varied. The second surprise was the price, so accessible. The third and most striking surprise was the taste, very, very tasty. I highly recommend their mole. If you visit Los Portales once, you’ll find yourself coming back for more. Bon Appétit!

Thank YJdeG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bugambilia 603 | Right on the zocalo, Huatulco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Huatulco
  • Phone Number: +52 958 587 0070

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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?