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El Portal Restaurant

6641 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-3446
+1 661-834-2629
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good49%
  • Average36%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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Closes in 11 min
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6641 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-3446
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

This was the first time back to this location in a while. They have continued to remodel the place with a large bar area having been added since I was last here. There was only one other table occupied when we were there, perhaps because...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I had met with an old work colleague who had recommended and lived close by the Ming location. I was disapointed that the tamale combo plate was not available because tamales were not prepared. Ended up ordering the shredded beef taco and chicken suiza enchilada...More

Thank EdUrias
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The food is good and consistent. The staff is attentive. Margaritas are good. Shrimp fajitas are a favorite. I like the Arroz Con Pollo.

Thank FairwayFound
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We went to this El Portal for years, and usually enjoyed it. Then one night, a roach ran across the table and that was enough to make us move to the El Portal on Calloway. After we had a couple of marginal visits there, we...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Mango, strawberry margaritas are wonderful. Also, the bacon wrapped shrimp. Service can be slow at sometimes.i would still go back.

Thank TropicalUSA
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Been here often and know the menu by heart. It is good reasonably priced Mexican food. My wife loves the fajitas I go for the Arroz con Pollo.

Thank FairwayFound
Reviewed 19 May 2015

El portal used to be one of our family go to places for Sunday Brunch however things have changed and we have as well changed our Sunday go to place...If you are going for the menudo ...whatever you do smell it first, if you know...More

Thank Marnie C
Reviewed 5 December 2014

After a business meeting, my client suggested lunch and asked what I would like. Since a good Mexican restaurant is hard to find in Cairo, I suggested Mexican. Since we were on that side of town, we headed for the El Portal. I hadn't been...More

Thank Douglas A
Reviewed 11 November 2014

This is a favorite Mexican restaurant in a strip mall. The food is consistently good. My favorite is the Arroz con Pollo. My wife lives the shrimp fajitas and the margaritas.

Thank FairwayFound
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Seriously, do all the so called "Mexican" restaurants use the same central kitchen? Not that it doesn't taste OK, but it seems weather you eat at Mexicali, El Portal, etc. etc. if you were blind-folded, you couldn't tell the difference. I've heard of other spots...More

Thank skeeboy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6641 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-3446
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-834-2629
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