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POR Favor Mexican Restaurant

8302 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-9218
+1 619-698-5950
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible15%
7 Nov 2017
“Still good, but not what it used to be”
13 Jun 2017
“Nothing special but adequate.”
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8302 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-9218
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We left SoCal in the late 90s and this was a favorite spot. The food is still good, but not what it used to be. Still has very large portions and the value for what you get is good, the margaritas as still quite tasty!...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Carne asada was awesome as well as the chimicangas. The shrimp fajitas were my favorite! The shrimp and peppers were cooked just enough so that they retained a little crispness and crunch. Just sublime!

Thank C G
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

If you like Mexican food, that's the place you MUST go!! Big portions, awesome food, tasty and very BIG Margeritas + very nice stuff. Best Mexican restaurant I ever been! Thank you!!

Thank Matic G
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We've been going to Por Favor for many years. The menu has the standard items, but also has a large number of specialty dishes from various regions of Mexico - Ropa Vieja, Camarones Vera Cruz, etc. The service is good, there's a modest selection of...More

Thank ChuckBrownSV
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Had lunch here yesterday and was a little disappointed. Food was OK, but not great, service was good, sidewalk seating a mistake with diesel exhaust and noise. There is a lunch menu and their version of a Tostada aka Flying Saucer is adequate with a...More

Thank kenmac1
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, great food, flavorful and large portions. Wonderful seating outside under umbrellas, open seating in front facing the sidewalk or comfortable seating inside with 3 big screens with 3 different sports. I was even pleasantly surprised at the fresh brewed ice tea!

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Wide menu variety. High-quality food, large quantities, excellent prices, and cheerfully served. Comfortable seating. Original art, decoration. Lots of antique furniture. Would definitely go again.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Just okay. Nothing special. The servers lack personality.Has a nice location and has been in La Mesa forever. We liked the one on Fletcher Parkway before it closed years ago. This location is not my favorite

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I wandered in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon around noon. Por Favor was not crowded. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. The inside is decorated very cute and bright. The food was good (not the best salsa I've had, there was no heat...More

Thank Spicysalty
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Living in the South, where there is no good Mexican food to be found, I always eat it when I get west of the Mississippi. This was a quick stop in, just after my flight came in & before my daughter dropped me off on...More

Thank traveljunky88
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Gabriella F
17 November 2017|
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8302 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-9218
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-698-5950
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