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“Olé”

El Portal Restaurant
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Ranked #38 of 741 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We loved this family owned establishment. Everyone is very friendly, food is very good and fresh and the vibe is very energetic. The setting is in a beautiful brick courtyard and on a warm California night the patio is splendid. On most evenings they have female Mariachi singers. Olé!

Thank Nicolinitiza
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

This long time Mexican restaurant gives good food and good service. They have indoor dining as well as a nice patio.

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Thank TerrywHamilton
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

El Portal has a great cozy atmosphere inside, and nice outdoor seating if you prefer. Food is super, with a wide range of Mexican and Yucatan specialties on the menu. We've gone there for years, and the quality and service are always top rate.

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

A very well located restaurant with plenty of on site parking. The menu has something for everyone's taste. From basic traditional Mexican dishes to more upscale dishes served in a very professional and friendly manner.

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

The most enjoyable part of our meal was the outdoor seating. We arrived around 3pm. The chips and salsa had no flavor. I ordered the fish tacos which were closer to $13 (dinner menu?) than the price on the Trip Advisor menu link. While they called them "lightly breaded" they were actually deep fried. More breading than fish. They do not offer a happy hour. My husband had a burrito which he said was quite bland, the portion was large. Waiter lacked attentiveness in running our check but was friendly. Overall I would not go out of my way to come here again.

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