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“El Portal”
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El Portal
Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Shenandoah
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“El Portal”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Mexican is Mexican, and El Portal is not outstanding as a Mexican restaurant. It is mediocre at best, but Shenandoah does not have a lot to offer in dining experience, so if you have friends coming into town, and they are wanting Mexican, then it's El Portal. Not a lot of smiles from the wait staff, and definitely not the best in the midwest.

  • Visited November 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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144 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“great food!”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

El Portal is a wonderful Mexican restaurant in a small town. The food is really good and the service is great, too! Average prices. They also have some great specials!

  • Visited October 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Tacos”
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Service was good, the food was fresh and authentic as you can get in the middle of nowhere. I had a steak one night with some shrip and the shrimp were too done but edible.

Visited March 2013
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Sloan, Iowa
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126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The best Mexican in the midwest!”
Reviewed 15 February 2013 via mobile

We visit El Portal at least once a month. Great food, great service and great drinks! All the food is wonderful but try the Bandara!

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S.W. Iowa
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very good Mexican food.”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Atmosphere is great as it had just been remodeled. Food is delicious. Staff is polite and courteous. Prices are very reasonable.

Visited November 2012
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