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Our Latest Reviews

Dawnee 20 days ago

Camarones al Mojo de Ajo

The Camarones al mojo were outstanding. Perfect seasoning, sauce was amazing. Highly recommend!

Brian 23 days ago

#11. One Enchilada & One Chile Relleno

The perfect comfort meal !!! Delicious homemade Chile Relleno filled with scrumptious cheese. The rice and beans are always perfectly cooked. My other favorite is the Enchiladas Suiza!! The best place in Pasadena for Mexican and Yucatán food!!! Save room for some flan.

Sierradrums about 1 month ago

#13. Fresh Chile Relleno, Taco & Enchilada

This is my FAVORITE dish. It is literally everything you could possibly want in a combo meal...the crunch...the savory...the cheese! I dream about this dish at night. Keeps me coming back for more :) Satisfied customer right here!

Maria 3 months ago

Fajitas of Chicken or Beef Burrito

The steak fajitas were delicious. The portion size was good.

Richgonzaleztrack 4 months ago

#2. Two Enchiladas

The enchiladas here are the absolute best! Very flavorful and generous with the ingredients. I make sure my plate ends up extra clean by the time I'm done! I'm a fairly picky diner, and the enchiladas here are a sure bet and my "Go To" selection every time. My friend is an EXTREMELY PICKY diner, especially when it comes to Mexican food. He had the tamale plate the first time we visited El Portal a few months back and he said it was way better than other places. Eventually, he decided to order an enchilada a la carte on one trip, since he saw I ordered it. Now he always an enchilada on each visit as well! We've only dined there over the last few months, doing so several times. Since it's been Covid guidelines during those trips, the booths/tables have been outside at the patio area, when the local health ordinance allows (Pasadena has its own health department). The waiters always wear face masks and face shields for double protections of their customers as well as themselves. Even though eating in the patio area in the evening when it can be cool or cool outside, they set up plenty of outdoor heaters so you can dine comfortably. This place has been a jewel of a new find in recent months! Thank you for a great (and safe!) place to dine with great food!

Megan 22 days ago

Sopa de Tortilla

Very good!! Lots of flavor

Luz about 1 month ago

#2. Two Enchiladas

My enchiladas were so good and my food were hot was so delicious and the service was very clean and perfect...thank you..

Ncamastra 2 months ago

#1. One Enchilada

Best Mexican food in Pasadena hands down! Ambiance is amazing. And the management/service is great - very down to earth family

Fashiongalsa 4 months ago

Enchiladas Sirenitas

Amazing enchiladas! Fresh seafood perfectly seasoned, and delicious sauce! Perfectly paired with a margarita!

Potterc1954 5 months ago

El Portal Tostada

Here's another great dish if you're on Weight Watchers and don't scarf down the entire shell or overload with dressing. The chicken breast is grilled to perfection without being dry. I really appreciate the addition of black beans, which are zero points on WW. The whole dish is artfully done and one I enjoy over and over again. I often order a Skinny margarita with it, kick back on the patio, and watch the sun go down. If you're not on WW you can eat the whole shell, pile on the dressing and it's still a very delicious (as well as healthy) meal. Fantastico!


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