Host your next private event in Vanessa's Cafe!

We are delighted to offer our banquet facilities in Vanessa's Cafe for your next private event

Vanessa's Cafe is our charming coffee shop located just across from the main entrance of El Portal; we can seat small groups for meetings or private parties of 40 or fewer. There is a room fee of $ 75.00 dollars if you decide to have the room to yourself and you have fewer than 30 people for your event.

We require a deposit of $100.00 in advance to secure the reservation on any of our rooms. That amount will be credited against the charges at the time of the event but is not refundable in case of a cancelation.  

For groups of 20 or fewer we can print a special menu that usually includes three entrée choices along with a salad and a beverage consisting of a soft drink, tea, or coffee. Dessert can be offered, and we only charge for the number of desserts ordered at $5.00 per order.

For parties of 25 or more people, we strongly suggest a buffet service or set menu.

Please see our Private Events Menu web page for menu options.


Please call us at (626) 795-8553 or fax (626) 795-2860 and ask to speak to our catering and events manager for more information and to help you plan your next party or gathering.

Thank you for considering El Portal for your next event!


Abel R. Ramirez and P. Armando Ramirez