In response to your questions about our banquet facilities, we offer the "Maya Room," and Vanessa's Cafe for your gathering. The Maya Room's maximum seating is 70 people, with a minimum of 50 to reserve the entire room for you. If less than 50 there will be a $75.00 Room fee. It can also include the rotunda to set up a bar and appetizers for your reception time.

Vanessa's Cafe is our new 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 less. There is a Room fee of $ 50.00 dollars when you decide to have the room as a private party if you are less than 30 people.

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 charge at the time of the event, but is not refundable incase of a cancelation.

For groups of 20 or less we can print a special menu which 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 $ 4.50 to $ 5.00 per order. For parties of 25 people or more, we strongly suggest a buffet service. Enclosed is a list of entrees that you may consider. You might prefer and are welcome to discuss other entrée selection as well. The cost of this type of menu is $ 22.00 - $ 26.00 per person plus tax & gratuity a room/labor charge of $ 75.00 or $50.00 will be added if under the minimum number of people.

Alcoholic beverages can be hosted by you or we can sell on a cash and carry basis. We have a full bar or you could limit the selection to margaritas, wines and beer. A bartender labor of $25.00 per hour will be charged when the reception is on a cash and carry basis. There is no charge if bar beverages on a cash and carry are sold by your server to groups of less than 30.

Please feel free to call us at (626) 795-8553 or fax (626) 795-2860 for more information and to help you plan and customize your party.

We also do Catering, the prices of buffets are the same but we do charge a labor fee of $25.00 per person per hour with usually a 1 hour setup fee and 1 hour clean up fee per employee added to final labor charge.

Rentals can be ordered by us and charged to you on your final invoice.

Thank you for your consideration.
Abel R. Ramirez and P. Armando Ramirez

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