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El Porton

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Downtown Cancun near Walmart, Cancun, Mexico
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Cancun, Mexico
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

El Portón has never been the greatest place to eat in Mexico but it has always been quite decent. They have really nice Mexican dishes but the quality they have in this branch in Cancún, the next right in front of Walmart, is definitely not the best one. Today the service was not bad but TERRIBLE. Be careful with waitress... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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291 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were touring the area and were hungry, saw this place and walked in, reminded me of an I-hop. opened the menu and saw that they served Cafe de Olla!!! I was so excited! I hadn't been able to get that in lots of places in Mexico City, and here I was on a quick unplanned trip to Cancun and... More 

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Virginia, USA
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Located in the Walmart/Sam's Club shopping center nearest to Zona Hotelera, this restaurant reminded us of Denny's or Shoney's in design and layout. We ate here our first night in Cancun since it was in the Walmart parking lot and we were starving. We order the guacamole appetizer and it was awesome! Best we had anywhere in Mexico. Our entrees... More 

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Noida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Good restaurant. The food was also good. We loved the lemonade. The only one problem was there was only one server who could understand little english

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carolkemp@aol.com
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179 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Love this restaurant right in front of Walmart & Sam's Club. Like a Mexican Denny's but 100% better since I don't enjoy going to Denny's in USA. The Mango/Fresha juice is amazing. Love the soups. Special menu for children includes potato in shape of smiley face. I have been here several times and look forward to returning. Families love the... More 

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Trollhattan, Sweden
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and super friendly staff,I had the 300 gr of Top sirloin steak,so tasty,i also had a chocolate cake for dessert.Best dinner in Cancun so far 😀😀

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

we have been there a few times, the food has always been good, their drinks also are nice and the service is always great, this is near walmart in case you need to go shopping, outside of walmart you can take the bus that goes to the hotel zone so its very easy to get to it and get back.

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Arlington, Virginia
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

This restaurant, based solely on looks, reminds one of a U.S. chain eating establishment, but THAT is where the similarity ends. After looking at the large menu options, I selected a chicken in a mole salsa, which was phenomenally spiced and flavorful. The wait staff is extremely professional, and helpful. I asked for an explanation of the "coffee from the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Stumbled into this place because I was next to Walmart and was pleasantly surprised! The prices were great! I paid $8-10 for my meal including a drink. The fresh lemonade is great! Also I had a great Green Enchilada, and I came back a second time for Flautas, but preferred the Enchiladas. They also a have a sampler that was... More 

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Thank JuniorPena
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

So we decided to leave the hotel zone and eat like the locals. We were looking for another restaurant famous for their seafood but I guess we decided on dinner way too late because by the time we got there it was closed. We walked around the area and discovered this place was still open. My husband dubbed it the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downtown Cancun near Walmart, Cancun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
Description
This indoor air conditioned restaurant was right next to Walmart's parking lot in Cancun downtown. They offer Mexican food and others. Menu was in English and Spanish. The place was clean, coffee was great and lots of varieties. Price was inexpensive around 300 pesos for full dinner plus appetizer plus drinks excl tips for 2 people. Location was definitely convenient just walking distance from Walmart.

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