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El Portal Mexican Grill

12598 Mountain Mesa Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9721
+1 760-379-2779
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“carne asada” (3 reviews)
“tacos” (4 reviews)
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12598 Mountain Mesa Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9721
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the Best Burrito in all of the Kern River Valley. And there Fried Ice Cream is really good too! Nice sized Portions and great service. Love the Atmosphere here differently family friendly .

Thank Vincent C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food is fresh and delicious. And you have a view of the lake. I enjoy the Tacos Mexicanos. And the chips and salsa are always fresh and crisp and warm.

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

3.5 stars for good food but we were not happy with the carne asada. Typically carne asada is flat meat, full of flavor. The carne asada served here was a thicker, tougher meat that lacked flavor. Get that right and the score goes up to...More

Thank brpavey
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Good, basic Mexican dishes. Not fancy, but comfortable with good, friendly service. Their chili verde is excellent. Located directly across the road from Lake Isabella in Mountain Mesa.

Thank pjb422017
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Not a gourmet Mexican restaurant, but they serve great tasting food in abundant quantities. I personally dare you to try to finish a whole burrito grande! Full menu includes everything that most people would expect on a Mexican menu. We eat there frequently, if the...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 27 October 2015

friendly, casual place where locals gather. food is freshly made and served hot. This is a regular stop for us when eating out.

Thank DonnaZ28
Reviewed 2 October 2015

I love this place!! always busy . . but always get a table, I live in Orange Co and come up here every other month and always make a trip for dinner or lunch here... the owner is bomb, always on top of everything... the...More

Thank Stauder F
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This is not a fancy place and is simply decorated, but the food is good. I had the vegetarian quesadilla and it came with a large dollop of sour cream. It was very good and filled me up. The complementary chips were excellent. The salsa...More

Thank Skytrekker
Reviewed 22 April 2015

There is nothing we have had that we wouldn't have again. The staff is friendly and accomodating. We have had take-out and eaten in as well. We always make it a point to stop here when we are in the area for lunch or dinner.

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 29 March 2015

The El Portal Mexican Grill in Lake Isabella IS CLOSED PERMANENTLY. If you want to go to an El Portal, you'll have to get back on Hwy 178 and take it East for about 7 - 8 miles to Mountain Mesa --- You'll see it...More

Thank Alan P
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating
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  • Address: 12598 Mountain Mesa Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9721
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Isabella
  • Phone Number: +1 760-379-2779
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