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El Portillo

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1934 Moss St, Lafayette, LA 70501-2118
+1 337-237-1188
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not fancy. However the food is really good. The service is friendly and QUICK. Unbelievably quick. A great value for the money. We had the taco salad today. Very generous portions. I definitely recommend it for a very good, quick, inexpensive yummy meal.

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Thank HERMAN C
Lafayette, Louisiana
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great queso! Love this little hole in the wall. The rice is yummy as are the enchiladas and taco salad among other things.

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Thank HeatherMonique
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Nasty. Nasty. Nasty. Nasty. I have a Hispanic coworker and she even says it disgusting. Yuck, yuck, yuck! But on a lighter note, other people seem to like it . Would never go back. Waste of money. Great prices though .

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Thank Brandi N
Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We got into Lafayette at the end of the day. We were tired and hungry We were lucky to find this restaurant open . The environment and decoration was very Mexican. We loved it The food was great, the "fajitas" delicious and and we were served without hurrying us.

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Thank Daisy L
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I love their pico de gallo and their shrimp salad. I also love that their servers all speak Spanish so I can practice my Spanish and eat great food.

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Thank Michelle B
Kalifornsky, Alaska, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This is the best Mexican food I have ever eaten! And oh, the margaritas! So delicious! Pollo Asado, is a must try!

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Thank Jennifer A
Aurora, Canada
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

This is my second review of this mexican restaurant. An update you could say. I don't often get to Lafayette but when I do I have to come here. We arrived early and by the time we left it was getting busy. Half price margaritas was a great attraction as well as the food which was outstanding. It came out... More 

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Thank Doug024
Lafayette, Louisiana
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Food is fresh, prepared quickly, flavorful and the staff is very accommodating. Food is always served hot off the grill.

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Thank LRFoodCritics
Lafayette, Louisiana
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

If you are looking for authentic Mexican food, El Portillo is a great choice. Everything is made fresh onsite and the prices are very reasonable. They are family friendly and if it's you birthday, you will get a surprise.

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Thank glenn v
new orleans
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant! Great food, atmosphere and music. One feels they have stepped into a small Mexican village to dine. The staff is friendly and family orientated. Prices are fantastic as well. Stop in and indulge.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1934 Moss St, Lafayette, LA 70501-2118
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-237-1188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?