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El Portal

1640 S 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410-3457
+1 402-873-3134
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“fajitas” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
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1640 S 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410-3457
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was average at best. I guess I shouldn't expect too much from a small town. My fish taco looked like it was hacked to death prior to being plated. I did not eat it and they took it off my bill. I'll try...More

Thank nativechicagoan2
Reviewed 1 week ago

I entire family loves this place and my kids want to go there when they come home from college or out of town. Probably eat there an average of once a week. Always busy but the service and speed have always been excellent.

Thank jonathanstelling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often visit Arbor Day Farm and/or Kimmel Orchard. This was the first time we stayed in the area for a real meal. Very clean and pleasant decor. Fresh ingredients. Huge menu with many choices. After a hot afternoon spent in the you-pick activity at...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Don't judge from m the outside before the rush hits. It's a good place with fresh food. My wife had the enchiladas and the chicken was the best. I ordered crispy fish tacos but got fish in a crispy shell....oh well. Despite the miscommunication i...More

Thank gdtinnd
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We often eat at Mexican restaurants. Most are very comparable with similar menus. We decided to try El Portal due to the favorable reviews. The service was excellent and we felt the food was somewhat better than most. The next time we're in Nebraska City...More

Thank 215JohnM
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

El Portal is delicious!! Service is fast and the food is wonderful!! You will not leave hungry either!!! I noticed the bathrooms have been remodeled (well the women's), looks very nice. All the servers and workers are extremely friendly. The menu is huge and there...More

Thank veryhotred
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a large selection of food and most impressively, drinks. In addition to a margarita, you can order a pina colada, mai tai and Bahama mama to name a few. They are also reasonably priced. I ordered a mai tai for the novelty...More

Thank Allison L
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Better than the average mexican food... in the middle of nowhere. Good margaritas! Service was less than stellar. It was hard to even get their attention. I'd go again...

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 6 August 2017

After reading all the rave reviews about this restaurant, my husband and I were very excited to try El Portal as we love Mexican food. We went at 7:00 on a Friday night. The place was very busy. We had to wait about 15 minutes...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We were very pleased with this restaurant choice. Burritos with real beef (small cut up chunks), chimichanga, chili relenos, enchiladas, margaritas were all very good.

Thank JayRP
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Nearby Attractions
Arbor Day Farm
130 reviews
2.51 km away
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
111 reviews
2.44 km away
Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
90 reviews
2.45 km away
Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard
50 reviews
5.07 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1640 S 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410-3457
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Nebraska City
  • Phone Number: +1 402-873-3134
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