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El Porton Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2095 Merchants Row, Germantown, TN 38138-3839
+1 901-754-4268
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant on a date for lunch. We had nothing to do for the day (Mom's in town watching kids) so we enjoyed food and adult beverages. The place was not crowded and the service was not great but I wouldn't say the worst ever. We ordered margaritas. They are one of our favorite drinks... More 

Thank JohnnyCohay
Memphis, Tennessee
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

There are a number of Mexican restaurants in the Memphis area. I'll try the others before I return to this one. Initial service was slow and the place was not crowded. The follow up service to check on drinks, inquire as to other service such as dessert was absolutely terrible. All and all the food was 'average' and nothing to... More 

Thank Coolcatbert
Germantown, Tennessee
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I reviewed this restaurant a couple of years or so ago and found it to be excellent. So, when we moved back to Germantown, TN, we decided to go there for some good Mexican food. Boy, was that ever a bad decision. We arrived at a little after 7:00 on a Tuesday night. Only five tables were occupied. We were... More 

Thank Susan P
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My favorite Mexican food ever. Even the basics are anything but. Great rice, beans and if you try only one thing, it has to be the Choriqueso. Epic in house, reheats fantastic and is to die for. Love this place.

Thank Mark W
Rolla, Missouri
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239 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Food was super yummy, huge amount of food, and at a good price. Atmosphere was nice and restraunt clean. Service friendly. Recommend.

Thank Katie W
Memphis, Tennessee
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We visited this restaurant on a Friday evening for dinner. There was no wait and there was plenty of tables available. Our server came over and took our drink orders but did not know if there was any drink specials nor did she have a drink menu to give us. We placed our order for drinks and an appetizer. While... More 

Thank Vonda D
Memphis, Tennessee
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

An excellent meal for the money. You get a generous supply of chicken with the Taco Salad and the salsa is probably the best in the city.We ordered the El Proton dip with it and it was a great meal for around $20.

Thank 901Michael901
Fort Leavenworth
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Okay so the food is better than most Mexican restaurants and the service is great. They have home made salsa and great chicken fajitas. It is worth a visit every few months or so, a sort for family gatherings. It is my second favorite Mexican restaurant in the area.

Thank cbezj
Germantown, Tennessee
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419 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We dine here often. We love how nice the staff are. On busy work days, this site is ideal for me to meet my wife and enjoy a nice dinner. The menu is huge and offers a great variety of excellent options. I love their fajitas: the Fajitas del Mar (scallops, tilapia and shrimp) and shrimp/chicken combo are excellent. One... More 

Thank Volcam
Memphis, Tennessee
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244 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I met friends @ this El Porton location almost weekly when I lived in the area. Heriberto & Nacho were friendly & dedicated managers. It used to be packed from 5:30-9:30 almost every night, & workers were hustling. The light crowd on Saturday night shocked me. I was disappointed in the watery Texas Margaritas. Server added a bit more Grand... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2095 Merchants Row, Germantown, TN 38138-3839
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Germantown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-754-4268

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