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El Portal

13354 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3226
+1 530-745-9585
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good52%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“al pastor” (3 reviews)
“street tacos” (3 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
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13354 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3226
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is nothing fancy, but the food is excellent. Service is good, I’ve eaten there several times never a bad meal and the prices are very good.

Thank Heidi C
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Packed on a Monday night, we thought this must be a great place. And it was. Our waitress was so adorable, she asked what kind of Mexican food we liked and if we wanted something truly authentic. We took her advice and it was amazing....More

Thank napasyrah
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Stopped in for lunch with some friends. The place was pretty busy. You get the standard complimentary chips & salsa...which were good. There are a few TV monitors inside...today, they all had a soccer game on. There's nothing special about the decor...but for a taqueria,...More

1  Thank Kitman
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We have eaten at El Portal and totally enjoy the food and the prices. We decided to ask them to cater our birthday party in the park. They prepared all the food and supplied the warming dishes - we just returned them after the party....More

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 29 March 2018

We stopped here for lunch on our way through Auburn, and it was difficult to get a table, which is a good sign. Our burritos were excellent, and HUGE. The staff was very efficient and friendly. I would definitely stop here again.

Reviewed 19 February 2018

For Mexican food we never go anywhere else. Fast relaxed service. No frill restaurant..variety of beer and margarita and wine.

Thank vconnol
Reviewed 17 February 2018

I live in Auburn and have been coming here for several years. No frills restaurant. My wife always has the two item combo of carnitas taco and cheese enchiladas. I love anything Al Pastor, particularly the taco salad. Just had the Biste Ranchero and it...More

Thank David9024
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Service was pretty good. It's a typical Mexican restaurant. Food was great, plenty of places to sit. No outdoor seating though. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank MrsRojas26
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Stopped in for a mexican food lunch after a hike in the foothills near S Yuba river. The food was great and the people that waited on us were excellent!

Thank JeannieOld
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Love this place, great food! They have a great lunch special we eat every time. Every one is so friendly, clean. YUMMY!

Thank 316sidneyp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13354 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3226
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placer County  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-745-9585
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