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El Portal

1200 Business 190, Covington, LA 70433-3279
+1 985-867-5367
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good58%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (2 reviews)
“great food” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
1200 Business 190, Covington, LA 70433-3279
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The service received was excellent. There was no waiting so we went directly to our table. The chips and salsa was brought out very promptly. The food was excellent and the portions were very nice (brought food home). There were many menu choices and it...More

2  Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

When it comes to American style Mexican food, most places are fairly generic. This place seems to pay a little extra attention to the flavor. Good selection, from fajitas to soup. The beer on tap is inexpensive and good. Negro Modelo on tap, a mug...More

1  Thank Cdeltahouse
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of a restaurant, hidden in a small local shopping plaza and is not a fancy dancy box store type of Mexican restaurant. It is family owned and simple in decor. Old time type of bench seating like we saw in the...More

2  Thank tautavel
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My wife and I have dined here several times, and have always been happy with the food, the service, and the value. The Texas fajitas include beef, chicken, and shrimp.

2  Thank Steveinchaingmai
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday night for dinner. They were very busy! We were seated immediately and had chips, salsa & drinks within 10 minutes. Same with our meals! We ordered and our meals were brought out super fast! Chips were hot and salsa was...More

1  Thank BrowneyedSouthernbel
Reviewed 20 November 2015

All their food is authentic and made from scratch. you won't see food service trucks pulling up here to unload. that what makes his chicken dishes so delicious. all of his sauces and dips, avocado plates, beans, tacos are large. His lunch plates are large...More

Thank Sal M
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Good food, good food fast! We had 16 people in our group, we all were served within 20 minutes of ordering. Also food order was correct, nice for a local Mexican restaurant!

Thank sweetyankee
Reviewed 9 July 2015

My co-workers and I eat here as often as we can. Their lunch menu is budget friendly. We have never been disappointed. Excellent service, too!

Thank drayy
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We were sent here by a local - great food and even better prices. The menu had a wide range of choices -some were not the usual things you see at a tex-mex place which was great. Lunch menu is extremely affordable and you get...More

Thank srdye
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Most authentic Mexican, and at a great price. I bring my family and friends here all the time. It's a staple.

Thank PinkAF
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Business 190, Covington, LA 70433-3279
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Covington
  • Phone Number: +1 985-867-5367
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