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El Portal

1640 S 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410-3457
+1 402-873-3134
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (7 reviews)
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1640 S 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410-3457
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have eaten here at least a dozen times. The food is consistently very good. The service is fast and the prices are reasonable. The only thing we don't like is the ice water?! But that shouldn't stop anyone from trying this place. :-)

Thank Amy U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unexpected good Mexican food starting with unusual Salsa and housemade chips. We also ordered Med. Guacamole (the small wouldn't be enough for 2), Ceviche and a side Crab Enchilada, excellent and delicious! This was our 2nd visit and won't be our last. We also...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of dishes and comparable to Mexican restaurants in Omaha. No need to drive to Omaha as Nebraska City boasts a decent restaurant. I had the special with five items for $9.99 including chile relleno, enchilada, tostada, taco and tamale.

Thank McFerrid
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great start (no surprise) with chips and salsa. I ordered the mazatlan with seafood, enchilada and burrito. Enchilada was stuffed with shrimp and crab. It was good but I really loved the burrito. Again so full of seafood with cheese. Yummy! Walked out patting my...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you are craving mexican food, El Portal is the place to go. This is a favorite dining spot for locals and many who live in towns nearby. The food is always good. The margaritas are very tasty and the service is friendly and very...More

Thank jazzr_babe56
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We went here because of good reviews on Trip Advisor. It was good, but not exceptional. The portions are very large.z. You can share dishes and have plenty.

Thank thomasRuthL
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Food was really good. We had steak quesadilla and chicken chimichanga. Steak was better than I expected and the rice and beans were the tastiest I've had. Take into account this is Midwest Mexican, but for that, really good flavors, great service and good prices.

Thank Roy H
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We found recommendations on Trip Advisor for this restaurant and then actually drove by it twice before we decided to venture inside. Oh mercy, DO NOT drive by this one! We split the Nacho Fajitas featuring Steak, Shrimp, Chicken, and Chorizo - each one obviously...More

Thank Nebraska2go
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We love the Mexican food at El Portal! Everything we've tried has been delicious. Service is fast and attentive. Great value. We make it a point to eat here every time we are in town.

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Friendly staff. Food comes out very quickly. Margaritas are fantastic. Very reasonably priced. Lunch and dinner.

Thank ichoosejoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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