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El Porton Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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65 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111-4609
+1 901-452-7330
Today
11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We waited 25 minutes and then asked and then 5 minutes later and we left and when we left they just smiled and went on

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Thank cashmoney15
Arlington, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to El Porton for takeout dessert. Was asked to go to the bar to place order. Waited for 15 minutes and was totally ignored by staff. Left without placing an order. Crap service, don't recommend.

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Thank Justin H
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Overall great food, good value. Some of the wait staff has been there 20+ years. Anytime I'm in Memphis we frequent the Highland location. They recently remodeled and I thought my kids were going to have a meltdown. Anytime we travel, our entire family immediately get off the plane and head to El Porton. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank PaynewayWalker
Memphis, Tennessee
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Food is great here. Service depends on time of day, apparently. Better sometimes than others. Their white cheese dip is irrestible!

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Thank bettyp723
Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I just tried to place an order for to go food and got the biggest attitude the I have ever been gotten in a restaurant. I have always been a fan of the food here but never again. I was here December 7th at 12:15. I sat at the bar where I was told to go to place a to... More 

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Thank Sam H
Little Rock, Arkansas
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272 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

No wait for tables & the chicken/tortillas with rojo sauce was great. Great service getting a drink & chips & salsa- although I've never waited that long for my food to arrive. After I finished I waited at least 15 mins for a bill. Then I waited another 15 mins for the waitress to take payment. I think they had... More 

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Thank Roitz
Stockbridge, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I don't normally eat Mexican food, but I'm so glad I did. The food was excellent. The service was as well. I was not disappointed.

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Thank Ashia B
Nairobi, Kenya
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Food comes out fast with generous portions. Priced right and service is good. Very friendly. Great place for lunch but plenty of space for large groups at night also.

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Thank glennman
Memphis, Tennessee
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

El Porton closed their Highland location, and moved around the corner to Poplar. The new space was refinished attractively, though seems to echo noise more than their previous location. Friendly and prompt service. Good standard tex-mex food. Hard to go wrong with fajitas!

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Gallatin
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We went here for a dinner with friends. We were impressed with the different offerings on the menu. I had Pollo Con Crema which was chicken with cheese sauce and spinach served with rice and beans. My husband had a chimichanga with a guacamole salad. 2 people in our party had fajatas and 2 had quesidillas. Everyone was very satisfied... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111-4609
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-452-7330

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