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Los Portales

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Bugambilia 603 | Right on the zocalo, Huatulco, Mexico
+52 958 587 0070
07:00 - 22:00
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Saskatoon, Canada
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118 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an open air street level Mexican restaurant There are quite a lot of flys and some wasps, no fault of the restaurant as it is open air There is an interesting queso fundido ( cheese fondue) served baked in a little ceramic dish and served with tortillas The food is pretty good and the salsas are great Service... More 

Thank Terry E
Elva M, Gerente at Los Portales, responded to this review

Hola it is very sad you had a bad experienced with the flys. We try our best. More 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is located in the heart of la Crucecita. We ate fajitas, arrachera (flank steak)and tlayuda. The fajita and steak were delicious. The tlayuda was a bit dry. Everything is made fresh. You can actually see the guys cooking the food. Nothing fancy, but well worth the visit.

Thank Kitty2012
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150 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Right beside the park, nice to people watch. The food was very good traditional food with. Good selection

Thank irishfemme99
Elva M, Gerente at Los Portales, responded to this review

We appreciated your review, we try to do our best, our clients deserves all our attention. Hope to see you again. Elva More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here at lunch time one day. Nachos and cold Coronas were great. Very friendly and great service! Will definitely go back this Dec for more choices from their extensive menu. Great location for people watching.

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Elva M, Manager at Los Portales, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're wating for you. Elva More 

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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Sitting in this park-side boutique restaurant, you get the feel that you are right in the zone, for people watching and authentic Oaxacan cuisine. The staff is friendly, and very attentive to all your needs. The true Mexican fare includes the tacos, enchiladas, and tostadas...... but with the specialty entrees of steak, chix, and my favorite the Pescado (if you... More 

Thank goyotraveler
Elva M, Manager at Los Portales, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review, people like you keep us in the best mood to try every day to do our best. You worth it. Elva More 

New Mexico
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

The staff and food are top notch! What a great place to sit, enjoy a drink and a meal and people watch! The biggest issue with this place is deciding what to eat! You need more than one trip!

1 Thank Carol M
Tampico, Mexico
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

They have fast serving waiters, the food is excellent and varied and as a plus it is better priced than the other places around the crucesita central square. The iguana cocktail is a must try. :)

1 Thank alisoncona
Elva M, Owner at Los Portales, responded to this review

Thank you for yogur great review More 

Gray, Maine
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287 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Sit down on this great corner spot overlooking the square and all its activity, have a beer and start checking out the wonderful assortment of goodies on the bill of fare. We have been here a couple of times and have gone with various tlyaudes and tacos. All have been really good. Cold beer, great prices, good atmosphere. Try it,... More 

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Elva M, Owner at Los Portales, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. I looking forward to see you again More 

Northern Ontario
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99 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We ate here 2 times in February. I found that the menu is cluttered with too many items. It's hard to decide what to eat. but when I saw the steak with a baked potato and sour cream my mouth was drooling and it turned out to be one of my all time best steaks! My girlfriend had a beef... More 

1 Thank Travelwinter55
Elva M, Manager at Los Portales, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to write about your experience, we hope to see you again and again. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We were staying at an all-inclusive but wanted to try some of the great little places in La Crucecita and went back to this place 4 times for the fish tacos and the shrimp tacos! One night, we tried the El Pastor - which was also great! The people there were so nice - we also ate at the more... More 

Thank Tammy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bugambilia 603 | Right on the zocalo, Huatulco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Huatulco
  • Phone Number: +52 958 587 0070

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