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El Porton

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Downtown Cancun near Walmart, Cancun, Mexico
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Bowie, Maryland
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281 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were touring the area and were hungry, saw this place and walked in, reminded me of an I-hop. opened the menu and saw that they served Cafe de Olla!!! I was so excited! I hadn't been able to get that in lots of places in Mexico City, and here I was on a quick unplanned trip to Cancun and... More 

Thank boo2U
Virginia, USA
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Located in the Walmart/Sam's Club shopping center nearest to Zona Hotelera, this restaurant reminded us of Denny's or Shoney's in design and layout. We ate here our first night in Cancun since it was in the Walmart parking lot and we were starving. We order the guacamole appetizer and it was awesome! Best we had anywhere in Mexico. Our entrees... More 

Thank Jerone V
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Good restaurant. The food was also good. We loved the lemonade. The only one problem was there was only one server who could understand little english

Thank Akshay_iit
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177 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Love this restaurant right in front of Walmart & Sam's Club. Like a Mexican Denny's but 100% better since I don't enjoy going to Denny's in USA. The Mango/Fresha juice is amazing. Love the soups. Special menu for children includes potato in shape of smiley face. I have been here several times and look forward to returning. Families love the... More 

Thank carolkemp
Trollhattan, Sweden
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and super friendly staff,I had the 300 gr of Top sirloin steak,so tasty,i also had a chocolate cake for dessert.Best dinner in Cancun so far 😀😀

Thank Hasselhof
Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

we have been there a few times, the food has always been good, their drinks also are nice and the service is always great, this is near walmart in case you need to go shopping, outside of walmart you can take the bus that goes to the hotel zone so its very easy to get to it and get back.

Thank Verstappengt30r
Arlington, Virginia
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

This restaurant, based solely on looks, reminds one of a U.S. chain eating establishment, but THAT is where the similarity ends. After looking at the large menu options, I selected a chicken in a mole salsa, which was phenomenally spiced and flavorful. The wait staff is extremely professional, and helpful. I asked for an explanation of the "coffee from the... More 

Thank J_Nicholas_Mitchell
Miami, Florida
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Stumbled into this place because I was next to Walmart and was pleasantly surprised! The prices were great! I paid $8-10 for my meal including a drink. The fresh lemonade is great! Also I had a great Green Enchilada, and I came back a second time for Flautas, but preferred the Enchiladas. They also a have a sampler that was... More 

Thank JuniorPena
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

So we decided to leave the hotel zone and eat like the locals. We were looking for another restaurant famous for their seafood but I guess we decided on dinner way too late because by the time we got there it was closed. We walked around the area and discovered this place was still open. My husband dubbed it the... More 

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

We noticed this restaurant our first day in Cancun when we were on our way to WalMart. Stopped in for breakfast and we were extremely happy we did. The meal was more than delicious the presentation and price exceptional. Sorry we were not able to return during our stay but will be back for sure on our next visit. If... More 

16 Thank bmcgillis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downtown Cancun near Walmart, Cancun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
This indoor air conditioned restaurant was right next to Walmart's parking lot in Cancun downtown. They offer Mexican food and others. Menu was in English and Spanish. The place was clean, coffee was great and lots of varieties. Price was inexpensive around 300 pesos for full dinner plus appetizer plus drinks excl tips for 2 people. Location was definitely convenient just walking distance from Walmart.

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