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13354 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA
+1 530-745-9585
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Meridian, Idaho
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had the al pastor in soft tacos and burrito. Both were great! The staff was friendly and service was prompt. Just off Hwy 80.

Thank Laural H
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoy eating here. Prices are reasonable, food is good, service is good. Located right off the freeway and near shopping.

Thank Karen L
Roseville, California
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169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

was up in Auburn for work yesterday & needed late lunch, went to El Portal, excellent, as usual, one of the best Mexican Food Restaurants in the area.

Thank Jim D
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106 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

You can't go wrong, salsa was different but good, carne asada platter with bean and rice was worth it, not fancy but comfortable, waitress was very freindly and helpful

Thank Moises M
Portola, California
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

This is a must when I travel to or from Reno. Relaxed dining. Always great food and friendly staff. Great for the price.

Thank Deborah M
Roseville, California
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169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

was up in Auburn for Business today, no question were I was going for lunch, El Portal. I shared with my work mates, 4 burritos to go please + salsa & chips. everybody loved their burrito.

Thank Jim D
Sacramento, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food! Good food, chips/salsa, beer & friendly service! We will be back! We had the tostadas. My daughter usually goes her with her friends. They love the super burrito & quesadilla.

Thank ReneeFavoritePlaces
Auburn, CA
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

We visited on Cinco de Mayo and El Portal was hoppin'! Our server was very nice and attentive for how busy they were--we appreciated that very much! Great Burrito Banado and chicken flautas. They have good guacamole too.

Thank mktraveler67
Auburn, California
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

My first time in this restaurant. Had the chicken fajitas, so yummy! They didn't skimp on the serving size. I had enough for two meals. First time I was given too many tortillas. I will be going back.

Thank Abbylizzy
Northern California
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397 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

We were greeted with a smile but as we waited for our orders to arrive, I couldn't help but notice the place needed a good cleaning. The blinds looked dirty and the tile floor had lots of broken chips that had been left by people and not cleaned up. I found the place lacking in atmosphere but then we didn't... More 

Thank Blooms65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13354 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-745-9585

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