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El Portal Restaurant

695 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2149
+1 626-795-8553
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
10:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
695 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2149
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First I have to say shame on this restaurant for not providing acceptable parking for the handicapped. I dove two elderly ladies with walkers and had to pay $10.00 even with a handicap placard on a Thursday night at 5:30! Food is bland to average,...More

Thank Traveler29105
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Last night I met a group of people at El Portal, where Portal means an opening between two worlds. Here is a great place to bring your family, or a date one on one. Spanish Music is always playing and they have wonderful tasting food...More

1  Thank David N
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We enjoyed the standard Mexican dishes here, as well as a salmon entree. The sangria was very strange--it tasted like Cointreau (orange liqueur) without wine. Very close to the Pasadena Playhouse and Vroman's bookstore. There's reasonably priced parking behind and on adjacent streets.

Thank jerseyjazz
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Came here before taking our WB studio tour, because the reviews were good.. The place lived up to the expectations. Great service, food was delicious, salsa had a good flavor. Even validated our parking.. Perfect start to our LA foodcation

1  Thank crazistevo
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Really great food and nice courtyard to eat outside...Gourmet Mexican food and really good margaritas...Easy parking in the back

1  Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I was at El Portal with a group, and they reserved Veronica's room for the event. All the food that they prepared for the event was very good. I took advantage of the fact they provided a New Zealand chardonnay at the small (and very...More

1  Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We came here with a group and we were very happy with everything! The mariachi band was terrific. The servers were friendly and we loved the food!

1  Thank lynnetravels2017
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We has a group of 12 (age 6 to 70) on Mother's Day for brunch, and it was delicious. They had an omelette station, several types of enchiladas, a carving station, a few salads, a very large election of cut melon and berries, mimosas included...More

1  Thank CindyZach
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Perfect place to dine before or after a play @ The Pasadena Playhouse or just out and about in South Pas or Pasadena for the day. It's Fun, great food & great service....

1  Thank YardSaleLdy
Reviewed 5 April 2017

came here for lunch this past weekend overall the food was good, liked the chips /salsa , combination plates were reasonably priced , service was good, enjoyable overall

1  Thank SGLA2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 695 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2149
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-795-8553
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