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El Portal

1640 S 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410-3457
+1 402-873-3134
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (8 reviews)
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1640 S 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410-3457
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We were very pleased with this restaurant choice. Burritos with real beef (small cut up chunks), chimichanga, chili relenos, enchiladas, margaritas were all very good.

Thank JayRP
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We arrived around 5:20 on Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend and there were only a couple of tables open. "Wow, this place is busy, so it MUST be good." Yep. The two of us shared a "Fajitas Hawaiian", which was one of the waiter's...More

Thank WeAreTheMillers15
Reviewed 28 May 2017

As others said, don't judge a book by its cover. It's not an impressive looking restaurant, but the food tastes like your Mexican grandmother made it in her kitchen. The service was hyper-fast. I had a chicken quesadilla appetizer that was perfect for a whole...More

Thank SteveMirn
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here at least a dozen times. The food is consistently very good. The service is fast and the prices are reasonable. The only thing we don't like is the ice water?! But that shouldn't stop anyone from trying this place. :-)

Thank Amy U
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Very unexpected good Mexican food starting with unusual Salsa and housemade chips. We also ordered Med. Guacamole (the small wouldn't be enough for 2), Ceviche and a side Crab Enchilada, excellent and delicious! This was our 2nd visit and won't be our last. We also...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great selection of dishes and comparable to Mexican restaurants in Omaha. No need to drive to Omaha as Nebraska City boasts a decent restaurant. I had the special with five items for $9.99 including chile relleno, enchilada, tostada, taco and tamale.

Thank McFerrid
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great start (no surprise) with chips and salsa. I ordered the mazatlan with seafood, enchilada and burrito. Enchilada was stuffed with shrimp and crab. It was good but I really loved the burrito. Again so full of seafood with cheese. Yummy! Walked out patting my...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

If you are craving mexican food, El Portal is the place to go. This is a favorite dining spot for locals and many who live in towns nearby. The food is always good. The margaritas are very tasty and the service is friendly and very...More

Thank jazzr_babe56
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We went here because of good reviews on Trip Advisor. It was good, but not exceptional. The portions are very large.z. You can share dishes and have plenty.

Thank thomasRuthL
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Food was really good. We had steak quesadilla and chicken chimichanga. Steak was better than I expected and the rice and beans were the tastiest I've had. Take into account this is Midwest Mexican, but for that, really good flavors, great service and good prices.

Thank Roy H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1640 S 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410-3457
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Nebraska City
  • Phone Number: +1 402-873-3134
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