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El Porton Mexican Restaurant

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12111 W Markham St Ste 450, Little Rock, AR 72211-2753
+1 501-223-8588
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always enjoy eating here. Service is great. Food is consistently good. Very generous servings. Accommodated our party of 8 with no problems.

Thank jkherbert
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Party of 9 gathered for a birthday dinner and we were seated immediately. Alex was our server and he did a great job. Our table arrangement was less than desirable but the company and conversation was excellent. Food was good with the exception of the Molcajete. It was terrible and I don't recommend it. The guacamole was delicious but the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tallapoosa, Georgia
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133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a group for lunch on a Saturday. Server did well keeping us in chips and drinks. Food arrived and it was tasty. One of our party didn't get what he ordered and the server tried to talk him into keeping it. He relented and they brought the correct meal about ten minutes later

Thank Greg W
Little Rock, Arkansas
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489 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

An hour for lunch at a restaurant such as this is ridiculous. We only had one hour to have lunch as we were in a training and had a specific time to be back. We were late returning to our meeting after lunch because lunch at El Porton took way too long! So, if you have limited time, tell your... More 

Thank WBJM2009
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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314 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Fast service and a great variety of Mexican dishes makes this one of my favorites. The margarita are great. They also take Groupon.

Thank Jim C
Harrison, Arkansas
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

After a trip to Baptist Health for some tests, we were hungry and looking for something different that we don't have in town. We both ordered from the lunch menu and were surprised to receive our orders so quickly! Salsa and cheese dip were delicious as was the guacamole. We will return.

Thank joy w
Little Rock, Arkansas
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489 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great Mexican food. Love the cheesedip and salsa! Fast and friendly service. You won't be disappointed!

Thank WBJM2009
Boaz, Alabama
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I have eaten here twice. I like the fact the restaurant is away from the hustle of the city and easy to get to and from. They offer both inside and patio dining. Personally I like the tables are not on top of one another allowing some privacy. Both times I have found the food good, generous portions. There is... More 

Thank Dennis M
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

El Porton is my favorite Mexican restaurant. Salsa and chips always fresh and delicious. For appetizers, my faves are El Porton dip (mix of cheese dip, bean dip, and taco meat), guacamole Mexicano (made fresh at table), and Sky, Surf, n Turf (SST). SST is fabulous mixture of cheese dip and grilled meats including chicken, shrimp, and steak. It's served... More 

Thank Taunzie
Little Rock, Arkansas
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603 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I took my kids in for dinner. Service was really slow from the start all the way to the finish. The food was okay but nothing extraordinary by any means. There were lots of servers standing around talking. They just didn't seem to care about their patrons.

Thank Callitlikeyouseeit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12111 W Markham St Ste 450, Little Rock, AR 72211-2753
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-223-8588

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