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Cafe El Portal

  • Mexican
  • 174 Elizabeth St, New York 10012 40.720994 -73.994633
  • (Btwn Spring & Kenmare St)
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  • (212) 226-4642
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User Ratings (Based on 24 reviews)

avg-come back to15
Food 4 Value 3_5
Service 3 Atmosphere 3_5

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 226-4642
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Mon-Sat: 12pm-12am
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Cheap Eats, Delivery, Lunch, Lunch Special, Online Ordering, Romantic, Take Out
Min Delivery:

User Reviews

  • Cafe El Portal

    Posted by Mike on 2014-01-03

    Great Authentic Mexican

    This is one of the best burritos I've had in NYC - and i eat a lot of them. The food here has a homemade quality to it and attention to detail you wouldn't expect to find for this value. Their mole sauce is also very good. The Interior could use some

  • Cafe El Portal

    Posted by citizencaine123 on 2011-09-14

    I think we have all had better...

    The reviewers couldn't describe the restaurant itself better; it is a cozy, intimate place for after work get togethers. That being said, I've really wanted to like this place. I'm kind of bummed out that I have to write a negative review of them. Unfor

  • Cafe El Portal

    Posted by A-Sox on 2010-06-10

    Good food - SLOW delivery

    I ordered, waited an hour and 10 minutes and then called to inquire. They told me the order would be the next one out. It arrived 50 minutes later, so it took a full 2 hours to arrive. The food was very good, but come on!

  • Cafe El Portal

    Posted by anonymous on 2010-05-28

    terrific food

    The food is well made. Steak tacos, mole, lamb rolled in chiles, shrimp tacos, and the burritos all winners. Due to lack of space it is a little tight and at times very loud. Try the cucumber water for a delicious new taste. It is well worth a wait and a

  • Cafe El Portal

    Posted by molly on 2010-01-14


    Good: Guacamole was fresh and delicious. Sauce verde was divine. Steak tacos were perfect. Good value Not so good: Very cramped - tables are almost on top of each other. Service is a little too hasty Withering looks from people waiting for t

  • Cafe El Portal

    Posted by Bebe Bear on 2009-05-27

    Great steak tacos, subpar service

    My girlfriends & I ordered a pitcher of the cucumber & jalepeno margarita, which was refreshing. We wanted to try all the tacos so we ordered the steak tacos, carnitas and the shrimp taco. The steak tacos were by far the best I've ever had in NYC. I gr

  • Cafe El Portal

    Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-19

    Food Great But Not Enough to Make Me Go Back

    although the food was fantastic, the service was so slow. The order was wrong. The food came out before our drinks. Don't get me wrong, the quality and flavor of the food was very good. Just don't have plans right after dinner if you go there becaus

  • Cafe El Portal

    Posted by gia on 2009-03-30

    Restored my love for Mexicam food!

    After having a few bad experiences with a street bar i was completely turned off Mexican food, the food never seemed clean and always left an after taste and bad feeling in my tummy. Cafe al Portal is so clean and fresh and lite it was a pleasure and defi

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