4530 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869


  • Daily 5am-9pm
  • $$
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Most people pick their El Portal meal from a buffet that surprises hourly. Sometimes you'll find fried bananas nestling against pork ribs slathered in a citrusy green salsa spiked with smoky cactus strips. Or you can go veggie and load up on grilled jalapeños, cheese-sprinkled refried beans and moist rice. But no meal at El Portal is worth eating without at least one masa-based Veracruzan snack: potato-y garnachas, lightly fried picaditas or fluffy chicken tamales.

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