Search More

Locations

EL PORTAL DE VERACRUZ

4530 E. Chapman Ave. Orange, CA 92869 | Orange | 714-538-1660

Location Description:

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 jalapeƱos, 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.


Related Stories (3)

Details

  • Cuisine(s): Mexican
  • Hours: Daily 5am-9pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: Street

Related Stories

  • Food:
    Visit the rest of Orange County's best damn dining guide at ocweekly.com/food , where it says "Where to Eat Now" on the right side of the screen. If there are any bugs with it, e-mail...
  • Food:
    The year's best new restaurants. Spend your holidays here. As for me, I'm off to make tamales! DINNER FOR TWO: ¢ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Less than...
  • Food: Reviewed
    Photo by Tenaya HillsThe reconquista continues: El Portal de Veracruz is Orange County's first Mexican restaurant to specialize in the cuisine of Veracruz, the Caribbean coastal state best...
Loading...