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Porto Taco

5304 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
+1 250-723-3302
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“taco” (4 reviews)
“mexican food” (2 reviews)
“great food” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
5304 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My preference is for the rice bowl. My usual companion likes the tacos or a burrito. We often taste one another's food so no real complaints........ other than not really accessible for those with mobility issues as either high stools in the window or a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is fresh! The margrtia made with fresh squeezed lines and yummy tequila. Shrimp taco made with fresh seafood and shredded beets. Fresh and perfectly seasoned salsa too.

Thank Judi T
Reviewed 21 April 2018

The best fish taco on the planet! I've had fish tacos all over the Island and this is by far the best fish taco.

Thank Gingerwear Trac... L
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Happened upon Porto Taco by accident while spending the day in Port Alberni. Best accident ever! The prawn tacos were absolutely amazing!!!!! Our table also had the tortilla soup, which had a good amount of spice and was also amazing, and the beef taco -...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Happy people and fair service have eaten here before. The portions are small and lack flavor the chile relleno was very poor the the burrito was flavor less and watery. Mexican food this is not. Mexican style food may be. Seasoning the food would be...More

2  Thank dingldorf2001
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I like the feeling you get when you walk in - Mexican music playing, bright colours, high ceilings and nicely appointed. I really like the big table - it forces everybody to sit together and talk to strangers, like the pubs in England. Food was...More

Thank Shaun G
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Serving up some decent tacos, my favourite in town. There are a quite a few places serving up a Mexican flare. The burritos my go to, but the tacos are pretty awesome as well. A gourmet style. They also serve some Mexican beer which is...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I love going to Porto taco!! We’ve eaten at tacofino which is a huge hit and I would rather eat tacos here!! Their cilantro sauce is out of this world!!! I get chicken tacos and I haven’t tried anything else. But it’s...More

Thank Morgan R
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We ordered burritos and loaded them with options. ( something I wouldn't normally do). We both loved every bite of them. Good food, good price, and you leave full. Definitely recommend trying!!!

Thank Jimb01974
RedHenn, Customer Relations at Porto Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Awe we're blushing! Thank you so much for the positive review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The best Mexican food all fresh and super tastey! Everything is authentic Mexican from the decor to the plates! Fabulous presentation with real Mexican flare. A must stop if your in Port Alberni!

Thank Barb D
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5304 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-723-3302
Nowadays tacos are everywhere, but a great taco can be hard to find. At PortoTaco you can bet taco connoisseurs’ will leave thirsting for more! We offer a community setting for people to gather over tasty Mexican food with fresh salsas and homemade hot sauces. Not to mention, our intimate patio is the perfect place to relax under the midday sun! Come down to the heart of Port Alberni to quench your thirst over freshly squeezed margaritas today. Dine in or take out. Happy hour daily from 2:00 - 5:00pm. Food is love… share the love #PortoTaco
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