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13354 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3226
+1 530-745-9585
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

El Portal is a local meeting and party place for Auburners. Service is particularly friendly, salsa home made and plentiful, fish tacos are the best (some friends prefer the street tacos!).

Thank bahamareef
Richardson, Texas
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. I eat here all the time. The chips and salsa taste so good. I love their chile rellenos and al pastor tacos. You can either seat yourself or order at the counter. This restaurant stays pretty busy but is well worth it. I crave it often.

Thank 567travelor
Reno, Nevada
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Yay, I found a place to get fat tasty little street tacos in Auburn. Service is fast and its close to the freeway making it nice and convenient for travelers.

Thank rum r
Meridian, Idaho
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had the al pastor in soft tacos and burrito. Both were great! The staff was friendly and service was prompt. Just off Hwy 80.

Thank Laural H
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoy eating here. Prices are reasonable, food is good, service is good. Located right off the freeway and near shopping.

Thank Karen L
Roseville, California
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179 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

was up in Auburn for work yesterday & needed late lunch, went to El Portal, excellent, as usual, one of the best Mexican Food Restaurants in the area.

Thank Jim D
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122 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

You can't go wrong, salsa was different but good, carne asada platter with bean and rice was worth it, not fancy but comfortable, waitress was very freindly and helpful

Thank Moises M
Portola, California
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

This is a must when I travel to or from Reno. Relaxed dining. Always great food and friendly staff. Great for the price.

Thank Deborah M
Roseville, California
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179 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

was up in Auburn for Business today, no question were I was going for lunch, El Portal. I shared with my work mates, 4 burritos to go please + salsa & chips. everybody loved their burrito.

Thank Jim D
Sacramento, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food! Good food, chips/salsa, beer & friendly service! We will be back! We had the tostadas. My daughter usually goes her with her friends. They love the super burrito & quesadilla.

Thank ReneeFavoritePlaces

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13354 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3226
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-745-9585

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