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El Portal

) #1 of 22 Restaurants in Nebraska City €€ - €€€ Mexican
1640 S 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410-3457
+1 402-873-3134
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (8 reviews)
“tilapia” (3 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
€€ - €€€
1640 S 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410-3457
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We often eat at Mexican restaurants. Most are very comparable with similar menus. We decided to try El Portal due to the favorable reviews. The service was excellent and we felt the food was somewhat better than most. The next time we're in Nebraska City...More

Thank 215JohnM
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

El Portal is delicious!! Service is fast and the food is wonderful!! You will not leave hungry either!!! I noticed the bathrooms have been remodeled (well the women's), looks very nice. All the servers and workers are extremely friendly. The menu is huge and there...More

Thank veryhotred
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a large selection of food and most impressively, drinks. In addition to a margarita, you can order a pina colada, mai tai and Bahama mama to name a few. They are also reasonably priced. I ordered a mai tai for the novelty...More

Thank Allison L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Better than the average mexican food... in the middle of nowhere. Good margaritas! Service was less than stellar. It was hard to even get their attention. I'd go again...

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading all the rave reviews about this restaurant, my husband and I were very excited to try El Portal as we love Mexican food. We went at 7:00 on a Friday night. The place was very busy. We had to wait about 15 minutes...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We were very pleased with this restaurant choice. Burritos with real beef (small cut up chunks), chimichanga, chili relenos, enchiladas, margaritas were all very good.

Thank JayRP
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We arrived around 5:20 on Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend and there were only a couple of tables open. "Wow, this place is busy, so it MUST be good." Yep. The two of us shared a "Fajitas Hawaiian", which was one of the waiter's...More

Thank WeAreTheMillers15
Reviewed 28 May 2017

As others said, don't judge a book by its cover. It's not an impressive looking restaurant, but the food tastes like your Mexican grandmother made it in her kitchen. The service was hyper-fast. I had a chicken quesadilla appetizer that was perfect for a whole...More

Thank SteveMirn
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here at least a dozen times. The food is consistently very good. The service is fast and the prices are reasonable. The only thing we don't like is the ice water?! But that shouldn't stop anyone from trying this place. :-)

Thank Amy U
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Very unexpected good Mexican food starting with unusual Salsa and housemade chips. We also ordered Med. Guacamole (the small wouldn't be enough for 2), Ceviche and a side Crab Enchilada, excellent and delicious! This was our 2nd visit and won't be our last. We also...More

Thank Susan M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1640 S 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410-3457
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Nebraska City
  • Phone Number: +1 402-873-3134
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