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El Porton Mexican Restaurant

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12111 W Markham St Ste 450, Little Rock, AR 72211-2753
+1 501-223-8588
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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486 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An hour for lunch at a restaurant such as this is ridiculous. We only had one hour to have lunch as we were in a training and had a specific time to be back. We were late returning to our meeting after lunch because lunch at El Porton took way too long! So, if you have limited time, tell your... More 

Thank WBJM2009
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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302 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fast service and a great variety of Mexican dishes makes this one of my favorites. The margarita are great. They also take Groupon.

Thank Jim C
Harrison, Arkansas
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

After a trip to Baptist Health for some tests, we were hungry and looking for something different that we don't have in town. We both ordered from the lunch menu and were surprised to receive our orders so quickly! Salsa and cheese dip were delicious as was the guacamole. We will return.

Thank joy w
Little Rock, Arkansas
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486 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great Mexican food. Love the cheesedip and salsa! Fast and friendly service. You won't be disappointed!

Thank WBJM2009
Boaz, Alabama
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I have eaten here twice. I like the fact the restaurant is away from the hustle of the city and easy to get to and from. They offer both inside and patio dining. Personally I like the tables are not on top of one another allowing some privacy. Both times I have found the food good, generous portions. There is... More 

Thank Dennis M
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

El Porton is my favorite Mexican restaurant. Salsa and chips always fresh and delicious. For appetizers, my faves are El Porton dip (mix of cheese dip, bean dip, and taco meat), guacamole Mexicano (made fresh at table), and Sky, Surf, n Turf (SST). SST is fabulous mixture of cheese dip and grilled meats including chicken, shrimp, and steak. It's served... More 

Thank Taunzie
Little Rock, Arkansas
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598 reviews
494 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I took my kids in for dinner. Service was really slow from the start all the way to the finish. The food was okay but nothing extraordinary by any means. There were lots of servers standing around talking. They just didn't seem to care about their patrons.

Thank Callitlikeyouseeit
Lemont, Illinois
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237 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My friend who lives in Little Rock recommended stopping here. It was a tasty dinner at a reasonable price.

Thank Tom F
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I like the food at El Porton. The specials are reasonable. I especially like to pick up some El Porton Dip. The surf and turf meal is a family favorite.

Thank Lovita G
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288 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Most of the time when I stop here I get a pretty good meal. I love the soups, especially the home made taste of the chicken soup. Taco and burritos are always good too but lately the side, like the rice and beans tend to be brought to the table as if they have been sitting around or just microwaved.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12111 W Markham St Ste 450, Little Rock, AR 72211-2753
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-223-8588

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