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Lena's Catina

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165 E Sierra St, Portola, CA 96122-8410
+1 530-832-5360
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Reno, Nevada
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Good food and good value. Large portions and good service. Right on the highway with nice atmosphere. Bar is pricey.

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Thank mmaskaly
Portola, California
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Took forever to get served. Not my favorite food by far. Staff was not overly friendly. Chips and salsa with a margarita would of been a great meal.

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Thank Deborah M
South Lake Tahoe, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Thursday evening out for dinner.this place was recommended. Well, first order the margaritas ask for the type of mix. While waiting, notice table needed to be wiped clean. Portable air condition trying to cool place, hot and musky smell. After few drinks it's okay. Ordered the appetizer, long wait, then dinner. Long wait, but great food.

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Thank 1053seirra
Fort Bragg, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

My burrito was huge and tasty but my husbands fish tacos were overcooked and dry. The service was fast. The berry margarita was good.

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Thank GMSue
Portola
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Lena's has great food and a full service bar. Always friendly staff and good service. They have a good selection of Mexican and American food items.

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Thank Leah T
Buford, Georgia
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254 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Since we were staying at the little Sierra Motel in Portola, CA; we thought we'd experience the cuisine from about the only game in town, Lena's. Sadly, it was a hot day and the air conditioning was either off or not working at about 7 p.m. They had just apparently been slammed as there were no tables clean and the... More 

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Thank Jerry M
Sacramento, California
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156 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Of the few restaurants in Portola, Lena's is one of the best. It's just soul-mex. The service was fast, the beers went down easy and the food was unfettered by garnish, but delicious.

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Thank danielKeiran
Portola, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Very generous serving of mediocre Mexican at inflated price. Pleasant but forgetful service. I'm told that Rico's has tastier food and better value.

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Thank william t
Reno, Nevada
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707 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Food was good and fresh, not the kind of place to make you go back tomorrow but I will go back. Menus could use a good cleaning but the service was fine. Very good and fresh guacamole.

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Thank advcards
San Francisco, California
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327 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We were driving through the mountains near the Nevada border on business and needed to stop somewhere for something to eat. We saw this restaurant from the road so we decided to stop and try it. Service was friendly but a bit slow (no one in the restaurant), and the ambiance was quite "rustic" to say the least. The chips... More 

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Thank Norm1983

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Mexican
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  • Address: 165 E Sierra St, Portola, CA 96122-8410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Plumas County  >  Portola
  • Phone Number: +1 530-832-5360

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?