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1934 Moss St, Lafayette, LA 70501-2118
+1 337-237-1188
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Good food and great prices. I loved their salsa, not much more to say. Hit this place up for lunch and you will not be disappointed. Solid food and good people. Loved it.

Thank David S
Lafayette, Louisiana
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is not fancy. However the food is really good. The service is friendly and QUICK. Unbelievably quick. A great value for the money. We had the taco salad today. Very generous portions. I definitely recommend it for a very good, quick, inexpensive yummy meal.

Lafayette, Louisiana
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great queso! Love this little hole in the wall. The rice is yummy as are the enchiladas and taco salad among other things.

Thank HeatherMonique
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Nasty. Nasty. Nasty. Nasty. I have a Hispanic coworker and she even says it disgusting. Yuck, yuck, yuck! But on a lighter note, other people seem to like it . Would never go back. Waste of money. Great prices though .

Thank Brandi N
Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We got into Lafayette at the end of the day. We were tired and hungry We were lucky to find this restaurant open . The environment and decoration was very Mexican. We loved it The food was great, the "fajitas" delicious and and we were served without hurrying us.

Thank Daisy L
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I love their pico de gallo and their shrimp salad. I also love that their servers all speak Spanish so I can practice my Spanish and eat great food.

Thank Michelle B
Kalifornsky, Alaska, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This is the best Mexican food I have ever eaten! And oh, the margaritas! So delicious! Pollo Asado, is a must try!

Thank Jennifer A
Aurora, Canada
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

This is my second review of this mexican restaurant. An update you could say. I don't often get to Lafayette but when I do I have to come here. We arrived early and by the time we left it was getting busy. Half price margaritas was a great attraction as well as the food which was outstanding. It came out... More 

Thank Doug024
Lafayette, Louisiana
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Food is fresh, prepared quickly, flavorful and the staff is very accommodating. Food is always served hot off the grill.

Thank LRFoodCritics
Lafayette, Louisiana
Level Contributor
75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

If you are looking for authentic Mexican food, El Portillo is a great choice. Everything is made fresh onsite and the prices are very reasonable. They are family friendly and if it's you birthday, you will get a surprise.

Thank glenn v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1934 Moss St, Lafayette, LA 70501-2118
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-237-1188

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