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La Tolteca

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Pinery Rd, Portage, WI
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Portage, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I have been here numerous times and the atmosphere is bright and colorful with fun furniture. It's the favorite of all my friends who like Mexican food and I have been told that it is authentic. However, it is not my number one choice since I don't love Mexican food.

Thank GrandmaB123
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I go there with just my husband, or my kids too! They have about the quickest & best service ever. Not to mention it is the best food in portage!!

Thank Jennifer L
Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I don't care for Mexican food much but I do like their food. My wife and son love this place too. Staff are always great especially Martin. If he is working he always makes a point to say hi to us.

Thank JJ T
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Chicken fajitas were great compared to the limited Mexican choices in the surrounding areas. The salsa is one of the best I have had. However got charged extra when asked for a spicier version, which was disgusting anyway. As was the cheese dip. And semi raw deep fried chips. The service is appalling. We waited 20 mins for more salsa.... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We go here frequently. Nice atmosphere and good service. A extensive menu and friendly servers. Most of the dishes are very good.

Thank Chinks1956
Portage, Wisconsin
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141 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This place has the most authentic Mexican food. We try to eat here every 5-6 weeks if we can. I have eaten at some Restaurant"s in the area and none match up to the quality here. One of the waiters told me about the Lindo Special and it has become a regular meal for us to order.

Thank Bob J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stopped for lunch around 2pm on a Friday and there were probably 8 cars in the parking lot. Super gaudy Mexican "style" décor clearly designed to appeal to gringos. I had a steak quesadilla with rice and beans and could not have more disappointed. A soggy flour tortilla swimming in white cheese sauce tasted like stale underwear. The beans also... More 

Thank DiamondJimbo W
Wisconsin Dells
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch. Wasn't happy with an appetizer we ordered. Rather than apologize or offer something else to replace it the staff argued with is. Manager was not apologetic at all either Evan seamed to have an attitude like we were annoying him. Food wasn't anything great. I would recommend Jose's in Baraboo...much better!!

Thank Mary M
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Super menu items, friendly staff, very great drinks and prices, authentic tasting meals. Good atmosphere and fast service.

Thank Dale B
Fort Collins, Colorado
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138 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I went here with my two children (adult) and their new baby. The server was very accommodating in setting up the high chair upside down so the car seat would fit safely. My daughter and I shared a shrimp/ scallops fajita dish that was yummy and there was enough to take home for anther meal. Fast, friendly service. And the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pinery Rd, Portage, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Portage

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