The moment we walked in, we knew we had made a great choice. The atmosphere was fun and upbeat, the ambiance and decor was lively and inviting. The host sat us in a very cool booth that was painted in bright colors and each booth offered its own unique privacy.
As most Mexican restaurants do, we were quickly presented with salsa and chips. The salsa was very flavorful and a tad on the hot side, but nothing too drastic. It was the perfect consistency with just the right amount of thickness that allowed it to sit nicely on the very fresh tortilla chip. I also ordered the made fresh guacamole. I love guacamole and I was pleased with the Portales advocado wonder. It had the right amount of garlic, lime, and cilantro. It was nice and thick the way I prefer it. At this point our time at Portales is going great.
Our server, Greg was friendly and very attentive. He was able to answer any questions we had concerning the menu. Greg is the brother of the owner. Jose and Mayra Sevilla opened Portales about a year ago, and they have been blessed by great business and many return guests. Jose is from Jalisco, Mexico and he makes sure each dish has that authentic flair.
I decided on the Seafood Buritto and my wife had a Grilled Chicken Salad. We both made great choices. When the food arrived, we both commented on the generous portions. My burrito was huge. It was served with beans and rice. When I cut into the buritto, it was filled with talapia and shrimp. It was covered in a rich and creamy cheese sauce. It was delicious. It had the right amount of everything, the peppers, the onions, the cheese, all just the right amount so to let the seafood take its rightful place on my tastebuds. My wife was over the moon with her Grilled Chicken Salad. The chicken was cooked perfectly and she loved the seasoning and spices with the hint of citrus. She is a little on the picky side so she was equally pleased that they fixed the salad exactly leaving off the ingredients she did not want.
Until next time, buenos Dias.
Portales Business Hours
- Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm
- Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
- Sun 11am – 6pm
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