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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

El Portón Review ~ Mexico City ~ Condesa

When you ask Gabrian what one of his favorite things about Mexico City, he is quick to let you know El Portón is one of his favorites. It was within walking distance of our Airbnb, so perfect for our first night when we were exhausted.



The staff seemed to be a bunch of friendly guys. We ended up going back several times to pick up desserts to go by the end of the week and it felt like we were friends at the end. They were always quick to be helpful and had a smile on their face.
They brought out tortilla chips with salsa and refried beans. Clearly we were starving because I forgot to take a picture until most of the chips were gone. They were tasty and we really enjoyed the beans.
The restaurant definitely had the feel of a chain restaurant. Normally when we are traveling, we have a strict no chain restaurant rule when eating out. However, since we had never heard of the restaurant we felt like it was ok to break that rule. Considering it was Gabrian's favorite place to eat, I am glad that we did.
Riley ordered the Enchiladas Verdes. He loved this dish. We saw him looking longingly at his plate when it was finished.  He would order this again in a heartbeat!

My mom and I picked the same dish. We picked the Comal al Pastor. Not pictured was a basket full or tortillas to make our own tacos with this dish. My favorite was the little fried tortilla filled with cheese. This plate was so good. It was the perfect late night dinner. Greasy and cheesy all together.
Gabrian picked the Tacos al Pastor. We ordered him two and I think he probably could have polished off one more taco. I shared the rest of my dinner with him to fill him up. He would get this again but just three of them next time.

Overall, we really liked our meal at El Portón. The next time we are in Mexico City, we would give them another try. If you would like to try them out for yourself, they are located at Gobernador Ignacio Esteva #10, Miguel Hidalgo, San Miguel Chapultepec I Secc, 11850 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico.