Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of his cuisine is an understandable desire. Satisfy desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor with today’s Groupon to El Porton Mexican Restaurant, redeemable at its three locations in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of dinner fare.
- For $6, you get $12 worth of lunch fare.
In El Porton's upbeat environs, aromas of authentic Mexican meals distract hungry noses while the sounds of sizzling carne asada paired with traditional Mexican tunes keep ears from getting bored and falling asleep in their lunch or dinner. After being greeted by the friendly staff, diners are served complimentary tortilla chips with salsa, white cheese, and guacamole dips. A beef fajita ($12.99), chicken fajita ($11.99), or secret power-up beef-chicken combo fajita ($12.99) allows diners to play with their food, filling corn tortillas with hissing-hot tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Chef specialties include Chile Colorado beefed up with bites of beef slathered in a red chile sauce ($9.95). The hefty menu of burritos, enchiladas, tacos, steaks, soups, and salads makes room for a variety of grilled waterfowl, such as the Atlantic salmon agave with rice and veggie sidekicks ($12.95). Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., lunch on specials such as the Number 8—a burrito, rice, and tamale dish ($6.25)—the Number 1, which features chile relleno, taco, beans, and guacamole salad ($5.75), or the Number 10, which is self-explanatory ($6).
- When we can't decide where to go, El Porton frequently comes to mind. Great white cheese dip, good salsa, and the Mexican Chicken Soup is just the best. And, we have always received wonderful service here. – gourmetmims, Urbanspoon
- Best place in town for good, inexpensive Mexican food. – Robert, Urbanspoon
El Porton Mexican Restaurant
El Porton Mexican Restaurant has sated cravings for fresh, healthy ingredients for more than two decades, serving up authentic Mexican lunches and dinners that complement the bar’s array of 85 tequilas. Amid golden walls that evoke a warm afternoon in a tropical cantina, guests kick-start stomachs by watching chefs craft lime-infused guacamole tableside. From the kitchen, beef and shrimp fajitas sizzle, wafting aromas of onion and bell pepper that transform into cartoon hands to lure in noses. Warm days open El Porton's patio, where sunshine heightens the flavors of make-your-own combo platters spread with chile rellenos, tostadas, and burritos, as well as USDA steaks aged a minimum of 21 days. Tequila shots arrive in flights or individually, and customizable margaritas in flavors such as mango and classic lime pour forth from salt-rimmed glasses to accentuate entrees and fuel conversations about Mexico's hidden agave rivers.