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Richmond – Fine fish tacos, chili rellenos, breakfast & more at Portumex… no lard aqui

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Richmond – Fine fish tacos, chili rellenos, breakfast & more at Portumex… no lard aqui

rworange | May 7, 2007 11:58 AM

… and yet the food is still tasty. The chips are thin, greaseless and perfect.

The deck in front of Portumex was a nice perch to watch the Cinco de Mayo parade on 23rd Street.

Portumex serves large portions of reliable food at affordable prices.

The short version:

Tip #1: Only order sides which are meals in themselves.

The chili relleno side for $2.50 is seriously a meal in itself. The beans and rice are just the average type, so no need to order the plates.

Tip #2: For the few tacos with lettuce and shredded American cheese … sin lechuga y queso, por favor. The exception is the ground beef taco. Most tacos are topped wih cilantro, tomato and onion … that works.

Si ... Coctel de camaronnes, chili relleno, chunky chili verde taco (probably chile Colorado, too), ground beef taco, fish taco, soups, guacamole, enchilada, camarones a la Diablo, ceviche tostada, hot chocolate, strawberry aqua fresca.

No ... Carne asada, Al Pastor, tamales, green salad, horchata

Interesting (but untried): Flautas on steroids, Mega burgers, whole fried catfish, birria Estilo Jalisco

Unknown: Carnitas, tortas, chorizo and other stuff not mentioned

Breakfast: Decent enough, LOTS of food, but I’ve never seen another person order the egg dishes or pancakes on the breakfast menu. There’s better here.

Pick up a free business card-sized colorful calendar that has a picture on the other side of the Virgen of Guadalupe with pink cherubs and the holy spirit in dove-form guarding the airspace. For those not fans, there are plain wallet calendars too.

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Portumex

721 23rd St
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 237-7513

Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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