Almuerzos y Comidas Del Portal (Leon, Guanajuato) #FoodFriday
My biggest complaint when I search for information about Mexico online is that there are very few restaurant reviews or websites in English describing where people can go for dinner or lunch. My goal with writing about restaurants in Mexico, anywhere I travel (or where I live) is to enable English-language readers to find about some hidden gems that aren’t advertised everywhere. This is the case with Almuerzos y Comidas Del Portal (literally, “brunches and lunches of the door”)
Ever since I was a child, we would come to “Los Almuerzos El Portal” and have brunch. My Dad now has stomach problems (just like I have started to have with my lactose intolerancy) that don’t enable him to eat as much spicy food as he used to. But I hold very fond memories from doing brunch at Almuerzos y Comidas Del Portal, so I took him for brunch there with me.
I ordered a “Special Plate” (Plato Especial) with chicharron (pork rinds), cecina, beans and pork in pasilla chile (cerdo en chile pasilla). Most restaurants will offer blood sausage (moronga or rellena) in a Plato Especial, but I totally hate blood sausage so I always ask for an exchange.
I love that Almuerzos y Comidas del Portal offers hand-made tortillas, and a very broad variety of dishes at extremely affordable prices. Excellent service too.
If you consider that brunch for my Dad and I was less than $12 USD (about $125 pesos), this is a pretty affordable breakfast or brunch place. Highly recommended if you ever visit Leon, Guanajuato.
Disclosure: I paid for both of our brunches on my own dime. As always I retain full editorial control over anything that I post on my site.
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