Top 10 restaurants in Portales, United States

April 14, 2018 Myesha Cogley

Portales is a city in and the county seat of Roosevelt County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 12,280 at the 2010 census. Portales is located near the larger city of Clovis as well as Cannon Air Force Base, a major contributor to the economy of the region.

1. Something Different Grill

805 W 2nd St, Portales, NM 88130-6734 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 5 - SGD 13 +1 575-356-1205
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Something Different Grill

Reviewed By PJ G

Cute little place, you could easily miss it driving by but then you would miss out on some great food and great service by friendly people. I like that my drink came in a to go cup, I didn't even need to ask. The menu is small but packed with some great stuff - don't know how anyone makes it to dessert! I ordered the bbq baked potato which came with butter, bbq beef, cheese and green onions. What I didn't know was that I was ordering for a crowd! This potato just a out covered the dinner sized plate. It was delicious and I was sorry I had to leave the rest of it because I was traveling. Definitely would recommend this place and will definitely stop again if I am in the area.

2. Daylight Donuts

600 E 2nd St, Portales, NM 88130-6004 +1 505-356-8762
Excellent
70%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Reviewed By Victor-Sherry - Clovis, New Mexico

good ole boys place! nothing out standing! Service is blah if they don't know you! Hellos are reserved for people they know. Not much for answering questions about their donuts. If you don't look at people in the face how do they know you are serious!

3. El Rancho Restaurant

101 S Chicago Ave, Portales, NM 88130-6043 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 575-359-0098
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

El Rancho Restaurant

Reviewed By jt99941 - Fullerton, California

My wife was raised in the area so while visiting, we brought the family to this restaurant. From what we've heard from her parents, the restaurant went downhill for a while but have made some recent improvements. We were hopeful to get some authentic NW Mexican Food. We were disappointed.

I understand that the restaurant is family-owned but when your waiters and waitresses are a bunch of younger people, you are going to run into problems. Our waiter was a young man in his late teens. I can't even begin to tell you how many things he forgot while trying to serve 5 people in our party. We had to ask several times for refills.

The chips and salsa were decent though a little on the hot side (and I like hot salsa). It was mostly inedible by the rest of our party. I ordered the Chili Rellenos. It was mostly bland and lukewarm. Most of our food were lukewarm. I glanced over to the kitchen and realized that they do not make their food to order. Some, if not most, of the food were pre-made and put together when orders are placed. The rice and beans were actually cold. Their prices were average. We were definitely disappointed.

4. The Happy Place

119 S Main Ave, Portales, NM 88130-5909 American, Cafe +1 575-226-2253
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By swpr0f - Portales, NM

Whether you are looking to indulge friends and colleagues or just want something to smile about, the treats available at the Happy Place are the perfect choice. Everything is delicious and the staff is incredibly friendly. This is a splurge you deserve.

5. McCarty's Cafe

500 W 2nd St, Portales, NM 88130-6238 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 575-359-2023
Excellent
59%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Reviewed By darbytru - Roswell, New Mexico

My job has me going through Portales nearly every week. McCarty's gets my business every trip! The green chili strips are to die for and the steak fingers are second to none! Love love love this place and their staff are so friendly! Stop here.....you won't be sorry!

6. Roosevelt Brewing Company

201 S Main Ave, Portales, NM 88130-6216 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pizza Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
39%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
10%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 95 reviews

Roosevelt Brewing Company

Reviewed By XardozCom - Napavine, Washington

When we found this place we were ELATED!
Walking in it had the vibe of a Portland or Seattle Brew PUB... SWEET! We Thought!

Portales does not have a huge selection of restaurant choices.

We were promptly seated and placed our drink order, my son-in-law was elated when he saw a sign for Hefeweizen...
The server returned saying they had sold out last night...

We ordered our food, my wife ordered a Greek Salad.
The salad arrived dry, no dressing or Kalamata Olives (How is it a greek salad without Kalamata Olives)?!?
When we informed the server, she promptly went to the kitchen, upon her return she had a side of dressing for the salad and told us they had run out of Kalamata Olives!

No attempt was made to get my wife another dish, just suck it up butter cup attitude.

My daughter asked to speak to the manager, he did not comp the salad, he discounted the bill by $1.33

Really!?!

7. Pats Twin Cronnie

100 N Chicago Ave, Portales, NM 88130-5448 American Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
54%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Reviewed By arkisteph - Clovis, New Mexico

I love pats peanut butter shake!! It is one of my favorites. It's thick and delicious. The green chili cheese hamburger is also a must. Pats is a drive up and get down to order. No place to sit and eat but has that old fashion feel.

8. Jj's Jumbo Burger

708 E 1st St, Portales, NM 88130-5437 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 575-356-6368
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Reviewed By ChefJ_11 - Clovis, New Mexico

Came here on recommendation of friends. Little white building off the main strip through town with almost no signage. Go inside to order. Menus hand written. No frills whatsoever and for take away orders only. Get one of their hamburgers. Freshly made, piping hot, served with equally hot fries. One of the best burgers I've ever had. Would recommend and will definitely return!

9. Do Drop In

123 S Main Ave, # A, Portales, NM 88130-5909 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 575-226-5282
Excellent
43%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Do Drop In

Reviewed By GrannyHere - Bartlesville

Delicious home made apple pie and pineapple upside-down cake! And you can get a slice of pie and a small cup of coffee for a little more than $4.00!!! Good coffee! You can get a real old-fashioned banana split. Be warned: The air conditioning is not working.

10. Taco Box

1208 W 1st St, Portales, NM 88130-6611 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 575-226-8226
Excellent
33%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

Taco Box

Reviewed By Rick K - Rio Rancho, New Mexico

After camping for several days nearby and getting ready for the 4-hour drive home, I was ready for a quick lunch before I hit the road. Taco Box in Portales had some good recommendations, so I tried the drive-through approach (times a-wastin'!). Ordered a "Steak...MoreWe are sorry that you did not find the Steak and Potato burrito to your liking. We are proud of what we serve and have many other items on the menu that you might find more appealing. Please come back and give us another try.

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