August 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm , by Serina Patrick
Our recent visit to El Porton in Alpharetta was the first time I had dined on their patio, with its furnishings made of huge, heavy barrels. The weather was ideal, plus their menu had undergone an update to include more a la carte tacos and creative appetizers. However, the menu is still the kind with photos of the dishes inserted in heavy plastic binders….appropriately kitschy.
We started with guacamole made tableside and LC blurted out an order of ceviche before there was any discussion. His folks got their usual pitcher of frozen margaritas while LC and I stuck with our usual skinny variety with lime juice and agave nectar.
The serving of citrus-y shrimp ceviche was generous, chopped with tomato, onion, and cilantro, garnished with a big slice of avocado. Tortilla chips were thick and unappealing, keeping my nibbling to a minimum, although I do enjoy their smoky salsa.
The kids split fajitas and me and LC ordered a selection of tacos in corn tortillas. I stuffed mine with cheese, lettuce, cilantro and guacamole….gringo style. They were light and fresh.
We cleaned our plates then worked off the extra chips at the nearby putt putt course.
4902 Atlanta Highway, Alpharetta 678-393-8888
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