An amazing dining experience! The ambiance & music was fun and energetic, even loved the mariachi band with trumpets. Food was served with flair (Grilled street corn appetizer served on a mini-rotisserie, shrimp flame-cooked at table, churros with 5-dipping sauces served on a mini-cart, and a pretty massive firework presented on an anniversary slice of cake)! Food quality was excellent, I had the filet (medium...cooked perfect) with lobster enchiladas. Knowledgeable and attentive server. Still less than $100 even with a nice tip. Easily top 5 most memorable meals.
Great spot for an energetic uplifting dining experience, make sure to order the beef ribs, enough for two or three with a salad.
Amazing mexican food... must in Cancun!!!
Unique, incredible service...
Too loud for conversation. Food is excellent. As a vacationer, it would help to know that entrees are sized for sharing.
Great service and great atmosphere.
Excelente ambiente, la comida presentada de forma muy original , la vista es preciosa y la atención magnífica.
Excelente atención y servicio en general y también excelente las reservación se respesta y en tiempo y formas
Good food. Been a few times. This time was a miss. White wine was warm, servers were inattentive and the food was not as great as in my past visits. Unsure what happened here. It had a little reno - looks good. Server tried to push me to tip higher than expected by completing the totals (adding a tip) on the credit card machine for me. He then told me that I should tip him 20%. Found out he tried to get me to tip on tip of a tip when I checked his entries. The final total would have had 40%+ grat. After I pointed that out, he corrected it. Not good Porfirio's.
Cannot miss when you go to Cancun. Ask for Jonathon and Elisio.
Excelente servicio! Juan Pablo es un gran mesero, como siempre muy bien!!
Great ambiance. Incredible food. Wonderful service.
Los meseros tienen exelente actitud y preparacion
La comida exelente
El ambiente muy agradable
All good but when I booked they said there would be Mariachi and when we got there they said Mariachi wouldn’t come today. This is the second time I go in a sunday to celebrate an event and this happens. Other than that everything was excellent.
Cool atmosphere, awesome service and great Mexican food.
We went to Portofirio’s while vacationing in Cancun because it was highly rated and boasted “authentic” Mexican food. We were greeted at the door and seated immediately. The restaurant is beautiful, and located on the lagoon. We found a lot of things about the restaurant very strange, however. Large projector screen in the dining room playing outdated music videos, broken up by a large mariachi band playing every 15 minutes or so. Strange contraptions were brought to different tables in the dining room... like a miniature shooting range and something that looked like metal train engines. The cocktails were decent, the food was woefully mediocre. Guac was not fresh and the steak was tough. Coriander cheese was good, like a large mozzarella stick, and the mole enchiladas were okay. Overall very disappointed with all the dining options for our last night in Cancun, and having high expectations with the ratings we saw.
Great food, great atmosphere. If you like a spicy margarita - try the tamarind, excellent. The Cadillac margaritas get a thumbs up too. As for food, we all had something different - green enchiladas were very good, my daughter had the rolled tacos and they were excellent.
It was a lively dinner - a bit loud but fun.
If I am ever back in Cancun, I will definitely eat there again.
Israel was absolutely fantastic! One the most invested waiters I have ever had!
Great restaurant, great food and even better service
Great food, Mexican hospitality and fun atmosphere. Would definitely return.
This restaurant was a little fancier than we thought it would be. We wouldn't normally take our three children (ages 8, 6, 4) to a restaurant like this. After we were seated, our waiter informed us that they have a kids club! After dinner our kids kept asking if they could go so, we let them! They loved it and we enjoyed a nice little break! We went to lots of restaurants in Cancun and this was our favorite! Great food, drinks, staff and atmosphere!
We had great time at the dinner, really tasty food and great ambience with DJ and mariachi band.
Me gusto mucho desde que nos rescindieron hasta que nos fuimos, la rapidez y el sabor de los platillos exquisitos
Went for my birthday dinner! We made a reservation, didn't know there was an outside. I asked for an outside table. They said an hour wait ~ We had drinks at the bar. It was perfect. Didn't even pay attention to the time, it didn't even feel like an hour. The food and service was outstanding. We loved it. They had a DJ and great music. They even brought me a cake with candle and had the mariachi band sing to me!
Had the best time EVER!
We enjoyed our dinner. Food wasn't perfect but good. Our waiter was lackluster and hardly paid any attention to us. We will go back and give it another try!
Amazing atmosphere, food and presentation. Great place to go for dinner in Cancun!!
Anniversary Dinner with my wife. Excellent food and service. Very authentic Mexican Food
We were sooo disappointed. We had heard great things about Porfirio's and it was recommended to us as a place to get "traditional" Mexican cooking (think Grandmother's cooking). I'd call the menu a fusion of traditional and trendy mixed together in each dish. Our meals were OK - not great, just OK - but the ambiance was HORRIBLE. We were seated in the first dining area near the bar. There is a gigantic video screen behind the bar, and multiple smaller screens scattered through-out that CONSTANTLY had music videos playing at top volume. It was so loud my husband & I couldn't hear each other sitting right next to each other. We couldn't hear the waiter well enough to ask about menu items -- and apparently he couldn't hear us either, because they brought my husband the wrong meal. The waiter apologized for his error and they quickly brought the right dish, but then the manager stopped by and asked why my husband didn't like the first one they brought! I don't think he could hear us well enough to understand that it wasn't what we ordered. We didn't know to ask for a table outside -- maybe that's a more pleasant experience -- but we won't be going back to find out!!
Gourmet Mexican food!
Best Mexican restaurant that I have ever been.
Mariachis playing with music nice decor. We enjoyed it.
We were a party of 6. Service was good, but unfortunately not all of our meals were. A couple in our group received cold entrees. One of our party had the octopus from the special chefs menu and said the flavor was very good, but the octopus was extremely tough and chewy. From the drink menu, the Red Sunrise was excellent! And from the dessert menu, as a huge fan of meringue, it was a pleasant surprise to see meringue and strawberries, which was also delicious. The Mariachi Band that makes occasional appearances was fun, though pretty loud. Definitely will stop any current conversation. Overall, it was a nice evening, though from other reviews, I really wanted to like it more than we did.
Very, very frenetic and loud. Unable to carry on a conversation. Food was ordinary and bland and service slow. We were very disappointed. Way overpriced also. A tremendous venue but lost potential.
Excellent service from start to finish. Congratulations to the entire staff for making it such a great experience!
Best ambience and food ever
Una muy buena comida y un excelente ambiente, así como un excelente sonido!
La presentación de postres muy original y muy mexicano!
A lively place with decent food. The service was lacking. Think I'd do some more exploring before trying this place again. I would recommend getting a table outside.
La pasamos increible a pesar de tener que esperar 10 minutos para nuestra Mesa, nos hicieron sentir bien ofreciendo bebidas Por la Casa, buena comida y ambiente. Precios razonables.
If we are travelling through Cancun, we make it to go on our last night before we head home to Canada. We love the experience, food, cocktails, wine list and dessert display. It's a must!
Food magnificent. Ambiance smooth and cozy. Service was perfect (Gio & Victor) thanks for a wonderful dinner.
Fabulous food in a beautiful lagoon view setting. Our servers Angel and Brynan were attentive and explained every menu question in great detail. Authentic, creative Mexican cuisine. Excellent cocktails and dessert options too.