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11042 Us Hwy 41 South, Gibsonton, FL, USA

Portales Gibsonton Reviews

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Old School Bill, Philly Nic & OSB'S Man Bag Mar 07, 2008
Thursday lunch with Philly Nic at Portales , Gibsonton’s #1 & only Mexican Restaurant/ Supermarket. Located in the mega mall next to Dollar General , 4 doors north of the Post Office that used to have the dwarf counter. Everything I have tried has been exceptional & there is not much left on the extensive menu that has not been enjoyed by OSB or OSB’S Man Bag. As the Restaurant & Supermarket are separated only by a walkthrough, everything is always fresh. They make their own chips & Jarritos-pineapple, fruit punch, tamurindo, mandarain, Limon, sangria, sidral, & Agua mineral.

This is what the trio had this day; once again we were all members of the clean plate club


Super Nachos-Fresh made in the back corn tortilla chips with beans, melted white cheese, guacamole, tomatoes, sour cream & jalapeno peppers. For Uno dollar add chicken, steak or picadillo-(ground beef) is now a very large meal or appetizers for 3 to 4 people or 2 people & 1 Man Bag.

Philly Nic-Caldo de Mariscos-A special soup of shrimp, fish, octopus, black mussels, oysters, potatoes, carrots with rice & saltine crackers. Was it good? Philly Nic (Mega Mouth of North Philly) was silenced by this great soup!

Man Bag-Quesadilla Sincronizada-A flour tortilla filled with Mexican chorizo, cheese, tomatoes, peppers & onion. Served with beans, rice & salad.

Old School Bill-La Especialidad de la Casa-Jalapeno peppers, onions, Mexican chorizo, served with beef or chicken (both if you ask nice) yellow rice my choice, flour tortillas, corn are also available.

Dessert-Flan-Home made vanilla custard with melted brown sugar topping.

Sopapillas-Deep fried crispy flour tortilla topped with honey & cinnamon.

Only two desserts Man Bag was asleep when dessert was ordered, we let him sleep while we walked around Portales SuperMarket. I was way to full to think of any food of any type for the rest of the day or 2 hours whichever comes first. Nic did buy some frozen octopus to take home. We all waddled out to the car, HAPPY Moaning Life Time Members of the Clean Plate Club.
Post Office
Portales SuperMarket
Man Bag & the Menu
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