About Us


The Ayala Family originates from the beautiful small town of Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico – recently named a Pueblo Mágico – a town rich in culture, history, and tradition. The name Los Portales comes from the well-known downtown area of this quaint city, literally meaning “the arches or portals”, that is known for its evening strolls, romantic meetings by garden, and a hang out spot with friends.

The restaurant Los Portales Mexican Grill and Seafood was the Ayala Family’s dream that with a lot of hard work, dedication, and perseverance became a reality. The original, est. 1998 in the city of Montclair, CA, was one of the first restaurants to offer a rich Mexican cuisine inspired by home recipes from Zacatecas, Mexico in a family friendly and captivating ambiance.

Los Portales considers all its wonderful customers a part of its family and thanks them for their support in making the Ayala Family’s dream come true.

The Ayala Family’s dream expanded by opening the second location in the nearby city of Chino, est. 2003, which continues to utilize the finest ingredients hand selected by its visionaries and chefs.

Dine with us and enjoy hand-shaken margaritas, tequila bar, vast selection of beer, homemade flour tortillas, and live music that will have you coming back for more.

Come in and experience what an authentic Mexican kitchen really tastes like.

With open arms and eagerness to serve you,

The Ayala Family