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Pambiche

#158 of 3,682 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Cuban
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2811 NE Gilsan St, Portland, OR 97232
503-233-0511
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Cuban Food in a Great Neighborhood!!

If you want good cuban food, head to Pambiche in the Hollywood District of Portland, Oregon. Good food, great service and a wonderful neighborhood. If you are close, walk or bike and you will fit right in. Portland is a fun city where people bike and walk all the time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Carolyn K
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Kailua, Hawaii
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  • Dining on a budget
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Kailua, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

If you want good cuban food, head to Pambiche in the Hollywood District of Portland, Oregon. Good food, great service and a wonderful neighborhood. If you are close, walk or bike and you will fit right in. Portland is a fun city where people bike and walk all the time.

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new jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a late flight into Portland and we picked the best place ever. The empanadas were some of the best we have had. We chose one chicken and one picadillo and wished we had ordered more. The roja viera was magnificent and the tres leche desert the absolute best i have ever tried. We will definately be back and... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I am from Cuba so I enjoy looking for Cuban food wherever I go. This is one of the few places in Oregon where Cuban food is served so there are not many to compare it to. The menu is pretty good but it lacks some of the basic Cuban dishes that I am familiar with. Overall it is a... More 

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Rio Verde, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We found this restaurant to be crowded and expensive for what you get. The menu was confusing for a first time visitor. Our waitress was impatient and this did not help us with our selections. Other wait staff seemed more interested keeping us happy. One visit was enough for us!

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Kirkland, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We sat outside & had the BEST lunch & service. The food was great....we had dishes from both brunch & lunch menu. My 9 year old grandson loved the French toast!!! Will definitely go back!

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Salem, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Marrying into a large Cuban family, you come to enjoy the food very much. This place has very authentic Cuban food served with flare and fun! Sometimes it's nice to get together and not have to cook. It's wonderful to have this place so centrally located.

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Kamloops, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Short: Tasty, authentic Cuban food with great, friendly service in a funky setting. From the Coffee and Mocha milkshakes to the cubano sandwiches and the Cuban Cigar dessert it was all good! Go here for an inexpensive full meal deal with friends. Long: Six of us were wondering where to go for lunch and I reviewed a downloaded 10 best... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had driven by this colorful place many times and always wondered about it, especially since it always seemed to be full of folks eating outside and inside. To me that is a sign of a place with good food. Anyway, after driving up and down the busy street of Glisen on a Monday when lots of places are closed,... More 

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portland,oregon
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was my second trip to Pambiche and it was just as good the second time around. I had the Plato Cubano and my sister had the Ajiaco and both were very flavorful. It's a very small place so it doesn't take long to fill up and it can get very loud. They have a covered area outside with heat... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We are originally from Miami. but have lived in North Carolina the past 15 years. Visiting our son in Portland, he took us to Pambiche which is a Cuban restaurant. Usually, a Cuban restaurant outside of South Florida is far from being authentic. What a surprise, the best Cuban food we have had in a long tome. It was as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2811 NE Gilsan St, Portland, OR 97232
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-233-0511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?