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Pambiche

#159 of 3,305 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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9:00 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, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 29
    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
really good food

Ate here last week and really enjoyed the food. We were there past the lunch hour and did not have any wait. My husband had a pork dish and my friend and I had a type of fritter. We also shared fried yucca. They have a banana sauce and it was heavenly. Yum!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Jackie L
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Santa Cruz, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is well past 10 p.m. in Portland. We are all hungry but don't want to stop at a fast food joint. I was driving and my navigators found a place on an app but never were able to find the actual restaurant. Then they found a Cuban Restaurant and gratefully it was open and there was parking available nearby.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Ate here last week and really enjoyed the food. We were there past the lunch hour and did not have any wait. My husband had a pork dish and my friend and I had a type of fritter. We also shared fried yucca. They have a banana sauce and it was heavenly. Yum!

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Columbia, Missouri
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I visit my son in Portland a couple of times a year and this is one of my favorite places to eat and people watch. We had a bit of a wait because this is a very popular spot, but it was worth it. The food, which I cannot fully describe, is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is different from... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Delicious Cuban steak and eggs on a warm Saturday morning, sitting outside with a Bloody Mary in Portland! Can't beat this!

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Lompoc, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I went with 2 kids and we were four adults whether its inside or outside is still small if you go with kids! Food is good but I had never had Cuban food so i can't compare, thought it was a little expensive though.

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Portland, Oregon
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is Cuban food which is not expensive and is well worth more than they charge. The chicken fell off the bone and the sauces were so tasty. The plantains were the best I have ever eaten and I have eaten them in the Cuban restaurants in Miami and elsewhere in Florida. This casual restaurant has wonderful food that you... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I remember liking it more. The food really did not have that much flavor. With an hour wait I was expecting much more. Just not worth the wait. Drinks came after the food. There is just so much else out there.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We tried to eat here for dinner on a Monday night, but they do not take reservations and the place was packed. we had better luck at lunch on a pretty Thursday and had a wonderful meal. Food is very authentic: empanadas, pan con pescado, frijoles colorados, Arroz amarillo, moros y cristianos, and sanwich cuban. Our waiter was very attentive.... More 

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California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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Additional Information about Pambiche

Address: 2811 NE Gilsan St, Portland, OR 97232
Phone Number: 503-233-0511
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Cuban

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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 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?