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Pambiche

#101 of 3,348 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Caribbean, Cuban
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2811 NE Gilsan St, Portland, OR 97232
503-233-0511
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 94
    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
Out of the way, but worth the trip

We recently came here with friends for my boyfriends birthday. On a Friday night with a large party, we were seated with very little wait. We sat inside due to the size of our group, but there is adorable, brightly colored outdoor seating if you are with 2-4 people. I had the enchilado de... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Jenna D
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We recently came here with friends for my boyfriends birthday. On a Friday night with a large party, we were seated with very little wait. We sat inside due to the size of our group, but there is adorable, brightly colored outdoor seating if you are with 2-4 people. I had the enchilado de pescado, not to be confused with... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

we wanted lunch after the portland sunday parkways s.e. event...we took a table outside...i began with a tecate, and my partner had a rum cocktail...both were fine...next we shared the yuca frita, i had the cubana egg, with codfish and rice/beans, and my partner had the tortilla de la romana...all were excellent....the server was very friendly and quick...we love pambiche...thx

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Calgary
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Authentic Cuban choices! Wonderful flavors and a fun ambience, including the music. I would take anyone to Pambiche--great variety of choices, great food, great service, great prices. What an awesome surprise!

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good menu of Cuban food. Much nicer that the food in Cuba. Lots of flavor with lots of options for all tastes. Drinks were excellent and service fairly good for late evening dining right before closing. The on street seating was nice on a warm evening.They had overhead heating to take the chill off.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Crave something different than pub fare? Try a taste of Cuba at Pambiche. Menu boasts a variety from simple black or red beans and rice to pork stews, plus vegan options. We've enjoyed the fish and plantain croquettes, and the avocado salad pairs great with beans. When guests are in town we take them for a weekend brunch--a truly different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Great Cuban food. I have eaten their twice now and both times have been great. One time I ate the fish entree and the other time I had a pork dish with yucca. Both were very good. Wonderful latte.

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Modesto, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

For us Cubaphiles this is the perfect place to fill that longing for the beautiful island. Everything from the gorgeous murals, to the friendliness of the staff, to the amazing food just screams Cubanismo. Try the Ajica -- SO delicious, as are their mojitos, and of course the Vaca Frita, a Cuban staple. Loved this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have visited Cuba twice recently and never had food as good as this. They have taken the flavors and staples of Cuba and raised them to a whole new level. The atmosphere is casual; the service quick and efficient. There is always a line, and with good reason. The owner is a pastry chef, so be sure to save... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I love coming to Pambiche for Cuban/Latin food. Their "frituras" are great, you should try them with their made sauces, the make a great starter. Ropa Vieja and Oxtail are my favorite. Save room for dessert because the have a great selection.

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This restaurant was suggested too me by a client who's family was from Cuba and if she said it was the best, well I had to try it. We have gone here for dinner, and breakfast with friends and family and it has always been a party in my mouth... It was a Tue. night and it was a full... 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 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?