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Pambiche

#125 of 3,294 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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Today
11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Wonderful Cuban food, great atmosphere

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
AnitaR5104
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Bethesda, Maryland
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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238 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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new jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?