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Pambiche

2811 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232-2433
(503) 233-0511
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Ranked #164 of 3,555 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I frequently visit Miami & always enjoy the Cuban food there. I never expected to find this little oasis on a visit to Portland. The food was authentic as was the cafe cubano. The only thing missing was the walk-up window for ordering your coffee. Pay attention to the sign to save room for dessert as they are wonderful. If... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Not only was the meal spectacular, the colorful decor and very friendly staff made the whole experience one that I hope to repeat in the future! It was hard to choose one of the many delectable and traditional Cuban dishes served here. I had the Pollo Criollo and it was heavenly, then it was followed by one of their unbelievable... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is not far from our son's house, and we decided to eat somewhere within walking distance. It was good, basic cuban food. My son and husband had a fish dish that they really enjoyed. The black beans that came with the dish were nothing to write home about. I had an avocado salad which was pretty much diced... More

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La Plata, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

No prior experience with Cuban cuisine but Pambiche was a great way to start. Staff answered any questions and gave hints to make sure that we were aware that their versions (such as iced tea) might be different than expected. Had the pork tongue which might sound exotic but was a treat, cooked long and slow with a sauce that... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We came here for dinner and had a very good time. As a hint the waiting list is on a clipboard hanging next to the front door. I believe that it is intended that people can write their own names on it. This place is very popular and we did have a wait. Indoor seating is very limited and very... More

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Washougal, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Almost as good as my mother and grandmother used to make. The waiter was very professional and personable. The Cuban sandwich was very tasty as so were the fried plantains. I have to admit those were the best plantains I have ever had....better than grandmother's and mom's. The dish came with banana ketchup that was very tasty. Bunks Bar in... More

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Portland, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I along with our 13yr old visited Pambiche last night. We heard it had great authentic cuban fare. Well, we were not disappointed. The food was really good; the ambiance was casual and fun; and the service was fantastic. They also had both gluten free and vegetarian options. The seating inside is limited but they had a... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'm no expert on Cuban food. I had the Pescado Enchilado. The fish and plantains were excellent. The black beans were pretty mediocre. The real great thing about the restaurant was its porch dining. It's a great place for a early evening beer (I had Xingu) on a cool summer night.

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Linz
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This place is awesome. If you're looking for some authentic Cuban food, friendly staff and decent prices, then this is definitely the place to go. The drinks and the desserts they serve are top class as well. The only (minor) downside is that if you're sitting outside, it's kind of loud, since the restaurant is on one of the busier... More

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have mixed feelings about this restaurant. The food is exquisite but almost impossible to digest. Really! I have been there three times, tried different dishes and had a heart burn for days after that in every single occasion. The ambiance is very lively but the place is small, super crowed and very loud. Service is good with real Cuban... More

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