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Nuestra Cocina

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$$$
Mexican, Spanish, Tapas
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2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 232-2135
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I am a fan

Drove down here with my girlfriends for drinks and apps. Initially were told a 45 min wait so we sat at the bar, our table was ready in 15 so that was great. Good food, I could dine on their chips & guac alone. Good service too, always worth the 20 mile one way drive for us!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Holly D
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Sandy, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Trendy, bustling, noise, and very busy evening although we arrived when they opened. Lucky for us we had a reservation. Margaritas were good, dinner seemed more like a selection of appetizers. Lots of other great Mexican restaurants in Portland still to explore.

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Sandy, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Drove down here with my girlfriends for drinks and apps. Initially were told a 45 min wait so we sat at the bar, our table was ready in 15 so that was great. Good food, I could dine on their chips & guac alone. Good service too, always worth the 20 mile one way drive for us!

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is the best Authentic Mexican I've had in a long time (outside of Mexico/San Diego). Also, super service and super friendly! ...looking forward to going back soon.

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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Such attentive staff. Oh and the food and booze aren't bad either. Really creative, authentic menu. Literally tried about 25% of it in one visit. The tacos and lamb won though.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The food at Nuestra is consistently excellent. Fresh ingredients creatively (but not weirdly) prepared, large portions. Don't think of it as Mexican food, because if you go expecting your standard cheese enchilada with rice and beans, you will be disappointed. Think of it as fresh and creative food with a Mexican influence. The pork taco appetizers are to die for.... More 

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Carlisle, Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

we love Mexican food - from texmex in the US to seafood in Cabo, the wonders of Mexico City, the Yucatan, Cancun and so on. This was the absolute BEST meal ever. The carne asada melted in your mouth, the flan was perfect, the cerviche special was perfect and the COCHINITA PIBIL that my daughter's boyfriend had has made him... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We waited over an hour for a table, and it was not worth the wait. The restaurant was loud and crowded, the food was overpriced and not as flavorful as I expected. Service was decent. The sangria was a disappointment. It's a local, NW take on Latin American food.

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Portland, OR.
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Nuestra Cocina is located in inner Southeast Portland, on Division St. This is my "go to" restaurant anytime I am in the mood for real Mexican cuisine. Recently, I had the escolar fish special....fabulous!! The fish was moist, delicious, and smothered in a wonderful sauce......the service was excellent, margaritas made with fresh lime, and the staff is awesome....make sure you... More 

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Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were excited to try Nuesta,Cocina. I can only describe it as disappointing. Service was mediocre at best, the food. -meh. Ceviche special was fresh, nothing to write home about. Elote (roasted corn on the cob) special was barely okay. I mean, it wasn't bad, just not too good. Had it been hot as it should have been, that would... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My wife and I ate dinner here after exploring the area on foot for about an hour. The area is experiencing and renewal with many newer buildings in the area, including some other interesting looking restaurants and a very good looking food cart area just a few blocks from this restaurant. I had a steak and I can not recall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 232-2135

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?