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Nuestra Cocina

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

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Authentic Mexican Craving

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Nathan S
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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268 reviews 268 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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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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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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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My husband and I wanted to try a new Mexican restaurant to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and we're so glad we did. We arrived around 5:45pm and the restaurant was packed with about a 1 hour wait so we ordered drinks at the bar. The drinks were delicious. I ordered the "Lime Drop" and my husband ordered the "Cocina Cadillac... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were very impressed and would recommend this place to anyone! We went on a very busy night and had to wait over an hour for a table, AND it was worth it. The hand shaken margaritas were delicious and refreshing. The homemade tortillas melted in your mouth. All of our meals were flavorful and fresh. Even the dessert was... More 

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Additional Information about Nuestra Cocina

Address: 2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Phone Number: (503) 232-2135
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican, Tapas

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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, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups
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?