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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
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Excellent margaritas and appetizers....

Sat at the bar enjoyed watching handsome bartender muddle margaritas for an hour as we waited for our table. Ordered the guacamole and chips as we waited, best guacamole ever and the chips are thick stripes perfect for scooping. For dinner we shared the white prawns and a carne asada steak, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Golflady2010
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Keizer, Oregon
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Late Night
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98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Keizer, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sat at the bar enjoyed watching handsome bartender muddle margaritas for an hour as we waited for our table. Ordered the guacamole and chips as we waited, best guacamole ever and the chips are thick stripes perfect for scooping. For dinner we shared the white prawns and a carne asada steak, very good. Will be back..

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WA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went here on a sat night. Arrived at 6:30, was told 1-1/2 hr wait but it was just 45 min. Waited at the bar. Amazing and friendly bartender who was working at record speed. It was a great show. Margaritas were perfect - amazing how hard it is to find a good one that has the punch but does not... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My fish was prepared perfectly and the combination of items served with it were unique and really worked together. Nice and knowledgeable servers too.

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Vancouver, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I went here with a few friends and we all ordered two plates each to share. Everything had such incredible flavor and we enjoyed trying so many dishes. The bartender made me the best margarita I have ever had. Go here.

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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

New Years Eve Dinner for 2 - arrived at 7:30 and told 45 minute wait. Stood around the bar for 20 minutes before being able to order a drink because the bartender was slammed. Drinks were creative and tasty once we got them. Watching the staff work together was like watching an orchestra play! Fine tuned hard working easy going... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Wow! Delicious food and drinks. We ordered both off the menu and specials, all were fantastic. Wonderful flavor and presentation. Loved being able to watch them cook too. Service was great, definitely will go back.

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A girlfriend of mine has been nagging me to go here for some time....finally we did and will be coming back sooner than later. We went on a Saturday night before a concert. As directed we got there 10 minutes before they opened and our party of 7 ended up being the 5th group waiting. And by the time they... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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171 reviews 171 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit to Nuestra Cucina. We both had chili rellenos. Mine was vegetarian. It was very healthy and good. Not too much cheese. Hubby had the pork relleno which was delicious. I like that I could have mine ala carte. Excellent Cadillac margarita. Best I've had in a long time! We especially like Colleen, our server. She... More 

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portland oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If yo are looking for standard Mexican food, this is not it. Very carefully prepared and served Central Mexican food, fresh ingredients, and served quite hot in temperature,. A neighborhood place, in an area of residences, there is pride and creativity throughout the staff and coming out of the kitchen

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Bellingham, Washington
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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Three of us went there for dinner, but ended up sharing a variety of appetizers. As we ordered the waiter suggested that he bring them out in pairs that complimented one another and his choices were spot on: the Grilled Mexican white prawns marinated in tamarind with baked Oaxacan cheese, mushrooms and chile poblano; the crisp masa cakes filled with... 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, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?