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Nuestra Cocina

2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 232-2135
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Ranked #45 of 3,557 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $21 - $30
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Cuisines: Mexican, Tapas
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I say weird in the best Portland context. I have eaten lots of Mexican food and this was the most amazing. All I recognized was the Margaritas (one of the best) and the Tortillas, the rest was shear creativity from the chief. Combinations of ingredients that I could never imagine. And flavors that were terrific (did I say I liked... More

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portland oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have gone here on my last two birthdays with friends. First, you will have to wait unless you get there when they open. Second, it is worth the wait, and you can enjoy a cocktail and appetizer on the patio which is small, but you meet fun people that way. The margaritas are excellent…best I have ever had. You... More

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oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Fresh hand made tortillas, freshly muddled creative drinks and the freshest ingredients. Nuestra Cocina folks are the friendliest restaurant in town. Be sure and get in line. Sit down enjoy a fabulous cocktail. This is our favorite restaurant in town.

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Portland, OR
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174 reviews 174 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was my third visit to Nuestra Cocina in as many years. Seating continues to be tight, even at 6 PM on the dot. The restaurant shares the deplorable trend of declining to take reservations (except for LARGE groups), which makes it difficult for seniors, handicapped, and anyone who needs food at specific hours of the day to dine there.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I went to this restaurant on a Tuesday at 5:15, and it was fairly empty, so if you want to go, go during the off-peak hours to avoid a wait. The restaurant is fairly small and I could see how it could get crowded and loud. Everything is house made and tastes very fresh. The margarita was refreshing with the... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nuestra Cocina has good food, great drinks, and good atmosphere. Ask your waiter what is good that evening. The meat dishes and appetizers are almost always excellent.

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Portland, Oregon
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234 reviews 234 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
762 helpful votes 762 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is one of the best places to eat in Portland. Come early or be prepared to wait but you cannot go wrong here. Absolutely stellar food. We shared a number of plates and loved it all. Not your standard Mexi-American place. Great service, ask questions and you will be guided to a fantastic meal.

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