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Nuestra Cocina

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Mexican, Spanish
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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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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

The food is delicious, the service is impeccable, the atmosphere pleasant, and the Martinis and Margaritas are the best.....one of my favorite places in Portland!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Susan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is delicious, the service is impeccable, the atmosphere pleasant, and the Martinis and Margaritas are the best.....one of my favorite places in Portland!

Thank Susan B
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Craving Mexican food? Save up for this place. Nothing on the menu was a disappointment although I ended up eating guacamole and chips every other bite. Perfect. Delightful place.

Thank Amya M
Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cochinita pibil was the best thing ice ever eaten. I'm not joking. It was the bomb- diggity The margaritas and ice cream for dessert was also top notch.

Thank DRayhorn
Beaverton, Oregon
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My husband and I have been here twice. Appetizers super yummy. Sopes, enchiladas, and taquitos great starters. Ceviche was okay, not as exciting as hoped. There was a pork chop that our son loved. Great environment but the wait is long.

Thank Santos34
San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I went with my daughter and her boyfriend. I sat at the bar while we waited. No reservations only downside so fairly long wait. I heard the food was amazing so we waited. It was; all freshly prepared, the bartenders are great and so was our person who took our order. Would definitely go back.

Thank Anita A
Tigard, Oregon, USA
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Have been going there about every other month for 5 years at least. Hint, we ALWAYS sit at the counter for a complete experience, and we have got to know the chefs Ben and Raymond as well as the rest of the staff. Always check the hanging SPECIALS board, and always get the ceviche.... Fresh fish item usually fabulous too.... More 

Thank pauleklund
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This neighborhood reataurant on Division was a wonderful surprise. Service was prompt and friendly, the menu was varied, and the food was delicious. Definitely a place we'll return to.

Thank NWWildTurtle
Portland, OR
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A popular spot for happy hour and for good reason! The margaritas are delicious, not too sweet and made with premium tequila and fresh juice. The appetizers are a great complement and if you are a Mexican food snob, as I am, you won't be disappointed. The only downside - it can be a bit pricey once you order the... More 

Thank KJClifton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

You have to visit this place. The food is outstanding and the drinks are excellent!!! Belly up to the bar and try one of there very spicy house infused peppered cocktails, or watch them make up a margarita to perfection! Check them out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We've enjoyed dinner celebrations here and the food is spot on! Appetizers arrived promptly, with main courses a few minutes afterwards. Our server tonight was exceptional (Christina) being attentive to our needs. The serrano lime martini and Spanish coffee are amazing.

Thank Monica C

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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