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Nuestra Cocina

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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: Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Very Excellent Mexican Food in an Interesting Neighborhood

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Orygunmike
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Dallas, Texas
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270 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The appetizer queso fondito was great. The fish, shrimp and encheladas were very tasty. We were concerned that there may have been a long wait as this is a well known place but there was no problem seating on a Tuesday evening. This is not Tex-Mex nor New Mexico Mex, more of the Cal-Mex variety ( or is there an... More 

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Hinsdale, IL
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113 reviews 113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I was thrilled to have found this great Mexican restaurant in Portland! We had pork tacos, masa cake appetizer and grilled shrimp were all fabulous. The drinks were creative and delicious and service was upbeat and professional. Will return agai and again…if you can get in the door! Very small and crowded!

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Beaver, PA
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32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Being in PDX for just a few days, there is SO much to choose from...but after looking through some TA reviews, we settled on Nuestra Cocina for a Thursday evening. There was a completely friendly vibe upon entering, and we could tell that everyone was having a good time. We were quoted 45 minutes for a table, so we found... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Super restaurant and great service. The fish was fantastic. This is an under appreciated place and one of my faves in PDX

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Vancouver, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Thank you to tripadvisor! I found a new gem in my own backyard. Great homemade tortillas, mango lemonade and sopes. And great service and great atmosphere, make this worth 5 stars and a repeat visit.

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Keizer, Oregon
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64 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 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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78 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?