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Nuestra Cocina

2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 232-2135
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Ranked #76 of 3,548 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $21 - $30
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
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 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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172 reviews 172 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
704 helpful votes 704 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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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Get off your backsides, shift out of downtown and head over here! An outstanding place to eat Mexican with a foodie twist. Anywhere that's been around for 10 years, has its owner at the service helm and has staff that have been there since day one should tell you that this place is doing something right. It has a really... More

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I absolutely love going to Nuestra Cocina!! It's a festive atmosphere; and the food is ALWAYS great!! I don't know exactly what you call it---Fresh Mex?? I just know the fish is always fresh and prepared in such creative ways. It's fun to sit a the counter and watch the chefs prepare the food too.

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

We've been coming here since it opened and it's better than home! (I don't have to cook or do the dishes) Upscale and well researched Mexican food chock full of flavor. Ben and Shannon really want guests to enjoy every bite. Specials are always connected to what's seasonally available. Sometimes I do the full meal and sometimes just a couple... More

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