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Iron Horse Restaurant

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Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
Southwestern, Mexican, Vegetarian
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6034 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202-5345
503-232-1826
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9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Aware of gluten free items

We went to the Iron Horse for dinner. The food was good but what I appreciated most was the waitress was very aware of cross contamination with those who need gluten free and was able to steer me away from items I could have issues with. I had the Roasted Poblano & Black Bean Tostada which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
TrudyTraveler
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Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oregon
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We went to the Iron Horse for dinner. The food was good but what I appreciated most was the waitress was very aware of cross contamination with those who need gluten free and was able to steer me away from items I could have issues with. I had the Roasted Poblano & Black Bean Tostada which was delicious. I was... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have never really experienced good Mexican food until I came to this place. There were fantastic options, well priced and it was all delicious ! I had a burrito - steak and other ingredients, (cannot remember the full list) and it was truly beautiful. We also shared one pudding between 4 of us and it was enough for all... More 

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Portland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I used to love this place! I would eat there with my mom at least 2 times a month! The Tall dark hair male server has been there forever, NOT a personal server but he gets your order! I came here for my mom birthday and we had 10 at our table. Service that night was not great by him... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The chunky salsa and chips were excellent. The rest of the order was average US-style Mexican. Food prices weren't too bad but at $8.50 a glass, the Margaritas did not get a refill. Both my nieces seemed to enjoy the Butternut Squash Enchilada, a dish I haven't seen on too many menus.

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EVERETT
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83 reviews 83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is a favorite spot with some of my clients so I have had the opportunity to eat here several times. I have had something different every time and have never been disappointed. The service is terrific and the spicy salsa is very tasty!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This isn't Mexico and it ain't Taco Bell, but you get decent food at reasonable prices. There's a long menu, which means some things are likely to be better than others, but this place is popular for a reason. If you're not a Mexican food snob (an oxymoron if I've ever heard one), you're likely to find something you like.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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467 reviews 467 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Why the place is popular I don't know. My chile verda burrito was tender and tasty, but the rice was very unpleasant tasting (too much cumin). The black beans were covered in too much cheese. No one at our table wanted to eat the medium or hot salsas because of the poor flavor (no flavors came through except cumin). We... More 

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CLACKAMAS
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95 reviews 95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We have been going to this place for years now and have never had a bad meal. We have tried most items on the menu and have always enjoyed them. Look for the daily specials as they are always special. They have a great bar with a wide selection. The staff is friendly and the service is fast. They do... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I had dinner on early Saturday evening. I haven't been to the Iron Horse for many years. I was glad to see the restaurant in operation and the food was great.

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Portland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

The service was good and the people were friendly, but the food is simply sub-par. Bland and boring, my fish tacos needed a lot of condiments to make it worth eating. Even the beans, rice, and medium salsa were flavorless. In the past I have really enjoyed the meals, but recently it has become too inconsistent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6034 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202-5345
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
  • Neighborhood: Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
  • Phone Number: 503-232-1826

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?