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Iron Horse Restaurant

Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian
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6034 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202-5345
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9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Great food and atmosphere

Full of flavor! Not greasy. Salsas were so so. We ate outside and it was very chill. The couple of waitresses that checked on us were very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The service was great, the food was not. The only good way to enjoy Mexican food is to most likely go to Mexico and have authentic fare instead of Americanized offerings. The chicken/avocado salad was so-so. There was not much chicken on it, mostly all lettuce with a few tomatoes BUT ample avocados. It did not have any flavor and... More 

Thank teri1352
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is the place to go for a really fine Mexican style lunch. The menu is ample. The chips come with a choice of spiciness level to suit any taste. The staff is friendly. The price is right.

Thank Oliver1646
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Full of flavor! Not greasy. Salsas were so so. We ate outside and it was very chill. The couple of waitresses that checked on us were very nice.

Thank Kris4242
Milwaukie, Oregon
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227 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Usually Mexican food is not my first choice, but enjoyed my taco salad greatly. The freshness was noticeable. My wife enjoyed her enchiladas. Our server, Peggy, was excellent and one of the most honest of any I've ever had. Great food choice help from her. Parking can be a little issue as it is located in a busy area. Medium... More 

Thank Dennis M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good margaritas but average food. The flavors were OK but tasted pretty basic. The waitress was cheerful and helpful.

Thank BnThrDnThat
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Iron Horse Restaurant is an established Mexican restaurant in the Moreland neighborhood of SE Portland. While it has been around for over 2 decades, it is still a great discovery for folks looking for some very good Mexican food at a reasonable price. My personal favorite is the Chile Verde Burrito. I enjoy spicy food and the Iron Horse... More 

Thank oregonn8v
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We went here with three other couples for dinner and we all were very satisfied with quantity, taste and service. The atmosphere low key and casual. Definitely will go back.

Thank Lisap8Oregon
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Last weekend I visited 'Iron Horse' with some family. We have been here several times and always are happy. My daughter was very happy there were Vegetarian options. The drinks were good and the food delicious! I had the shredded beef enchilada which was yummy and they have the best fish tacos! I recommend highly and can't wait to go... More 

Thank RoseBriar22
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96 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank TrudyTraveler
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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