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La Costita

17102 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236
(503) 661-0141
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Ranked #2,009 of 3,561 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 9, 2014
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English first
Gresham, Oregon, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We went to celebrate a birthday, a party of ten. The drinks were large, but not cheap $$$, we had to constantly find a server to get more chips and salsa and when one of the kids spilled their water I had to run and try to get a towel and by the time anyone arrived we cleaned it with... More

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Central California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Chips didn't taste freshly made, but salsa did. We had 4 different meals and all were tasty and surprisingly "authentic" but a little "modern mex" for my taste--I prefer "traditional" with Mexican food. All in all very good, but a little pricey for what we had.

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We have eaten at the Barbur location every week for several years and the food is fine, cheap Mexican food. The staff has always been fine. Last night I went with my 3 kids and we left and then I immediately realized within 5 minutes my kids had left my Iphone on the table. We went back and it had... More

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Bend, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

We came as a group of six and waited forever for our food and drink to be delivered. When we finally got our food it looked like it had been microwaved. My plate was not what I ordered, but close enough and we had wasted so much time so I just ate it and got out of there. Do not... More

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Laurelwood, Oregon, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This was my favorite restaurant when first introduced to me by friends around 2005/2006. I would literally travel an hour for their arroz con pollo and a great margarita. Flash forward to 2013 and things have unfortunately changed considerably. The bartender, while pleasant, did not understand my order for a margarita due to a language barrier. The rest of the... More

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Portland, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a dinner here. My husband had a very hearty chicken soup, which he loved. And I had the chicken quesidillas. I would have preferred a little more crisp on the tortilla but otherwise it was delicious.

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Portland, Oregon
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111 reviews 111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I am not sure where the other La Costita Mexican Restaurants are nor have I eaten at another location but this one has always been consistent both in service, food and atmosphere. I have eaten here several times and have tried various Mexican dishes that are on the menu and have yet to be disappointed. We have also had drinks... More

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Portland, OR
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in the East Portland area. It is somewhat out of the way, out SE Powell Avenue to about 160th, in a little shopping area near to a Bi-Mart. The food is better than average, the restaurant clean and comfortable, eat in the bar to watch a football game, or in the main well decorated... More

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portland, or
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

My husband and I were in the mood for mexican food last night but didn't know where to go that was near us to we took a gamble on this place thinking how hard is it to do mexican food (and not traditional, i'm talking beans and rice american style mexican food)...I was soooooo wrong. I had the Burrito Costeno... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2009

Food is great & so are the people

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