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Que Pasa Cantina

1408 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
503.230.9212
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Ranked #136 of 3,541 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican, Vegetarian
Description: Que Pasa Cantina offers a variety of traditional dishes as well as items with a twist, like our popular chicken enchilada casserole, fish tacos, goat cheese & chorizo stuffed jalapenos and tres leches cake. We also offer pitchers of margaritas, buckets of beer & many house cocktails to choose from. Happy Hour daily from open to 6 pm and 9 pm to close. Check out our heated outdoor patio with your family!
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Description: Que Pasa Cantina offers a variety of traditional dishes as well as items with a twist, like our popular chicken enchilada casserole, fish tacos, goat cheese & chorizo stuffed jalapenos and tres leches cake. We also offer pitchers of margaritas, buckets of beer & many house cocktails to choose from. Happy Hour daily from open to 6 pm and 9 pm to close. Check out our heated outdoor patio with your family!
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Amazing core, traditional mexican dishes, and range of unusual tasty choices. Here are some unusual items to consider: the mashed potatoes!; the jalapenos stuffed with goat cheese!; he chicken enchilada casserole! Did I say the house margaritas are fantastic? This place is rustic, cozy, casual and relaxed. They have a wonderful outdoor patio.

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Carmichael, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

There are more than 500 "Spanish" restaurants listed in the Portland area. Tonight some friends went through the list and chose a restaurant that appeared to be somewhere "between a food court and a boutique Mom and Pop cantina." What a joyful surprise! The salad was more than awesome, especially with the Que Pasa Green Dressing. The Chile Relleno was... More

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My girls friends and I went there last night what fun we had the food was excellent and so was the services . The Margaritas were strong as they should be.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Went there last night for the first time with my fiancee. We were looking for something a little different and cheaper than Nuestra Cocina. We yelped it, liked the reviews and the the pics, and thought we'd give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised! It's tucked in behind the food carts at 12th and Hawthorne so it's easy to... More

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redlands california
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

It's all about the food and the food is wonderful! My tiger shrimp enchiladas were delicious, guacamole was outstanding and the potatoes ole are sinfully good. This is my kind of place. A very humble locals place that serves authentic Mexican food. We live in San Diego where Mexican food is the real thing and many chefs cross the border... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We got here at 9 pm on a weeknight, and hit happy hour. The drink specials were wonderful, as were the prices on a selection of appetizers. Even before any drinks, we found out for ourselves that the food here was great. I had one of the best tamales I've ever had anywhere (Texas, LA, New York, Austin, you name... More

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Grants Pass OR
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

One of the best meals I've ever had and the service was spot on!! Great place to eat. The owner Angela came by and chatted and was genuinely concerned about our dining experience. Comped us an out of this world Mexican cake dessert just because she liked us. I'll be heading back next time I'm in Portland for sure.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you don't eat anything else order a basket of corn muffins and a pitcher of house margaritas. These muffins are fabulous - such a unique melt in your mouth texture with a delicious delicate flavor. Okay - so I love the guac, the street tacos, and all the rest but really I live for the muffins!! I like sitting... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a nice place to get some good quality Mexican food, without having to stand in the rain. The service is good, the food is good, and the portion size is good. Nothing to blow you away but you will never be disappointed.

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Portland, OR
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Second trip to the cantina... Enjoyed the house margarita followed by guacamole and chips. Followed this with street tacos and taquitos. Plenty for us making it a 20 dollar dinner. Eclectic interior. Covered outside seating. Private room with a couch around table that would be great with a larger group of friends.

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