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Que Pasa Cantina

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Mexican, Vegetarian
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1408 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
15032309212
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Que Pasa Cantina offers a variety of traditional dishes as well as items...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happy hour, every day until 6pm, then 9 til close. Yes!

So I'm excited about this little place. Went here for happy hour, not knowing it was still happy hour- so when we ordered our waitress said "off of the happy hour menu"- OH! We had the loaded nachos and the carne asada taquitos and we went through two margaritas each. Pretty darn good margs. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
kebnertravel
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

So I'm excited about this little place. Went here for happy hour, not knowing it was still happy hour- so when we ordered our waitress said "off of the happy hour menu"- OH! We had the loaded nachos and the carne asada taquitos and we went through two margaritas each. Pretty darn good margs. My friend had been before and... More 

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Thank kebnertravel
Vancouver, Washington
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158 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Not your ordinary Mexican restaurant, everything just a bit fresher, lighter tweaked a bit but with a lot of the flavors and comfort you want. The margaritas were delicious! Happy hour was pretty good as well

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Thank lovetogoalways
Portland, Oregon
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320 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We've been coming to Que Pasa for several years, and were sad to see some long time employees depart a year or so ago. And again, when we went recently, new staff. This time around the service was spotty and not the usual exuberance we have come to expect from this restaurant. The food was still good (although my veggie... More 

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Thank bryan h
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My sister and I visited this restaurant on a sunny evening. We ordered a spicy habenero/pineapple margarita that was delicious. For food we split an order of fish tacos and the tamale platter. The tamale was one of the best that I had ever had and the Potato Ole is a must for the side dish. My only complaint would... More 

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Thank laura c
Silverton, Oregon
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253 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We've been shopping for a good Mexican restaurant with fresh, authentic food and thought we'd found a winner when we enjoyed a delicious dinner on their covered and heated patio. However, they doubled the amount of our tip when they did the final run on our credit card; we thought 20% was enough so we called about it. The owner... More 

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Thank 03Val48
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A wonderful dining experience not only found in the truly authentic line up on the menu but also in the spot on decor. Having spent numerous holidays in Mexico, Que Pasa Cantina brings back the charm of many restaurants we frequented there. From the corrugated metal walls to the brightly colored oilcloth table coverings...it all works so well. As does... More 

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Thank Daniel M
Wilsonville, Oregon
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I admit it took a Groupon for me to know about this gem of a joint on the near east side of town. Three of us tried it out on a Saturday at opening time (3 p.m.) and the place soon filled with other hungry diners. Each dish we ordered was superb, most notably the house special, Pork Negro (in... More 

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Thank BlueHighwaysGal
Arlington, Virginia
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were looking for a quick bite in the neighborhood where we were staying, so decided to try the Cantina. It was a busy night, so we ended up in the outside room There were giant heaters and picnic tables~ which set the ambiance of fun,and turns out it was! While waiting for our pitcher of margaritas (which were delicious... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Get Margaritas by the pitcher! We did a birthday party and it is a small place. So if you do a group, you need a reservation for sure. The chips/guacamole were so delicious. I had the tacos and a friend had the fajitas. I'm curious about the jalapeño Mac-n-cheese. Maybe next time! This is always an inner SE go to... More 

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Thank Odenburb
Anacortes, WA
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The atmosphere is festive and relaxed. The service friendly, attentive and quick. We enjoyed guacamole, salsa and chips for starters then shared one of their specialities, Chicken Enchilada Casserole. All very tasty chased with a cold beer. Hard to beat!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1408 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 15032309212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: 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!
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?