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Que Pasa Cantina

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Mexican, Vegetarian
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1408 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
503.230.9212
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Downhome Mexican Jewel

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
BlueHighwaysGal
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Wilsonville, Oregon
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Wilsonville, Oregon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 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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Anacortes, WA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Due to the reviews we had high expectations. However, we were a little disappointed. The food wasn't bad, but not as good as other places we frequent. I think for us, a big part of it was the extra thick corn torillas. They were kind of hard as chips and taquitos. While I liked the spiciness of the salsas, they... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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241 reviews 241 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1408 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503.230.9212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?