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“Cuban heat in the cool Northwest” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pambiche

Pambiche
2811 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232-2433
(503) 233-0511
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Ranked #114 of 3,541 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
San Diego
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Cuban heat in the cool Northwest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

From the moment you see the saturated colors and murals decorating the building, you'll know that you're sidestepping 300 miles to Havana. We only went for the breakfast (which killed), but the the place was hopping from dinner through closing time with ex-pats and locals who craved that Caribbean vibe. Do not miss if you're in the area.

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This exotic and colorful restaurant offers a very delicious and varied menu of authentic Cuban cuisine and beverages. The food is flavorful and reasonably priced. The staff are very prompt and courteous. This restaurant is a real winner and not to be missed!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eugene, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Mucho gusto!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

OK, it's true that Pambiche is the only Cuban restaurant in Portland and, probably the State of Oregon. And, it could be larger. But, the reason why it's always busy is that the food is so good. It's spicy enough for the gringos in our family and hot enough for the Latinos (we are a mixed family). And the desserts are unbelievable. Try the Tres Leche. Every time we are in Portland we stop by.

Visited August 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great food for group”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Pambiche provided food for a group gathered at a friend's home for a wine tasting. The food was just excellent and very fresh, even after being transported to home.

Visited July 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

great happy hour... often crowded, sometimes you have to share table but this can prove interesting. Last time I was there for happy hour I shared table with couple from Seattle who were originaly from Cuba. They drive down to PDX every couple months just to eat at Pambiche. Can't get much better recommendation than that!.

Visited August 2012
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