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“Great Cuban food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pambiche

Pambiche
2811 NE Gilsan St, Portland, OR 97232
503-233-0511
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Ranked #132 of 3,282 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Cuban food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I've eaten Cuban food in Cuba, and I've eaten Cuban food at Pambiche, and they are equally wonderful. Pambiche has really authentic Cuban food with great flavor and good prices (they even have a plata comunista, rice and beans). And their desserts are off the chart delicious. People sometimes come here just for dessert and coffee, but I highly recommend a meal. You won't find good, authentic Cuban food like this anywhere else.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful and good food too.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I love the building that Pambiche is in. The colors and bike parking. We finaly had dinner there. The Sangria was a nice starter, and every dish we ordered was very tasty. Then we came back for breakfast. Have to get the breakfast roll basket. It is a busy friendly place with good food.

Visited November 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Cuban food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The combination of flavors is incredible and the atmosphere adds to the pleasure of the choices on the menu. From the appetizers to the platos the choices offer some great combinations of flavors and tastes that are rich and intersting and uniquely theirs. The place is very popular and small so there is often a waiting list during the dinner hour and on weekends but it is well worth the wait. They mark their items as vegan and gluten free so if you have dietary restrictions they can accomodate you easily.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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244 reviews 244 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“cuban at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

we love to return to pambiche for their delectable food. we began with a christal lager, and my partner had the 18 yr old rum. both were thirst quenching on this frigid day. next we shared the cabbage salad ensalada carabena, and the yuca frita with creole garlic sauce. after that we shared the picadillo hash with soy, and the sandwich rikitakki with soy/friend egg. the servers are the best, the food excellent, and the vibrant colorful atmosphere and traditional music is fun and comforting on this frigid day..thx

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Washington
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109 reviews 109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This Cuban food is so good, this is a must if your palette likes flavor and spices. Pambiche attracts a trendy crowd, so there is usually a wait. I recommend going in the late spring, summer and fall, they have outdoor seating, inside is a bit cramped. They have huge outdoor heats so if its chilly, you will be fine.

This one is one to go out of your way to visit 29th And NE Glisan, promise it is worth the trip.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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