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“Outstanding atmosphere, gourmet food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Andina Restaurant

Andina Restaurant
1314 NW Glisan St, Ste A, Portland, OR 97209-2783 (Pearl)
503-228-9535
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Ranked #2 of 3,617 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $21 - $80
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Pearl
Cross street: 13th
Transit: Portland Streetcar: 10th/Glisan (Northbound to NW 23rd) and 11th/Glisan (Southbound to PSU)
Description: Andina draws inspiration from the native culinary traditions of Peru, as well as from the contemporary cooking by some of Peru’s leading chefs. Owner Doris Rodriguez de Platt, collaborates with Andina’s kitchen team to develop a menu that celebrates her family’s Andean roots, interweaving the ideas and techniques of both Criollo and Novo-Andean cuisines. The kitchen sources native and local ingredients to create dishes at once traditionally rooted and personally inspired. Founded in 2003, Andina emerged as one of the region’s leading Peruvian restaurants and continues to generate wide appeal within the food communities in and around Portland, and much further afield.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Outstanding atmosphere, gourmet food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

I took some colleagues to Andina for a business dinner on Thursday night. We ended up having dinner in the bar area because the wait for the main dining area was over 2 hours. This ended up being the best place to have dinner because we had quick service and were seated near the live musicians. Our dinners were outstanding and fit the atmosphere! I had the filet, two colleagues had the rack of lamb and the other individual had the pork tenderloin. All of our meals were delicious!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
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“Fresh and Flavorful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I've eaten at Andina on a few occasions and have always enjoyed the food immensely. The atmosphere is wonderful and the service phenomenal.

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
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43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Hit & Miss Food, Great Drinks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Two of my friends in Portland recommended this restaurant to us, so we were very excited to try it. The food was hit & miss, including some amazing dishes and some terrible ones. DO NOT ORDER THE FISH, as it all tasted at least 2-3 days old and fishy. I gagged on the scallops, which were also full of grit, and the cured tuna loin was like fishy jerky. The rest of the meal was good, but the drinks saved it for us (try a Pisco Sour). Also our waitress had a huge attitude, which did not help the experience. We are total foodies and probably more picky than most, having tried several 1-2 Michelin starred restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. This restaurant can even compare to those ratings, and is mediocre at best.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We decided to eat here as our last meal of a 4-day business trip to Portland. Even in Portland, which is something of a foodie's playground, this restaurant distinguished itself. We called ahead ca. 530 pm and were told that the earliest avail. reservation was not until 8 pm but they said they also have an open seating area and they encouraged us to come in. We arrived half an hour later and were seated immediately in the quiet downstairs (basement) area.The bread is served with 3 different dipping sauces of increasing piquancy. We had skipped lunch on this particular day so dived in and our ever-so-gracious waiter brought us refills of the dipping sauces four times unasked.The soup of the day was lentil. Sounds a bit plebian but this was peasant food with soul, finesse and subtlety. We started with the quinoa salad which sparkled with a bright citrus dressing and lovely sugar-crusted empanadas, little pastry turnovers stuffed with gutsy olives mixed with shredded beef, a successful combination of sweet and savory. My husband had the scallops which were served on a bed of mashed potato and turnip and I had the quinoa crusted shrimp. The waiter advised us that the small plate would be 6 shrimp and the med. plate was 12. As I planned to have it as an entree, I ordered the medium. The shrimp were the most sublimely flavorful and tender I've ever eaten and each was the size of a half-lobster. I had to take home almost half my plate but even the next day, they were crispy and delicious. For dessert, we ordered the house truffles to go and had the Almajores cookie for dessert. If they ever decided to market the cookies, I'd be a regular customer. They are to die for and a great light way to end the meal with a small bit of something sweet. The owner came around to each table and talked to the customers including us-she was full of warmth and hospitality. It is expensive but a worthy splurge. A perfect way to end a memorable trip to Portland. it's on our list if we ever go back to Portland.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best meal ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Amazing. Night out with friends, the menu looked a bit overwhelming so asked the waiter to surprise us and bring us some good food. Was not disappointed, most amazing, fresh, delicious food I've had in America. Everyone in our party agreed, just amazing. Food is pricey, but worth it. Went on a Saturday night, was extremely busy, came a little early for our reservation and there wasn't even standing room and I completely understand why, food is just amazing.

Visited February 2013
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