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“Great, inexpensive, vegetarian, vegan friendly Mexican food” 4 of 5 stars
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Taqueria La Sirenita
2817 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-6350
503-335-8283
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Ranked #1,960 of 3,629 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great, inexpensive, vegetarian, vegan friendly Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I've been going here since 1994. The food is good! I love the vegetarian soft tostada with cilantro added. (Its a giant burrito) The green hot sauce is the best!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Our weekly take-out place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

Since 'discovering' La Sirenita a couple years ago (we live in the neighborhood), it's been a weekly staple ever since. There's a bit of a debate as to which is the 'best' tacqueria on NE Alberta (the competition: La Bonita, which is almost next door), but we have our favorite. I've tried the tacos, from pollo to carne asada, to pesca and lengua (all very good) but the hands-down favorite is the 'carnitas' version, with its juicy and slighty singed pulled pork meat. Tacos (as of mid-2011) are only $1.35, a double wrapped warm flour tortilla, loaded with meat and salsa; burritos are stuffed full of beans, meat and more salsa for around $4.

The place is nothing to look at, either outside or in; a bland storefront with a couple outdoor tables (next to a scruffy little tienda) and mismatched chairs and tables inside... but DO NOT let that detract from the experience. Good food & great prices!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tualatin, Oregon
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Food good- Food poisoning bad!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

I used to eat here a lot, but it only takes one time getting food poisoning to sour you on any place. But in all fairness it only happened once.I rated the food on its flavor , not its potential health risk. It tastes good and is very cheap,but you get what you pay for. After you seat yourself here ,you may have to seat yourself in the bathroom for the next couple days! Eat at your own risk.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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184 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“This place was good a few years ago. Lately though the food is bland. It's still cheap, but I'll go two doors down...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2008

This place was good a few years ago. Lately though the food is bland. It's still cheap, but I'll go two doors down and get some tastier food.

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“not as hard to find a good burrito in pdx as it used to be, but 10 years ago this was the only place to go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2007

not as hard to find a good burrito in pdx as it used to be, but 10 years ago this was the only place to go

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