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La Bamba

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4908 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206-3049
+1 503-445-6341
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“mole” (7 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
4908 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206-3049
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't normally review places, but I am super upset by my last visit here. My friend and I went to what used to be my favorite restaurant recently. It was super slow so service should have been pretty quick. It wasn't. When I ordered...More

Thank foodluvr7878
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Near my home, I am surrounded by many wonderful Mexican restaurants. So, if I'm eating at a Mexican restaurant while I'm on travel, it must be pretty special. The food at La Bamba is fresh and so flavorful. The mole is amazing.

Thank Leah M
Reviewed July 7, 2016

This moderately priced restaurant may be the best Mexican restaurant in Portland. I suggest their more exotic items on their menu. Everything is good. Nice decor and staff as well. I have a home near the Mexican border in Arizona and have traveled a lot...More

2  Thank ManzanitaPortland_OR
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The service is very fast and we each ordered a meal and it all came very quickly and the food was stellar! Everything was great and the service was fantastic. If your looking for delicious Mexican food, this is the place.

2  Thank Elise M
Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

First visit and we plan to return. A very extensive menu with a large selection of seafood. Emphasis on mole (Oaxacan) and Yucatan dishes. Great house Margarita and very friendly servers. We'll be back.

2  Thank SamL29
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Great people, well-constructed menu and hard to beat prices. They work hard to please and always have interesting specials. Their Tequila selection is also robust enough for anyone's tastes.

1  Thank J H
Reviewed March 28, 2016

My boyfriend and I love Mexican food and have our go-to places. We wanted to try somewhere new and after googling "best Mexican restaurants" we saw La Bamba and decided to give it a try. The server was fast and nice. We started with a...More

2  Thank laura c
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

So go for the excellent friendly staff, the coconut flan, the margaritas and the mole. If you love Frida, bonus! Also! Ask for a vegetarian menu. Even though I eat meat I have tried many of the dishes on that menu and they were all...More

1  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed August 9, 2015

We come here quite often, and love the food and drinks. But what we like best is how the people who work there make you feel. I've been in food and beverage for 25 years and it's just real nice to go somewhere that still...More

1  Thank Brad L
Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

I tried this for lunch with my friend who also loves authentic Mexican food, and we were both very impressed. I love their enchiladas, with the most fresh mole and Verde sauce, delicious avocado, black beans and rice. So authentic, and I will come back...More

Thank Tillatha Leigh T
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4908 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206-3049
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-445-6341
  • E-mail