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28 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232-3145
+1 503-232-6652
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“beignets” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232-3145
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

I love their Happy Hour sitting at a table out on the sidewalk. As a vegetarian this place has some great options and keeps the meat eaters happy too! Grits, mississippi caviar (black-eyed peas, red onions, celery and bell peppers marinated in a red wine...More

1  Thank Kj S
Reviewed September 18, 2016

This place has become my new favorite brunch location. It has not yet become saturated by tourists or hipsters and stands out as awesome Creole cuisine at "old Portland" prices. We drove by a giant line at Screen Door on our way back home and...More

1  Thank Jenn W
Reviewed September 11, 2016

We dined at Tapalaya with some friends back in 2010 on a whim and we visited it again on a whim after 6 years. It is amazing the place still retains its charm after 6 years! That was simply amazing for us. Even some of...More

Reviewed September 6, 2016

We had the opportunity to eat at Tapalaya twice during the past week. Both times it was a genuine pleasure to be there and enjoy the food and the atmosphere. It was the menu that brought us in to begin with. A quick look told...More

Thank David M
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Very casual setting, okay ambiance (a bit dark though) with pretty good food. For three of us during happy hour (before 6:00 PM) we spent about 40 dollars for food and drinks. The service was good .. But finding parking can be problematic.

Thank treerod1
Reviewed August 27, 2016

for not getting to this excellent restaurant for eight years. I love Cajun, and I love places that twist their take a bit, and Tapalaya does both. Although the idea of Cajun with a touch of Vietnamese may sound odd, it's not when you consider...More

Thank PdxMarc
Reviewed August 19, 2016

We just had appetizers so we could try many differant things. We where not disapointed. Excellant food great staff. We will be back !

Thank 9Steve123
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Small and intimate space. I had chicken and beignets. The chicken was average but the beignets did have a good taste . The kale salad , which isn't New Orleans was REALLY good. We also had the shrimp and grits , which was pretty good....More

Thank LifePamAdele
Reviewed July 19, 2016

My family and I ate dinner here after a day of cycling around the Willamette River section of Portland, so we were pretty hungry. The interior is bright and festive and the art tasteful, a mix of Portland and bayou. The tables are a bit...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed May 16, 2016

bustling restaurant with friendly staff and an interesting and yummy menu. Tapas style with lots of veggie options. The blackened tofu was fabulous, as was the cornbread.

Thank Nadya R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232-3145
    (Between Burnside & Couch)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-232-6652
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Tapalaya is the worlds first tapas (small-plates) restaurant serving Cajun/Creole cuisine. Everything on our menu is made from scratch, with love. The plates of food are small (appetizer or side items size) and perfect for sharing and pairing. Menu items highlight New Orleans favorites: Jambalaya, Collard Greens, N"awlins BBQ Shrimp, Corn Bread and Po'Boys (just to name a few). Join us for Live Music every Thursday and Happy Hour Every day (4:30-6:00pm).
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