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2338 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-5872
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here during Alberta Street Fair, 8/13/2016, best taco I've ever had! Eaten many in New Mexico! Great family atmosphere, fun for all. Since it was over 90°, AC would have been nice!

Thank Gary M
Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little crowded - it's a smaller place, but the food was amazing! I love the little dinosaurs that they put in your drinks! All the tacos that we have tried are delicious, as well as the tots!!! Happy Hour offers good deals on tacos and drinks. We will certainly come back often

Thank CSouth33
Portland, Oregon, United States
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I Love this place. Another bar that serves great food. An Alberta neighborhood favorite. Be sure to take advantage of the Happy Hour specials ($2.50 tacos!). And you've got to get the CruzTots (also their wifi password btw (O is a zero)), the best tots you’ve ever had I guarantee. And don't forget the deep fried pickle slices. They Have... More 

Thank PaulFromPortland
Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went here for Fathers Day yesterday with my parents and husband, this was the second time I had been there and first time for my family and everyone LOVED their food and drinks! This is a great place to go to if you want some good flavorful food and great drink choices and want to just hang out and chill.... More 

Thank Savannah S
Rio Verde, Arizona
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Cruzroom offerings are unusual, but hey it's Portland. There were four of us and we all had something different and everyone liked what they had. The Asian Chicken Taco with slaw and peanut sauce is my favorite. The tacos are generous and reasonably priced. It's a place you will want to return to.

Thank Les H
Cathedral City, California
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273 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Go for happy hour! The "tacos" and drinks are well priced. Drinks - they have a nice selection and you should try a flight (4) of their infused liquors. I especially liked the pineapple infused vodka. Tacos and sides - we elected the pickles and a small salad to start and two tacos. That was enough for two to share.... More 

Thank Dave E
Cape Town
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Visited this place on Alberta for the first time this week. Great reasonably priced tacos, goodish beer selection and nice indoor and outdoor areas.

Thank CapeTownRunner
Fort Worth, Texas
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236 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

To be honest we had not planned on coming here but after a long day visiting Cannon Beach we got back into Portland rather late and Cruzroom was the only restaurant we found open on Alberta St. so we stopped and went in. Glad we did. Cool place...very Portland....part bar, restaurant, and local art exhibition. There are different events that... More 

Thank Atlas1175
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117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Cruzroom offers a creative taco menu, but not all the taco flavors one might expect. Happy hour, in particular, offers a discounted taco and several discounted drink options. If you like wine, thee are only a few options, but their drink menu is substantial. Your dollar will go a long way during happy hour. If I return! I would try... More 

Thank narcisse07
British Columbia, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Loved our happy hour visit to Cruzroom. We had a wide variety of different tacos and they were all creative and delicious. Three beers and eight tacos came to a total price under $30. Highly recommend for happy hour menu.

Thank netsy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2338 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-5872
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-208-3483

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