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#111 of 3,403 Restaurants in Portland
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2811 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232-2433
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Vancouver, Washington
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pambiche is located in a congested area of Glisan with apartments on one side and an empty service station on opposite side of the street. Parking is a problem, we were there on a Tuesday evening, but going North of Glisan into the residential area its better. The building is a two story, painted a funky blue . The restaurant... More 

Thank Collins M
North Carolina
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228 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a delicious late lunch. Beans and rice; fried chicken in mojo sauce, which is strongly favored by citrus; codfish croquettes; flan. All for $20. Great value. Service friendly and helpful. Interior was bright and funky. Lots of seating outside with heat lamps. Will revisit next time for breakfast.

Thank GoDucks99
Santa Fe
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We went as a group of 4 for Sunday lunch/brunch. I don't eat eggs and there wasn't any item without them on their brunch menu. I was a little concerned that they wouldn't service any lunch items, but they did. We ended up having an ode to fried foods - a little hard to avoid. The empanadas picadillo were delicious... More 

Thank WorldloverSantaFe
Salem, Oregon
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207 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I stopped here for lunch before a meeting. The servers were warm and hospitable. The food tasted wonderful.

Thank Mark M
Langley, Washington
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Our son and his partner took us to this heaven for the senses restaurant with beautiful murals on its one side. We ate on the sidewalk. Delicious empanadas and cubanos. Food is cooked with love. Excellent place to watch people of all stripes. TIny place which delivers excellent food. This place is popular on a Saturday night. It's fun to... More 

Thank dreamingbillandkate
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal catered by Pambiche. The food was well prepared and flavorful. The pollo crillo, black beans and rice are a great combination. The flan melted in the mouth. Everyone raved about the food. We will be back! Pambiche made placing a catering order easy. They are very responsive and even helped us load the car. Thank... More 

Thank warmweatherjunkie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I'm vegetarian and my wife vegan, this spot provided great options for both of us. The service was fast and our waiter was wonderful. The food was delicious and a bit different from what is normally offered around Portland.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Gresham, Oregon
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Pambiche for years. Now that I live out of state, I crave it! While visiting recently, I made a point to dine on their Ajiaco literally an hour after landing. It was as good as I remember! The restaurant is a little small, so it can get crowded fast, but I enjoy the vibe regardless.... More 

Thank DesertDom
Hillsboro, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We were invited by friends to this "Cuban" restaurant. Food was not so Cuban and service was poor and unprofessional. The manager got upset cause he was expecting that in a party of 11 of us, only two credit card transactions were allowed (by the way, read the fine prints on the menu). Very rude people at this place!

Thank Ismael C
Otter Rock, Oregon
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We've been coming here regularly since its first year. As we have traveled more in Latin America, our appreciation has grown. A bonus for us is their expansion into heated, under-cover sidewalk seating. We remember the early days when it was muy difficile to get a table. Now with the added outdoor tables it's a much shorter wait, if any,... More 

Thank otterboy2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2811 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-233-0511

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?