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#102 of 3,352 Restaurants in Portland
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2811 NE Gilsan St, Portland, OR 97232
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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Springfield, MO
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of the best Cuban restaurants I've been to! (including locations in West Chicago and Miami) The Pescado con Coco was amazing and the plantains were perfectly done with traditional sauces available. Great neighborhood location with outdoor seating.

Thank CrunchyGranola
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit for Lunch, Happy Hour or Dinner. I have never had a bad meal here. Great service with a smile and the food is delicious. They may be busy, but it is worth the wait!

Thank LeeFuhrman
Piedmont North Carolina
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128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a diverse and fun group of guests! We were fortunate to choose a beautiful early summer evening to dine at Pambiche and were seated outside. It was difficult to choose from the extraordinary offering of Cuban fare, some classics, some "creaciones nuevas." We chose the "plato communista," "moros y cristianos," and "ensalada caribena." Each dish was carefully composed and... More 

1 Thank phil2u
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant last week while in Portland. All of us had something different. All of it was fabulous. The empanadas are perfect and have a choice of fillings. The arroz con pollo and shrimp enchilados were not short on chicken and shrimp and the sauces were amazing. The plantains were cartelized to perfection and melted in our mouths.... More 

Thank tweedybird
Portland, Oregon
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72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Menu a very good summary of Cuban cuisine well prepared. Complex spicing, variety of selections, full bar, small interior with cheery decor. Sidewalk seating. Always crowded so some strategy or several attempts may be necessary or a long line is in store. Worth it.

Thank Becky O
Spokane, Washington
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Some of us opted for main dishes - generous plates of rice, beans and sauces, and everyone was very pleased with theirs. I stuck to dessert only and much enjoyed the guava and carrot cake - light and tasty!

Thank Celia N
Bend, Oregon
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I've driven by this place a number of times over the past 6 months. I finally stopped in and had dinner. It was awesome food, generous servings and the deserts are beautiful. I brought my business partner over the next day for lunch. You will not be disappointed! Another Portland Restaurant I can put on my ever growing list of... More 

Thank C S
Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I decided to share this SE gem with my kids this week and was once again in love with everything about it! My favorite dish is Arroz Con Pollo which has plaintain bananas, rice, chicken, cabbage and green olives. The portion is huge, so I have leftovers for later. My son really enjoyed his Cuban sandwich and mango shake. The... More 

Thank PaulalovesPortland
Vancouver, Washington
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This place is fun and lively. We came for my brother's birthday and waited a while but finally got seated in the small interior. it was worth the wait as always. I recommend saving room for dessert. :)

Thank Melissa W
Olympia, Washington
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I had another great eating experience at Pambiche! It was my fourth time there, and Pambiche didn't disappoint. I had the Creole shrimp and and fish croquettes. My friend had the Creole chicken. We both left happy.

Thank Tony H

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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
Average prices
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 Gilsan St, Portland, OR 97232
  • 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?