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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Springfield, MO
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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 July 14, 2016 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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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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

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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
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?