We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pambiche

#104 of 3,361 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2811 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232-2433
503-233-0511
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 285: English reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
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.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Gresham, Oregon
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank DesertDom
Hillsboro, Oregon
Level Contributor
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!

Helpful?
Thank Ismael C
Otter Rock, Oregon
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank otterboy2016
Springfield, MO
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank CrunchyGranola
Hanover, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
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!

Helpful?
Thank LeeFuhrman
Piedmont North Carolina
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank phil2u
stuckintx
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank tweedybird
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank Becky O
Spokane, Washington
Level Contributor
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!

Helpful?
Thank Celia N

Travelers who viewed Pambiche also viewed

 

Been to Pambiche? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pambiche staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?