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Nuestra Cocina

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2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1242
(503) 232-2135
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Massachusetts
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for traditional Mexican food, this is NOT the place. This is a high end, creative take on traditional foods.Their take on tacos, burritos, salsa and chips is different. Although tasty, it wasn't my style. I was looking for everyday, maybe food truck home style. Had the 1/2 chicken (which was small) which was ok. Other guest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm going to gush a little, okay maybe a lot! We had never visited this establishment before, therefore didn't know what to order, food or drink wise. Decided on the chipotle infused strawberry margarita. Not something I would usually order but was feeling adventurous. It was delicious and perfectly balanced. Not too sweet with the slow burn of chipotle warming... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing shrimp ceviche, homemade corn tortillas, interesting sangrias and margaritas. Overall very creative and tasty. Come early if you want a table. Friendly staff.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is not a fancy place, and you will be very comfortable in casual clothing. The food is excellent. Shredded beef taquitoes in avocado purée, tacos de puerco, grilled corn on the cob with chili, lime and cheese, grilled white prawns--everything was delicious! Just thinking about their food is making me hungry. There is a full-service bar, and there is... More 

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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

This is Mexican influenced food Portlandia. High prices, small plates, pretty tasty flavors. Disappointments were the drinks - $7.50 for a mulled margarita - nothing special but the price. The pork tacos were tasty but the grease levels were substantial and served on the tiny house tortillas that looked to be 3" in diameter so the generous dollop of meat... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This turned out to be our favorite restaurant in Portland. Our server, Kaylie, was super helpful in guiding us through the menu and margaritas. They are incredibly flexible and made minor tweaks to accommodate our tastes. The extra spicy margaritas were especially fantastic ! We really enjoyed the pork chile rellenos, the gorditas, corn on the cob, taquitos, and camarones.... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

My husband and I ate dinner at this little gem. We arrived at 5PM to find a line of people waiting for the doors to open. After being seated, we needed time to examine the menu and asked many questions because this is not a typical Mexican restaurant. The chef has mastered the "sauces" which bring the food to a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We're Chicago transplants, and have enjoyed the Rick Bayless "gourmet" nuevo Mexican food that he served. NC matches Topolobampo at a more affordable and accessible location than other top Portland restaurants. We thought the ceviche and fresh lime house margaritas were great.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Nuestra Cocina - "Our Kitchen" - is a wonderful go-to Mexican restaurant on SE Division in our neighborhood. There are choices in this little foodie spot on that street/good sushi across the street/a pizza joint for a slice or 3/or, a high-end spot directly across the street. One does have a different way of going/places to eat, if Nuestra is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

A very busy place, and there is a reason for it. hand made tortillas, a well rehearsed staff you will find if you sit at the bar and watch food go out. Quality and consistency are bench marks here. We had three Antojitos & Ensaladas and shared. The Enchiladas en mole puya con pollo y queso cotija, the carnitas de... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1242
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 232-2135

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?