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Nuestra Cocina

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2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
(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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Portland, Oregon
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Thank HenryW
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Mary W
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Hammytoss
Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Nuestra Cocina 3 times, and have been delighted every time. The drinks are great, and the bartenders are always open to making specialty cocktails however you want them. All the food on the menu has been great. The only thing that was just ok rather than outstanding was the ceviche appetizer, and still, it was good.... More 

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Thank Elicia B
Tigard, Oregon
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent meal! The service was outstanding to start with. Now for the food...it was so very good! We ended up ordering appetizers for our meal, and there were 4 of us so we shared almost every appetizer on the menu. There was not a single one that was not delicious! It was such a nice treat to have wonderful different... More 

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Thank Andrea S
Vancouver, Washington
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This place is the Real Deal, from the appetizers to the desert. The have at least three levels of salsas hottness. The Chicken with Mole sauce and mint rice was to die for. Its nice eating with our family as we shared 4 deserts and they were all winners. They have a real nice Drink list as well. I found... More 

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Thank sailingJerry
Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is not a Tex-Mex dive, this is a real restaurant! The food is varied and very well prepared. They run the gamut from seafood to meat to veggies, and do it all well. Folks from outside of Portland, and that includes the suburbians, will find it hard to park and small in area, but they're used to eating at... More 

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Thank MRK-Portland
Portland, Oregon
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We tried this popular restaurant twice. The food is interesting and unique. The spice is on the warm side, but there is something for all appetites. Our family has a variety of dietary restrictions and tastes; everyone found something to try and each dish was perfection. On the other hand, it was hard to have a conversation. No said that... More 

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Thank Pamela C
Oregon
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This isn't your americanized cheesy Mexican food. This is delicious authentic food, served in a hip bustling atmosphere. Love the margaritas and moles and ceviches. Definitely higher end Mexican, but a perfect spot to have a delicious meal if you don't mind waiting for a table ;)!

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Thank Jetfiretraveler
Edmonton
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Super friendly service, great food and drinks, great experience. Need to arrive when they open to get a table for more than 2 people. They don't take reservations.

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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, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 232-2135

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