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Nuestra Cocina

2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1242
+1 503-232-2135
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ceviche” (21 reviews)
“chile relleno” (11 reviews)
“tortillas” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1242
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Went there influenced by reviews but fell short of expectation. Slow and impersonal service, more interested in getting the next order of drinks than in the actual satisfaction of the customer. Food fine but don't buy that of 'best Mexican food restaurant' in Portland. Weak...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank MALECR2014
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Folks, from food to drinks this place a underpriced (NO don't raise your prices!) Ive eaten in 38 states, I believe, and lived a long time in highly Hispanic areas of Calif where little out of the way places would bring delightful surprises. This is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank marv v
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful little restaurant in the midst of a quaint neighborhood. This is not your big box Mexican food. The chef grew up eating Mom's Mexican cooking and he has not only duplicated it, but expanded it to all regions of Mexico. This is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We had tocoe appetizers, pulled pork, excellent! Then chicken enchiladas, roast pork, lamb, a prawn dish, steak, and a vegetarian stuffed pepper. Every dish was excellent. Desserts were also excellent. The waitresses were upbeat and nice people. A small place, and we heard it was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank thelion44
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Thought I was going to a very casual place, but in fact it is a very cool, almost upscale place. Sat at the bar - friendly and helpful service from Kayla - and food comes out pretty quickly. Had a wonderful ceviche with plenty of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank smdds
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

This was the second time we’ve eaten here. The food is traditional, sort of home-style Mexican food. Braised meats, roasted veggies. Excellent, varied choices of both appetizers and entrees. The margarita choices are fabulous. Loved the ginger-pomegranate-lime and the blood orange varieties. The service was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kfd819
Reviewed August 5, 2018

First off the Margarita Traditional, made with fresh juice and muddled fruit, is a great reason to stop in at the bar but you will miss an opportunity if you don't stay for some great food. The menu contains several vegetarian items that should be...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pdxworldtravler
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We came in around 8:00pm, and got seated around 8:40pm. You can have a drink at the bar while you wait. We went on a walk around the nice neighborhood. The service was quick, friendly and knowledgeable. We had guacamole and homemade chips, ceviche, pork...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Andy K
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful authentic style Mexican food. Loved everything and wish could have eaten more! Nice service and delicious food. No reservations taken, so you might have to wait for a table. You won’t mind the wait once you eat!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank donaldh886
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We took our nephew and his fiance there from out of town because they had read the reviews on Yelp. Nuestra Cocina delivered!!! Where do I start? The tortilla soup was amazing as was everything we ordered. The flavors are so rich and tantalizing. Truly...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank GinaFN
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john s
July 11, 2017|
Response from Ronald Alan R | Reviewed this property |
No Come before they open That works best for me
Bill P
April 7, 2017|
Response from Ronald Alan R | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what time you get there No more than 20 minutes I get there at opening time and take my time and enjoy watching the plates go out while I sit at the bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 503-232-2135
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