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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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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Mike A
Orlando, Florida
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309 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank TheOranges
Ulm, Germany
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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176 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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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Thank HenryW
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Thank Mary W
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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 June 25, 2016 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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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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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
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 97202-1242
  • 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?