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La Costita

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17102 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236-8715
(503) 661-0141
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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We decided to try out this little restaurant. It was surprising large inside. We were seated quickly and the waiter was prompt at taking our order. Tried the tres Mexican and the pork carnitas. Both were served hot with beans rice and tortilla. Tres Mexican had the red Colorado chili with pork, chili verde and chile rellano. Very Good flavors... More 

Thank A7199PZdavidm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Yummy Mexican American food. Not fancy outside, cute inside. Friendly staff. They refilled our salsa with a salsa picture :) Large serving size. My fav was the Tostada.

Thank SandiS S
Gresham, Oregon, United States
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We went to celebrate a birthday, a party of ten. The drinks were large, but not cheap $$$, we had to constantly find a server to get more chips and salsa and when one of the kids spilled their water I had to run and try to get a towel and by the time anyone arrived we cleaned it with... More 

Thank Danny D
Central California
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Chips didn't taste freshly made, but salsa did. We had 4 different meals and all were tasty and surprisingly "authentic" but a little "modern mex" for my taste--I prefer "traditional" with Mexican food. All in all very good, but a little pricey for what we had.

Thank SKSA
Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We have eaten at the Barbur location every week for several years and the food is fine, cheap Mexican food. The staff has always been fine. Last night I went with my 3 kids and we left and then I immediately realized within 5 minutes my kids had left my Iphone on the table. We went back and it had... More 

Thank CW7772013
Bend, Oregon
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We came as a group of six and waited forever for our food and drink to be delivered. When we finally got our food it looked like it had been microwaved. My plate was not what I ordered, but close enough and we had wasted so much time so I just ate it and got out of there. Do not... More 

Thank benddean
Laurelwood, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This was my favorite restaurant when first introduced to me by friends around 2005/2006. I would literally travel an hour for their arroz con pollo and a great margarita. Flash forward to 2013 and things have unfortunately changed considerably. The bartender, while pleasant, did not understand my order for a margarita due to a language barrier. The rest of the... More 

Thank Tricia O
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a dinner here. My husband had a very hearty chicken soup, which he loved. And I had the chicken quesidillas. I would have preferred a little more crisp on the tortilla but otherwise it was delicious.

Thank Marie52024
Portland, Oregon
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154 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I am not sure where the other La Costita Mexican Restaurants are nor have I eaten at another location but this one has always been consistent both in service, food and atmosphere. I have eaten here several times and have tried various Mexican dishes that are on the menu and have yet to be disappointed. We have also had drinks... More 

Thank PortlandWirenut
Portland, OR
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in the East Portland area. It is somewhat out of the way, out SE Powell Avenue to about 160th, in a little shopping area near to a Bi-Mart. The food is better than average, the restaurant clean and comfortable, eat in the bar to watch a football game, or in the main well decorated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17102 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236-8715
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 661-0141

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