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“Maybe the best in Portland”
Review of La Bamba

La Bamba
Ranked #1,154 of 4,385 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

This moderately priced restaurant may be the best Mexican restaurant in Portland. I suggest their more exotic items on their menu. Everything is good. Nice decor and staff as well. I have a home near the Mexican border in Arizona and have traveled a lot in Mexico. This is the real deal, and better by far than most in the Tucson area. If it was located in a more upscale area it would be really well-known.

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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The service is very fast and we each ordered a meal and it all came very quickly and the food was stellar! Everything was great and the service was fantastic. If your looking for delicious Mexican food, this is the place.

2  Thank Elise M
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Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

First visit and we plan to return. A very extensive menu with a large selection of seafood. Emphasis on mole (Oaxacan) and Yucatan dishes. Great house Margarita and very friendly servers. We'll be back.

2  Thank SamL29
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Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Great people, well-constructed menu and hard to beat prices. They work hard to please and always have interesting specials. Their Tequila selection is also robust enough for anyone's tastes.

1  Thank J H
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Reviewed March 28, 2016

My boyfriend and I love Mexican food and have our go-to places. We wanted to try somewhere new and after googling "best Mexican restaurants" we saw La Bamba and decided to give it a try. The server was fast and nice. We started with a cactus salad. It tasted good but not sure it is something i would order again (was my first time trying cactus). We split one of the daily specials, which was a chicken verde dish, and also shared a dish on the menu that was an Oaxan brown mole. They were both delicious. The food came out fast and we had enough leftover for lunch the following day. We will be back.

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2  Thank laura c
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