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Andina Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 4,588 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $80
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Pearl
Cross street: 13th
Transit: Portland Streetcar: 10th/Glisan (Northbound to NW 23rd) and 11th/Glisan (Southbound to PSU)
Description: Andina draws inspiration from the native culinary traditions of Peru, as well as from the contemporary cooking by some of Peru’s leading chefs. Owner Doris Rodriguez de Platt, collaborates with Andina’s kitchen team to develop a menu that celebrates her family’s Andean roots, interweaving the ideas and techniques of both Criollo and Novo-Andean cuisines. The kitchen sources native and local ingredients to create dishes at once traditionally rooted and personally inspired. Founded in 2003, Andina emerged as one of the region’s leading Peruvian restaurants and continues to generate wide appeal within the food communities in and around Portland, and much further afield.
Reviewed December 25, 2012

I have eaten at Andina before and I am sorry to say this latest experience was not at the same level.
First I was offered a glass that had a black speck in it and I was the one to have to point it out, rather than the waiter checking first..
Then we were brought the bread for the table: this was spongy, airy, cold and almost "wet" feeling. A very plain bread indeed.
I went on to a very well prepared and very tasty lamb shank, that was unfortunately masked and dulled by the excessive amount of garlic in everything around it, starting for a very garlic-tainted rice.
I must say, though, that the courtesy and manners of the personnel were still of high level and that counts a lot.

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Thank ChefLuigiBo
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Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant should also be on the top of things to so in Portland. It's a food experience, a landmark, an event.

I had no idea what Peruvian food is and still don't know exactly. It compares to nothing else but the best comparison would be some of the Spanish dishes I have had in Spain.

The menu is huge, almost overwhelming and I needed some help to find my way.

The service was very good, not a high class strict service, more friendly and very welcoming. Serving and helping you enjoy the place.

It's not inexpensive but well worth it.

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Thank nthirion
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Went there after seeing it top the trip advisor ratings and wasnt disappointed. Great food, knowledgeable service and not bad value for money for the exceptional quality.

Thank CapeTownRunner
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

It's gotten too popular. Make sure to make your reservations early. Love to go there for tapas. I love that Doris circulates among the tables and is so concerned about the quality of the food and the experience. The little tasing extras that often show up unexpected at your table never fail to add to the experience. The bar has a wide range of excellent drinks including the signature pisco sour.

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Thank Richard H
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The truly extraordinary is found not in the place but in the person. For Andina that person is Mama Doris. Doris Rodriguez de Platt and her family own Andina, but for Mama Doris you are not a customer but a guest in her home. She welcomes you not just into her home, but into her heart as she shares not just the exquisite flavors of the Andes, but the story of the food and the culture.

It is with joy that I take guests to Andina, set the menus aside and invite them to experience the evening as Andina delights us with the food and wine Mama Doris chooses to share with us from her heart.

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Thank Lynn F
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