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“ice cold margaritas...yum!”

Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #687 of 4,292 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Mexican
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Port Coquitlam BC Canada
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“ice cold margaritas...yum!”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

We were staying close to this restaurant so we decided to check it out. After walking all over downtown Portland we stopped in and had blended lime margaritas. Fantastic! Our server was friendly and quick to get our order in. We tried the Mazatlan natchos (made with chicken) as we were not that hungry, just peckish...they were to die for! If I am ever back in Portland I would go back.

  • Visited May 2012
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Hometown
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“Look Elsewhere”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

Good service, but the food was bland, uninteresting, and served lukewarm. It was just not that great.

Visited November 2011
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“Poor service, good food.”
Reviewed September 7, 2009

We dined on a Monday afternoon, about two o'clock.

The clientele was okay. Lots of families... a couple and their friends and children celebrating a birthday, dads and sons ready for the game at PGE.. that sort of atmosphere.

The food was served in a timely manner, and it was good. The prices were decent, although some of the items were overpriced while some even seemed underpriced.

Our server however, was slightly unprofessional. Very forgetful and extremely weird about the order in which he completed tasks (i.e. wiping a table before running our check or only bringing one refill drink to the table). The friendliest he was towards us was when he returned out ran credit card and receipt and gave that fake thanks for coming in... (don't forget my tip..) little line at the end of the meal.

It was a little disheartening to say the least. Not sure I'll return. Maybe happy hour turns out to be a better deal? Not sure though because there weren't prices listed on any of their alcoholic drinks. That's usually a warning that they're a tad overpriced... We'll see.

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Portland, Oregon
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“A Good Casual Mexican Restaurant”
Reviewed February 23, 2008

Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant is tucked into a little pocket of SW Morrison, facing West Burnside, across from the Stadium Fred Meyer Store. It's in a good location being just a block away from Civic Stadium. The parking lot is a bit small and there is a short but steep hill to walk up to it - but I was able to find a parking spot there the two times I've eaten here. The building is on the South side of W Burnside, and depending on traffic it may be easier to approach when you are heading East on W Burnside.

The building is an old Red Robin restaurant, which they have tried to redecorate into a Mexican theme. For dinner, they keep the place somewhat dark, perhaps adding a little atmosphere - it was not crowded at the dinner hour on this Friday. They have tables and booths, including some around a fireplace in the back - which was not lit when were there in February.

We were seated right away and water, chips and salsa appeared quickly. You can check out their menu on their website, but it's pretty much standard fare, many combo dishes served with rice, beans, pico d gallo and guacamole. This last visit we had their special available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday - $11 Pork Carnitas. It was roasted pork sirloin and ribs, served in a combo platter. The meat was reasonably tender, although their didn't seem to be much seasoning to it. The rice and beans were fine. The meal included flour or corn tortillas, served warm.

The amount of pork was large, we both took home about half of the meal in a to-go box. They did have some desserts offered, such as deep-fried ice cream, churos and a few others, but we were too full to attempt any on this trip

Although I would not take people here to 'entertain' them, I certainly would not be opposed to going back the next time we are downtown and looking for a respectable Mexican restaurant. I'm guessing it would be a great place for a long lunch, and maybe for an inexpensive dinner when on a date. I'm sure we will visit this place again.

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