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“Excellent Oaxacan Cuisine in a Casual Setting”

Autentica Mexican Cuisine
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Ranked #652 of 4,341 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent Oaxacan Cuisine in a Casual Setting”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our regular stop for Mexican (not Mexican American) cuisine. As usual, we got the tacos al pastore for appetizers -- always well prepared. They also serve complementary corn tortillas with three sauces. We sat out, there's a nice patio in the back. The three of us then ordered three entrees to eat family style; the server suggested that the entrees be served sequentially, with the mildest first, and this was an excellent suggestion. We had the daily "special" first, a tuna loin, followed by a stuffed pepper (vegan and our favorite that night) and the chicken mole. If it returns to the menu, my all-time favorite is the barbacoa.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Nothing good”
Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We went there for the staff party and it wasn't a good choice. Service was extremely slow, food wasn't good, drinks were terrible, no one liked it. I wouldn't go back there and would not recommend it to anyone. Also prices are outragious for what you get, honestly the food might be a little better than taco time. Very disappointing.

  • Visited August 2013
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Lummi Island, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Spectacularly Unusual”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

We visited Portland on May 26, 2013, and after web searching for a unique meal in a city famous for food, we decided on Autentica, and were not disappointed! We selected meals we have never tried before, and enjoyed the adventure. The service was excellent, and the quality and food preparation we outstanding. We will return!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Ed S
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Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Authentica”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great food, and wonderful happy hour! My wife and I truly enjoy the authenticity of Autentica from the skeletons to the wonderful dishes, whats no to like!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank ammantio
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Kowloon
Level 6 Contributor
242 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“What's not to like?”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Enchiladas, tacos, guacamole, steak, chicken, everything I tried was great. The location is outside the downtown area in NE but only takes a few minutes to get there. The restaurant is attractive and the staff are friendly.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank moniker11
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