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“Worth the drive.”
Review of Nuestra Mesa

Nuestra Mesa
Ranked #7 of 58 Restaurants in Camas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Living in Hood River, Oregon, an hour east of Portland, we have pretty much tried all the restaurants in the surrounding areas of White Salmon, Bingen, The Dalles, Stevenson and Vancouver. Surprise, surprise! Just for a lark, we took the hour drive to Camas (just east of Vancouver) and found Camas, Washington's Nuestra Mesa, a small, family-owned Mexican diner with authentic food, fresh ingredients and attentive employees. The location is on the tree-lined main street in town (which we had never before turned off the 14 highway to investigate). A very picturesque little town, for sure, with it's old-timey street lights, boutique hotel and turn-of-the-century buildings. Nuestra Mesa's interior features high brick walls and wooden tables that wisk your mind south of the border the moment you walk through the door. All that aside, the food was terrific. I had a taco salad with chicken ($14 and worth it) that was a garden in a taco shell, with enough ingredients for two hungry people. My wife had two tacos ($3.50 each), fish and carnitas. Lots of delicious fish and the carnitas was good (not as good as the ones at Michoacan in Odell, Oregon... but what is?). Maybe one of other tempting choices next time (chorizo, pollo, etc.). The beer was cold, the service friendly (the owner is the host?) and the experience made our trip to Camas well worth the three hours we spent going through the nearby antique shop, tattoo parlor, clothing and shoe stores. We will definitely return soon, if nothing else, to just to step back in time, have a great meal and drive the Washington-side highway along the mighty Columbia. Wow, what a beautiful part of the world this is.

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to lunch at Nuestra Mesa. It was like being transported to a Mexican cantina, with the dia de los muertos statues, Our Lady and Frida. Everything looked and tasted homemade, with just the right amount of heat. The guac was fresh and the salsa had a nice smokey flavor. My fish / pork tacos were filling and very good. The taco salad was enough for an entire family. All in all, it was a good dining experience. It was also easy to see why this is one of the two best restaurants in downtown Camas - along with Camas Harvest.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Chimichanga, Chips and Guacamole, Any of the drinks, Chilie Relleno, great tacos and at lunch they offer tortas!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

The place is casual but the food is prepared with style and has a true Mexican flavor. Not your typical Mexican/American place. If you want an easy place to relax, I would recommend this place. My wife had the Margarita and she said it was good. The place is small and not a lot of tables. Also not great for big groups. Worth the visit.

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Thank vancouverpetee
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you are looking for typical Mexican, this is not the place for you. Food was good and quality was there but a little too snooty for a Mexican restaurant. Atmosphere was just not there for me. Certainly not a family restaurant.

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