Portland >Food & Dining > Nuestra Cocina
2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720245.504897 -122.643969
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Hosford - Abernethy
Margies and fundido: fun indeedo. Best Mex in town, now with covered patio dining. Olé!
Bringing a burst of color to Division with its pumpkin façade, things only get more festive when you actually go inside this cheerful Latin looker, especially once you’ve ordered a round of the exceptional house margaritas. My ideal meal is the Yucatan lime soup, pork tacos, cebiche special and naturally, the dessert crepes.
Great drinks and great food. Be prepared to wait for a table on a weekend.
Very good! – Fantastic food great prices. Service is friendly. Very clean. Can be noisy when crowded. The garlic sauce is amazing and extremely garlicky. All the food has been good.
New favorite restaurant - not your typical Mexican style! – I love this place. The food is not just good, its imaginative and great. Drinks are excellent, too. Tequila, mango and hot chili flavored beverages compliment the food. Great place to share plates - the stuffed peppers, tacos and the ceviche are always good bets. Gets crowded at peak times.
every meal is 5 star – I have gone here about 20x and evey meal is fantastic, and they have the best cinnamon ice cream ever. I love the eating bar, love the ambiance and the wait staff are terrific. go here you won't regret it
Good food, great prices, one downfall – I have to admit I have heard a lot of good things about this restaurant, so I talked my fiance into taking me there. Once we entered we were greeted and were told the wait would be 35-40 mins, so we decided to stay with the option of having a drink and appetizers at the bar. The drinks were out of this world good, spicy margaritas and a chile mango martini. Before we knew it our table was ready (it really only took 20 mins for a table to open up). The wait staff was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. We were served hot tortillas with a very mild salsa to start with which were very tasty.
Everything up until this point was going very good, until the hostess came by our table to see how we were doing where upon she proceeded to start talking about how she was going to get married and she has a little girl, she even pulled out a photo to show us, and then she said she was sick. We got our food ate and then when our meal was finished she came back to the table and chatted us up even more, at this point it was getting a little annoying. I opted not to eat dessert so that we could leave and not be approached once again.
The food was amazing the drinks were amazing, everything up until that point was going well, but after awhile we were just starting to feel a little harassed.
Exceptional! – At the risk of never being able to get a table again,I will confess...If I lived nearer to this restaurant, I would eat here every night. I've traveled all through Mexico, and lived in Texas. This is not Tex-Mex (food covered in cheese) this is as good...or better than any Mexican food I ever had in Texas, and brings back memories of many fabulous meals I had in Mexico. The Enchiladas Verde are perfect, The Tortilla Soup is just as it should be....and the Chile Relleno is the best I've ever eaten. The sauces are excellent.....I could name every dish...but they are all wonderful. The staff is (sincerely) friendly, the bar is great. This is as they say....The Real Deal!
Best margarita in town – The bar here is fantastic! It's always busy but worth the wait. I prefer to sit at the bar and snack on appetizers - the bartenders are always a lot of fun. :) Though all the food on the menu is awesome, the sopes & the chile relleno are my faves.
Good food - try the ceviche. – One day I was craving ceviche. So I came to Yelp, typed in ceviche & Nuestra Cocina was one of the places that came up. After reading all the great reviews, we decided to give it a shot.
We did have to wait a bit for a table, but we were able to chill at the bar and have some drinks while waiting.
Once we were seated, we ordered the Ceviche of the Day and it definitely satisfied my craving. My husband order lamb shoulder for his entree and I ordered carnitas - both were excellent.
We also enjoyed our drinks as well - Sangria and a traditional margarita.
We will definitely be going back.
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