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2811 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232-2433
+1 503-233-0511
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Oberlin, Ohio
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Portland from Ohio on a food trip, we own a restaurant and wanted to get new ideas. Pambiche was one of the best places we experienced. The food was really excellent, well prepared and the service was on point! We had two brunch dishes mixed with a Cuban sandwich. We all shared our dishes and each one... More 

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Thank Matt A
Happy Valley
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I adore Pambiche. This is one of the places that if someone hasn't been to before, I will take them. The food is fantastic, and worth the wait. And 99% of the time, there WILL be a wait, so come prepared to wait outside probably for a table. They do have outside seating with heat lamps and it's much easier... More 

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Thank Stressmonster
Portland, United States
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a review of lunch at Pambiche; I've never had dinner or brunch there. I always enjoy eating lunch at Pambiche. (I should mention that, although Pambiche has outdoor seating, I always eat indoors.) The service is friendly and professional, the space is pleasant and colorfully decorated (although perhaps a little cramped), and the food is reliably good. When... More 

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Thank James C
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Cuban food. Great primitive atmosphere and wonderful fresh Cuban food. Good drinks too and friendly service. May be a wait on line but worth it. Just get a drink and breathe and then get your table.

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Thank jmshep1
Portland, Oregon
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75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Just got back from trip to Cuba and wanted a taste of it in my mouth. So long a line we left after 20 minutes with no tables opened up. This place is tiny and does not take reservations plus has good food and so is very popular. They need a bigger space or should take reservations. Situation ridiculous.

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Thank Becky O
Vancouver, Washington
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129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Went here with a couple friends to try it out! Oh my goodness! So good, I don't remember the plate I ordered, but it had shredded beef I believe. I tried their hot chocolate, it was a large cup of warm deliciousness! The service was great, our server kept up on checking on us and our refills. The atmosphere is... More 

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Thank hmariecj
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I came here on a business trip, and was positively blown away. Portland, in my mind, has the best food in the country. We sampled a number of dishes and beverages on the menu and were delighted. I cannot wait to come here again!

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Thank Renée D
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13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Good food and dessert as usual. I hope they will consider expanding the place soon. The space is too small to move around. The description of each dish in the menu should be clearer. I ordered the chicken dish without the word "bone-in", but turned out to be "bone-in" anyway. So wonder what is the point of saying "bone-in" in... More 

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Thank Kevin C
Portland, Oregon, United States
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402 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

returned for my birthday lunch...had a tecate, and my partner had the 15 yr rum...then i had the huevos a la cubano with codfish and yucca fritas...my partner had the picadillo comunista socialist soy hash,a dnpan fritos....plus she had the guava cheesecake...everything was superb, tasty, and festive...we love the staff, as they are the friendliest....thx so much!

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Thank Teresa M
Newcastle, Washington
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

If you like Cuba and authentic Cuban food you will love this little gem of a restaurant. It is beautifully decorated in Cuban and Latin American artwork, the food is authentic, fresh and delicious, and the service comes with a smile. I had the typical Cuban sandwich and it was perfect. I've been eating those for 20 years and this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2811 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-233-0511

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?