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Nuestra Cocina

#134 of 3,449 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1242
+1 503-232-2135
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times and decided to take my youngest daughter out for a dad date night. The service was great as always and the food was really good. The chocolate cake was awesome Thanks Ben and Shannon Love your restaurant Ron

Thank Ronald Alan R
Portland, United States
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Went there with a group for dinner, the food was exceptional and the server knowledgeable and charming. Everyone at the table ordered something different and everyone loved their food. Very creative take on Mexican Food.

Thank Linda C D
Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We love Nuestra Cocina! Everything on the menu is fresh and succulent. The restaurant has a stable staff of cooks, bartenders and waiters that always remember you.

Thank Nicholas S
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you are looking for traditional Mexican food, this is NOT the place. This is a high end, creative take on traditional foods.Their take on tacos, burritos, salsa and chips is different. Although tasty, it wasn't my style. I was looking for everyday, maybe food truck home style. Had the 1/2 chicken (which was small) which was ok. Other guest... More 

Thank onestateatatime
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I'm going to gush a little, okay maybe a lot! We had never visited this establishment before, therefore didn't know what to order, food or drink wise. Decided on the chipotle infused strawberry margarita. Not something I would usually order but was feeling adventurous. It was delicious and perfectly balanced. Not too sweet with the slow burn of chipotle warming... More 

Thank Ann W
Albuquerque, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Amazing shrimp ceviche, homemade corn tortillas, interesting sangrias and margaritas. Overall very creative and tasty. Come early if you want a table. Friendly staff.

1 Thank Zialucia
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is not a fancy place, and you will be very comfortable in casual clothing. The food is excellent. Shredded beef taquitoes in avocado purée, tacos de puerco, grilled corn on the cob with chili, lime and cheese, grilled white prawns--everything was delicious! Just thinking about their food is making me hungry. There is a full-service bar, and there is... More 

1 Thank jmk060
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139 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is Mexican influenced food Portlandia. High prices, small plates, pretty tasty flavors. Disappointments were the drinks - $7.50 for a mulled margarita - nothing special but the price. The pork tacos were tasty but the grease levels were substantial and served on the tiny house tortillas that looked to be 3" in diameter so the generous dollop of meat... More 

Thank Mike A
Orlando, Florida
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242 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This turned out to be our favorite restaurant in Portland. Our server, Kaylie, was super helpful in guiding us through the menu and margaritas. They are incredibly flexible and made minor tweaks to accommodate our tastes. The extra spicy margaritas were especially fantastic ! We really enjoyed the pork chile rellenos, the gorditas, corn on the cob, taquitos, and camarones.... More 

Thank TheOranges
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband and I ate dinner at this little gem. We arrived at 5PM to find a line of people waiting for the doors to open. After being seated, we needed time to examine the menu and asked many questions because this is not a typical Mexican restaurant. The chef has mastered the "sauces" which bring the food to a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1242
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-232-2135

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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?