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Autentica Mexican Cuisine

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5507 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-6805
+1 503-287-7555
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was looking forward to dine here. We walk in to a very loud quaint atmosphere where we were sat (packed in like sardines). Waitress kept bumping into me when serving table behind us. Service was not great but not good. Food was ok except for the shrimp. I will admit, the only reason why I will give this place a... More 

Thank rollingwheel
Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was my first time at Autentica. I went with a friend who is a regular and she had raved about it. Let me just say, the raves were spot on. First of all, the guacamole was OUTSTANDING. I could have made a meal of just that. We also shared queso fundido, carnitas and a mole. I had a delicious... More 

Thank obleak1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We loved sitting outside on the patio. The vibe is super casual. We started with Sangria - not the icky, sweet junk you often get, but flavorful, tasty Sangria. The service is not speedy, but we were quite content to enjoy our friends and the lovely evening. The ceviche came out quickly and it was well prepared: fresh, piquant, and... More 

Thank Hughzell
Boise, Idaho
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Ate her last night on a whim... found it by a Google map search of nearby restaurants. I had the baby back ribs, potato salad, and beans which all were very, very good. My wife and son both had the two enchilada and chili releno dish which was amazing! I ended up eating half of my wife's plate and it... More 

Thank Matt C
Silverton, Oregon
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413 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

If the weather is nice, request a table on the patio and enjoy a lovely meal. The menu has lots of enticing choices, but the chilaquiles may be the best option. The service the morning we went was friendly and attentive, and we had a lovely brunch. We had made a reservation through Open Table, but they didn't seem to... More 

Thank 03Val48
Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Terribly slow, detached service, something is amiss at this spot that we used to love. Too bad-hope they can overcome whatever the problems are

Thank Greg L
Portland, Oregon
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Went to Autentica for Brunch and was very pleased. Good selection of breakfast and lunch type options, all fairly authentic in their Mexican inspiration. The chilaquiles and Tortas are fantastic, and the drinks are great. They also have a nice patio for when the weather is good.

Thank moss1310
Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Thursday's are the only days Autentica serves posole, a Mexican stew with hominy and shredded pork. The broth is delicious! They also provide the traditional plate of accompaniments that includes cotija cheese, diced radish and onion, herbs, limes, chips, taquitos and stuffed jalapeños. They serve it very much like you would find in Mexico. Great excuse dining out on a... More 

Thank Neil C
Portland, Oregon
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Autentica is not your typical Mexican restaurant. While you will find some familiar items on the menu (a nice list of Mexican beers, for example), Autentica also offers a slightly more sophisticated take on Mexican cuisine than you will find at your local taqueria. The handmade corn and blue corn tortillas just fresh from the griddle are heavenly. It's very... More 

Thank marksmallwood
Portland, Oregon
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I don't hand out excellent reviews easily but Autentica deserves the accolade. We visited there for an early dinner and were won over from the start. The quiet, cozy, colorful space sits next to two other restaurants on the corner of Killingsworth and 30th. We walked in at 5:00 on a Saturday without a reservation and were promptly greeted and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5507 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-6805
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-287-7555

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