Whether it’s a fresh street-style taco or a gigantic burrito, Mexican cuisine is definitely #1 to many food fanatics. Luckily for us, Portland offers some of the most authentic and tasty Mexican food around. Here’s a list of some of the best Mexican restaurants in Portland:
1. Nuestra Cocina - SE Portland
With their handmade corn tortillas and delicious meat marinades, Nuestra Cocina transforms the most simple dish concepts (like the sopes pictured here) into something completely out of this world.
2. La Cocina - NE Portland
This family-owned family establishment serves up a premium seafood soup and the most delicious mole you will ever have.
3. Güero - SE Portland
Known for their fresh tortas is this frequently talked about Mexican food truck. Come to Güero for a fresh spin on Mexican meals.
4. Santería - SW Portland
Smack dab in the middle of downtown Portland is the tucked away Santería, which is a restaurant that isn't talked about enough. Their mole sauce will send your taste buds into a state of shock with it's unbelievably tasty flavor combinations.
5. Por Que No? Taquiera - Multiple Locations
Although their lines are typically wrapped around the block, you do not want to miss the opportunity to savor a dish from this Mexican restaurant. Not to mention that their margaritas are spectacular (they cut you off after two due to their strength).
6. La Bonita - Multiple Locations
If you're experiencing a Mexican food craving, La Bonita is at your service. They have been serving fantastic chimichangas and superb nachos for years, and for years to come.
7. La Sirentita - Multiple Locations
For burritos the size of your head and cheap street tacos, La Sirenta has been a well-known Mexican joint that offers both, and so much more.
8. Taqueria Y Panaderia Santa Cruz - North Portland
You will not find a taqueria more authentic than this one. Hidden behind a Mexican grocery store, is one of the most magically delicious tacos spots in the city. Seriously, go and order the steak tacos and you will be more than happy you did (they're also extremely cheap, so get a few).
9. El Sombrero - NE Portland
Known for some of the best and most authentic salsa in Portland, you have to go to El Sombrero for the family-oriented atmosphere and the delicious food.
10. Verde Cocina - Multiple Locations
Using fresh and local ingredients, Verde Cocina is seriously keeping the "farm-to-table" idea alive. Mixing traditional Mexican cuisine with an innovative flair, Verde Cocina makes their menu items a must-have–especially their tuna ceviche.
Let’s be honest, any Mexican restaurant is a good Mexican restaurant. We know that there are more hidden places in the City of Roses. Enlighten us as to what you think are the best Mexican restaurants in Portland.