Nuestra Cocina

★★★★★
45.5049 -122.644
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503-232-2135

2135 SE Division St

Portland, OR

97202

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I love this restaurant. I have had delicious mole and the best margarita served with fresh squeezed juice. The kitchen is open and has a really cozy feel to it. It does take a while to get your food but well worth the wait.

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I love this restaurant. I have had delicious mole and the best margarita served with fresh squeezed juice. The kitchen is open and has a really cozy feel to it. It does take a while to get your food but well worth the wait.

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This is a class A restaurant if you're not in a hurry. The food is excellent, the employees are friendly, and it is exceptionately clean. It is a small establishment, but be forewarned, they will not bring your bill. When you are ready, you simply go to the register, and they will present your bill. You will see children running around, who probably belong to the workers. There is a family feeling in the facility. Very enjoyable!!!

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This is a class A restaurant if you're not in a hurry. The food is excellent, the employees are friendly, and it is exceptionately clean. It is a small establishment, but be forewarned, they will not bring your bill. When you are ready, you simply go to the register, and they will present your bill. You will see children running around, who probably belong to the workers. There is a family feeling in the facility. Very enjoyable!!!

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Get dessert!

6
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Get dessert!

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Great drinks and great food. Be prepared to wait for a table on a weekend.

6
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Great drinks and great food. Be prepared to wait for a table on a weekend.

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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.

6
★★★★★

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.

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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

6
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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

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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

6
★★★★★

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

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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

6
★★★★★

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

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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)

6
★★★★★

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)

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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

6
★★★★★

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

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Excellent food and a very nice atmosphere!

6
★★★★★

Excellent food and a very nice atmosphere!

Pros: Different and wonderful!

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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

6
★★★★★

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

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I love this restaurant! The fresh made warm tortillas are alway tasty. The staff is very accomodati8ng and friendly. Their twist to familiar recipes are so wonderful, I am very happy to see a restaurant serving Latino foods that are not

6
★★★★★

I love this restaurant! The fresh made warm tortillas are alway tasty. The staff is very accomodati8ng and friendly. Their twist to familiar recipes are so wonderful, I am very happy to see a restaurant serving Latino foods that are not

Cons: small place and often crowded... that's not a bad thing

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Good Food and Menu, but average service and it was LOUD the two times we've been there. We would go more often if it was in a better location.

6
★★★★★

Good Food and Menu, but average service and it was LOUD the two times we've been there. We would go more often if it was in a better location.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Seating

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Tried a neighborhood recommendation last week and while it has unique fresh food you can't help but be soured by a host with no interest in really seeing where you order is as those next to you are seated after you, order an appetizer and

6
★★★★★

Tried a neighborhood recommendation last week and while it has unique fresh food you can't help but be soured by a host with no interest in really seeing where you order is as those next to you are seated after you, order an appetizer and

Pros: Fresh fish

Cons: disinterested offended host

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This restaurant is an absolute gem. I've been almost ten times and it amzes me every time. From the spicy chile infused tequila margaritas to the daily ceviche, to the open kitchen with friendly chefs, nuestra cocina is a one of a kind

6
★★★★★

This restaurant is an absolute gem. I've been almost ten times and it amzes me every time. From the spicy chile infused tequila margaritas to the daily ceviche, to the open kitchen with friendly chefs, nuestra cocina is a one of a kind

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I have been to Nuestra Cocina so many times and always have a great experience. It has a pleasant "nice casual" atmosphere with friendly, helpful servers. The pretty, warm-colored dining room is relaxing and pleasant. The bartender is

6
★★★★★

I have been to Nuestra Cocina so many times and always have a great experience. It has a pleasant "nice casual" atmosphere with friendly, helpful servers. The pretty, warm-colored dining room is relaxing and pleasant. The bartender is

Pros: Everything! Food, service, drinks, value.

Cons: Can get a little busy and cramped because it is so good!

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I go to this restaurant often, I love the place. But, every once in awhile I have the misfortune of being served by Christina. Wow! She is possibly the worst server I have ever seen. I have had to wait many times at least 15 minutes just

6
★★★★★

I go to this restaurant often, I love the place. But, every once in awhile I have the misfortune of being served by Christina. Wow! She is possibly the worst server I have ever seen. I have had to wait many times at least 15 minutes just

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Growing up in LA and frequenting Tijuana, I found the best Mexican food to be at hole in the walls, carts, food trucks, etc. It's just one of those cuisines that?s best when cheap. However, there's only one such place in Portland that

6
★★★★★

Growing up in LA and frequenting Tijuana, I found the best Mexican food to be at hole in the walls, carts, food trucks, etc. It's just one of those cuisines that?s best when cheap. However, there's only one such place in Portland that

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Food is good, but expensive, just know that you are going to have to drop some cash to truly enjoy this place. Also note that portions are small. They are busy, busy, busy. We usually get seated promptly...each employee seems to be

6
★★★★★

Food is good, but expensive, just know that you are going to have to drop some cash to truly enjoy this place. Also note that portions are small. They are busy, busy, busy. We usually get seated promptly...each employee seems to be

Pros: homemade tortillas

Cons: expensive, small portions, harried servers

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I've never posted a restaurant review in my life, but I was so moved by my experience at Nuestra Cocina that I wanted to share it with others. \r
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It was just before 6pm on Friday evening. We drove in from out-of-town looking for a

6
★★★★★

I've never posted a restaurant review in my life, but I was so moved by my experience at Nuestra Cocina that I wanted to share it with others. \r
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It was just before 6pm on Friday evening. We drove in from out-of-town looking for a

Pros: Open kitchen, unique flavors, & lively cozy dining room

Cons: Street parking & likely wait

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First and foremost, this restaurant offers an incredible cocktail -- the serrano lime drop. Sweet, spicy, beautiful! The food is definitely stellar. The lamb entree is spectacular, and the rockfish special I had was also really good. The

6
★★★★★

First and foremost, this restaurant offers an incredible cocktail -- the serrano lime drop. Sweet, spicy, beautiful! The food is definitely stellar. The lamb entree is spectacular, and the rockfish special I had was also really good. The

Pros: cocktails, fair prices, experience

Cons: crowded

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It's official...Nuestra Cocina is my favorite Portland restaurant. I've been eating there since it opened and it has never failed...never waned. Whether you like Mexican food or not, you will like this restaurant. Anything and

6
★★★★★

It's official...Nuestra Cocina is my favorite Portland restaurant. I've been eating there since it opened and it has never failed...never waned. Whether you like Mexican food or not, you will like this restaurant. Anything and

Pros: Best food, service, and margaritas.

Cons: You'll likely have to wait a while.

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Back again on Saturday to one of our favorite restaurants in the city. We knew to come early so we could get seated right away. Service was incredibly good. Our waiter provided excellent descriptions of the daily specials, and gave us

6
★★★★★

Back again on Saturday to one of our favorite restaurants in the city. We knew to come early so we could get seated right away. Service was incredibly good. Our waiter provided excellent descriptions of the daily specials, and gave us

Pros: the food the food the food

Cons: no reservations - so get there early or prepare to wait and enjoy some great drinks from the bar

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We went to Nuestra Cocina tonight and were greeted by a smiling hostess who asked how our night was and sat us right away. It was not very busy at 6 pm so we were lucky to get in and out in no time. The food was nothing short of

6
★★★★★

We went to Nuestra Cocina tonight and were greeted by a smiling hostess who asked how our night was and sat us right away. It was not very busy at 6 pm so we were lucky to get in and out in no time. The food was nothing short of

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The food was great but I was somewhat surprised at the service. The hostess did not seem pleased to see a couple of people in jeans and rain jackets. She didn't smile at all and helped a couple who looked more affluent and who came in

6
★★★★★

The food was great but I was somewhat surprised at the service. The hostess did not seem pleased to see a couple of people in jeans and rain jackets. She didn't smile at all and helped a couple who looked more affluent and who came in

Pros: good food and drinks

Cons: money sensitive service

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The food was excellent and the ambience was relaxed. The servers and the bartender were really personable. I had chicken with anchiote and salpicon. It was a taste sensation! The flavors were interesting and they blended perfectly. I

6
★★★★★

The food was excellent and the ambience was relaxed. The servers and the bartender were really personable. I had chicken with anchiote and salpicon. It was a taste sensation! The flavors were interesting and they blended perfectly. I

Pros: Just about everything

Cons: Just a little noisy

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It's good but I don't quite get all the 5 stars. Maybe someone is doing the owner a favor? It's authentic and has pretty good flavors but I've had much better. However, Oregon isn't really known for their "authentic mexican food" so I

6
★★★★★

It's good but I don't quite get all the 5 stars. Maybe someone is doing the owner a favor? It's authentic and has pretty good flavors but I've had much better. However, Oregon isn't really known for their "authentic mexican food" so I

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From the time we were ushed to the bar, to the time we were wished a great evening, we were thrilled with our experience at Nuestra Cocina. To sum up our experience, after our amazing appetizer (the special), and our equally stellar

6
★★★★★

From the time we were ushed to the bar, to the time we were wished a great evening, we were thrilled with our experience at Nuestra Cocina. To sum up our experience, after our amazing appetizer (the special), and our equally stellar

Pros: The food is carefully and expertly created

Cons: My version of 'lively' could be some people's version of 'crowded' or 'loud'

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Excellent food, excellent service. They'll bring more homemade tortilla appetizers if you just ask (like little corn twinkies, so light and flavorful). Only downfall is they're a little pricey and a little crowded, but still a bargain

6
★★★★★

Excellent food, excellent service. They'll bring more homemade tortilla appetizers if you just ask (like little corn twinkies, so light and flavorful). Only downfall is they're a little pricey and a little crowded, but still a bargain

Pros: Great food, great service, great value

Cons: A little expensive for every night dining, can get crowded

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It's refreshing to eat at a mexican restaurant where you don't feel like you are one step closer to a heart attack when you're done. We ate at Nuestra Cocina yesterday around 6:00. When we arrived the restaurant was practically empty,

6
★★★★★

It's refreshing to eat at a mexican restaurant where you don't feel like you are one step closer to a heart attack when you're done. We ate at Nuestra Cocina yesterday around 6:00. When we arrived the restaurant was practically empty,

Pros: Great food, not too heavy, different that most Mexican Food

Cons: Seems to get crowded fast

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Went to nuestra cocina Sat night. It was crowed which was expected for a Sat night so we ordered a drink which was VERY good. When we got to our table we decided just to order a few appitizers since it was our first time and wanted to

6
★★★★★

Went to nuestra cocina Sat night. It was crowed which was expected for a Sat night so we ordered a drink which was VERY good. When we got to our table we decided just to order a few appitizers since it was our first time and wanted to

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In a city strongly lacking in decent Mexican fare, Nuestra shines with their innovative take on this historic and flavorful cuisine. Great margaritas at the bar while we waited (not too long) for our table on the patio to be ready. Once

6
★★★★★

In a city strongly lacking in decent Mexican fare, Nuestra shines with their innovative take on this historic and flavorful cuisine. Great margaritas at the bar while we waited (not too long) for our table on the patio to be ready. Once

Pros: Innovative and delicious Mexican cuisine

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Although an aficionado of country/home Mexican cooking, don't expect typical Mexican food. This was great food. There were plenty of options for a vegetarian too. The margaritas were out of this world. The service was great, although

6
★★★★★

Although an aficionado of country/home Mexican cooking, don't expect typical Mexican food. This was great food. There were plenty of options for a vegetarian too. The margaritas were out of this world. The service was great, although

Pros: Margaritas, Service

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We saw the 9.7 on Citysearch and tried it on an impulse, we got there on a weeknight at around 5:30PM so we were seated inside, and immediately, which appears to not be the norm. It's a nice little place, parking wasn't a problem at that

6
★★★★★

We saw the 9.7 on Citysearch and tried it on an impulse, we got there on a weeknight at around 5:30PM so we were seated inside, and immediately, which appears to not be the norm. It's a nice little place, parking wasn't a problem at that

Pros: Interesting and unusual menu items, superior margaritas

Cons: Parking, seating, a little stingy on portions

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Some of the prior reviewers are crazy. We've been eating at Nuestra Cocina since they opened, and we've only had two meals that missed the mark. Twice out of hundreds of meals, if you count all the bites from friends plates! The gorditas

6
★★★★★

Some of the prior reviewers are crazy. We've been eating at Nuestra Cocina since they opened, and we've only had two meals that missed the mark. Twice out of hundreds of meals, if you count all the bites from friends plates! The gorditas

Pros: Great cocktails, Mexican soul food, friendly and knowledgable service

Cons: The long wait when you wanna eat and run...

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I have been to nuestro many times from the opening and most recently a couple of months ago. The food is simply presented with spectacular flavors that pop in your mouth. The prices are beyond reasonable and yes the service is sometimes

6
★★★★★

I have been to nuestro many times from the opening and most recently a couple of months ago. The food is simply presented with spectacular flavors that pop in your mouth. The prices are beyond reasonable and yes the service is sometimes

Pros: killer seafood, amazing appetizers, spicy margarita, sopes, cochinito pibil, ceviche

Cons: really really long wait

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After reading mixed reviews, we decided to give Nuestra Cocina a shot. We were definitely pleased - the food was great (though the portions were small), the cocktails were incredible (the ginger infused tequila is spectacular), and the

6
★★★★★

After reading mixed reviews, we decided to give Nuestra Cocina a shot. We were definitely pleased - the food was great (though the portions were small), the cocktails were incredible (the ginger infused tequila is spectacular), and the

Pros: Great Drinks, Good Food, Nice Interior and Patio

Cons: Crazy Crowds, Stressed-out Servers, Slow Service

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Amazing Food! Fun! If you are dining with only one other person I suggest you sit at the bar, it is fast seating and you can watch them make the food/or people watch!\r

6
★★★★★

Amazing Food! Fun! If you are dining with only one other person I suggest you sit at the bar, it is fast seating and you can watch them make the food/or people watch!\r

Cons: Parking, No reservations

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In our hunt for seriously yummy Mexican food, my husband and I took a friend to Nuestra Cocina this weekend. I was hoping for some rockin salsa, a variety of tasty tacos and some over the top enchiladas. Of the things we ordered - queso,

6
★★★★★

In our hunt for seriously yummy Mexican food, my husband and I took a friend to Nuestra Cocina this weekend. I was hoping for some rockin salsa, a variety of tasty tacos and some over the top enchiladas. Of the things we ordered - queso,

Pros: Pretty outside seating

Cons: unfriendly staff, weird tasting mexican food

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Though I have always enjoyed my meals here, I totally agree that the hostess can be a deterrent to making one feel welcome at Nuestra Cocina.

6
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Though I have always enjoyed my meals here, I totally agree that the hostess can be a deterrent to making one feel welcome at Nuestra Cocina.

Pros: Thumbs up regarding the food. We've never had a bad meal.

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Called to see if we should even try to get in before an 8 o'clock show and the hostess was rude. She said we could probably sit at the bar but couldn't guarantee anything. It was as if she didn't even care. Too bad because I had a good

6
★★★★★

Called to see if we should even try to get in before an 8 o'clock show and the hostess was rude. She said we could probably sit at the bar but couldn't guarantee anything. It was as if she didn't even care. Too bad because I had a good

Pros: good food

Cons: terrible attitude

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A good restaurant knows how to cook fish well. Nuestra Cocina fails the fish test. My family had had a somewhat mixed experience there a few months ago, so we decided to give it a second try. Bad idea. My shrimp was charred black, rubbery

6
★★★★★

A good restaurant knows how to cook fish well. Nuestra Cocina fails the fish test. My family had had a somewhat mixed experience there a few months ago, so we decided to give it a second try. Bad idea. My shrimp was charred black, rubbery

Pros: Tortillas, desserts

Cons: Most of the food, ambience

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Absolutely wonderful food and an exciting place to be. We always sit at the bar and watch the food being prepared by the chefs. It's a fun place to be and the tortillas are authentic, the seafood and veggies always fresh. Love this place!

6
★★★★★

Absolutely wonderful food and an exciting place to be. We always sit at the bar and watch the food being prepared by the chefs. It's a fun place to be and the tortillas are authentic, the seafood and veggies always fresh. Love this place!

Pros: flavors of food, upbeat ambience, tortillas (yum)

Cons: a little expensive

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I was shocked by how bad Nuestra Cocina was after reading the reviews on this site. It's extremely overpriced ($9 for a "main course dish" or black beans with peppers jammed between two cookie-sized tortillas), and the atmosphere is

6
★★★★★

I was shocked by how bad Nuestra Cocina was after reading the reviews on this site. It's extremely overpriced ($9 for a "main course dish" or black beans with peppers jammed between two cookie-sized tortillas), and the atmosphere is

Cons: Expensive, No Decor, Small Portions

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Amazing food at reasonable price. Spicy margaritas and freshly made tortillas are to die for!

6
★★★★★

Amazing food at reasonable price. Spicy margaritas and freshly made tortillas are to die for!

Pros: food

Cons: too small, no reservations

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WOW! Always a LONG wait to get in and still the food is average. It is a disappointment. The place has great potential, but everything does not line up. Long wait. average host service. Some food has excellent parts, but are paired

6
★★★★★

WOW! Always a LONG wait to get in and still the food is average. It is a disappointment. The place has great potential, but everything does not line up. Long wait. average host service. Some food has excellent parts, but are paired

Cons: parking, no reservations, value

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Several of my co-workers have taken clients to Nuestra Cocina & swear by the food. I thought I would give it a try and see what the fuss was about.

Upon arrival, the hostess told us we would need to wait 45 minutes to an hour, at the

6
★★★★★

Several of my co-workers have taken clients to Nuestra Cocina & swear by the food. I thought I would give it a try and see what the fuss was about.

Upon arrival, the hostess told us we would need to wait 45 minutes to an hour, at the

Pros: food

Cons: hostess, management

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Nuestra Cocina provides a unique experience if you sit at the kitchen bar. You can socialize with the chefs as they prepare your dinner. The food is rich and wonderfully prepared. The wait can be long - come prepared to enjoy a

6
★★★★★

Nuestra Cocina provides a unique experience if you sit at the kitchen bar. You can socialize with the chefs as they prepare your dinner. The food is rich and wonderfully prepared. The wait can be long - come prepared to enjoy a

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Red and green hues blend seamlessly with one mosaic wall. An open stainless steel kitchen features a bar where regulars watch the preparation of homemade corn tortillas. Others sip margaritas on the outdoor patio and…

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