La Bamba Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 4908 SE Powell Blvd

    Portland, OR 97206

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  • 503-445-6341

About La Bamba Restaurant

Hours
Mon-Sun: 11:30am-10pm
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After moving to Portland from San Francisco, it took a long time to find a place with REALLY good Mexican food, but La Bamba did the trick!

Everything from the simple combination plates to the fancy specials is delicious, VERY generously

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After moving to Portland from San Francisco, it took a long time to find a place with REALLY good Mexican food, but La Bamba did the trick!

Everything from the simple combination plates to the fancy specials is delicious, VERY generously

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Powell location: If I could give it MINUS five stars I would. I decided to grab dinner there one night a couple months ago because it was close to my place and I hadn't been before. At that time the reviews were so-so. Sorry it has taken

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Powell location: If I could give it MINUS five stars I would. I decided to grab dinner there one night a couple months ago because it was close to my place and I hadn't been before. At that time the reviews were so-so. Sorry it has taken

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I ordered a taco salad. It was served on a plate with about 1/2 inch of liquid -the bottom of the tortilla bowl was soaking in this liquid - looked like they had added water to the beans or the lettuce was incredibly wet. Anyway the liquid

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I ordered a taco salad. It was served on a plate with about 1/2 inch of liquid -the bottom of the tortilla bowl was soaking in this liquid - looked like they had added water to the beans or the lettuce was incredibly wet. Anyway the liquid

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I returned from a vacation in Mexico smitten with Cochinita Pibil, pork in a mild but complex red pepper sauce. This is not a dish that is easy to find in Portland but La Bamba does a terrific version and I was hooked. I had never heard

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I returned from a vacation in Mexico smitten with Cochinita Pibil, pork in a mild but complex red pepper sauce. This is not a dish that is easy to find in Portland but La Bamba does a terrific version and I was hooked. I had never heard

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If you love excellent Mexican food this is The place in Portland.

On the special selections pages you'll find dishes you've probably never heard of. They are fabulous!

I ordered Tlatonile every time for the first 8 or so dinners I ate

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If you love excellent Mexican food this is The place in Portland.

On the special selections pages you'll find dishes you've probably never heard of. They are fabulous!

I ordered Tlatonile every time for the first 8 or so dinners I ate

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This is a great hidden gem in SE. And seems like those who love Mexican have found it (parking is tight)! The restaurant has found a great niche serving superb authentic seafood dishes. The Veracruzana Tilapia was fabulous. So was the shrimp with mushroom and garlic sauce. The libations were not watered down either. The Diego Rivera prints on the wall gives a nice homey Mexican feel that is not pretentious. With friendly service and a kids meals at 3.99, this place cant be beat!

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This is a great hidden gem in SE. And seems like those who love Mexican have found it (parking is tight)! The restaurant has found a great niche serving superb authentic seafood dishes. The Veracruzana Tilapia was fabulous. So was the shrimp with mushroom and garlic sauce. The libations were not watered down either. The Diego Rivera prints on the wall gives a nice homey Mexican feel that is not pretentious. With friendly service and a kids meals at 3.99, this place cant be beat!

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Great food, wonderful people. We go here to have a margarita, some delicious food and some great conversation. Love the Frida Kahlo art too!

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Great food, wonderful people. We go here to have a margarita, some delicious food and some great conversation. Love the Frida Kahlo art too!

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Best Mexican that we've ever had! The tastes are different from any standard Mexican, it's certainly head and shoulders above the Original Taco House.

I love the carnitas, I love the variety of huevos dishes. My wife just loves the chicken enchiladas suiza. She craves those tomotillos! For both of us, the sauces are perfect. The margaritas are just big enough, plenty fruity too.

The portions are huge - we always have a second meal of leftovers the next day.

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Best Mexican that we've ever had! The tastes are different from any standard Mexican, it's certainly head and shoulders above the Original Taco House.

I love the carnitas, I love the variety of huevos dishes. My wife just loves the chicken enchiladas suiza. She craves those tomotillos! For both of us, the sauces are perfect. The margaritas are just big enough, plenty fruity too.

The portions are huge - we always have a second meal of leftovers the next day.

Pros: The food

Cons: Wish there could be outdoor seating

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This is a little hole in the wall but the food is GREAT. Authentic mexican food with just a bit of american mexican on the menu. The chips and salsa are great.

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This is a little hole in the wall but the food is GREAT. Authentic mexican food with just a bit of american mexican on the menu. The chips and salsa are great.

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wonderful and inventive dishes, flavorful and unique. looks boring from the exterior but head inside and you will not be sorry. try the cochinita pibil or any of their moles, also their pollo a la crema is to die for!

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wonderful and inventive dishes, flavorful and unique. looks boring from the exterior but head inside and you will not be sorry. try the cochinita pibil or any of their moles, also their pollo a la crema is to die for!

Pros: THE FOOD

Cons: not as pretty as it could be but w/ food like this who cares

 

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