Adobe Rose Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 1634 SE Bybee Blvd

    Portland, OR 97202

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  • 503-235-9114

About Adobe Rose Cafe

Hours
Tuesday To Sunday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 PM Tuesday To Sunday From 05:00 PM To 09:00 PM

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What a find! Since moving from the Southwest ( New Mexico / Arizona) to the PNW 6 years ago I have been in search of authentic New Mexican food. Finally...my search is over. Yes!

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What a find! Since moving from the Southwest ( New Mexico / Arizona) to the PNW 6 years ago I have been in search of authentic New Mexican food. Finally...my search is over. Yes!

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I was surprised to find Adobe Rose Cafe in Portland! My friend, Candy Weirhan, with her mom and dad started the original Adobe Rose Cafe in Albuquerque, NM in 1984/85, located across the street from the Fair Grounds on Central Ave. Their

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I was surprised to find Adobe Rose Cafe in Portland! My friend, Candy Weirhan, with her mom and dad started the original Adobe Rose Cafe in Albuquerque, NM in 1984/85, located across the street from the Fair Grounds on Central Ave. Their

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Unfortunately we didn't even get to try the food when we visited this restaurant that we'd been wanting to try for quite some time. While there was only one other party in the restaurant when we walked in, we were completely ignored, even after finding a menu ourselves and seating ourselves. We waited and waited and finally walked out.

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Unfortunately we didn't even get to try the food when we visited this restaurant that we'd been wanting to try for quite some time. While there was only one other party in the restaurant when we walked in, we were completely ignored, even after finding a menu ourselves and seating ourselves. We waited and waited and finally walked out.

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We do not live in this part of town and to get our chile fix we both agree to go to the Adobe Rose whenever the topic comes up! The enchiladas swim in green chile and having lived in Albuquerque for a decade, the hanky comes out and proves its hot and tasty. The lunch crowd proves there are plenty of followers and the staff are some of the most personable we've met. I roasted twenty pounds of chile on my barbecue a few years ago, but the Adobe Rose Cafe makes it a lot easier. Besides, my freezer supply has run out.

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We do not live in this part of town and to get our chile fix we both agree to go to the Adobe Rose whenever the topic comes up! The enchiladas swim in green chile and having lived in Albuquerque for a decade, the hanky comes out and proves its hot and tasty. The lunch crowd proves there are plenty of followers and the staff are some of the most personable we've met. I roasted twenty pounds of chile on my barbecue a few years ago, but the Adobe Rose Cafe makes it a lot easier. Besides, my freezer supply has run out.

Pros: Green & Red Chile, Staff, NM Magazine, Impeccably Clean

Cons: We don't live closer

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I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and developed a taste of fresh green and red chile and I have to say that Adobe Rose is true to the meaning of new mexican cuisine. The service is fast, friendly and prompt. The Stuffed Sopapillas are amazing and was not skimpy when it came to smothering the plate with delicious red and green chile sauce. Their portions are huge and an incredible price for what you get. I highly recommend this restaurant to Portlanders who want a true taste of New Mexico.

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I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and developed a taste of fresh green and red chile and I have to say that Adobe Rose is true to the meaning of new mexican cuisine. The service is fast, friendly and prompt. The Stuffed Sopapillas are amazing and was not skimpy when it came to smothering the plate with delicious red and green chile sauce. Their portions are huge and an incredible price for what you get. I highly recommend this restaurant to Portlanders who want a true taste of New Mexico.

Pros: Incredible Staff! Very Friendly!

Cons: Just one and it's in Sellwood

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We should have known as we walked in and heard our voices echo off the walls but we decided to give it a shot since it is in our neighborhood. I ordered the tex-mex plate which consisted of canned refried beans wrapped in a tortilla and covered in canned enchilada sauce and cheese. My soft taco was boiled chicken with NO seasoning at all and badly chopped lettuce, tomatoes and cheese!!! None of our food had ANY flavor and was obviously constructed by someone that was not and never was a chef...not even a cook. Taco Bell beats this awful experience.

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We should have known as we walked in and heard our voices echo off the walls but we decided to give it a shot since it is in our neighborhood. I ordered the tex-mex plate which consisted of canned refried beans wrapped in a tortilla and covered in canned enchilada sauce and cheese. My soft taco was boiled chicken with NO seasoning at all and badly chopped lettuce, tomatoes and cheese!!! None of our food had ANY flavor and was obviously constructed by someone that was not and never was a chef...not even a cook. Taco Bell beats this awful experience.

Pros: food came fast so...didn't have to stay long!!!!!thank god!

Cons: Everything was bad

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Store bought chips, salsa & guacamole
Tasteless ground beef in tacos
Cold tortilla for tacos
Bland boiled chicken in quesadilla
Very cold environment, no music

AMATEURS! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!

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Store bought chips, salsa & guacamole
Tasteless ground beef in tacos
Cold tortilla for tacos
Bland boiled chicken in quesadilla
Very cold environment, no music

AMATEURS! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!

Pros: Non

Cons: Read The Details

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This restaurant has good, fresh Mexican style food at a reasonable price. We stopped by and I ordered a grilled chicken dish. The food was fresh and the salsa was good too.

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★★★☆☆

This restaurant has good, fresh Mexican style food at a reasonable price. We stopped by and I ordered a grilled chicken dish. The food was fresh and the salsa was good too.

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This is our favorite place in the neighborhood. We come as often as we can and we love the enchiladas and drinks. Our daughter loves the flautas and is always excited to see Terry and Larry. They make us feel at home and our bellies satisfied. The spicy green chile sauce packs a wallop and the margaritas are perfect.

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★★★★★

This is our favorite place in the neighborhood. We come as often as we can and we love the enchiladas and drinks. Our daughter loves the flautas and is always excited to see Terry and Larry. They make us feel at home and our bellies satisfied. The spicy green chile sauce packs a wallop and the margaritas are perfect.

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First, the server forgot our guacamole appetizer. When we asked for it again there was no apology or even an "oops!" It came just about the same time as the entrees. The green enchildada sauce that was described as the "the spiciest we have" was bland and unremarkable. The Zuni pie was bland- not even the cheese tasted good. How do you mess up cheese? There wasn't even hot sauce on the table to save us. The server didn't come back to check on how the food was- we would have asked him then. When we finished the meal- rather gave up on it- the server cleared our plates and we waited for a bill. After 10 minutes none came. He came back and again confirmed we wanted nothing further. He refilled my empty iced tea glass with sticky sweet warm lemonade. Another 10 minutes, still no tab. After sitting for 25 minutes with a clear table & no bill we started estimating the cash to leave & move on with our evening. My husband went to give him our estimated amount, and he hadn't even added up our ticket yet. Other bummers- there was no music- it was eerily quiet; tacky plastic plants; and the prices were high. We eat out a lot, and rarely have we had such bad service AND crappy food. Never again.

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First, the server forgot our guacamole appetizer. When we asked for it again there was no apology or even an "oops!" It came just about the same time as the entrees. The green enchildada sauce that was described as the "the spiciest we have" was bland and unremarkable. The Zuni pie was bland- not even the cheese tasted good. How do you mess up cheese? There wasn't even hot sauce on the table to save us. The server didn't come back to check on how the food was- we would have asked him then. When we finished the meal- rather gave up on it- the server cleared our plates and we waited for a bill. After 10 minutes none came. He came back and again confirmed we wanted nothing further. He refilled my empty iced tea glass with sticky sweet warm lemonade. Another 10 minutes, still no tab. After sitting for 25 minutes with a clear table & no bill we started estimating the cash to leave & move on with our evening. My husband went to give him our estimated amount, and he hadn't even added up our ticket yet. Other bummers- there was no music- it was eerily quiet; tacky plastic plants; and the prices were high. We eat out a lot, and rarely have we had such bad service AND crappy food. Never again.

Pros: sopapillas were delicious

Cons: bland expensive food, being forgotten by the server

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My wife and I eat in the Adobe Rose every special occasion we have. The review called it good Tex-Mex but New Mexican cuisine is different. Terry and Larry rock! The green chile is great and I would recommend any dish on the menu. You have to love a place that doesn't look at you like you are crazy when you order an over-easy egg on your enchiladas.

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★★★★★

My wife and I eat in the Adobe Rose every special occasion we have. The review called it good Tex-Mex but New Mexican cuisine is different. Terry and Larry rock! The green chile is great and I would recommend any dish on the menu. You have to love a place that doesn't look at you like you are crazy when you order an over-easy egg on your enchiladas.

Pros: The owners, The food and libations

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adobe rose has exeptional food that is both tasty and kid freindly.I have eaten there for about 6 years and i have enjoyed every single time. i highly recomend it.

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★★★★★

adobe rose has exeptional food that is both tasty and kid freindly.I have eaten there for about 6 years and i have enjoyed every single time. i highly recomend it.

Pros: very tasty

Cons: none

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Recently an Oregonian review claimed that there was no New Mexican food in Portland other than the new place being reviewed. No so. Adobe Rose has been serving up New Mexico dishes for 20 years in Sellwood-Moreland. It's a neighborhood place, and many if not most of the customers are on a first-name basis with Larry and Terry, the friendly owners who switch off as waiter and chef. We walk in the door and they start making our drink order. We lived in New Mexico, and I'll admit that the food is a compromise on the "real" stuff, but most Portlanders probably would not take all that readily to the volcanic flavors of truly authentic fare from a non-chain New Mexico restaurant. It may not be quite the same stuff as Don Juan's Cocina in Socorro, NM, but their chili rellenos and carne adovada measure up well, and the sopapillas are fine. They make everything fresh in house except (to my knowledge) the tamales, which are good anyway. Minimal ambience, but at least they didn't do some fakey decor. Parking can be an issue, but we walk -- one of the joys of living in Sellwood.

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Recently an Oregonian review claimed that there was no New Mexican food in Portland other than the new place being reviewed. No so. Adobe Rose has been serving up New Mexico dishes for 20 years in Sellwood-Moreland. It's a neighborhood place, and many if not most of the customers are on a first-name basis with Larry and Terry, the friendly owners who switch off as waiter and chef. We walk in the door and they start making our drink order. We lived in New Mexico, and I'll admit that the food is a compromise on the "real" stuff, but most Portlanders probably would not take all that readily to the volcanic flavors of truly authentic fare from a non-chain New Mexico restaurant. It may not be quite the same stuff as Don Juan's Cocina in Socorro, NM, but their chili rellenos and carne adovada measure up well, and the sopapillas are fine. They make everything fresh in house except (to my knowledge) the tamales, which are good anyway. Minimal ambience, but at least they didn't do some fakey decor. Parking can be an issue, but we walk -- one of the joys of living in Sellwood.

Pros: Good New Mexican food for Portland palates

Cons: Don't expect Tex-Mex

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Moving to PDX from Colorado we were craving New Mexican style food. Although the Adobe Rose was cute and quaint, it wasn't up to par for our palettes.
The green chile was not hot and it didn't have any pork in it.
Their refried beans were very good though. They had an excellent flavor.
Sopapillas were good and free....
Service was really good.
We'll go back and try other dishes. I hope they add pork to their green chile.

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Moving to PDX from Colorado we were craving New Mexican style food. Although the Adobe Rose was cute and quaint, it wasn't up to par for our palettes.
The green chile was not hot and it didn't have any pork in it.
Their refried beans were very good though. They had an excellent flavor.
Sopapillas were good and free....
Service was really good.
We'll go back and try other dishes. I hope they add pork to their green chile.

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What we liked best about this place was the local charm and feel it had. Right in downtown Westmoreland nghd, with friendly staff and owners.
Food was good, I'd suggest try the specials to the freshest food.
Corn chowder was good. Great margaritas, the main dishes are hit and miss.
Plain interior, but very clean. One waiter for the whole place, don;t go if you ar ein a rush. Said waiter/owner does have an amazing memory for names/faces. Cool guy, my wife loves him.
Can't go wrong when a 4 year old walks in, says hi to the server by name and then states to him that she would like to have a good time tonight.
Very local feel. We'll like it.

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What we liked best about this place was the local charm and feel it had. Right in downtown Westmoreland nghd, with friendly staff and owners.
Food was good, I'd suggest try the specials to the freshest food.
Corn chowder was good. Great margaritas, the main dishes are hit and miss.
Plain interior, but very clean. One waiter for the whole place, don;t go if you ar ein a rush. Said waiter/owner does have an amazing memory for names/faces. Cool guy, my wife loves him.
Can't go wrong when a 4 year old walks in, says hi to the server by name and then states to him that she would like to have a good time tonight.
Very local feel. We'll like it.

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have been to the adobe rose cafe and it is the best you will find closest to New Mexico.
The sauces are great and taste like they are made fresh everyday. The puff bread is wonderful and when ever I have been there I do not pay for them. The waiter handles the room very well even on Halloween when very busy. The natilla is very good for dessert and the torte also, made fresh and from scratch.
We will be back again soon!

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have been to the adobe rose cafe and it is the best you will find closest to New Mexico.
The sauces are great and taste like they are made fresh everyday. The puff bread is wonderful and when ever I have been there I do not pay for them. The waiter handles the room very well even on Halloween when very busy. The natilla is very good for dessert and the torte also, made fresh and from scratch.
We will be back again soon!

Pros: Food, Service, Prices

Cons: None

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After many visits to New Mexico and craving the cuisine, we tried Adobe Rose hoping for the best. My husband's green chile burrito was authentic, but my Tex-Mex plate was not. The spicy red chile sauce should be avoided and you should stick with green chile for better flavor. I had read someone's earlier comment about microwaved food and, alas, could hear the 'ding!' of the microwave go off right before we were served our food. The salsa was flavorless and the chips were straight out of a bag. I couldn't wait to try the sopapillas! Unlike in New Mexico, where this is a standard part of the end of the meal, I had to ask for an order and then was charged for them (also unlike in New Mexico)! Novices may find this cafe appealing, but not for New Mexican veterans.

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★★★☆☆

After many visits to New Mexico and craving the cuisine, we tried Adobe Rose hoping for the best. My husband's green chile burrito was authentic, but my Tex-Mex plate was not. The spicy red chile sauce should be avoided and you should stick with green chile for better flavor. I had read someone's earlier comment about microwaved food and, alas, could hear the 'ding!' of the microwave go off right before we were served our food. The salsa was flavorless and the chips were straight out of a bag. I couldn't wait to try the sopapillas! Unlike in New Mexico, where this is a standard part of the end of the meal, I had to ask for an order and then was charged for them (also unlike in New Mexico)! Novices may find this cafe appealing, but not for New Mexican veterans.

Pros: green chile sauce, sopapillas

Cons: red chile sauce, microwaved food, asking/paying 4 sopas

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After wanting to visit Adobe Rose for years, we finally made it for dinner, and it was as good as I hoped. We had chile rellenos in green sauce and pork avodobo as entrees. Both meals were accompanied by sides of rice, brothy beans (WAY better than the refried glop in most restaurants), and finished off with sopapillas and honey. The house margaritas were pretty pedestrian. But that was the only downside. Dinner and drinks for two came in at $38---a bit steep for a simple cafe, but the quality of the food make up for the extra bucks.

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★★★★☆

After wanting to visit Adobe Rose for years, we finally made it for dinner, and it was as good as I hoped. We had chile rellenos in green sauce and pork avodobo as entrees. Both meals were accompanied by sides of rice, brothy beans (WAY better than the refried glop in most restaurants), and finished off with sopapillas and honey. The house margaritas were pretty pedestrian. But that was the only downside. Dinner and drinks for two came in at $38---a bit steep for a simple cafe, but the quality of the food make up for the extra bucks.

Pros: great food, cozy, friendly atmosphere

Cons: , not cheap

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My first introduction to New Mexican food! The service has been fine when I've been there and I enjoy getting a pitcher of soda instead of needing to ask for refills. Good food and good prices.

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★★★★★

My first introduction to New Mexican food! The service has been fine when I've been there and I enjoy getting a pitcher of soda instead of needing to ask for refills. Good food and good prices.

Pros: good food, service, sopapillas

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The enchiladas are very good! Overall it is good NM cuisine catered for OR. Love that green chili!! It's worth the travel and wait time for service.

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★★★★★

The enchiladas are very good! Overall it is good NM cuisine catered for OR. Love that green chili!! It's worth the travel and wait time for service.

Pros: Salsa, Sopapillas, Fare price

Cons: Parking

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Having attended college in New Mexico, and acquiring a taste for "New Mexican" cuisine, I was pleasantly surprised to find this place eons ago. Haven't been back in awhile, and my favorite time to go is in September/October, when the chile's that they have shipped up from New Mexico are at their freshest, and hottest. Love the green chile enchiladas, chile rellenos, and of course the sopapillas. And the fact that you can get a fried egg on top of those enchies is the bomb. Service could be a little better, but they dont' hire much staff (about 3 people), so you have to be patient. It's worth it though, if you like some fire in your mouth. Bring it on!

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★★★★☆

Having attended college in New Mexico, and acquiring a taste for "New Mexican" cuisine, I was pleasantly surprised to find this place eons ago. Haven't been back in awhile, and my favorite time to go is in September/October, when the chile's that they have shipped up from New Mexico are at their freshest, and hottest. Love the green chile enchiladas, chile rellenos, and of course the sopapillas. And the fact that you can get a fried egg on top of those enchies is the bomb. Service could be a little better, but they dont' hire much staff (about 3 people), so you have to be patient. It's worth it though, if you like some fire in your mouth. Bring it on!

Pros: authentic n.m. fare, prices decent, nice owners

Cons: a bit of a wait

 

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