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La Bamba

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4908 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206-3049
+1 503-445-6341
14:00 - 22:00
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Portland, OR
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This moderately priced restaurant may be the best Mexican restaurant in Portland. I suggest their more exotic items on their menu. Everything is good. Nice decor and staff as well. I have a home near the Mexican border in Arizona and have traveled a lot in Mexico. This is the real deal, and better by far than most in the... More 

2 Thank ManzanitaPortland_OR
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The service is very fast and we each ordered a meal and it all came very quickly and the food was stellar! Everything was great and the service was fantastic. If your looking for delicious Mexican food, this is the place.

2 Thank Elise M
Acton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

First visit and we plan to return. A very extensive menu with a large selection of seafood. Emphasis on mole (Oaxacan) and Yucatan dishes. Great house Margarita and very friendly servers. We'll be back.

2 Thank SamL29
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Great people, well-constructed menu and hard to beat prices. They work hard to please and always have interesting specials. Their Tequila selection is also robust enough for anyone's tastes.

1 Thank J H
Portland, Oregon
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

My boyfriend and I love Mexican food and have our go-to places. We wanted to try somewhere new and after googling "best Mexican restaurants" we saw La Bamba and decided to give it a try. The server was fast and nice. We started with a cactus salad. It tasted good but not sure it is something i would order again... More 

2 Thank laura c
Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

So go for the excellent friendly staff, the coconut flan, the margaritas and the mole. If you love Frida, bonus! Also! Ask for a vegetarian menu. Even though I eat meat I have tried many of the dishes on that menu and they were all really very good.

1 Thank Sarah K
Gresham, Oregon, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

We come here quite often, and love the food and drinks. But what we like best is how the people who work there make you feel. I've been in food and beverage for 25 years and it's just real nice to go somewhere that still cares about service

1 Thank Brad L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

I tried this for lunch with my friend who also loves authentic Mexican food, and we were both very impressed. I love their enchiladas, with the most fresh mole and Verde sauce, delicious avocado, black beans and rice. So authentic, and I will come back forever. So incredibly delicious. I also had a fantastic la cazuela cocktail 😉 I highly... More 

Thank Tillatha Leigh T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

The food is Amazing! The staff are fast and friendly! Very nice atmosphere! The staff ALL OF THEM make you feel like your the most important customer in the building. Amazing service, great food (be seriously hungry) excellent portions. This will now be our new home for Mexican food. If you want the greatest service ever you have to come... More 

Thank Valeree S
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

We checked this site for a great recommendations and it sent us here. OUTSTANDING food, wonderful staff, Marguerite's are Tyne bomb. A must try, you will be glad you did.

1 Thank Sissycat57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4908 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97206-3049
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-445-6341

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