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“Great place for casual "hole in the wall" dining”
Review of Santeria

Santeria
Ranked #469 of 4,676 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Found this place on Yelp & so glad we did! The food is super fresh and if you're not sure what to order, the folks there are happy to help make choices. Tacos were petite (skimpy). Order a few if you're hungry. P.S There's a strip bar next door.

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Thank explore321
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Rustic, quirky place with phenomenal Mexican food! Don't be afraid of the location or proximity to a topless dancer club (or the fact these two businesses share restroom facilities) - the food is well worth it!

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Hotel staff recommended this place. Out is a bit of a hole in the wall. Service was good, food not overly impressive, and the margarita was too sour but had a decent amount of alcohol in it. We all ordered tacos. I had the shredded beef tacos. They were ok but not amazing. Guacamole was decent.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

I don't get any of the hype from previous posts? From the less than pedestrian food, cavalier, horrible service to a hygienic nightmare. I'm a total fan of "hole in the wall" establishments & experiences with character and service; with food to exceed the expectations. This is not one of those places. From the cold rice (everyone at our table), to the flavourless sides. The only thing that stood out was the armpit hair of the waitresses serving our food. If this is your idea of "experience" be my guest. I'd refer to it as a hole in the wall from another context. Pedestrian food with zero vibe.

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2  Thank Devolicious
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Great spot for honest Mexican. Super chill. Keep in mind the place definitely shares a bathroom with the legendary Mary’s Club. If that offends you, then get go to Chipotle.

Thank John N
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