Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Portland, Oregon, according to Tripadvisor

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October 4, 2021
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Portland, Oregon, according to Tripadvisor

Mexican fare ranks with Italian and Chinese as Americans' top-three favorite global cuisines, according to the National Restaurant Association. Mexican flavors and ingredients have permeated all corners of American cuisine, infusing vibrant and varied tastes into Americans’ daily diet. But while tacos and enchiladas may seem commonplace in America now, that wasn’t always the case.

To be sure, Americans have been influenced by the flavors of our neighbor to the south for hundreds of years. But it wasn't until refugees from southern and central Mexico brought their culinary traditions north to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution that dishes like tacos found their way into the mainstream. An increasingly global culture (and a growing number of Mexican fast-food mainstays and high-end restaurants) have cemented Mexican food's beloved role in U.S. cuisine. Which begs the question: Where does one go for the best Mexican food in Portland, Oregon?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Portland, Oregon. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#30. Sandoval's Cafe & Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 460 SW Miller Rd, Portland, OR 97225-6154
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#29. Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2050 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205-1613
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#28. San Felipe Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $
- Address: 6221 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202-5416
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#27. MI Pueblo Mexican Restaurante

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 10543 SE Fuller Rd, Portland, OR 97222-1110
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#26. Carlita's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1101 NW Northrup St, Portland, OR 97209-2853
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#25. La Panza Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2425 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-5515
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#24. Santa Fe Taqueria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $
- Address: 831 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3003
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#23. Stella Taco

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $
- Address: 3060 South East Division Street, Portland, OR 97202-1451
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#22. Mi Burrito Authentic Mexican Food

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 819 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97217-1343
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#21. El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10820 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97220-2548
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#20. Cha! Cha! Cha!

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 1208 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
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#19. Pepper Box Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $
- Address: 932 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214-2415
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#18. Rocio's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2850 SE Gladstone St, Portland, OR 97202-3550
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#17. La Cocina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3939 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97227-1464
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#16. Isabel's Cantina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 330 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3111
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#15. The Blue Goose

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2725 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214-1817
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#14. Taqueria Nueve

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 727 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97214-2219
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#13. Alto Bajo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 310 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2631
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#12. Santeria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (101 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 703 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97205-3703
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#11. Raul's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4820 SW 76th Ave, Portland, OR 97225-1804
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#10. The Matador

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (152 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1438 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2616
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#9. Chez Jose Mexican Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8502 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219-4590
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#8. The Matador

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2424 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214-1752
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#7. Que Pasa Cantina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1408 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3605
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#6. Tope

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 15 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3801
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#5. Verde Cocina en la Perla

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (104 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Fusion
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1131 NW Hoyt St At NW 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209-3006
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#4. The Daily Feast PDX

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (77 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, American
- Price: $
- Address: 837 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2114
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#3. Xico

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (130 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3715 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1547
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#2. Verde Cocina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (125 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6446 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239-1940
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#1. Nuestra Cocina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (180 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1242
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