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

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July 25, 2022
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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. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#30. 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)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10820 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97220-2548
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#29. Pepper Box Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 932 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214-2415
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#28. 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)
- Price: $
- Address: 1208 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-3015
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#27. Rocio's Mexican Restaurant

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

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3939 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97227-1464
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#25. Pepino's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 914 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3006
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#24. 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)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 330 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3111
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#23. King Burrito Mexican Food

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2924 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97217-6236
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#22. The Blue Goose

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2725 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214-1817
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#21. 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)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2425 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-5515
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#20. Taqueria Nueve

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 727 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97214-2219
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#19. Alto Bajo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 310 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2631
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#18. Raul's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4820 SW 76th Ave, Portland, OR 97225-1804
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#17. Guero

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 200 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232-3148
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#16. The Matador

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (153 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1438 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2616
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#15. 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)
- Price: $
- Address: 703 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97205-3703
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#14. Chez Jose Mexican Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8502 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219-4590
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#13. 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)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2424 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214-1752
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#12. 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)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1408 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3605
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#11. Tope

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 15 Northwest 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
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#10. Verde Cocina en la Perla

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1131 NW Hoyt St At NW 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209-3006
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#9. 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)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3715 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1547
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#8. Mayas Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (92 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1000 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205-2626
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#7. The Daily Feast PDX

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (84 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 837 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2114
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#6. Verde Cocina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (127 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6446 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239-1940
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#5. Cartlandia

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 8145 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266-6501
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#4. Tamale Boy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (77 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1764 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211-4842
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#3. Nuestra Cocina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (181 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202-1242
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#2. Por Que No

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (282 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3524 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227-1155
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#1. Por Que No

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (379 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215-3168
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