7 places to get some of the best Mexican food in Portland

Jun 9 2021, 3:05 pm

Let’s talk tacos, shall we? Or enchiladas, burritos, and agua frescas…it’s all about the Mexican food.

Here are our picks for where to find the best Mexican food in Portland:

Taqueria Los Gorditos


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This local Mexican chain serves up a delicious variety of both vegan and vegetarian fare. Their vegan soy curl taco with grilled fajita vegetables, beans, onions, and cilantro is a sure-fire winner in our books.

Location: 3420 SE 50th Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-875-2615
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La Carreta 


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La Carreta has been cooking authentic Mexican food since 1990. Although their signature carnes are some of the best in the city, the restaurant also excels at delicious vegetarian options that won’t have you missing meat at all.

Location: 4534 SE McLoughlin Boulevard, Portland
Phone: 503-236-8089

Papi Chulo’s 


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Papi has burritos, tacos, bowls, and more on the menu, all infused with the great vibe of their signature style. We love their burritos which ooze with cheese.

Location: 611 NW 13th Avenue, Portland
Phones: 503-206-6085
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Ixtapa hand-picks all of their products by local producers to guarantee the best selection and flavors in our dishes. If you head over to their website, you may even find a coupon or two.

Location: 17102 SE Powell Boulevard, Portland
Phone: 503-912-6483
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Sister restaurant to Ponce’s in South East Portland, Rocio’s serves up so many varieties of Mexican dishes. If you’re not sure what exactly you’re hoping to eat, try the $15 combination plate and add on a gigantic taco for an additional $2.

Location: 2850 SE Gladstone, Portland
Phone: 971-266-8860
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Mi Burrito Authentic Mexican Food


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There are more than just burritos at Mi Burrito, although, you may just want to give one of their burritos a shot. There are 24 types of burritos at this spot, as well as over 15 types of tacos. If you’re more of a ceviche and taquito-type person, there’s some of that, too.

Location: 819 North Lombard Street, Portland
Phone: 503-289-2260
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¿Por Qué No?

Why not enjoy family meals at ¿Por Qué No? The restaurant features a catering and to-go meal, which is perfect for springtime picnics. You can also opt to add taco bowls, which are deliciously filling.

Location: 3524 N Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-467-4149
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