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2811 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232-2433
+1 503-233-0511
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up at Pambiche because the nearby "Screen-Door" had a line around the block. I could not have been happier with our second choice. Pambiche has a very cozy atmosphere and the food is fantastic. I had the Picadillo Comunista and it was an incredibly flavorful hash. I would recommend it and bring friends here next time we're in... More 

Thank 425traveller
Sacramento, California
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A tiny Cuban restaurant featuring colorful walls lined with family-like photos and tchotchkes that is always packed with patrons and abuzz with conversation, Pambiche serves traditional Cuban fare that is inventive and delicious. That may account for the perpetual lines that snake out the front door of this restaurant, although the day we ate lunch there, there were many empty... More 

Thank Janet C
Portland, Oregon, United States
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302 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I've been a fan of Pambiche for many years. Unfortunately this last time, not so much. The food is delicious, as always, but the service was lacking. I called to place an order to go, and then was told the menu prices online were not correct. I took my order home to find out no rice was included with the... More 

Thank SassyGirlJenna729
Oberlin, Ohio
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114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We came to Portland from Ohio on a food trip, we own a restaurant and wanted to get new ideas. Pambiche was one of the best places we experienced. The food was really excellent, well prepared and the service was on point! We had two brunch dishes mixed with a Cuban sandwich. We all shared our dishes and each one... More 

Thank Matt A
Happy Valley
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I adore Pambiche. This is one of the places that if someone hasn't been to before, I will take them. The food is fantastic, and worth the wait. And 99% of the time, there WILL be a wait, so come prepared to wait outside probably for a table. They do have outside seating with heat lamps and it's much easier... More 

Thank Stressmonster
Portland, United States
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is a review of lunch at Pambiche; I've never had dinner or brunch there. I always enjoy eating lunch at Pambiche. (I should mention that, although Pambiche has outdoor seating, I always eat indoors.) The service is friendly and professional, the space is pleasant and colorfully decorated (although perhaps a little cramped), and the food is reliably good. When... More 

Thank James C
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Cuban food. Great primitive atmosphere and wonderful fresh Cuban food. Good drinks too and friendly service. May be a wait on line but worth it. Just get a drink and breathe and then get your table.

Thank jmshep1
Portland, Oregon
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88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Just got back from trip to Cuba and wanted a taste of it in my mouth. So long a line we left after 20 minutes with no tables opened up. This place is tiny and does not take reservations plus has good food and so is very popular. They need a bigger space or should take reservations. Situation ridiculous.

Thank Becky O
Vancouver, Washington
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129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Went here with a couple friends to try it out! Oh my goodness! So good, I don't remember the plate I ordered, but it had shredded beef I believe. I tried their hot chocolate, it was a large cup of warm deliciousness! The service was great, our server kept up on checking on us and our refills. The atmosphere is... More 

Thank hmariecj
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I came here on a business trip, and was positively blown away. Portland, in my mind, has the best food in the country. We sampled a number of dishes and beverages on the menu and were delighted. I cannot wait to come here again!

Thank Renée D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2811 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-233-0511

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