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2839 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-6350
+1 503-281-3662
10:00 - 22:00
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Tampa, Florida
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284 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Came with friends and were surprised to find an Order Counter. Nice menu and we all found something good to eat. Dinner came out in a timely fashion and were satisfied with the cost & quality.

Thank vmcgilvr
Simi Valley, California
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248 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lunch with other associates. This restaurant is very popular with the locals. That's your first tip it's good. Had grilled fish tacos. Pretty good, not real flavorful but good.

Thank kernvilledaddy
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I love La Bonita on Alberta St. with colorful interior decor and friendly window service. La Bonita is a regular stop on my annual visits home. Delicious chile relleno and carnitas burritos add guacamole for a final touch. Both are a must have. I wish DC had something remotely like this.

Thank Abbeyny
Portland, Oregon
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240 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We had 3 different types of meat between 2 tacos and a burrito - none had any flavor at all. It wasn't bad like you couldn't eat it - there was just no flavor. The hot sauce joined the club - the red was just HOT and the green was hot but again no flavor. Ended up drowning the food... More 

Thank Pdxgirl2015
Portland, Oregon
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

The title sounds like I'm a booze hound, and I've enjoyed my share, but the food at La Bonita works well for everybody. I'm a fan of their red chilaquiles, and they provide with healthy portions and great flavor. It's not a fancy joint, but the food is plentiful, the staff is good natured, and there are comfortable seats. They... More 

Thank Skegger
Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

The reviews of this place are mixed and that's my feeling as well. I've been here three times and the food is consistently, well, consistent -- and average. Nothing "pops" and I agree with one fellow reviewer that the meat portions in the meals are skimpy. When you order a burrito with steak or pastor you want to taste (and... More 

Thank PocketBob
St. Louis
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

More than fair portions for the price. Platters were very generous at lunchtime. Great part of town to stroll after indulging.

Thank HHSmith
Vancouver, Washington
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174 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

We've been here multiple times as this place has large portions for the budget conscious eater. Everything we have tried has been delicious and service is great and fast.

Thank JustinWoj
Pahrump, Nevada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Based on all the great reviews on this place we decided to have dinner here. What a mistake. The food is mediocre at best. I ordered a Carne Asada Burrito and literally had to look to find much steak. My husband had the Chicken Fajita Burrito and also had to search for the chicken. For the price we paid we... More 

Thank pje6449
Kalaheo, Hawaii
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Just stand in line, place your order, pay and grab a picnic table in this unassuming restaurant. Don't let the decor fool you as this is some of the best Mexican food in Portland. The portions are huge and the prices are huge, so when you hear your name called, grab your food and enjoy! You won't be disappointed!

Thank Hideaway Man

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2839 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-6350
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-281-3662

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