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Que Pasa Cantina

1408 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3605
+1 503-230-9212
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“taquitos” (3 reviews)
“casserole” (3 reviews)
“fish tacos” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1408 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3605
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere our server was wonderful had a great evening Great place to get some food after you've been brewery touring Family friendly outdoor seating also

Thank tracie t
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I'm not sure what happened, but we waited a long time for our meal. We've eaten here many times before, and this was the slowest its ever been. People who came into the restaurant well after us were half done with their meals before we...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This place is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Portland. My boyfriend come here about once a month. The space is a small, intimate setting. I feel like it is best suited for 2 diners, no more than 4 to a party. Sometimes...More

Thank Dkjaquette
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

This is a quaint, comfortable and friendly place to have consistently good Mexican food. Favorite items are the chicken enchilada casserole, Mexican chopped salad, and the special papas mashed with cheese and vegetables. However, the very best is the Tres Leches Cake.....it is the best...More

Thank boboji
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This place is unique, charming, friendly, delicious. On the other side of the river, it's in a slightly gritty area with a few bars, food trucks, etc. nearby. Easily walkable from downtown, or just get a Lyft if you over-indulge on the margaritas. Ole!

Thank Grace Carr L
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Went here on a busy Friday night. The staff was friendly, especially our waiter. The food was outstanding. Fish tacos were super good. I am still craving the goat cheese and corn quesadilla. It was the best!

Thank marilynoregon
Reviewed 20 December 2015

So I'm excited about this little place. Went here for happy hour, not knowing it was still happy hour- so when we ordered our waitress said "off of the happy hour menu"- OH! We had the loaded nachos and the carne asada taquitos and we...More

Thank kebnertravel
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Not your ordinary Mexican restaurant, everything just a bit fresher, lighter tweaked a bit but with a lot of the flavors and comfort you want. The margaritas were delicious! Happy hour was pretty good as well

Thank lovetogoalways
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We've been coming to Que Pasa for several years, and were sad to see some long time employees depart a year or so ago. And again, when we went recently, new staff. This time around the service was spotty and not the usual exuberance we...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 2 August 2015

My sister and I visited this restaurant on a sunny evening. We ordered a spicy habenero/pineapple margarita that was delicious. For food we split an order of fish tacos and the tamale platter. The tamale was one of the best that I had ever had...More

Thank laura c
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Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
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17:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1408 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3605
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-230-9212
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Que Pasa Cantina offers a variety of traditional dishes as well as items with a twist, like our popular chicken enchilada casserole, fish tacos, goat cheese & chorizo stuffed jalapenos and tres leches cake. We also offer pitchers of margaritas, buckets of beer & many house cocktails to choose from. Happy Hour daily from open to 6 pm and 9 pm to close. Check out our heated outdoor patio with your family!