10 Mind-Blowing Mexican Restaurants in Portland, Oregon

There are many Mexican food restaurants to chose from in Portland, Oregon, but how do you know which ones a dud and which ones a stud. That's where we come in. Here at 10Best we are passionate about Mexican food and want only the best for our readers. After tasting mass amounts of tacos, enchiladas, tamales, guacamole, margaritas, and salsa we are proud to bring you the 10 best Mexican food restaurants in Portland, Oregon. From fine dining to laid back eateries to the hole in the wall restaurants we bring you the ones that made the cut.

Por Que No tops our list, because even though it is a small restaurant many might over look they are making the best Mexican food in town from scratch.

We even have a food cart making the list. Unlike most Mexican food carts this one is not sought after for their tacos. It is their award winning tortas everyone cannot get enough of. We hope this list helps guide you on your quest for great Mexican food in Portland, Oregon.

Nuestra Cocina


Colorful and lively, this Mexican restaurant in Southeast Portland serves up authentic south-of-the-border eats, causing patrons to plan their next visit before they're even out the door. It's all because of tasty items like spiced, shredded...  Read More

Cha Cha Cha


Cha Cha Cha serves fresh delicious, high quality, authentic Mexican food. They do this at low prices in a fun, casual environment at 9 different locations around the Portland metro. The most expensive item on their menu is still under eleven...  Read More

North Portland


La Cocina is a relaxed casual Mexican eatery in North Portland. Open barely a year and the restaurant has already become the go to place for Mexican food for Portlanders. La Cocina specializes in authentic Mexican food like Alambra fajitas, red...  Read More

Casa Del Matador


Casa Del Matador is a 21 and over Tex-Mex restaurant and bar in downtown Portland. They serve fresh, gourmet Tex-Mex cuisine like tacos, burritos, nachos, and savory steaks. The chips and salsa is always complimentary and bottomless. Although...  Read More

Southwest Portland


Uno Mas is a brand new bar and taquiza only open since May 2014 and located by the timbers stadium. They offer a full bar with a focus on tequila and the drinks they pour tend to be on the strong side. For food they have traditional Mexican...  Read More



Tacqueria Nueve is the brain child of two Portland friends, one of which spent extensive time touring Mexico. After closing a few years ago they have reopened and are serving the same great authentic Mexican food as before. Located in the heart...  Read More

Alphabet District
Santa Fe Taqueria


The tastes and flavors of Santa Fe derive from Puebla, Mexico where home cooked food simmers for hours and brings together families and communities. Santa Fe has been serving up delicious Mexican food for over 20 years. After studying the...  Read More



Chef Chip Barnes shares his distinct perspective on traditional Oaxacan cuisine dishes, expressing bold yet refined flavors with modern sensibility. At Alto Bajo, embrace tradition while still delivering the atypical. Take for instance their...  Read More

Southeast Portland


Guero's is not your average Mexican food restaurant, in fact it is a food cart. They have won local awards for having the best sandwich in Portland and yes, it is a Mexican sandwich also known as a Torta. They actually offer 3 types of tortas...  Read More

North Portland


Por Que No shares the flavors and the essence of what we found from the Pacific Coast of Mexico to the mountains of Oaxaca. They only use line caught pacific coast fish, and wild shrimp from sustainable fisheries. The results are outstanding and...  Read More


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Meagan Wristen is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan