Better than most
Growing up in LA and frequenting Tijuana, I found the best Mexican food to be at hole in the walls, carts, food trucks, etc. It's just one of those cuisines that?s best when cheap. However, there's only one such place in Portland that offers excellent fare: little dive next to a market on Fremont and 84ish.
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Anyway, for the upscale variety, Nuestra Cocina outshines Authentica, Toro, Cha Cha Cha, and a host of popular mid-range establishments. Thanklfully, this is not a #2 special with rice and beans kinda place. I do prefer fresh chips to their small serving of corn-flour tortillas, but the accompanying paste/sauce is very good. Unfortunately, the pork in the Sopes was over-powering or else it's a great dish and value. The Gorditas are a must order. Yesterday was our fourth visit, but I can't remember what I had the first three. Their Mojito was one of the better I've had. Service was excellent and the Chef was very friendly. A great place, especially if you can garner a patio table on a nice summer evening.