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4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215-3168
+1 503-954-3138
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best fish tacos I have had since Mexico! Really great food and ambiance, always busy, be patient it's worth the wait!

Thank Lauralalali
Portland, Oregon
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

nothing to complain about here. We only had to wait in line for about 15 minutes on Saturday night. We got the chips and salsa and guac to start which are amazing. Then my wife and I each got 3 tacos. chorizo is my favorite.

Thank jsta1981
Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hawthorne location is my favorite. Go early or at an off time between lunch or dinner otherwise long lines. Lots of interesting taco choices...tiny, street tacos, not the typical larger ones. Bench seating or old chairs lend very casual, Southwestern atmosphere. Quality food, not huge servings.

Thank Pamela C
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's worth the wait to line up for good Mexican food on a Saturday morning. We did and enjoyed a nice brunch. You can order off the traditional menu with specials off the blackboard or the brunch menu. We did both. I had the pork tamale with eggs over medium also served with rice and pinto beans. Nicely spicy w/o... More 

Thank Clif S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, so I don't mean to come off as a hater... but the food here is not "out of this world", as the crowds may imply. That doesn't mean it's bad, it just isn't amazing IMO. Like many others, I have eaten a TON of Mexican food. From Mexico, to CA, I have been to some really great joints. Por... More 

Thank Matt G
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a bit crowded, even though we didn't have to wait. The service was fast and friendly. Young atmosphere. The food was great and huge portions.

Thank Carla1100
Toledo, Ohio
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127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Por Que No is always busy. The atmosphere and decor is really fun. Stand in line, order and pay, find a seat, food delivered to you. We got the guacamole and chips as well as 2 Brian's bowls. The chips were perfect, the guacamole lacked flavor and was brown, and the bowls had potential for being awesome but they had... More 

Thank Ali G
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Went in for an early lunch. Very good and authentic tacos. Chips and salsa are extra but get them. Usually very busy so be selective on when you go.

Thank CatchnRelease1
Vancouver, Canada
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Licking our plates. Pay before you sit, fresh guac, salsa and chips. We went on taco Tuesday so $1.50 off margs, $1 off burrito bowls, $.50 off tacos, etc! We had the carne asada taco, al pastor, guac n chips, ceviche with spicy cucumbers, and brians Bowl with chorizo and with tortillas. My god, was it worth the 3 mile... More 

Thank Kayla H
Omaha, Nebraska
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Nice variety of tacos and good drinks (interesting flavors of margaritas). Great for a casual meal, informal vibe, order at the counter, find a table, food will arrive soon.

Thank OmahaTraveler2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215-3168
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-954-3138

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