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Santa Fe Taqueria

Northwest District
Mexican, Southwestern
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831 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3003
+1 503-220-0406
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly neighborhood hangout meets an outstanding taqueria... Santa Fe serves fresh, flavorful Mexican cuisine in a warm and friendly setting. Don't let the casual counter ordering fool you into thinking this is a fast food restaurant. It's fast, yes, but the the food is anything but... We particularly loved the nachos with chile verde chicken. Right next door the bar... More 

Thank Ron W
Overland Park, Kansas
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Cons: - Poor quality - not very friendly - below average food - high $ for what you get Plus: -cool atmosphere -right on 23rd street I would not go here again but if you are in the area it would not be the worst place to stop in and have a quick mexican meal since the location is great... More 

Thank KansasTravelor86
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have never had a bad meal here. I am from Texas and I know good Tex Mex. This is a great Happy Hour spot! The staff is always friendly and the food is fresh and yummy! And if you can score a table outside or the window table in the bar, the people-watching on NW 23rd is awesome (across... More 

Thank Katie S
Mt Hood Territory, Oregon
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Fun atmosphere, quality Mexican fare at reasonable prices. Bar up to par with the food. Worth a casual visit.

Thank mpm55
Sacramento, California, United States
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We just dropped in and scored some GREAT nachos!! Quick, friendly service and the food is fresh!! Great for dates, after or before theatre, a Sunday meal..

Thank MitchOSM
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175 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Full disclosure: I'm from Dallas and am used to really good Mexican food. This was not amazing food, but fed my need for a bit of Mexican food. The food wasn't too flavorful and you really don't get much for what you pay. Also - watch out for the nachos - expensive and not good.

Thank Pli876
Houston, Texas
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152 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The outdoor seating was packed but the inside seating was empty. The menu has many options but I chose the easy plate. The meat choices all looked good. I went with the steak option, which included rice and choice of beans. The beans and rice were good but the steak wasn't great. The quality was mediocre (close to real Mexican... More 

Thank Pkrekeler
Fishers, Indiana
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

First, the good : it was fast and the salsa was pretty good. They have outdoor seating right along 23rd, so the people watching is great. Now for the not-so-good: service at the counter while ordering was confusing. The staff certainly wasn't welcoming or helpful. The queso was pretty awful and my ground beef tacos were bland and unappetizing. My... More 

Thank Julie C
Oregon City, Oregon, USA
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

23rd Ave in Portland has many quaint places to eat. This is my favorite. We got a table and had the waitress take our order. I love chilli rellenos and tamales, and theirs are wonderful. We went before 6 pm and were able to order off the happy hour menu which made it that much better. My wife had a... More 

Thank Orphie27
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252 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We were on a "foodie trip" to the Pearl District - this was an alternative choice when we couldn't get a table at our first choice. Service was VERY friendly & efficient, and they had a good menu - the food was not anything special - certainly edible and filling with generous servings; just not memorable. Atmosphere is rather garish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 831 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-220-0406

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