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703 sw ankeny, Portland, OR
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11:00 - 14:15
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:15
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Very small 'weird' little hole in the wall. The Cochinito tacos were to die for! I also loved the Capirhna! However after a few drinks and needing the restroom I found out they share one with a seedy strip club next door! Yikes there were some special characters coming and going ... but a fun adventure that I would do... More 

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Thank TheCFro
Bellevue, Washington, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Order the first class flight on the menu with a horchata. You will need the Horchata. Guacamole was very spicy.

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Thank Bd D
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I have been a frequent customer at Santeria since they opened some years back. So much to say about this side street jewel of a taqueria in the heart of downtown Portland! I have sampled my way through the menu and all the plates, tacos and burritos I have got have been consistently delicious😸I am a huge fan of their... More 

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Thank miro91
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

My husband and I had this place on our list of restaurants to check out while visiting Portland on vacation. It's a small hole-in-the-wall place, but the food is excellent and decently priced. Portions are large and the older man who waited on us was awesome! Bathrooms are shared with the strip club next door haha.

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Thank hellokinsey
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Descent to above average food - with a pretty good selection for herbivores. Good large quantities - take home leftovers for a second meal.

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Thank Richard J
Burnaby, Canada
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Because of the large number of restaurants in such a small are of downtown Portland it is hard for a place to stand out, but Santeria tries to and succeeds in many ways. There was an emphasis in presentation with my chimichanga being saused out perfectly in the tri color of the meixcan flag. It tasted very good, but it... More 

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Thank EvilBert86
Kapaa, Hawaii
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

A little hole in the wall. Only 1 guy seating, bussing, making drinks and taking orders. Poor guy was doing his best but we waited a while before he got our order. The margarita was good and the salsa was nice and spicy. I ordered the chicken tinga, it was ok. my friend ordered the beef fajitas and it looked... More 

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Thank jbig_kauai
Tokyo, Japan
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80 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This place is amazing. It's got the best mexican food in portland and an awesome atmosphere. Don't try to go with more than 4 because seating is limited (to be honest, that's part of what gives it a great vibe). You can actually order a lot of the food from Bailey's (across the street), so go there if you have... More 

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Thank Russell A
Tumwater, Washington
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

I've eaten their food several times, but never eaten in the restaurant. Instead, I stop in on my way to Bailey's Taproom, which is just across the street, and order for delivery to my seat at Bailey's. What a great business relationship! I'm a big fan of their taco platters, particularly the First Class Flight which is a sampler of... More 

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Thank Bill T
Sequim, Washington
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

I was on a girls' weekend and we all decided to go out for margaritas and mexican food. According to yelp this restaurant was close and had 4 stars. However, after walking to the sketchy hole in the wall restaurant I needed to use the restroom. I asked the very unkempt waiter (at this point I wanted to just leave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:15
Monday
11:00 - 14:15
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:15
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:15
Thursday
11:00 - 14:15
Friday
11:00 - 14:15
Saturday
11:00 - 14:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 sw ankeny, Portland, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown

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