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“Sweet place”
Review of Mama Leo's

Mama Leo's
Ranked #1,505 of 4,479 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice and very inexpensive dinner here today. I had the beef in gravy and my wife had shredded beef with beans and rice. Venezuelan food: similar to Mexican but without the salsas. When we asked for salsa we received a small dish of tasty sauce. Tons of gluten free since they use corn and plantains.

Thank Randy S
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Reviewed 1 April 2015

Arrived in Portland hungry and needing to kill some time before checking into our Vancouver, WA hotel. Looking for something different we chanced upon this storefront restaurant called Mama Leo's. What a find! This restaurant provides a great introduction to Columbian and Venezuelan food - very different from Mexican and very delish. So many things on the menu sounded good (and intriguing) that we ended up ordering the Welcome Platter (a sampler of appetizers) as well as two entrees (The Steamed Cornmeal Balls and the Tilapia filet in Coconut Sauce). Everything was excellent and at the end we were stuffed! The decor is somewhat spare, but not uncomfortable. The server was pleasant, helpful and informative. If we lived in Portland, this would be a regular choice. Portlandians - check it out!

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Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

We tried Mama Leo's for the first time and were not disappointed! This place is a wonderful little gem with super friendly service! The food is delicious and beautifully presented. There were 4 of us and we each had a different dish. Everything was great. Highly recommend the coconut rice!

Thank Chivohvoh
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

Met some friends for lunch after reading favorable reviews for this restaurant. We ordered an appetizer and lunch entrees. Our meal came and we were puzzled as to where the appetizer was? The server had forgot to place that order, so we ate appetizers last. Our waters were not refreshed even once during our meat. Food was good, but not outstanding. It's hard to like a place when service is poor!

Thank PaulalovesPortland
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Reviewed 5 March 2015

i am wheat free and the colleague I am visiting in Oregon is coeliac. He found us the perfect place. This is a corn-based and entirely GF restaurant but don't let that put you off if you are free from dietary restrictions! The Colombian food is tasty but also light, and the range of flavours was great fun. Lovely people serving, too!

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