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555 NW 12th Ave. (Hoyt St.) Send to Phone
503-228-6161 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Bright and convivial Pearl District hangout featuring Neuvo Latino cooking.

Dinner nightly
Open late

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: Enormous bar booths glow with peacock hues, the perfect spot to watch the attractive, well-dressed crowd mingling amid pulsating music. Meanwhile, the Nuevo Latino cooking holds its own. Many dishes are recognizable as Mexican, Spanish or Caribbean, but others draw on less well-known cuisines indigenous to South America or fuse these varying yet related traditions in lively ways. Start with the guacamole, mashed tableside. Coconut prawns, ceviche or octopus bruschetta are also tasty choices to accompany a margarita or mojito, or perhaps choose from the worldly wine list with its interesting array of Northwest, California, Spanish and Latin American labels. For entrées, choose any of the grilled fish dishes, fish tacos, gaucho-style grilled prime rib or the Yucatan pork arepas (corn cakes with braised pork). Order a large platter to share, especially the vegetable versions such as one with grilled asparagus, spring onion sauce, cotija and aged jack cheeses, and jalapeño chicken purée. Service is friendly and competent.


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