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5507 NE 30th Ave. (NE Killingsworth St.) Send to Phone
503-287-7555 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Stylish, imaginative and healthy Mexican food served in an appealing setting.

Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Autentica, Portland, OR

Autentica Restaurant Review

: This attractive restaurant boasts terra cotta tiles and a dramatic open kitchen; hold out for a table on the lush outdoor patio in warm weather. Fresh tortillas are handmade daily using a traditional press, but they are only part of the story. Dinner dishes emphasize recipes from chef Oswaldo Bibiano's native Guerrero, Mexico, and each is elevated by complex, nuanced spice profiles. Mole selections are standouts with sauces prepared using 30 ingredients ranging from nuts and anise to plantains, cinnamon, chiles and chocolate. Other intriguing options include a hearty vegetable stew with mushrooms, potatoes, squash, carrots, figs and chiles, and a grilled cactus salad featuring avocado and cotija cheese. If you're seeking something simpler, order the Idaho rainbow trout marinated with green chiles. Cocktails focus on signature margaritas with creative flavors such as pomegranate or spicy pepper. The engaging brunch menu offers standards such as huevos rancheros and chilaquiles, plus unusual treats like a torta with cotija cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and chile sauce.


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