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- 76%Nightlife Lovers
- 63%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (12)
- AndinaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Feb 05, 2014
Definitely one of the BIGGEST and best restaurants in Portland. I could not believe the size of it and the food was great! Peruvian style tapas dishes, come for the happy hour. It's a bit on the pricey side so it's good for those special occasions but it's very hip and definitely worth checking out at least once while you are in the City of Roses!
- AndinaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 11, 2013
Lively Peruvian restaurant serving excellent tapas and cocktails! My favorites were the Yuca Rellena, grilled diver scallops, cebiche and the oysters. The small plates are indeed small, but when you just want a taste of a variety of dishes, it's plenty. Unfortunately, we were too stuffed to have one of the divine looking desserts, but were brought over some complimentary treats.
The owner is absolutely lovely, and while our server left mid-service, we were still taken good care of. Love the location in the trendy and artsy Pearl District!Recommended for:Foodies
- AndinaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Mar 13, 2013
Gayle and I had a long and busy day on a previous trip. After our delayed arrival into PDX, we went straight into a 2+ hour parents meeting, and then in a borrowed car did a poor job of navigating Portland traffic and finding our Downtown hotel. And with a minimal breakfast and no lunch, we were a pretty hungry and crabby pair.
After we checked into our hotel, the person at the front desk highly recommended Andina. It was a little bit of a hike to the Streetcar, followed by a moderate ride to the Glison stop and then a few blocks walk to the restaurant.. I'm proud that we both decided to "suck it up" and make the journey to what turned out to be a stellar dining experience.
Gayle and I arrived to find that the main dining room was full. Yet, our hosts were very attentive and accommodating and walked us over to check out the bar area and then pointed out the available seating in the patio below. That turned out to be a great choice since we had a nice degree of privacy and the live music playing in the bar area filtered in nicely downstairs.
Both Gayle and I appreciated our waiters attention, knowledge and service. And he appears to be held to high standards! Very soon after we sat down, I think it was Doris Platt Rodriguez herself who stopped by, welcomed us and instructed the waiter to make sure we were taken care of.
We started (and pretty much gobbled up) fresh bread served with 3 Peruvian sauces (hot chile verde, a sweet middle one and peanuty third). Our initial wine by the glass orders of Loimer Rose and Luna Benegas (red) were OK, but not remarkable. After that, Gayle switched to a much more complex red Amancaya and I opted for the red Sangria. Both were much better choice and the Sangria (including the soaked fruit) was the best I've had in a very long time.
For the main courses (we skipped the small plates menu), Gayle ordered the Arroz Con Pato (pan-seared duck breast and crispy duck confit served over cilantro-infused rice with red bell peppers, peas and carrots ) and I opted for the Seco a la Nortena (lamb shank slow-cooked with cilantro, black beer, ají Amarillo, onions and garlic; served with a bean stew and salsa criolla). Both dishes were cooked perfectly. My lamb practically melted off the bone and the taste of the duck with the Peruvian risotto offered the perfect combination of texture and flavour. And even at the end, when Gayle was full, but there was still food on the plate, the flavours in her mouth kept urging her on.
But alas, even those amazing flavours couldn't convince us to try something off the very tempting desert menu. We were too full and too happy. All our day's trials and tribulations had melted away.
- AndinaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 05, 2012
**PRICEY GOOD PERUVIAN TAPAS **
Portland, you have AMAZING food choices.
Made advance reservations and ordered the following:
- Caipirinha (hello, we're in Portland, you always need a cocktail in hand) - solid and strong
- Yuca Rellena - cheese-stuffed yuca with an aj Amarillo and cheese sauce - Wow, this was my FAVE. Loved the *gourmet* Velveeta cheese-like texture and the yuca together! WOW!
- Anticucho De Pulpo - grilled octopus kebob with rocoto and caper chimichurri - Chewy and good. More Spanish style than Peruvian.
- Oysters- Half a dozen with some house made salsas pisco rocoto, chalaquita, mango radish and nikkei. Another FAVE of mine. Best oysters on the West Coast. Buttery, sweet, and plain delicious. Yes, in oyster form.
Diver scallops and cebiches were also ordered, but I was way too full to try them all.
The owner came by to greet us. That was nice. But our waiter disappeared and a staff person stopped by to gently inform us that he had to leave on a *personal emergency*. So, the empanadas order never came. Oh well.
BTW, the dulce de leche post-dinner macaroons were awesome. I think that was my favorite part of the evening! ;)
Enjoyed the high-quality of the tapas served, but with other dining options out there, this would not be my first choice for dinner the second time around.
- if you are in the mood to splurge on Peruvian/Spanish tapas
- Yuca Rellena and those dulce de leche dessert bits!