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“Total Surprise - Worth the Effort”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Mexicana

La Mexicana
Ranked #5 of 22 Restaurants in Troncones
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$16
Cuisines: Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Portland Oregon
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Total Surprise - Worth the Effort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We tried several times to catch this place open for a meal, but were unsuccessful. Finally we got to go for dinner and it was one of the best meals we had on our trip. I don't like badmouthing other places, but it was heads and shoulders above the expensive yoga place across the street. We had a filet of fish with garlic that was perfectly prepared; a traditional Oaxacian (sp?) dish that one person had previously had elsewhere who warned against it, and then loved it when prepared here. All in our party of 6 said it was by far the best food we ate in Troncones. Plus, they made the BEST margaritas of the 7 places we got them (kind of a staple). Must be comfortable with chickens running around in the yard around you. :)

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Stunya
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IsabelVelasco, Propietario at La Mexicana, responded to this review, 15 January 2016
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Muchisimas gracias por su opinion, mas vale tarde que nunca!

Ya estamos trabajando para mejorar, y espero que en su proxima visita sea de lo mejor. Y ahora si estemos abierto todo el tiempo.

De verdad valoro mucho sus comentarios.

Manden un email antes de venir para prepararles algo especial.
Isabel-velasco@live.com
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Mill Valley, California
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12 reviews
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“Loved everything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Wonderful person in charge there. Food home cooked in every way authentic tasty not crowded homey. We went there more than any other place. She understands margaritas. Fair prices

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank byrdie K
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Authentic and Delish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

If you are looking for a fancy romantic restaurant, this is not you're place. But...if you're looking for fantastic, authentic food and terrific margaritas, this IS your place! The Chiles Nogales was off the hook. The owners are delightful and we loved this place, wild turkey and all. Not the liqueur, an actual turkey.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Knavarro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Extraordinary restaurant with wonderfully fresh regional Mexican food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

La Mexicana is a lovely open air restaurant run by a charming and talented young woman. Isabel is a most welcoming and fluently bilingual host. On my first visit there, I asked Isabel to recommend some dishes that were particular to that region of Mexico. I had tiritas de pescado for an appetizer and chiles en nogada for the main course. Both were excellent. On my next visit for dinner, I had red snapper, fried with garlic, also delicious. It is also a great place to stop by for a cervesa and some freshly made guacamole- which we did and enjoyed very much.
I look forward to a return trip to Troncones and La Mexicana restaurant. There are definitely more things on the menu I look forward to tasting.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Judrapas
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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful Mexican food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

We ate dinner twice at La Mexicana during our stay at Troncones. Both times the food was delicious and the service was really great. We particularly enjoyed the seafood pozole on Thursday night. The soup had great flavour and was filled with fresh fish, prawns and lobster. The restaurant has a great atmosphere with candle lit tables. A great option for good Mexican food while in Troncones.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank macsar
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