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“Great, inexpensive, vegetarian, vegan friendly Mexican food”

Taqueria La Sirenita
Ranked #1,611 of 4,344 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
Portland, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Great, inexpensive, vegetarian, vegan friendly Mexican food”
Reviewed 21 May 2012

I've been going here since 1994. The food is good! I love the vegetarian soft tostada with cilantro added. (Its a giant burrito) The green hot sauce is the best!

  • Visited April 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
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“Our weekly take-out place”
Reviewed 27 June 2011

Since 'discovering' La Sirenita a couple years ago (we live in the neighborhood), it's been a weekly staple ever since. There's a bit of a debate as to which is the 'best' tacqueria on NE Alberta (the competition: La Bonita, which is almost next door), but we have our favorite. I've tried the tacos, from pollo to carne asada, to pesca and lengua (all very good) but the hands-down favorite is the 'carnitas' version, with its juicy and slighty singed pulled pork meat. Tacos (as of mid-2011) are only $1.35, a double wrapped warm flour tortilla, loaded with meat and salsa; burritos are stuffed full of beans, meat and more salsa for around $4.

The place is nothing to look at, either outside or in; a bland storefront with a couple outdoor tables (next to a scruffy little tienda) and mismatched chairs and tables inside... but DO NOT let that detract from the experience. Good food & great prices!

  • Visited June 2011
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Food good- Food poisoning bad!”
Reviewed 17 September 2009

I used to eat here a lot, but it only takes one time getting food poisoning to sour you on any place. But in all fairness it only happened once.I rated the food on its flavor , not its potential health risk. It tastes good and is very cheap,but you get what you pay for. After you seat yourself here ,you may have to seat yourself in the bathroom for the next couple days! Eat at your own risk.

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“This place was good a few years ago. Lately though the food is bland. It's still cheap, but I'll go two doors down...”
Reviewed 3 September 2008

This place was good a few years ago. Lately though the food is bland. It's still cheap, but I'll go two doors down and get some tastier food.

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“not as hard to find a good burrito in pdx as it used to be, but 10 years ago this was the only place to go”
Reviewed 16 December 2007

not as hard to find a good burrito in pdx as it used to be, but 10 years ago this was the only place to go

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