MiNGO West
MiNGO West

MiNGO West

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mingowest.com/
  • Phone: 5036466464
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Italian, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Michael Tocchini / Martín Gomez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: From corporate events and business meetings to family reunions, rehearsal dinners and everything in between; MiNGO has a great private dining space for Beaverton and the West Side region.
  • Private Party Contact: Monica Zuercher 5036466464

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hall Blvd
  • Public Transit: Beaverton Central Max Station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have street parking across from the restaurant as well as an entire parking garage and a separate lot behind the street parking; all within easy walking distance.
A word from MiNGO West
Simple Italian food. Great service. Thoughtful wine list. Creative cocktails.
Eat. Drink. Celebrate.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
MiNGO West reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (45)fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (40)special occasion (33)good for groups (29)notable wine list (19)romantic (18)great for lunch (16)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (5)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The entrees here are excellent. If you're looking for a quality Itallian dinner experience, this is the place to go. One minor problem is the bread. They used to serve a thick, crisp crust. Now it's thinner and just chewy. And be sure to ask for fresh coffee. They serve Illy's, but it's been sitting around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a favorite !
    Hector
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food mostly better than average. Outdoor space is special. Service quite good, but on a slow night, busboy was in our face constantly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday night dinner
    ggmagourmet
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We've always enjoyed our previous meals at Mingo West, but it had been a while since we'd been there. This time I felt the menu had expanded. There seemed to be more choices. All four of us were pleased with our orders. The carmelized cippolinis were particularly delicious and were used generously in many dishes. The skewered chicken which was part of the Venetian tapas appetizer was somewhat overdone for my taste. Otherwise, no complaints. Portions were generous. My husband and I took home some of our main course. Service was excellent.Waiter was prompt,courteous and helpful. Restaurant was pleasantly busy but not noisy. Tables were well spaced for private conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good italian
    asdf
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was good, the staff was great. Finest dining in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favs
    PdxpizzaboyVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Often we take out of town visitors to Mingo West because of its reliable quality. The service is professional; the food is top quality; and, the atmosphere relaxing and inviting. Our cousins were in town on Monday night and we came to Mingo West for a good meal and got just that. From my Mingo Drop to our salads and main courses the tastes were first rate. Mingo West never fails to deliver...it is one of our favourite spots to dine well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable. Consistently Great Food!
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We're glad we discovered this place years ago. The food is reliably good and the menu stays interesting. The servers are always knowledgeable and make great suggestions, when asked. And they turn up when you want/need them without hovering. If you're looking for a traditional American-Italian place, this isn't it. More than pasta and pizza here...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy hour was loads of fun
    likeitis
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This restaurant is relatively new and the service is better than expected. Waitstaff is very attentive, flexible and courteous. Octopus in salad weas cooked well, tender and well flavored. Drink selections are great. There were 5 of us about 5:00pm on a Sunday night. We sat indoors and could watch the entire restaurant happenings seated in the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Food and Service
    FerryFoodies
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food is excellent and very well prepared. Best Bread on the Planet! (And they gladly refill). We live in Seattle but come here EVERY time we get to Portland, about once a year. We like it that much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great overall
    Letsgo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My friends and I have been to Mingo West since its opening at this location and we thought the food tasted better than ever! Cocktails seemed a bit pricey, so as the food but with the good service and food, we would still choose them for a special occasion. Everything, including desserts tasted good and we would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Predictable place, great service, drinks and wine are all good. Its time for menu make over though and some real Italian food!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Lunch
    sjhheartsshoes
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Terrific lunch here to celebrate a co worker. How lovely to sit outside and enjoy Mingo's delicious food. I had the ravioli special which didn't disappoint. I'm a total fan of dinner and it's great to know that lunch is just as amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outdoor seating
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Lovely outdoor seating area. Food was good. Pretty expensive for what you got, but good. Won't rush back, there are too many other good restaurants in PDX.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat
    CbokcVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Wonderful as always! It is caprese salad time at Mingo, they are not to be missed! Beautiful heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and Mingo's wonderful olive oil. Use the excellent bread to soak up every last drop. Fantastic lasagne with mushrooms and a wonderful fresh corn sauce, not your mama's lasagne but way, way better! Risotto with pork loin and cherry tomatoes! Great wine, great service, great chef! Delicioso!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mcshuma
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    from the moment we entered the front door for the very first time, the welcome. the setting, the wait staff and the food were truly delightful. the space between tables. the size of the chair seats, the freshness of the ingredients.....well, just a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Office Birthday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Went for an office birthday lunch. Waitress was friendly and attentive. It was a nice day out so the doors were opening which was very enjoyable. Everyone enjoyed their meals and dessert was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FRESH lunch!
    Duck72
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Dined with a group of 4 friends. All of us enjoyed different fresh menu items. Loved the seasonal offferings & topped it off with the raspberry/peach crisp. A great summer lunch spot indeed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm dingo for Mingo!
    GregZVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    OMG! This place just gets better! Always great food! This time the service, drinks and wine made it even better! You gotta check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect evening
    Iijimapicks
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I had not visited Mingo West in a few years but recently my girlfriend and I decided to celebrate our birthdays together there. We were thoroughly impressed with everyone who served us, from the water girl to the hostess to the waiters. Everyone seemed intuitively and respectfully attentive. The food was fantastic and meticulously prepared. The ambiance was energetic while the setting was elegant. Thank you, Mingo, for hanging in there and staying in Beaverton! We need more quality restaurants up here, out of downtown Portland!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mingos
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I believe we have found a new favorite in our neighborhood. Great food, good service, nice wine list. who could ask for more.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not google at all. Don't go there.
    Amethyst2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Waitress was bad, food is not worth to pay at all. Dishes make you lose apatite. Don't go there, don't waste your money.
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  • foodiefix
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Had a fabulous girl's night out -- tasty food, excellent and attentive service with a great view of the outside fountain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable dining in Beaverton
    Jedspera
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Beaverton is not exactly a foodies playground, but Mingo is a great restaurant with enough satisfying food to tempt your taste buds. The food is good quality and tastes very good, I just wouldn't put it at the level of some of the more interesting restaurants in Portland. The service is good, and you will leave feeling good about your meal. I really like eating there in the summer where they open the doors and it feels like a street cafe.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    PDXviewerVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This is always a great place to eat. The staff is always great and so is the food. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 301 reviews are from the MiNGO West reviews archive.
  • Love coming back to Mingo!
    AnjiVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    As usual, great food and great wine. It was a lovely night to sit outside over a leisurely dinner. The capresse salad was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Mingo West
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food is fresh, authentic Italian and the wine suggestion were perfection. I love the indoor/outdoor feel of the restaurant and the service was fantastic. All in all a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great appetizers, great desserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We tired Mingo West for a casual dinner on Sunday, early evening. The appetizers were fabulous, the entrees so so, and the desserts were great. Bellinis were so so too. I'd go back again and order something different for the entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than ever
    HeathbarVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It had been some time since we had last dined at Mingo West, but I can't imagine why because our meal and experience was wonderful. The location is Beaverton, so traffic can be a hassle and there is no view. Mingo does a fine job of making the best of it by opening the large doors to the outside and also having outside tables. Menu on this night was really enticing. I can tell you the ravioli was perfectly cooked and paired well with the Mingo salad ( Caesar ). My son's halibut was tasty and my wife's penne pasta with the espresso coffee beef ragu turned out to be a big hit. I should mention the food was a great value. Service was excellent. Timely, friendly and efficient. Mingo has moved way up my list of venues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    Nanos
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Very enjoyable, excellent food and service. Prices appropriate, will come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    As usual, another enjoyable dinner. Great wait staff, great menu, delicious food. Mingo West is truly a neighborhood gem. We've never had a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My favorite restaurant locally in PDX. I like the west side location -easier parking and the ambience is lighter and less noisy. The sugo is to die for- I get it 9/10 times I go here but when I try something else, it is wonderful but never as good as the Sugo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One Time Trip
    PalmSprings14
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We have eaten several times at Cafe Mingo. Although the service is not overly friendly, the food makes up for it. However, Mingo, (owned by same family) is a one shot deal for us. Food was okay, it was loud and our waiter didn't seem too interested in us, bringing complimentary tastes to other tables with younger people and not us. We won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific risotto
    kathi37
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We shared a lovely dish of chicken and asparagus risotto tha was delicious...that and a Mingo's grilled shrimp salad made a great lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok
    Beegirl
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I have been to this restaurant twice. Once for happy hour and once for dinner. The pizza and drinks are pretty good and it is a great little spot for happy hour. The ambiance and overall vibe is nice. Big open windows and decor is warm. Our dinner however was pretty boring and a bit of a disappointment. I was with people who are known for clearing their plates and none of us did at this meal. We didn't even finish our deserts, and I'm a HUGE desert person. It was really busy in there which made service slow. Many times I thought our waitress forgot about us. She was nice enough but it's annoying when you have to be the one initiating the attention of your server. I would go back for happy hour, but probably not for much beyond that
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great entrees but desserts not so
    Themindfulgourmet
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We have been going to Mingo to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays and any reasons to celebrate. We love the food and service but have been consistently disappointed with desserts and usually skip them. Last week, however, we decided to take a chance and try some. I had the gelato. It tasted like frozen evaporated milk. Notes of "buttery" dairy and vanilla were absent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality is Consistent
    Dewey
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    For 9 years we have been coming and it is the most consistent location for food quality and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so good this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I've been here twice. The first time I would have highly recommended this restaurant. This time - not so much. The food was not seasoned at all. The presentation was nice, however the flavor was boring and bland. Osso bucco was fatty. Service was not so great. The waiter came to the table twice. Other than that, the water kid did most of the serving. I wanted to give him the entire tip. There were kids running all over the place. It was a nice evening, so instead of going out the door they were running under the chains that separated indoor from outdoor. Staff should have stopped that as it was disruptive to the diners on the window. Also feel they should add some US based reds to the wine by the glass list. Not everyone likes Italien.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mingo lover
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This was our first visit to Mingos. It came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. The food and service were outstanding! We will definitely be returning to try more items on their wonderful menu.
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  • Delicious Meal, Lackluster Service
    ElizaG
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We reserved a table at MiNGO West for my husband's birthday and, as expected, had a lovely meal. The cocktails, entrees, desserts, and wine we ordered were delicious and only served to reinforce why we have made MiNGO West one of our special occasion restaurants. Unfortunately, our server was rude, inattentive, never introduced himself, did not check on us during our meal, and did not bother to say a simple "thank you" or "good night" when he left our receipt. We are in our mid-thirties, but apparently did not appear to be worth the same courtesies as his "older patron" tables. The meal was quite enjoyable, but the rudeness of the server left us with a bitter after-taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never dissapointed
    EenyMeenyMineyMo
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Love this West side location of Cafe Mingo. Food is consistent, service is friendly and nearly always prompt. It is especially great for outdoor dining. If you have kids in tow, they can dash off into the little park area and play (bring a change of clothes because they will most likely get wet). They also have a very nice private room.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joyjoy
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Had the cannoli for the first time, very, very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic