Permanently Closed - Autentica

4.5
388 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Autentica Mexican Cuisine is a family owned and operated restaurant in the heart of the NE Portland Concordia neighborhood. For almost one decade, Autentica has specialized in traditional Mexican cuisine. Inspired by Chef Oswaldo Bibiano's southern hometown of Acapulco Mexico. Here you will find classic dishes like pollo en mole (half chicken simmered in a house made mole sauce), posole( a traditional pork and hominy stew) camarones al mojo de ajo (fried garlic prawns). Since it is located in the Pacific Northwest, Autentica works with the freshest locally grown ingredients. Autentica' s brunch served every Sunday, draws inspiration from Mexican street food such as sopes (corn masa cakes topped with chicken and spicy chorizo sausage), huevos rancheros, and corn masa and black bean quesadillas. Our collection of over fifty tequilas and mezcals are a great pairing with the vibrant food. Come in and give us a try!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Northwest, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(503) 287-7555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Killingsworth
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Parking details
Street Parking
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Public transit
Bus 72 on Killingsworth and 31st and Bus 17 on Killingsworth and 27th
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They should not be closing. Sad for Portland to lose this gem after 14 years.

p
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So sad they are closing! Tonight is their last night!

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, good luck in the future to the staff as this restaurant closes in the next few days.

OB
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too bad they're closed forever. If you didn't get to go, you're less of a human.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food. Very loud - we had to shout at each other - but worth it.

SH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So sorry I waited so long to go. The food was outstanding. Wish they weren't closing.

SO
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is so sad to see Autentica close. Great food, great service, great cocktails. Unusual and inspired Mexican cuisine, especially seafood dishes. And those black bean tortillas were wonderful.
I am hoping that after a rest, they will try again with a full service restaurant. Uno Mas is still open and the west side one by the Timbers stadium, but not the same menu. Wonderful hard working owners.

b
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are so very sorry to see this wonderful restaurant that we loved close. Their food was terrific and consistent, always - but their grilled octopus was the very BEST in Portland!! the service was always friendly, gracious and let you spend your time enjoying your meal. A truly delightful experience every single time! Best of luck to everyone involved. We will miss you!

A
Portland
42 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Mismanaged and now out of business, SAD.

WA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was great. Everyone was very happy with their choices. I always look for someplace special for my Birthday and Authentica did not let me down. Two signature dishes that a Mexican Resturaunt must perfect are their relleno and their mole - both of these were great; the relleno was among the best I’ve had and the mole was excellent. I recommend Authentica to any and all.

K
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good as always. Sorry they are closing in a few weeks.

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Sad that Autentica is closing! Get in while you can!!

L
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican food in town. Truly authentic. It's not just in the name.

k
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Our party was seated 25 minutes after our reservation time which was lame. The food was great, the service could have been much better. Being that I only visit Portland a few times a year, I don't think I'd risk a repeat experience

V
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Autentica is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Portland. The flavors are incredible, the presentation is gorgeous, and the environment is really great. We sat on the patio, which was nice. We had the pastor tacos which are always fantastic, queso fundido with chorizo which is my highest recommendation, the platillo, and the carne asada. Highly recommend all!

SO
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing chivo!

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r
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was all delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. Excellent value.

BR
Portland
53 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem...always great food, service and ambience...love the queso fundido!!

RR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a good experience and great food here. Back patio is a nice place to be and gets shaded by about 7pm during the summer. The house made tortillas with their signature sauces are a must and the octopus dish is one of my favorites.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect brunch. Felt like we were transported to Mexico.

JT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff made my 28th birthday one of the best I've ever had.

CD
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Menu is quite limited, but the food they have is just great.

DB
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious array of flavor. I liked the rellenos, homemade tortillas, potato salad, and tres leche ice cream best. Mole was also very good and I don't really care for mole. We were not disappointed and will return.

EN
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Possibly the best mole sauce I've ever had.
The service was great. The staff was helpful with the menu; attentive, but did not hover.
The outdoor patio was an excellent environment.

BD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had my Dad’s 60th here and it was wonderful. Great food, friendly service and fantastic drinks. We will return fir sure.

r
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always really good. Well worth the extra drive.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice dinner, but Hostess was rude from the moment we walked in. This continued throughout our visit, when bringing drinks and clearing plates. A spoiler, for the pleasant atmosphere.

ND
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Everyone is super friendly. Sunday brunch can be a little loud but the food is worth it.

L
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Autentica did not disappoint. Everything from the service, to the food and ambiance was a total delight. I took 3 friend who have never been there before and they loved it. Will definitely be back soon!

AE
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food here is great, but when we went in on Friday, May 17 the service was terrible. Not sure if they were short staffed.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the brunch options. The patio was quieter than the dining room and a beautiful way to enjoy a sunny morning.

BW
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, great service. Just missed the homemade tortillas with the guacamole! Will be back.

C
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

I arrived about 15 mins early on 5/4 for dinner reservations I made the day before. The hostess who I checked in with was surly, rude and not at all welcoming. Our waitress was professional and tried very hard to make the best of a bad situation (namely that our entrees, particularly mine, took forever to come out.) The waitress kept coming by to apologize for the slow pace of our entrees arriving, and came by three times to tell us the food was coming (probably a full 50 mins after our appetizers, which felt very off rhythm). Finally one entree made it out 15 mins before the other one! A few of the menu items, including the appetizer and my friend's tacos were very good. The margaritas were not up to par w the better food items and were a bit overpriced ($12 for a basic, weaker pour, house margarita).

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food!! It got a little loud but we loved it, regardless!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Chips were greasy, service was very slow despite not being busy, pork taco was not edible - the meat was not braised - it was like chunks of rubber. Salsa was great. Took an hour to make our dinner even though the restaurant was not busy and we were there for an early evening dinner before a show - 5:30 pm and it took an hour - 5 visible staff in the kitchen, presumably occupied with prep stuff for the later evening rush. Took 20 minutes to take a drink order. Plenary of fabulous restaurants in the area - so never again.

M
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. But ambience could be better. Would surely love to visit again.

MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The food was overpriced for the portions, and was not what we anticipated. The location is great, the setup was nice. Their version of Carne Asada was unlike any I have seen before, my order was different that what I had requested. It just was very overpriced for what it was.

LM
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch on Easter! Everyone in our group absolutely loved their meal. Will definitely come again!

RC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food with good portions. The chilaquiles were tasty with the option to add chorizo or huevos.

m
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great place with amazing food. CNt wait to go back

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