Andina

4.7
6771 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Peruvian
Andina draws inspiration from the native culinary traditions of Peru, as well as from the contemporary cooking by some of Peru’s leading chefs. Owner Doris Rodriguez de Platt, collaborates with Andina’s kitchen team to develop a menu that celebrates her family’s Andean roots, interweaving the ideas and techniques of both Criollo and Novo-Andean cuisines. The kitchen sources native and local ingredients to create dishes at once traditionally rooted and personally inspired. Founded in 2003, Andina emerged as one of the region’s leading Peruvian restaurants and continues to generate wide appeal within the food communities in and around Portland, and much further afield.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Peruvian, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm, Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 4:00pm-10:30pm
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Phone number
(503) 228-9535 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dustin Koerner
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Catering
Customized menus with a Peruvian flair are available for offsite catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
13th
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Parking details
Ample street parking is available.
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Public transit
Portland Streetcar: 10th/Glisan (Northbound to NW 23rd) and 11th/Glisan (Southbound to PSU)
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Entertainment
Features live music with a Latin flavor every night in the bar. The music schedule can be viewed online at www.andinarestaurant.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private dining at Andina is the perfect way to experience our world-renowned Peruvian cuisine, award-winning wine list and hand-crafted signature cocktails. Each of our four distinct rooms offers the ideal setting for a unique private dining experience.

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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VR
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around a great experience. Great food and cocktails. Our server was great as well with very good recommendations on food(we were first timers)

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food n great service

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NH
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The reason I gave this a “good” rating was because it took 30+ minutes after finishing our appetizers to get our main entrees.

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u
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is extraordinary, as is the service and décor. It is, however, so loud it is almost impossible to have a conversation, and all four of us had ringing in our ears after we left. Regardless of the noise level, the food is worth it. Perhaps they should offer ear plugs?

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BG
Portland
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us celebrated my wife's birthday at Andina, an absolutely terrific restaurant that's mostly but not exclusively Peruvian. We had been only once before and now I'm wondering what on earth took us so long to return.
Our welcome was warm and we were seated immediately per our reservation. I'd requested a "quiet" table for talking and celebrating, and I think they may be extinct at Andina but we got a lovely booth by the window. Noise from other tables was notable but not really disturbing.
The star of the Andina show was our server, Perri, who is an Andina menu scholar and made a few excellent suggestions. One was her "personal favorite," ceviche, which we shared as a starter. From there, we had different dishes - all delightful. The cocktails before dinner were things of beauty and tasted great.
The sommelier was helpful with the extensive wine list, and I settled on a Spanish wine which - at $120 a bottle - was just okay. My fault, not his.
Perri mentioned that before she could become a server she had to pass a test on the menu, mastering the dishes and how they are prepared and served. Through it all, she was friendly, attentive, professional.
After the main course, a nice birthday surprise came out for my wife.
We were there on a Tuesday evening and the place was packed, but we never lacked for attention. I called the noise level "moderate" although it certainly nosed up into "energetic" status now and again.
In short - it was a fun and delicious experience and we look forward to returning.

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JF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't typically do reviews because most restaurants that one traffics more than once or twice are all at a certain "good" or even "very good" level. Also, those one typically frequents because it's local, near to home or a friend or relative is involved. Nice but nothing special.

Andina is something special. Way special. Great and unique menu with traditional and modern Peruvian choices. Super small plates (the octopus was face-down fabulous). Excellent choices and preparation that hit all the taste buds. Team service was great, also. Five different service staff members delivered plates to our table, not counting the host, who also checked on us.

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HR
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite, delicious, original food. A feast for the eyes and tongue. We'll be back!

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RM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was mediocre. Food took forever to arrive and then yuca dish wasn’t hot. Overall disappointing!

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MN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely incredible, I had the best lamb and the best dessert I’ve ever had in my life. Dorrís stopped by our table and complimented us and was so pleasant and authentic and sweet. I had made a reservation in for a window seat, but when the offered a different place we were happy to accept. We ended up having a cozy little corner and I think it made it that much better. My mother and I went together, just us, and it was still so romantic (lol) we loved it and we will recommend it to any of our future friends who might visit Portland.

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D
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 1st Anniversary at Andina 💚 Perfect evening at our new favorite place!

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AH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food. My wife and had a great date night!! Would recomend this place for anyone looking to spend a great evening with a loved one or first date.. our waiter was really knoligable of the menu and wines.

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t
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a long conversation with Doris, the mother of Peter who opened Andina. Doris was adorable and we had so much fun with her. She told us Peter's whole story of having a dream of opening a Peruvian restaurant. We also would recommend a server called David P. He really knew the menu and we had some people with very limited diets and he knew all the ingredients in the delicious food.
We would definitely recommend this restaurant - it is a 10!!

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FL
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place to dine. Delicious food and great service, what more do you want?

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TL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, as always. The food is amazing, the service is excellent and the venue is great for people watching. Highly recommended. 💟

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RC
Portland
111 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have always depended on this restaurant to supply us with outstanding meals we would have otherwise been without.

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OT
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience all around. Food was creative and flavorful. Server was top-notch.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always love Andina. It’s my husband and my place of choice for our anniversary. The thing that really made this time memorial is the fact that I didn’t mention my husbands birthday but they remembered somehow from two years prior that my husbands birthday is the 10th and our anniversary is on the 11th. They brought us both a small shortbread cookie with caramel centers which is just enough for a bite which is perfect after a meal.

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GM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Lomo Saltado, and it was wonderful. Everyone in my party was extremely pleased with their meal. The service was exceptional.

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t
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love it every time. The drinks and the food are always consistent. Cant wait to go back again

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SO
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

During a weekend of incredible eating experiences, we expected Andina to be the highlight. and while it was delicious, I'm not sure it stands out in a way I'll remember. Maybe because we ate off the smaller vegetarian menu? We had a very nice meal, service was great, I just don't know if I'll think to go back.

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TS
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

For one of the top rated restaurants in Portland, I must say I wasn't impressed. The food was "pretty good", but that's it. I had the squash stew which was good, but a bit lacking in character. The portion was great. For an entrée I had the lamb shank. It was touted as having cilantro in the sauce, but I didn't get any cilantro flavor. My wife had 3 small dishes - the beet salad, a potato dish, and a stuffed pepper. I got to taste all 3. The beet salad was OK, but the dressing was a bit acidic for me. The potato dish was just basically potato salad. Good, but nothing special. The stuffed pepper was quite good.

Service was something else entirely. One server took our drink and food order, then we never saw him again. Our main courses came out first and we sent them back so we could get our appetizers. This was a different server, and the guy who'd taken the order was standing right behind him when it came, and said nothing when we sent it back. We finished those and yet another server came to take our plates, and offered us a dessert menu. Once again, we pleaded for our main course, which arrived (again) shortly afterwards. Once that was over we were offered dessert, which we declined. They brought us one anyway - probably to make up for getting the rest of the order so badly messed up. Overall, we saw 4 servers. The name on the check was female, so not the one we started with, and given that we'd had two male and two female servers at that point, I have no idea who got the final credit (or blame).

Overall, we found it to be a very disjointed, disorganized, and generally unprofessional operation. The food was OK as was the value, and I'd try it again for that, but order different things than we had. If I got service like this again, I wouldn't return.

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TD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants for special occasions and to bring out of town guests.

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DB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andina never disappoints. Food was great and creatively presented. Service was ezcellent. Special touch with a visit from the owner to our table, what a sweetie. Sunday lunch was a nice, quiet time. Highly recommend! Book well ahead.

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AC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food without the price tag! Great little restaurant with Peruvian music.

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SD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my mom here for her birthday, and we decided that it was the best meal we've had in recent memory. Andina has an extensive small plates menu, so we ordered a few for the table and that was our meal. Everything was exquisite. Everything. Somehow they are able to make grilled octopus have a texture like butter. Amazing.

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JM
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great server, Don, who was not pushy and who did not rush us, and he made excellent suggestions. Very pleasant server!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The octopus plate is to die for!! Everything is amazingly delicious.. 5star experience!
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CC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Coffee was cold twice and service too slow while waiting for desserts coffee and espresso was delivered cold.

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c
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our go to restaurant for special occasions. This time was our anniversary. Food is always great and service superb.

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IF
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I’m familiar with Latin American cuisine and Andina’s dishes are nothing short of superb. The empanadas, yucas rellenas, lomo saltado and alfajores are the best I’ve ever tasted.

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d
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday dinner at Andina was one of the very best dining experience I have had and will go down as my favorite restaurant in Portland!

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S
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a gift card and it took us several months to use it. The only regret we have is that it took us so long!! FINALLY we found a restaurant in Portland where the food is actually amazing and it’s not just talk! The flavors of every ingredient are so good and they all go together so well. We shared two small plates and also had the seafood and lamb dinners. We shared two desserts and had a Mayan hot chocolate that has espresso infused vodka (served with a square of dark chocolate) ... heavenly! We can’t wait to go back!

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MD
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were pleased with everything despite a brief mixup with our orders. Also, I received an email stating that I didn’t show up. This was wrong - I was quite early, and my guest was a bit early.

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DK
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. Exemplary service and food. Pisco sours all around add a festive flair to assorted savory small plates and decadent desserts! Can’t say enough good things.

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The staff were great, the food was amazing and I loved my time there. The only downside was that it was very noisy because the space doesn't have great acoustics.

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AL
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal. My son and spouse both raved about their dishes. I have a lot of food restrictions (gluten free and vegan) and I was just glad I found something to eat. Given the prices we expected better service - it wasn't anything to complain about really, I just got the sense that we were low on our server's priority list. The atmosphere was warm and sophisticated and we loved the live music, though we couldn't hear it where we were seated.

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P
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andina is a special treat for nearly any occasion. The cuisine choice between traditional Peruvian food and modern adaptations is nice...and I think it has the best ceviche in town. Attentive service and a excellent somm. It's not the quietest place in town...but get one of the window booths and it cuts down the conversation noise considerably.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat here. Today.

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BS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Andina remains one of Portland’s culinary jewels. Delicious food, knowledgeable and friendly service, and a great selection of wines and cocktails.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food!

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