Boriken Restaurant

4.8
204 Reviews
$30 and under
Puerto Rican
The name Boriken is the island of Puerto Rico's original name, which is in the Taino language. For a good introduction to Puerto Rican food, visit Boriken Restaurant today! We offer a great dining experience of Caribbean cuisine in relaxed surroundings. At Boriken Restaurant it's the customer's satisfaction that matters to us and we strive to never disappoint. We look forward to welcoming you.
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FrankA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Authentic Puerto Rican food. Knowledgeable and friendly wait staff. Highly reccomend

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TracyC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Will definitely come back.

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AmyP
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we came across this place! Definitely one of our favorite restaurants and takes us back to Puerto Rico every time we go!

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JoshuaM
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant with great food and lively ambience. Loved every bite of the pastelon and arroz con pollo. Also had a soursop daiquiri that was outstanding. My only regret was not saving room for the deserts but that will be rectified the next time I go.

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SignetP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is restuarant is a hidden gem. everything was amazing from the food, to the service, and decor.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love flavor with a home cooked meal ambience then this is the place to be! Great service, great food, great restaurant. Looking forward to the next visit:-)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience with the owner and he is so friendly and the

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Mahibuilt
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service is awesome. Food is delicious and very authentic from what I am told by those in the know.

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vipIsauraR
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great as always. Service was great as well.

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TatianaF
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t had Puerto Rican food in many years and this place definitely cured my cravings!!!

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Easter2015
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A cute place with tasty, unique cuisine and luscious tropical drinks!

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LosCocorotes
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mofongo was good. Jugo de mango was very good as well, pork was nice and tender and the empanadillos were good as well

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AaronG
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food in a place that I've driven past for years without consideration. Price is decent, a good spread of food and generous portions to boot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time at Boriken, and we will be going back often. I must have more mofongo! I had the mofongo with skirt steak and it was life-changing, much like the three table sauces, especially the spicy vinegar.

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Neveragain
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good for a tasty change of pace!

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KarenC
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were both very good. Ambience was very pleasant as their outside patio was so private and seemed like a tropical paradise.

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vipBridgetteS
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, if a lottle slow. Server was lovely and charming. Pina Colada was thr best I've ever had.

However, i ordered the pork chop, and despite asking it to be cooked as rare as possible legally, it was so overcooked that half of it was inedible. BF's steak very tough, but garloc sauce was good. That was super disappointing.

Drinks were incredible, as were the pastries so we may go back for those, but I probably wont eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork mofongo and chicken mofongo with the buttery garlic were outstanding! Super simple dish with fantastic flavor and texture! The potatoe ball with ground beef is so light and flavorful it was made even better with the red hot sauce and mayo making excellent. Fried sweet plantains were done to perfection! Without a doubt we will be back more often! The worst part of the meal was when it was gone. Full bellies and smiles on our faces!

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JonathanL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try in Portland!!! I have tried many of their dish and it is utterly AMAZING!!!

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Winnie
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here, and we were not familiar with the food or menu. The service was helpful and friendly, and they explained the different food to us and made great recommendations. I highly enjoyed my visit here with my family, and we all enjoyed our meals.

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SheilaA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was SUPER THANKFUL Brookner could accommodate SUCH a large group so last minute. It was the first time I was there and I will definitely be going back. It’s a place where the pickiest of toddler eaters to grandparents can be happy with all the food. It was kind of a wait to get our order in but that was expected given the dinner rush. The Boriken staff thanked us for our party’s patience and that was definitely appreciated.

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Terris
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service. I love pretty much everything here but especially the empanada and pernil stuffed avocado.

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MatthewB
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, the service was cheerful and knowledgeable and I will absolutely be back.

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Hugo
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Carne Cebollada which was perfectly seasoned. The plantaines were divine! 5 estrellas

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Anon
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, server was very helpful in describing the dish, and selecting entree choices.

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Martin
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & experience, will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The good was not fresh nor puertorican. We had the trimonfongo, I was told it was good, so had to try it. Was unfortunately disappointing. Even the drinks were not good, had a mojito.

Might give it another at some point

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JessicaD
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitors for myself and 5 other friends and we LOVED it! We got a variety of things-Pernil, pork chops, beef stew, and 3 chicken dishes along with appetizers and almost everyone's plates were clear by the end. The beans that came with my chicken were so good and flavorful I dunked everything in the sauce! Next time I'll get extra beans. Drinks were also excellent-I got a Carribean Romance and it was sweet and delicious. My friend got a passionfruit mojito which was also really good. We all agreed we would be back! Thanks Boriken for the delicious food :-)

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Gabriela
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may be my favorite restaurant. It’s absolutely delicious and the ambience is comforting and homey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this family operated restaurant. Will be back.

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RossanaS
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The waitress was very nice, helpful and took great care of us. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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KateandSaul
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to find, wonderful ambiance, very helpful waitress who slowly warmed up to us as our meal progressed. I much prefer someone being themselves than someone giving me contrived hospitality. She stopped by several times to check on us, happily spoke Spanish with my husband, and I never felt like she was bothered by having to speak English with me. She was lovely. 80’s salsa music was playing while we dined, which was wonderful as we listen to that at home sometimes.

We ordered several things to have there and to take home, and every item except one was amazing: alcapurrias, bacalaitos, carne guisado, rice and beans, churrasco stuffed mofongo, flan, tembleque, and a cocktail specific to Puerto Rico called Chichaito, which was very sweet but unique and delicious with the food. We also took home some papas rellenas but sadly they were very bland. The potatoes had no flavor, not even salt, and the ground beef inside did not taste seasoned. Everything else was so delicious, though. The mofongo was moist and the filling went all the way to the bottom. My skirt steak was tender and flavorful along with peppers and onions with the ajillo sauce. My husband finished his carne guisado later that night at home. He was born and raised in PR and said the food was as close to the island as he’s ever found in the states, especially the rice and beans. Oh, and they have PR coffee! From San Sebastián, I believe, and you can taste it. It’s the only time I’ve liked black coffee, and my husband said it reminded him of having coffee and bread at his grandma’s house. It was delicious. They are pretty pricey but when you’re almost 4000 miles from the source and the food/service/atmosphere is this good, it’s absolutely worth it. They get very busy on any given night so take advantage of the reservation seating on their website! It’s very easy and ensures a smooth dining experience. We went early at 4pm and it was starting to fill up when we left around 5.

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BenjaminR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a Puertorican I have high expectations when it comes to our food. This one exceeded my expectations when it comes to taste. Made reservations and showed up 10 mins early and was seated right away. The staff was awesome and the food was great. The waiter even made recommends which turned out to be better than we thought. Would definitely visit again and recommend as well. Great job representing our excellent cuisine!!!

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MadamaButterfly
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

We wish we could like Boriken more as the owner was earnest and welcoming. However, the food was poorly executed which was quite disappointing. Both our Mofongo con Camarones and Mofongo con Pernil were lukewarm around the top and the Mofongo ring itself was not crisp but quite soggy. The Chuleta Kan Kan looked quite impressive but the Fried Pork Chop was way overcooked; the meat was very dry and the skin was so tough and chewy instead of crispy and crunchy. Presentation of both dishes was good but the food was so lackluster and mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint eatery with awesome authentic Puerto Rican food!

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MaxF
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Puerto Rican food. I have been twice and so far everything I have tried; appetizers, main courses, and desserts have all been incredibly delicious.

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Anmarie
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always so welcoming, delicious food, amazing service. Takes me back to my lil Island.

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Matt
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went here for a date with the wife. Get the trifongo! Great place. Will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Authentic and delicious

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Jcrex
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want authentic Puerto Rican food this is the right place

FAQs

Boriken Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Boriken Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 596-3571.

Boriken Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 204 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.