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About Isabel Pearl

Isabel Pearl is a stunning, fresh, modern and spacious neighborhood eatery
where sunlight streams through the windows even on the cloudiest of days. Isabel Pearl's comfortable ambiance is a popular spot for breakfast meetings, lunch breaks, and romantic dinners; all the while providing nourishment with bold, healthy, flavorful meals. Isabel Cruz serves up food for the body and soul.

330 NW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin / Spanish, Contemporary Mexican, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast & Lunch

Daily: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner

Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Flanders

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 222-4333

Website:
http://www.isabelscantina.com/

Parking Details:
Generally ample street parking within a block during the day, and very open parking after 6pm

Public Transit:
Blocks from both the Max line and bus

Executive Chef:
Isabel Cruz

Additional:
Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We host multiple special events in the restaurant, such as our week-long Day of the Dead event. We create special coursed menus and cocktails for each event. Our website has all event information.

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Isabel Pearl Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
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Great for Lunch (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Authentic (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vegan (2)
People Watching (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was ok, however it was very bland no real flavor

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Open Table's reservations indicated that there were no tables available between 9 A.M. and 2 P.M. so we reserved a 2 P.M. table only to discover upon arrival that there had been plenty of tables available all day. They also had no record of our reservation but that was not a problem.
The food was outstanding as always but the Open Table reservation system failed this time. Oh well.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Restaurant was not open when we arrived for ou reservation.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went to Isabel on a Saturday evening to celebrate my husband's birthday. Unfortunately, I don't understand why it has such high reviews. The food overall was fine, but unremarkable. The carnitas plantains were so bland as to be almost tasteless - the salsa and creme fresh was necessary to give it any hint of flavor. The grilled salmon was decent, if a bit overly sweet; the green beans that accompanied it were also fine, but the coconut rice was a sad half-bowl helping of somewhat stale and cold rice. The Buddha Bowl with tofu was also just okay - beans and rice somewhat bland (and, again, required salsa), but the tofu itself was actually nicely flavored and grilled to crisp (rather than deep-fried, which I appreciated). Both the salmon and bowl were nearly saved by the mango salsa, but too many of the mango pieces were under-ripe to make it truly satisfying. We both had house margaritas, which were also fine. The service was friendly, and the space itself pleasant enough. It wasn't terrible, but I probably wouldn't go back.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was our first visit. I selected them because it was close to the theatre that we planned on attending later that night. (12/16/17) I set my expectations low...and got blown away. Great food and service. The guys had the seafood special (mussels and scallops) and the girls had wraps with generous portions of beef and chicken to put inside.

Thanks for a great meal!

Gregg

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The door didn't close all the way allowing cold air to blow in.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

It was very cold in the restaurant. We decided to leave before ordering.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our second time eating here in the last few months. Really have enjoyed the yummy, high-quality food and the service has been excellent each time.

Tags: Vegan, Organic, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always great

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Fish special was nicely cooked with a mango salsa.
Roasted vegetable platter was actually mostly steamed vegetables except for the zucchini and mushrooms. Steamed broccoli is just not as interesting as roasted broccoli.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food. Our server was amazing. He really made the experience for us.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Organic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was surprised at how tasty and interesting the food here was. This is more Latin-American fusion than Asian as I saw a description. The selection is wide, and healthy choices are available. The quality goes beyond expectations, since the decor is minimal casual and tables are not well arranged. Staff was nice and helpful if not exactly efficient. This was a very pleasant experience. I certainly recommend Isabel Pearl.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was fantastic. The cocktails not so much. Our meals were creative, visually attractive and absolutely delicious. My cocktail tasted liked rubbing alcohol and my husband's was just okay. We would definitely return but instead of a cocktail I'd opt for wine.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great unique flavors and very fresh yummy food! I don't know how to describe the type of cuisine, almost a latin/Asian fusion. Spicy of you Want it and very flavorful. We'll go back for sure!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great service and the food was delicious! Will go again!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
·Dined on October 22, 2017

The restaurant is incredible and the food is delicious. Our server was very diligent and friendly. My only request is a better layout for seating. It's crowded and even the servers have trouble maneuvering the tables.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Isabel is a great place for a meal before a play at Portland Center Stage or anytime you are out and about in The Pearl. Isabel is only 2 blocks to the theatre and the food is healthy, fresh and delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Casual, People Watching
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The restaurant needs better management, a more inviting environment and better trained servers. I was disappointed.

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Service excellent, food excellent, drinks excellent. Great location. YES! Never fails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Isabels is our "go to" for grabbing a bite when in the Pearl.... it has healthy options, service is usually friendly and fast, food tastes great, and is reasonably priced. All add up for a win in my book.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Although we made a reservation, they were able to accommodate us earlier than the time we booked. The waiter was very helpful explaining the menu and answering our questions. The place wasn't busy and our food was ready super fast. The only negative thing is that my Mexican mocha was not very hot, and I like to drink it slowly so it was cold in the end. Overall, the food was filling, tasty and plenty, with lots of gluten-free options!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

I received such great feedback from my colleagues whom I set a business meeting dinner for at your location. My boss thanked me for choosing a "Fantastic choice!" restaurant with great food and service. Because of our work schedules and for some the commute we needed a reservation after 7pm. Isabel Pearl was so accommodating and their online reservation site was incredibly user friendly and offered many reminders for us. The restaurant closes at 9pm and my team was allowed to stay until 9:30pm to complete their meeting and meal. MANY THANKS!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Waterfront, Organic
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

First visit and will definitely return again next time we are in PDX. Service was friendly and attentive. Quality food and cocktails. Great atmosphere.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We celebrated a birthday at Isabel Pearl and had a wonderful time. Rusty was an amazing, personable, attentive server, and made us laugh. The Buddha Bowl with carnitas added was very tasty.

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 15, 2017

Nice food and beer. Sat near open door/window and enjoyed a nice breeze during meal. Great service.

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·Dined on July 5, 2017

Isabel Pearl is a great find. They have a super variety of entrees ranging from Latin to Asian. Very reasonable prices and friendly service. Ask for Rusty!

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·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was delicious and service was friendly and efficient!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Waterfront, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on June 11, 2017

We had the Rockfish special and it was amazing. Excellent service too.

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on June 10, 2017

Second time here. Fast service . Lots of good food options. Casual and good valu

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on June 7, 2017

We went here for a business lunch, wasn't really sure what to expect. All five of us loved our meals!! We want to go back for breakfast, looks awesome!!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
·Dined on May 18, 2017

Fun and great food! Amazing tastes!!!

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·Dined on May 15, 2017

I haven't been to this place in a long time and was disappointed that its not as good as I remembered. Overall this place needs a major refresh. the food was ok, not great. There are so many great places in portland this one needs an identity and much better food.

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·Dined on May 14, 2017

I thought I would be getting authentic Spanish food. It was far from it. I do understand the appeal of food fusion nowadays but this was definitely not trendy or satisfying. There was a weird Asian-Latino combo that didn't sit well. A poke bowl for $22 is definitely not worth it. The Brazil Bowl was alright. It was bad. It wasn't great. Serving Latino food with chopsticks does not make it a trendy fusion. I took my mother and Spanish grandmother here for Mother's Day. They were not impressed.

Overall the place wasn't bad. It just wasn't my fit. I walked in with the incorrect assumption I'd be served Spanish food. If you are looking to eat modern Spanish food with chopsticks. This is your place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on May 13, 2017

My family went out to Isabel Pearl for Mothers' Day dinner and very much enjoyed it. The service was great, the food very tasty (though portions could have been bigger for the price), and the aura welcoming and creative. Healthy food, lots of options (and substitutions can be made), and a nice, easy experience overall.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Organic
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·Dined on April 14, 2017

Excelent food and service. Conveniently located on the streetcar line.

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·Dined on April 14, 2017

This was an unexpected delight! Just looking for a restaurant near an evening event and picked this based on locale, but YESSSS we will be back! The Happy Hour menu rocks!

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·Dined on April 9, 2017

We went to Isabel Pearl because a friend had given us a coupon for Christmas. We were very pleasantly surprised by the wonderful array of foods that we all loved. We will go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on April 8, 2017

We went to the Isabel Pearl sight unseen, and were very impressed with the location, interior, service, and food. All around a terrific place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great happy hour for cocktails and food. We went with our friends and our 3 children - the staff were very welcoming and made us feel at ease. Great food and kids menu too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Spicy
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·Dined on March 22, 2017

Great healthy food choices. Loved the options. Our server was great

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