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LaChona Empanadas y Vinos Argentinos, Portland, OR

LaChona Empanadas y Vinos Argentinos

4.8
4.8
44 Reviews
$31 to $50
Argentinean
The LaChona brand was born out of a love for sharing incredible wine with close friends and family. Ask any Argentinian what their favorite pastime is and they will likely say “asado con familia”, or grilling with the family. Slow-cooked lechon, fire-kissed chorizo, and hand-crafted empanadas born of generational influences and traditions are all paired with the perfect Malbec, Cabernet Franc, or Semillon every Sunday. This shared familial experience, this act of “pairing” family and fine dining, defines the essence of LaChona’s food and wine experience.


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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Argentinean, Wine Bar, Café
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 704-5496
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Cedar Mill
  • Cross street
    Cornell St. & Saltzman St.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 44 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Good for groups

  • Westside

    Best Food

  • Westside

    Best Service

  • Westside

    Best Ambiance

  • Westside

    Great for brunch

  • Westside

    Innovative

  • Westside

    Good for groups

  • Westside

    Healthy

  • Westside

    Hot spot

  • Westside

    Neighborhood gem

  • Westside

    Great for fine wines

  • Westside

    Romantic

44 Reviews
  1. Law5guy

    Portland

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The empanadas were great, larger than we expected, the fruit and cheese starter was huge and the wine sampler was great. My wife was still talking the next morning about how much she enjoyed our meal.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very overpriced - which is unfortunate because the food was decent.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing, the service was fantastic and the staff was warm and inviting. I never leave reviews, this was definitely worth one! This is my new favorite spot!

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  4. Dlrport

    Portland

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were impeccable. Wine pairings were very good and server offered us samples of other wines as well. Only critique is that it was freezing cold in the lower dining room and most guests had their coats on during their meals.

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  5. HawaiianPanda

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at LaChona! Our first time and won’t be our last. The Valentines Day experience was amazing. We underestimated the amount of food, which is a good thing. Everyone from greeting to server to food runner were all friendly. 10/10

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great date night and fun spot. The food was amazing!

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  7. KyleK

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Empanadas were fab. Chimichurri-n-cheese appetizer was way underwhelming with sprinkling of cheese and store bought tortilla chips. Otherwise, service and ambiance were great.

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  8. Kirk

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. Their Valentine’s Day menu with wine parings was excellent.

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  9. AmyK

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy food and great service.. will definitely return!

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  10. JasonS

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful experience here for my first time. The wine, food, service and atmosphere were all fantastic. Great spot to spend an evening in conversation with friends and loved ones.

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  11. NancyS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Party of six, four of us had the wine flight each, so this added to the bill. Shared salads and the each of us had 2 empanadas. Wine flights were fun and elegant, served on a multi-level stand. Empanadas were delicious! You really need to order 2 to make a dinner. Adding the salad is good too. It got to be pricy with the wine, salads, and empanadas, but it was all delicious and fun. The woman who served us was nice, polite, and didn't mind taking a few minutes to answer questions and take our picture. I only gave it a star lower than perfect due to the overall price.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the prix fixe NYE menu. It was delicious and the wines/cocktail were paired perfectly with the food. Nice ambiance, good music, and good service. Will be back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal & atmosphere! Had the perfect table upstairs for a date night! Food & wine were fabulous. Our table was ready & service was perfect.

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  14. WilliamH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. We definitely want to go back soon. Amy and her crew are amazing and very kind.

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  15. pdx314

    Portland

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was tasty and well prepared and presented. The service was friendly, attentive and efficient without being intrusive. We only tried two types of empanadas: criolla and humita. The meat in the criolla was overly ground, almost a paste, rather than the texture of ground beef. The flavor was authentic. The thought was delicious but not quite the traditional Argentinian style. The humita could have been creamier. The chimichurri had cilantro instead of parsley, which is a no-no for us. While the atmosphere is not Argentine the food was very good so we do recommend the place for the interesting culinary experience.

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  16. JeniF

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit and we will DEFINITELY be back! The empanadas were heavenly- flaky and flavorful, perfectly cooked! The young woman who served us was caring and wonderful! We loved trying the wine flights which were quite good!!❤️ I HIGHLY recommend this new place!!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great little local spot! Adorable ambiance, delicious food and fantastic wine, something unique to the neighborhood. This would make a fabulous ladies night, date night, wine tasting stop, happy hour, or meal out with a group. We went for dinner but I’m excited to go back and try lunch and weekend brunch.

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  18. DorothyC

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had wine, salad, empanadas and dessert and all we terrific.

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  19. Kirk

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Unique experience with empanadas and argentine wines. Give it a try.

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  20. Sylvie

    Los Angeles

    83 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First time diners. Location is nice enough and love the decor, very tastefully done. The owner who attended to us was pleasant but service was a bit slow and he gave us our coffee drinks way before our meal so we were done by the time we had our food. We asked for refills but we were informed there are none so we would have to buy another small cup of coffee for $5-$6 each (just like Starbucks he informed us.) Not the usual at a breakfast place so we skipped and just had water. The food was very tasty but don't come with a huge appetite because portions are small. We also ordered two empanadas to go. When we were presented with the bill it was not itemized only given the total which we did not realize includes a 15% "fee" which should not be interpreted as a tip we found out. This is written at the bottom of the menu so easy to miss. We should have asked for an itemization so our bad but itemization should be the norm since it presents an awkward situation to make diners ask for it. Most diners do not appreciate extra fees added onto the bill. All in all the food was delicious and the empanadas which we had later were very good - but don't know if we will be back. If we do we now know what to expect.

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  21. ShaneKlumpp

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute date spot. Good selection of wines and the food was great

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  22. JohnS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly enjoyable dinig experience. Excellent food and wine, prompt, pleasand service!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very slow. We asked for a glass of champagne with a splash of orange juice and got a glass of orange juice with a splash of champagne. We ordered 2 empanadas and two glasses of orange juice/ a smidge of champagne for a total of 48 dollars. We will not be back.

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  24. LookingForNewPlacesToEat

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful, family owned restaurant. The offerings were varied enough to satisfy all 4 at our table for lunch. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was all made in house and delicious. We had the Choricita, Empanadas: Abuela Chona, Sweet Beef, Espinaca, and Criolla. We finished with alfajor, a delicious cookie. With so many varied flavors you will not be disappointed.

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  25. DianaA

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great overall experience: great food (amazing empanadas), great service, great place. They have developed the closest flavor to the Argentinian empanada in the PNW that I’ve tried so far. Wholesome ingredients baked with love. Thank you.

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  26. MimiW

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, wine and service are excellent. A 15% table service was added for dine in.

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  27. FoodieInTraining

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasting wine and food. Great service. We enjoyed our time there

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  28. BuenosAireschick

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    La Chona had a very authentic taste. It reminded me of a family gathering in Buenos Aires.

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  29. Foodie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lovely space for traditional Argentinian wine and empanadas. The service is friendly, the food is excellent and you can eat inside or out. PLEASE support this new business. You will go back again and again!

    1 person found this helpful

  30. DinealotPDX

    Portland

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience! Empanadas, yum! It is refreshing to have a new, unique restaurant in the neighborhood with delicious food, fantastic service, and a well-curated wine list. It was lovely to sit outside with our dog and enjoy the company and conversation with other guests who were just as excited as we were about LaChona. Oh, and the guest appearance by the Chef was a nice touch. Thanks, Kim, for the 10-star service. We will return very soon and plan to bring friends.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. Max1955

    Portland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an excellent place, but the price can quickly escalate if you aren’t paying attention. They can accommodate gluten free people, but they might come away hungry as it isn’t the same amount of food. Excellent wine and a nice change from typical Oregon fare.

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  32. MaleaS

    Portland

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This lovely space still needs to find its way. I will say the wine we had was very good. The food was just ok. The cheese plate was lackluster. The bread could’ve broken my teeth it was so hard. It was replaced quickly with non toasted fresher bread on the positive side. Service was great but there were a mere 2 parties of people in the restaurant. The empanadas were tasty but I’ve had better. I always hope for small businesses to succeed however I have concern that this restaurant may not.

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  33. Pdxyumm

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is good l wine is great. A more special salad and veggie side option would be nice. The noise level / music needs improvement - a little awkward. Feels almost like a takeout place with the lighting. A few minor changes to ambiance and service would give a big boost

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  34. carlenei

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wine flight tasting was different from the usuall Willamette Valley. I liked the sweet beef empanada the best with the Malbecs.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. MimiW

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the presentation of the wine flight. The Argentine empanadas are delicious. A favorite is ham and cheese and the Abuela Chona. 🍷🥟 The alfajores for dessert are fabulous!

    2 people found this helpful

  36. shel

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely experience! Great food wine and service. We will be back

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The empanadas were very good and the ambiance was super fun and modern but very pricey for what they offer.
    LaChona Empanadas y Vinos ArgentinosResponded on July 15, 2023
    Thanks for coming! Our empanada is the lowest priced in town for a fine dining establishment. Our price of $8.50 is lower than Andina (11$), Pambiche Double Stuffed (10$), Ox (10$), and Lechon (9$). Our ingredients are all hormone free and of highest quality. We custom make our puff pastry shells from scratch here in the kitchen. Hopefully this gives some perspective on the cost structure - Thank you :)

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  38. AmberK

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been eagerly waiting for LaChona to open and it did not disappoint! Fantastic date night spot. The food was wonderful. The wine was delicious. So excited to have this option in our neighborhood!

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  39. Gabriel

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Overall, very disappointing and mediocre at best. The food was luke warm and the red wine was chilled. I will not be returning.
    LaChona Empanadas y Vinos ArgentinosResponded on July 10, 2023
    We store and serve our red wine at the proper 58 degrees. If your food was not served properly that is an issue. Please call us at 503-704-5496 and we will remedy with a properly served free meal. Thank you

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  40. Debi

    Portland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my gosh...this is my new favorite restaurant! My husband and I had dinner at La Chona after a movie and loved it. We share 3 different empanadas, a salad, and the Chimichurri Cheese dip. All were delicious. The pastry on the empanadas was flaky, moist and perfect. The fillings were fantastic and very authentic to Argentinian cooking. Then there is the wine. You can try a flight or choose to have a glass or bottle. I have always loved Argentine wines and these were terrific. Highly recommend La Chona.

    1 person found this helpful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from LaChona Empanadas y Vinos Argentinos using the Order Online button. LaChona Empanadas y Vinos Argentinos also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 704-5496.

LaChona Empanadas y Vinos Argentinos is rated 4.8 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for LaChona Empanadas y Vinos Argentinos

12535 NW Cornell Rd suite 104, Portland, OR 97229

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cornell St. & Saltzman St.
  • Neighborhood
    Cedar Mill
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Argentinean, Wine Bar, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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