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Mi Cava & Cocina, Portland, OR

Mi Cava & Cocina

4.3
4.3
117 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Mi Cava & Cocina family has been in the restaurant industry for 30+ years, although it has been a different concept than MI CAVA & COCINA, our passion for quality food and drinks is unparalleled. Mi CAVA & COCINA is a very long-planned project that took years of development; from looking for the perfect location which will make an impact on the community, to finding the perfect team to create an amazing menu and be confident that we can deliver exceptional service. From multiple short trips around the Northwest to the very long tiring trips to Mexico seeking inspiration, to countless hours creating the recipes that made it to the menu.

Mi Cava & Cocina is contemporary cuisine inspired from areas South of Mexico to the Pacific Northwest. We will be working with ingredients directly from the source to ensure freshness and sustainability.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (971) 383-1779
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Catering
    For private events please contact us directly at 971-383-1779 or email us at contact@micavaandcocina.com
  • Private party facilities
    For private events please contact us directly at 971-383-1779 or email us at contact@micavaandcocina.com
  • Neighborhood
    Southeast Portland
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour at Mi Cava & Cocina

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM,Mon - Wed - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM,Thu - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM,Fri - Sat - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Happy hour is from Sunday - Thursday from 3pm - 5pm and 9pm - close. We will offer discounted beers, wines, cocktail of the day, and small bites and Chef's daily special.

    Happy Hour at Mi Cava & Cocina Photo

What 117 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Good for business meals

  • Portland / Oregon

    Kid-friendly

  • Portland

    Good for business meals

  • Portland

    Kid-friendly

  • Portland

    Good for groups

  • Portland

    Great for outdoor dining

117 Reviews
  1. StacieB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing, especially chilaquiles and street corn!

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  2. KevinC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a birthday diner for 8 and was treated very well. Food was great and presented with extra attention and style.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved having dinner here! Everyone who works here is so nice! The margaritas were a little watered down, but still good! The food was absolutely delicious.

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  4. ChristopherL

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for V-Day with the wife. It was not too busy. Music over speakers was a little loud, but otherwise fine. Wife enjoyed the music. Salsa was what I would consider to be spicy or hot, definitely not mild, but fine as we both enjoy hot salsa. Chip bowls are small child like cereal bowls, hold maybe 20 chips. I understand that in this economy places are cutting back, but this seems to add extra service time to waiters as they have to fill bowls more often. Just makes service that much slower and more difficult for them. But they are nice and thin. I picked up the nacho's and wife picked up the burrito, both with asada steak. The steak is cut into strips and was seasoned fine for both of us, but very chewy. Tasted like cartilage a couple of times, we have definitely had better. Cheese was almost nonexistent on the nacho's, which seemed odd. It was our first time visiting and I was looking for a replacement to the Original Taco House that closed down in Portland. Sadly this is not it. We both enjoyed it but it wasn't very memorable. Our drinks were on the house because if the wait time for food, but we expected the wait being Valentines Day. The two plates were right at $40 for both, so price is great, but we are both kinda meh on if we would go back.

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  5. TimD

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are very glad we tried it out as I've been eying the place. The food and service were both excellent. Price was a bit higher than traditional Mexican restaurants, but the menu and food was quite good. We'll definitely go back.

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  6. RodneyC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Ambiance good. The only things was not getting water often. Very clean.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us had lunch. Two of us were happy with our orders. The order of 2 tacos was a very small amount of food compared to the other two orders, which were the alambre and a burrito bowl. The tacos came with rice OR beans, not both. We suggest it be 3 tacos with rice AND beans.

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  8. vocexpert

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our go-yo place when in SE Portland. The focus on fresh fish is a real asset.

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  9. TaraF

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing, wish I could remember her name. First time there and I'll definitely be back. Loved the style and atmosphere. Great plating!

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  10. SherriS

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The margaritas and ceviche were amazing, and the chicken taquitos were full of flavor and not overly fried or greasy. I had the grilled steak enchiladas and my date had the Last Burrito with shrimp. We both felt our protein wasn't seasoned well and both dishes needed a bit more flavor. It was still good, and I'm willing to try more from the menu.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Visitors said they would be back. The food was good.

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  12. GabeZ

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional Mexican food - fresh, nice presentation, pleasant setting, convenient parking.

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  13. DavidS

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is fantastic - best mole sauce! Margaritas were perfect. Staff is friendly and attentive. Our second visit and we will be back!

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  14. RoriH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best Mexican food we have ever had. Great service as well.

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  15. AngelaF

    Portland

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, especially the Mole sauce. Will definitely come back

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  16. AngelaL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The staff was great kind and courteous and promp. Our food came out alot sooner than expected

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  17. stevemarseattle

    Seattle

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly and attentive service. Food was piping hot and flavorful. My only gripe is only 3 tortillas served with an order of fajitas, that’s just not enough. All else was thumbs up.

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  18. Jess

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both Margarita sampler was amazing! Food was delicious and the service as beyond great! Great family friendly place!

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  19. Krox

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Birthday Celebration. Drinks were massive and delicious. Service was great! Would recommend you check it out.

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  20. KimK

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for my sister in-law birthday we all enjoyed our time there . Our server was frantic and was very accommodating when we wanted switch to a different table , we were seated outside under a cover patio. Drinks ( margaritas ) and the appetizers was delicious, but the main courses was ok . Over all experience was great . Thank you !!!

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  21. Patricia

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We loved the carnitas. The staff working there seemed preoccupied with something and it affected service, but we still love this place.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a large good for a work/birthday dinner and they were fabulous!

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  23. jingles

    Portland

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is very good. The staff is super nice and helpful. We chose to eat in the bar and it was great.

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  24. angie12m

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Drove 40 mins to the restaurant. Waited for food another 40 mins. We were really disappointed by Ceviche. Big portion, but yes, for $25, it should be big! It was pretty chewy. Fejitas was just ok, nothing special. The seafood stew was a great presentation, but super oily! I scoped out at least half a cup from the bowl, and there is still more in the bowl. The bread that came with was pretty bitter because it was burned, so I didn't eat much there. The waiter asked in such a hurry and almost didn't wait for the answer. It was not as I expected to be. It kinda ruined our anniversary 😔

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  25. Elaine

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service! We would definitely go back. The music was a little loud that night and the building is part of a large strip of business, but we could get past that. We have been to several restaurants in Portland this summer where the service wasn’t that great. This wasn’t the case here. Our waiter was engaging and responsive. He checked in on us after our meal was delivered, too, which hasn’t been the case at many Portland restaurants lately.

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  26. Dulcinea

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant was a fun place to eat Mexican food. The food was very good the value was great the staff very accommodating. I gave it a 4 only because the music was a turned up a notch high and I was having trouble conversing.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal, even tho they were closing they kindly honored a late reservation that OT shouldn’t have allowed. And they were so nice about it! The food was so great, if I lived here I’d be a regular. Thanks!

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  28. Grouch1

    Portland

    119 reviews

    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was recommended by a friend that knows our preferences, Food was very well prepared, definitely above most mexican places here.

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  29. JaneA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Impeccably fresh seafood, charming service, great cocktails!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great evening. Staff was fantastic!!! Food was delicious!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Customer service was amazing and they went above and beyond to accommodate us. Will definitely be coming back!

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  32. BridgetK

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the guac and chips and the steelhead trout. My partner devoured the burrito. It was a wonderful place for date night with warm, hospitable service and a quiet setting to talk. We will be back.

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  33. Miyagi

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went in with my family on a Sunday around noon. Only a few tables occupied. Honestly, the food tasted great but it was nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to Mexican food. Their rent must be really high because it’s reflected in the price of the food. Probably won’t eat here again. You’ll pay half the cost by going to a taqueria.

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  34. BruceG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and great service. I will return to dine there again.

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  35. BarbaraF

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food. I had pulpo (octopus), and it was wonderful. Nicely spiced, and soft - not chewy. Companion had seafood enchiladas- also very tasty. Large portions.

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  36. KenN

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, clean & open dining area, service was good but not great but we were there before the dinner hour so it was probably not full staffed at that time. We plan on going back!

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  37. ChrisF

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, drinks, service and presentation.

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  38. Sarah

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. It was hard to pick among the menu options so we'll definitely be back for more.

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  39. syntax

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    An enjoyable meal, from the chunky guacamole to an interesting arroz con pollo. Menu a mix of classics and surprises.

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  40. David

    Portland

    71 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious, but the service was rushed. We ordered appetizers (which were delicious) and the entrees were at the table five minutes after the appetizers arrived! A little better pacing of the meal would help. It wasn't overly crowded, but it felt like they were in a hurry to turn over the table.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mi Cava & Cocina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (971) 383-1779.

Mi Cava & Cocina is rated 4.3 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mi Cava & Cocina

9722 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97216-8403

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Southeast Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (971) 383-1779
  • Catering
    For private events please contact us directly at 971-383-1779 or email us at contact@micavaandcocina.com
  • Private party facilities
    For private events please contact us directly at 971-383-1779 or email us at contact@micavaandcocina.com
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