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Mi Cava & Cocina, Portland, OR

Mi Cava & Cocina

4.5
4.5
63 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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.

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Good for business meals

  • Portland

    Good for business meals

  • Portland

    Healthy

  • Portland

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Portland

    Good for special occasions

  • Portland

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and great food! We were there for our non -traditional Thanksgiving. Its a family business and everyone was so friendly and welcoming.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were in the bar section for happy hour - the menu was a mix of very eclectic dishes and traditional. Margaritas were fabulus! Overall a place we would visit for the 3rd time and perhaps even more.
  3. LF

    LoyalFan

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We tried this restaurant 2 weeks ago and have been back twice. Tried different menu items. Exceptional food. The pulpo and pork carnitas are the best. This feels like elevated spanish food. Amazing flavor combinatons. Creative and tasty drinks too. Very attentive service too. Highly recommend this place
  4. E

    Enjoysagoodmeal

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed our meals but my shrimp tacos didn't contain much shrimp. I had the margarita sampler which contained 4 good sized samples but they were extremely sweet and tasted like bottled mixes. Service was very good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted to finde Mexican food with a flare. We loved every dish we ordered. Definitely recommend this restaurant. We do though have a complaint on the selection of wine. For it being called “Cava” Cellar it did not have a big wine or tequila selection. Well at least not that we were offered.
  6. GS

    GailS

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food, understaffed last night so service was a little slow.
  7. IK

    IrinaK

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had amazing dinner celebrating my daughter there! Service was 10/10 Bebe our waitress was amazing and very attentive, we were a needy bunch but she still delivered! Thank u!
  8. A

    Ahmedpdx

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    The food was pretty good but our server was very shady. It was our first time at this place. They asked when we were seated if we wanted chips and salsa. We said yes. Some time later a different server came by and set guacamole and chips down without saying anything. We thought nothing of it and we’re still waiting on our salsa. It never came and when we got the bill they had added a $15 charge for an order of guacamole. When confronted about having called it salsa the server responded “that’s just what we call it”. Very gross business practice and I definitely won’t return.
  9. AS

    AnnetteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit and it was right at opening. I easily made reservations online. My guest and I were treated very well and very kindly. The food was fresh, delivered quickly, and delicious. I've already recommended Mi Cava & Cocina to others. I'll be back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our main courses and drinks were amazing. The drinks were beautiful and not too sweet. The pork belly Molé was delightful and the seafood enchiladas were also to die for. The guacamole and salsa were a little bland but our server BB was attentive and personable. Looking forward to going back again!
  11. TS

    TravisS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Nice restaurant! Food was mid at best for the cost
  12. BM

    BrilynnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing!! Second time being served by her and she always makes the experience pleasant. My partner and I enjoyed everything! The pina colada and the panna cotta were to die for thank you!!!
  13. D

    Dara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy our night, the food and drinks were very good and The personal are very kind. We really recommend 100%.
  14. AJ

    AmandaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The mussels are fantastic. All the food is great. The restaurant took over an old Newport Bay restaurant so the ambience isn't what you would expect from a local place with food this good. So worth going. Try it!
  15. a

    awoodenmd

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was an unexpectedly lovely dining experience. We were just looking for something pretty close to the airport but not out of our way, and Mi Cava couldn't have been a better selection. The service was attentive but never in the way, and the food was really good. Everything we ordered was delicious and perfectly prepared. Definitely want to go back!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The service started out strong. The margaritas were very good, but we had to wait a while for our second round. My arroz con pollo was fine, but my husband’s pork carnitas were very dry. We frequent many Mexican restaurants in the area, and I was very disappointed when we had to pay for chips and salsa. The patio was beautiful and the ambiance was nice, but we will probably not be returning.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Was surprised at how empty the restaurant was. Service was slow due to only one server who also functioned as the bartender. Great flavor for meals. Two alcoholic drinks that I had were mixed strong, but had some overpowering elements. Would go back and try different drink options.
  18. R

    Redvettchick

    Portland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and presentation of food is excellent. Not your standard Mexican restaurant. An exceptional experience!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and exquisite presentation, gracious service, elegant and comfortable spaces, I highly recommend this place
  20. l

    ldsnaps

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food! I would recommend complimentary chips and salsa to add to make it a 5 star review.
  21. Y

    Yx00

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenomenal food and drinks, very unique and fresh flavors. Great place for both big events and intimate dinners!
  22. w

    windpig

    Portland

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food at Mi Cava y Cocina is extraordinarily good! It's inventive and fresh; not your typical Mexican food; probably more authentic. I wish that they were located closed to downtown Portland. It's a little out of the way for those who live closer to the center. The prices are certainly like those in downtown Portland, but as I said the quality of the food is outstanding. Strangely, the menu does not show prices for the margaritas. Our waiter said that they were all $10-15, so imagine my surprise when those we ordered were $19 each! The drinks were delicious however.
  23. CC

    CatherineC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brittany was our server and she was great! Answered all our questions and was a wonderful resource for help navigating the menu. Food was delicious and portions generous
  24. SC

    ShermCo

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very pleasantly surprised! Food was excellent, creative and well-portioned. Mole was some of the best I've had locally. Steak very tender. Drinks were tasty, service was very attentive. Will certainly go back.
  25. CG

    CammyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The seafood enchiladas did not seem to be seasoned very well. They were bland with an after taste I expected more of a Spanish or Mexican flavor
  26. MW

    MargoW

    Portland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The place was nearly empty at 8 on a Saturday night, but the food and my margarita were delicious, and was very nicely presented. Great place but in a rather odd location.
  27. e

    edwardh

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic gourmet Mexican food featuring fresh seafood. I highly recommend this place.
  28. H

    Hunter

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second time and we love the food! Both times I’ve had Camarones meals and there was a good amount of Prawns and the sauces were delicious! We’ll be back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch place food is so good so well prepared. You need to try
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This really is a wonderful restaurant. Fresh takes on classic Mexican dishes, the seafood was fresh and the steak was amazing. The menu and service belongs in a spot downtown and I’m glad it’s so close. The location hasn’t had the best restaurants so I really hope it catches on and lasts.
  31. F

    Ferrinl

    Portland

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a quiet business lunch! I had the shrimp tacos and my client had the enchiladas, the only thing was you had to choose from rice or beans, would have been nice for the meals to come with both.
  32. OF

    OlgaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The food was very delicious and the service very good. The music was kind of inadequate for the type of restaurant but it was fair.
  33. TS

    TerryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Mi Cava & Cocina, and it was outstanding. The restaurant itself was pleasant, airy, and full of light. The staff memebers were friendly and professional, and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The chef even prepared a vegan plate for one or our party that was off-menu, and fantastic. Overall, a tremendous experience; we will be back!
  34. M

    riverMom

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and boy was I surprised when the pork belly with Oaxacan mole came out! Delicious! The plating is spectacular - really a gem in the neighborhood . Cocktails also outstanding. Go check this place out!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed the dinner. This new restaurant has done an incredible remodel of the old space. We had wonderful service and really good food. The challenge for the restaurant’s longevity is the overall price point. It’s fine dining. And quite expensive for the neighborhood (for what you get). The menu is also ambitious. It’s very hard to navigate through and figure out. We realize it’s a new spot, and we’ll definitely come back. We also realize the restaurant’s concept isn’t trying to replicate Acapulcos or the Margarita Factory. But, to stick around for the long haul (at least in this neighborhood) they’ll need to simplify the complexity of the menu, and bring down the price tag for the median dinner. I’d still highly recommend! And look forward to trying that salsa flight and a cocktail on our next visit.
  36. LD

    LaraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious! Great food and an extensive cocktail and good wine selection
  37. M

    Meek

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were there for Mothers day. Out of both entrees we wanted - scallops and halibut. Had fish of the day. Too bony to serve as half a fish but good flavor. Would appreciate just the fillet. Salad was too spicy. Maybe offer without the hot sauce. Menus were mixed up so got a menu with wine that weren’t serving. Wine steward didn’t believe us but when we didn’t like the wine provided, allowed us to get another. Chardonnay and red Chilean blend were good wines. Waiter was good although busy. Nice touch to get a rose.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We went there to celebrate Mother’s Day. They were clearly overwhelmed ran out of a few dishes and threw things together as meals. We asked for enchiladas they gave us what tortillas with the protein on the side. You were clearly slammed not great service to wait around a lot I think we’ll give them one more shot that’s not on a busy day
  39. NB

    NickB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food, they were able to accommodate a party of 6 fairly last minute for Mother's Day. The guacamole is some of the best we've had in Portland. We will be back for sure.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Had lunch with my family for my mother on Mother’s Day. Service was good but overall the seating is to close to one another and very tight in the booths. Feels like they made enough seating to pack the house but not for the customer to be comfortable. Conversations to close to the table next to it. Food was lacking flavor and menu was just simply plain. Dessert menu had only drinks and one cheesecake. Lacks a lot of Mexican authenticity. Would not recommend especially for the price and the quantity served. Don’t get me wrong I’m fine with paying for quality but this just wasn’t it.

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 4.5 stars by 63 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 4 times today
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

  • 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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