Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Portland / Oregon
  4. Portland
  5. Pearl District
Republica, Portland, OR

Republica

4.8
4.8
770 Reviews
$50 and over
Mexican
Join us for our Chef's Tasting Prix Fixe Dinner
Limited seatings available, book now!

James Beard nominated, Mexico-forward chef's prix fixe tasting experience by Executive Chef Jose Camarena, that recontextualizes Mexican cuisine and culture through Storytelling.

We exclusively offer a prix fixe tasting menu experience, with 7-Course and a 10-Course options, both of which are meant to honor the complex history that created these dishes as well as leave a lasting impact on all those who taste this beautiful food and listen to our stories.

Join us.
Our 7-course menu is $129 and our 10-course menu is $150

We kindly require all guests to disclose all dietary restrictions and allergies prior to their reservation. We are unable to accommodate allergies to nightshades, chile, allium, rice or nut-free/seed-free diners.

Please note our menu offerings change daily.
What you see below, is NOT our current menu.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (541) 900-5836
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Jose Camarena
  • Private party facilities
    Please reach out to reservations@republicapdx.com for private event inquiries!
  • Neighborhood
    Pearl District
  • Cross street
    NW Couch St. and NW 10th Ave.
  • Parking details
    The address is for NW 9th Avenue but the entrance and parking are on the other side (NW 10th)
  • Public transit
    NW 10th & Couch
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 770 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Innovative

  • Portland

    Best Overall

  • Portland

    Best Service

  • Portland

    Best Ambiance

  • Portland

    Innovative

  • Portland

    Good for special occasions

770 Reviews
  1. fastslarti

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My dining companion and I found República's tasting menu to be a remarkable and engaging experience. The courses are well planned and executed in terms of both sequence and timing, resulting in an absorbing journey that managed to feel both wide-ranging and cozy. The plating was beautiful and precise, with bold colors in delicate arrangements on lovely hand-made ceramics that were well matched to their contents. The dishes had intricately layered and interwoven flavors that ranged from subtle to striking, familiar to exotic, and comfortable to challenging. They were memorable and creative, each dish leaving us talking excitedly about what we'd just experienced and eagerly anticipating whatever came next. The cocktail program was very well executed. The cocktails on offer seemed quite diverse, but all we tried matched and accentuated one or another aspect of the menu remarkably well. The service was excellent. The staff were extremely attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. They were adaptable to our needs even as they executed complex and carefully timed presentations. Further; Every staff member we interacted seemed engaged and excited by their work, and genuinely happy to be there. While the expense was, at least for us, significant enough to make this only an occasional indulgence, we felt the value was still quite high given the quality of the experience. We'll certainly return, and we will definitely recommend República to friends & family.

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to a lot of fine dining chef tasting dinners and Michelle star restaurants so I got to share this was definitely one of the blandest food I have tasted, out of the 7 course meal that we had only two were thought out and had good flavor and presentation. The rest was cold and lacking flavor. The service was really good, they did good on that.

    Is this helpful?

  3. JoeS

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I've had in Portland. The food was great, the service was amazing - I will definitely be returning.

    Is this helpful?

  4. BonnieM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Republica KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK!! We have eaten at some of the best restaurants in the world. Republica is right up there on taste, authenticity to Mexico, creativity, presentation, and service!

    Is this helpful?

  5. KateW

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was lovely and food was very inventive and delicious. Highly recommend!!

    Is this helpful?

  6. misterlazy

    Portland

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We chose the 7 course menu. By the end we regretted not choosing the 10 course menu. Every part of the meal was clearly well thought out. Imagine a beautiful dream of Mexico's history expressed via local and seasonal PNW ingredients. Wine pairings were outstanding.

    Is this helpful?

  7. BenN

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is just amazing, prepared with a full knowledge of the ingredients, flavors and customs of the area from Mexico that it is representing. As far as I could tell all ingredients are sourced directly from the farm, everything is done in house, even the corn masa, you can really taste the difference. The service is excellent, we have been to other similar Chef inspired meal restaurants or course dinner restaurants, and the service quality and attention you get from the staff and the owner are unmatched here in Portland.

    Is this helpful?

  8. Eileen

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a dining experience without parallel. Excellent food, outstanding service and calm, casually elegant surroundings. The price point is somewhat prohibitive for all but the most privileged, which is a bit of a departure from the very ethics-forward vibe of the menu and wine list. Still, we had a wonderful time and have been savoring the memory of our dinner. It made for an exception anniversary! Thanks to the chef and entire staff.

    Is this helpful?

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, but I expected more for the value and price. I was slightly disappointed that the 7-course dinner was a bit underwhelming and wanted more food at the end of the dinner. Typically a tasting course like this would include an amuse bouche and pallet cleanser between some of the courses that are just small bites. Their tasting course included this, but they were considered a course, like the bite sized lime sorbet wrapped in mochi.

    Is this helpful?

  10. leslier

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was fantastic. There just wasn't enough food for a $129 meal. I left hungry.

    Is this helpful?

  11. foodieextraordinarie

    Portland

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding authentic Mexican cuisine; using local ingredients. Presentation was fantastic. Excellent waitstaff; knowledgeable, friendly and took the time to explain the ingredients/history of the dishes. Very good local Mexican wines by mostly women vintners. A must go to place.

    Is this helpful?

  12. StephS

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal at Republica was fantastic. Cozy environment, and friendly and helpful staff. Loved the food, the presentation, and the story-telling. We'll be back for another special occasion.

    Is this helpful?

  13. JenniferH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was outstanding! We appreciated the storytelling and how every moment was intentional. We will come back for sure.

    Is this helpful?

  14. Ryan

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal as always. Will absolutely return as many times as the menu keeps updating!

    Is this helpful?

  15. Trizzlesticks86

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic atmosphere and knowledge of the entire staff on the history of the culture and food they were serving. We did the 7 course dinner with wine pairing and it was the perfect amount of food and well timed throughout the evening. Sustainable practices and support BIPOC and LGBTQ leaders in their industries.

    Is this helpful?

  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, staff was fantastic and attentive, great ambiance!

    Is this helpful?

  17. NeilL

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place to take a date. My boyfriend and I loved our 10 course dinner with wine flight. Each course was spectacular and included a tutorial on the food and a history of the wine. And how wonderful we are supporting a business that celebrates our queer community.

    Is this helpful?

  18. ChrisH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience with knowledgeable staff that told a story. There is a unique exchange of cultural significance and history with a very fine dining experience. Come prepared to be led on a journey and enjoy yourselves!!

    Is this helpful?

  19. EllenW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Believe the hype. The food is incredible the service second to none. Reserve the table.

    Is this helpful?

  20. Cyclescott

    Grand Rapids

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a new, creative take on traditional Mexican cuisine. Never know what will be presented but can be certain it will be exceptional.

    Is this helpful?

  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we had was 10/10 and the service was incredible.

    Is this helpful?

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an outstanding experience. We loved the attention to detail, service, cocktails, food and the generous sharing of history and methodology. The pozole was incredible!

    Is this helpful?

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Very talented team who is super passionate.

    Is this helpful?

  24. DavidS

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    For a meal based around telling the stories of the food and wineries it’s kind of unfortunate that the waitstaff doesn’t speak up loud enough that you can hear over the music and other diners. It ultimately came across like someone reading a grocery list of ingredients rather than the story behind the food in 7/10 cases. We asked about one of the wineries and our question was never answered, just acknowledged and we were told they would get back to use but never did. I had bones in my fish, and hair in my soup. There was a lot of asking how every course was and it felt like we were Guinea pigs testing out the chefs experiments when, for the money I feel like not only can you have a better meal in Portland, but my expectations are honestly set a little higher.

    Is this helpful?

  25. JessicaG

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a stunning experience in food, drink & service. Every detail a thoughtfully executed.

    Is this helpful?

  26. Kersi

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dining experience. Reimagined Mexican food, artfully prepared with a deep connection to ethnic flavors and ingredients. Every course was a delight. One gripe: we were hungry even after opting for the 10 course tasting option. The Republica team took note and whipped up an extra treat for us, which was very kind of them!

    Is this helpful?

  27. BenN

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As you come in you are greeted by people who are enthusiastic about what they are doing and very friendly. The 10 courses were excellent, the portions are perfect and again the way the staff treated us was very professional, personal and very courteous. The food is not Mexican but the flavors for sure take me back to Mexico the Pozole with raw fish was just amazing, and the flavors here started to take me to Japan. Amazing food will be back, and next time with friends.

    Is this helpful?

  28. ValerieI

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent and creative food. Wonderful service and skilled staff.

    Is this helpful?

  29. MATTHEWJ

    Portland

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful experience at Republica! Amazing Mexican food that is quite unique compared to what often sees or eats. Republica is clearly rooted in Mexican culture and food, but the innovative approach and blend of different regions makes it a truly special dining experience. Moreover, their wine selection and pairing offers a wonderful exploration of wines from Mexico and other diverse regions / winemakers. We’ll be back!

    Is this helpful?

  30. Phillip

    Portland

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We tried the 10 course tasting menu. We can only remember 3 or 4 of the dishes. Neither desert was good and they left a bad taste to the end of the evening. For the price, it is far worse than any other tasting menu we have done in a Portland over the last 15 years.

    Is this helpful?

  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious, beautiful, and well attended. Did the 10 course with the beverage pairing and have 0 regrets. Bill came out to $300 for me, myself, and I, but it was worth every penny.

    Is this helpful?

  32. JohnnyB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal of the year!!! From start to finish, from food to service, awesome!!

    Is this helpful?

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a wonderful experience. We loved the storytelling and cultural context about each dish. We also appreciated the creativity of the flavors and presentation. We had some dietary restrictions so the chef accommodated us with a vegetarian diet but we wished for some type of protein. If you require large portions and walking out of the restaurant feeling stuffed then this is not for you. I felt full and content with a lovely experience.

    Is this helpful?

  34. NKay

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Deserves a Michelin star! Highly recommend - great service and food!

    Is this helpful?

  35. Mike

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow… one word to summarize our experience. We did the 10 course tasting and it blew both my wife and I out of the water. Hats off to both the kitchen and wait staff.

    Is this helpful?

  36. JuanA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was so so lovely. Chef Lalo and his team carefully craft every dish with so much attention to flavor and presentation as well as the larger historical and cultural context. Whether it is a pozole, atole, or mole, Chef Lalo presents them in a way that is equally innovative and nostalgic to somejuan like me that grew up with these flavors. There's no shortage of incredible restaurants in Portland, but dinning at republica is an experience unique from many others. There's a lingering sensation of a deepened appreciation for the rich history of food and ingredients; whether they are endogenous to the land and people or brought to Mexico through immigration. The hospitality was unparalleled as well, everybody was so knowledgeable and friendly. The wine selection and the cocktails were unique and equally as elegant as the food.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. ivya

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dining experience. Each dish was exquisitely prepared and presented. The staff and sommelier were passionate and knowledgeable about the cuisine. One of our best dining experiences in Portland ever. 

    Is this helpful?

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and creative food. Wine parings were spot on.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10+ Stars! República…A “Mexico Forward” Chef's 10 Course Tasting Experience, By Executive Chef Jose "Lalo" Camarena When Chef Jose “Lalo” Camarena dreams up a plate, he does it understanding the intentionality of the restaurant. República aims to create original dishes and present them with historical roots in an etymology which oftentimes has very little to do with what we now call Mexico. That is a lot to ask of a Chef. But the all the chefs and all the staff bring it home! Or actually, they bring it to the table! There are rules that each course offering must pay respect to the food from the country that is now Mexico. They as themselves: Is there a meaningful historical connection between this dish and the culture? Are the components of the dish currently in season? Can they sourced locally? Is it beautiful when plated? Does the taste match the beautiful aesthetics of the plating? They made us feel like family and that they were celebrating with us! The food was beautiful, well thought out and amazing! And we extend special thanks to wait staff extraordinaire: Mia - who gracefully glides around the tables offering tasty tidbits of knowledge on what we are eating, ensuring all is perfect. Andres - in charge of our beverage pairings for each course, excellent at knowing his audience, making you feel at ease, while pouring our drinks and educating us on the significance of each winery and offering delectable descriptions of what we are about to drink. Lizz & Juan - Both a wealth of knowledge not only about the restaurant & the food, but also the cultural heritage of each course. From the expert team of chef's rallying in the viewable kitchen, to the dishwasher who must have been frantically cleaning each plate, glass and all 2,300 pieces of silverware just our table alone used - we couldn't have celebrated without them!!! We booked this 4 months ago to celebrate 2 birthdays and a half-birthday! República did not disappoint! A must do experience!

    1 person found this helpful

  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Republica is one of the best restaurants in Portland without question. The food is incredible and the storytelling that accompanies each course is awesome. Walk out full, happy and smarter!

    Is this helpful?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Republica is rated 4.8 stars by 770 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 11 times today
Google Map for Republica

100 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Additional information

  • Cross street
    NW Couch St. and NW 10th Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Pearl District
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    The address is for NW 9th Avenue but the entrance and parking are on the other side (NW 10th)
  • Public transit
    NW 10th & Couch
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Jose Camarena
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo