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Republica, Portland, OR

Republica

4.7
4.7
654 Reviews
$50 and over
Mexican
A Mexican-forward 5-course tasting dinner by Chef Lauro Romero that changes daily.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (541) 900-5836

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lauro Romero

  • Neighborhood

    Pearl District

  • Cross street

    NW 10th between NW Irving and NW Johnson

  • Parking details

    The address is for NW 9th Avenue but the entrance and parking are on the other side (NW 10th)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 654 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland

    Best Food

  • Portland

    Innovative

  • Portland

    Healthy

  • Portland

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Portland

    Romantic

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  1. CS

    ClarissaS

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    I was underwhelmed w this restaurante which I had wanted to try for a long time. The food was mediocre and each course was very small. Im not someone who requires a lot of food , but i came home hungry. With each course there was a long story from the wait staff.( More food, less talking!). I felt a general tone of annoyance from the wait staff w any question asked. For the steep price it was not a good value. I would not go back or recommend.
  2. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a great experience! Loved the food, the wine pairing, and really appreciated the thoughtful, detailed descriptions of each plate the servers provided.
  3. d

    disappointed

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    I wanted to love this restaurant. The reviews were amazing, the plating was beautiful, the story behind each plate was fun BUT most dishes ended up tasting very similar. The little protein we got wasn't memorable. We had multiple waiters that knew their lines but weren't engaging at all. We were seated in the hall btwn the restaurant and hot lips pizza with super bright hallway lighting and people walking by to the elevator. For almost $200/ per person I would have expected way way more.
  4. J

    Jeff7

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We did not actually get to eat at the restaurant. Despite having a reservation for weeks and despite a number of empty tables in the main dining area outdoor, we were shown a table in the noisy kitchen area that looked like a holdover from the quick serve restaurant that occupied the space before Republica. When we asked for a table in the area where everyone else was eating, the host declined and said that we would have to wait for an additional 30 minutes. For a “Special Occasion” restaurant with a weeks long wait for a table and elevated prices, we expected better. The restaurant can’t expect people to pay $100+ per person to eat in a place that felt more like a Laughing Planet than a serious restaurant.
  5. JC

    JosephC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Original and outstanding food. Excellent attentive service. Leisurely pace.
  6. JD

    JohnDoe

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was amazing.The story they are telling of bridging the old world and new is beautiful! I love that they are preserving the history and culture in the food and feel super lucky that they are here in Portland. However do not be fooled this is a chef’s TASTING menu. Meaning portions are small. I love food and eating but, I can not eat large quantities in a sitting. All of us left still hungry. The service was a really stiff. When we got there for our reservation 90% of the tables were open. They sat us next to the door and we asked if we could have a table that wasn’t right by the entrance. They said all the tables were booked. When I asked if we would be seated at one of the open tables and when the other party comes in maybe seat them at the table by the entrance they rolled their eyes. In the end we were seated elsewhere but, after that I never felt comfortable or that I was welcomed. I always felt like I was putting them out.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Wines were delicious. Wait staff had lots of good info to share about what we were eating
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is one of the very nice places in Portland for a special occasion dinner with a very careful selection of dishes. A chef menu - small portion , well crafted - a delight of the eyes and taste
  9. PH

    PattyH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service. Loved every minute and every bite. Will definitely go back
  10. PK

    PamK

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spectacular!
  11. r

    richd

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Place came highly recommended by both colleagues & reviews, so our expectations were very high.... We thought the food was ok, service knowledge and friendly but we've had better. And not worth $100/person - Bottom line is we will not hurry back. Sorry
  12. l

    locally1

    Portland

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food…a culinary experience! The rabbit tinga was my absolute favorite! Service was spectacular. Definite must try!
  13. TS

    TomS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A delightful experience. Owner and staff very knowledgeable and helpful. Delicious cuisine.
  14. C

    Cyclescott

    Grand Rapids

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Remains at the top of our best Portland restaurants. Great inventive food with a great staff
  15. HM

    HelenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was a story. Small plates, but very full upon leaving. An overall terrific experience!
  16. f

    forest

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of a kind meal, and an amazing staff. Next level.
  17. VA

    VanesaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food si delicious and creative. There is a story behind every dish. The people who work there are knowledgeable and friendly.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing as always!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was artfully designed and plated and the servers were all wonderful and skilled in their explanation of what we were eating. There are moments where you will taste things so yummy you wish you had a big plate full of it and lick your bowl. Fantastic birthday dinner experience!
  20. SL

    SaraL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I come here the food just keeps getting better! I love how they split the courses so you can share and get different tastes of food, but I could see how with different groups this may be off-putting. I love their use of textures and mastery in sauce making. I can't wait to go back!
  21. LC

    LesleyC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, attentive and friendly staff and great experience. Chose the meat focused meal and loved the Mexican red wine... full body paired well with the meal. The staff explained the dishes and easily responded to questions.
  22. N

    Neelp

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, inventive, delicious food. The Agua chile was a particular stand out. It was well worth the money and the experience. Will be returning.
  23. WC

    WCChicago

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife’s birthday and we were in Portland. It was expensive but fun and delicious. The servers explained the history and ingredients in each course.
  24. P

    Pheebs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    The food was really good but don't think I will return.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food + drinks and experience. Highly recommend
  26. CC

    CinjaCST

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son the chef was quite impressed when I took him here. Creative and beautifully presented dishes that tasted ah-mazing. Pricey but well worth it. Good wine pairings as well. Will be back on our next trip to Portland.
  27. V

    Vanessa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was truly amazing. The mezcal pairing was a bit sparse. About 1,5 oz in total (5 servings).
  28. m

    madshan

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Latin-inspired cuisine with an emphasis on colonial and indigenous influences from Mexico. Each dish, each pour of mezcal, is accompanied by a story. The food is both flavorful and meaningful. Although the wine pairings are great, I highly recommend doing the mezcal pairings.
  29. KW

    KateW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing! From start to finish the meal so unique from anything I've ever tasted. Robust flavors that I'll be dreaming about for a while.
  30. c

    craig

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an experience. We dined and drank for hours, gushing over each course. It will not disappoint. Do not bring your high maintenance friends as every bite deserves to be appreciated--you will likely scrape sauce off the plate with your finger and should only go with people who won't judge.
  31. GF

    GatorForLife

    Portland

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Dining here is an experience of indigenous and colonial influences on Mexican cuisine. Yes it's expensive, let's get that out there. But you'll take a 2+ hour excursion that will expose you to flavors of ancient Mexico using rare and heirloom ingredients. Each tasting plate comes with a story of the history of its origin and components. The cocktails are yummy and, just like the tasting menu, are comprised of amazing flavor combinations.
  32. DB

    DanielB

    Bath

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    A friend and I attended the restaurant (10/3) and must say that it was by far the worst experience of any restaurant we’ve ever visited. We were seated around 7:45 pm and it took 15 minutes for a waiter to come over and offer a drink. I asked about a wine menu to which I was told “we’ll send the wine guy” A further ten minutes passed and when the wine guy decided to stop tasting wines at the bar and waddled over, we were met with what can only be described as horrendous service. I asked for a wine menu and was told no. I asked about the Blancs de Blanc which I had seen in the fridge and got told no but there was a Mexican sparkling for less. I had quite literally seen the champagne as I had passed the fridges to the restroom. The gent then said “I’ll get a wine for you” with no questioning over what we liked or prices. After thirty minutes, we had reached our maximum tolerance of atrocious service and left with a simple “thank you but we’re leaving due to the poor service” We walk out of the restaurant about 15 yards and turn around to find the “wine guy” and another gent chasing us down the pavement and were met with anger, aggression and to be perfectly honest, a fear for safety. The wine guy - who clearly had taken offence - decided to protest when we explained the waiting around we had faced and lack of service. The other gent turned to the wine guy and simply said “we have their card details on file, let’s just charge them for a cancellation plus the first course and ignore these guys”. Firstly, we did not touch the first course. Secondly, I am in absolute astonishment that a person working in the service industry has the audacity to passively threaten my friend and I like that after receiving the very worst service of a restaurant we’ve ever been to. I wake up to see that I have a charge for Republica. The charge was for “no shows” and as you can tell, we did show. 100% AVOID. Management team haven’t even responded to me.
  33. KG

    KarenG

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a delicious meal well presented but a tad expensive!
  34. ER

    ErikR

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great! The only negative was the 21% "Hospitality fee" added onto the check. That should be added into the price of the food and drinks. It's seems like a sneaky bad business practice. I've never seen it before and tipped 10% instead of the 25% I was going to give because of the excellent service. It definitely rubbed me the wrong way.
  35. EP

    ErfanP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu exceeded my expectations. The staff was very well versed in the food, ingredients, history, and the inspiration for all the dishes. I appreciated that the chef made the rounds and stopped by my table for a few minutes to chat. If I lived in Portland, this would be a resting I would return to.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My best friend and I celebrated his departure from Portland and I was so happy we could end his time here on such an incredible note. Food was great, service was outstanding!
  37. K

    Katherine

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, interesting educational chat about each dish, yummy drinks.
  38. c

    cucina

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best dining experience I have had in Portland!
  39. M

    Mypnwlife

    Portland

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The food was so great and explorative, and service was wonderful and timed so well. We really appreciated the descriptions of each dish and the wine pairings.
  40. BF

    BrianF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A one of a kind, very unique experience from the dishes to the wine pairings. Each dish and wine has a story told by the sommelier, waiters and yes, even the chef will visit your table. Incredible, modern Mexican inspired dishes with flare and incredible presentation. It's not cheap, but well worth the investment for a special occasion/celebration.

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 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (541) 900-5836.

Republica is rated 4.7 stars by 654 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


Google Map for Republica

721 NW 9th Ave #175, Portland, OR 97209

Additional information

  • Cross street

    NW 10th between NW Irving and NW Johnson

  • Neighborhood

    Pearl District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • 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)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lauro Romero

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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