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Republica, Portland, OR

Republica

4.7
4.7
614 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

8:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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 614 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Fit for Foodies

  • Portland / Oregon

    Healthy

  • Portland / Oregon

    Notable Wine List

  • Portland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Portland

    Healthy

  • Portland

    Notable Wine List

  • Portland

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. BF

    BrianF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. AL

    AdrianaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To be honest we weren't expecting the bill to be that spendy but honestly all around it was worth the experience and we loved that we had a story to each dish! Some of it brought us back to our roots. Our favorite was the chile de Agua and the corn dish!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down one of the best food experiences I’ve had. Food was exceptional: creative, delicious. I loved learning all about food & wine pairings. My husband LOVED the mescal pairing option. There were dishes that transported us back to places in Mexico we visited 20 years ago. Chef really captures flavors in a new & interesting format that brought memories for us! Id like to think we are a bit of “foodies” and have had some amazing food across the globe over the years. This is a top 5 on our list! Can’t wait to go back.
  4. o

    ooooo

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely and knowledgeable staff, gorgeous and delicious food, excellent chefs and kitchen crew!
  5. KM

    KaitM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food delightfully presented! A very fun tasting menu to try.
  6. l

    lorac

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    very creative not your typically Mexican food. Great wine pairing!!
  7. PN

    PrivateName

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I have every had! It was personal, delicious, and wonderful.
  8. PA

    PamA

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall I was underwhelmed. I really was anticipating a special dinner experience. Although they ask about food allergies, republica will not change the menu to meet those needs. I missed out on two main dishes which was disappointing. Had I know I would not have committed to the dinner. The dishes I was able to eat were incredible and my partner ate what I couldn’t and love it. The service, which I had read so much about prior to visiting was inconsistent & scattered. It appeared that we had been forgotten for a little bit as we weren’t really given an introduction to the restaurant and how they go about their dinner presentation.
  9. C

    Cristy

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a unique menu with incredible flavors. Friendly, warm, and welcoming service. Delicious cocktails!
  10. 1

    11goose19

    Portland

    206 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    206 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A unique dining experience well worth the $96.00/pp price. Imaginative menu, artistically presented food. Staff is very knowledgable, describe each dish to enhance one's dining experience .
  11. DR

    DavidR

    Monterrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! I love it more every time I go. The menu changes often, so don't expect to get what others talk about but do expect to get a very wonderful dining experience. The "stuffed chile" this time was a spiritual experience for me this time, it being chile en nogada season it was wonderful to see them take the idea of stuffed chiles and give it the Republica treatment.
  12. CK

    ChrisK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great take on mexican food. Sauce work seriously on point.
  13. AH

    AprilH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing and love that the staff helped us understand the thought process and inspiration for each dish. The staff was super friendly and helped us have a good time with the meal. Will definitely come back when we visit Portland again.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The food was fantastic & brought back flavors I haven't tasted in years, in a new way.
  15. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first ever tasting menu. This was an incredibly memorable and delicious experience
  16. m

    meganp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was truly impressed by the effort the staff put into making the dining experience unique, entertaining and informative. It was more than just being served with elegance; the servers were friendly, the kitchen was accommodating and the food was delicious! We had a 5 course vegan meal, which is hard to find at this level of fine dining, and although I feel the cost of the vegan set menu should have been slightly reduced as compared to the meat/fish version, I didn't regret going. This is a great setting for a celebration or treat!
  17. n

    ncphelps

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Republica was nothing short of incredible. The staff were so engaged, the kitchen is putting out incredible food that rivals some of the best Mexican restaurants in California. Absolutely stellar! Also, the hand lotion in the bathroom smells incredible. Every detail is thought out here. I cannot recommend this place more highly.
  18. a

    atenkass

    Portland

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. Every course was outstanding, service was stellar, all in all a very special experience. Much passion here for indigenous food and also for all the innovation coming out of Mexico. Highly recommended. And Chardonnay from Baja California was a delicious surprise.
  19. j

    johnm

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Republica was simply outstanding. The gorgeous food presentation, along with its cultural and historic relevance explained by the charming waitstaff, was beyond anything I’ve ever experienced at a restaurant. It was a perfect evening of theatrical, divine cuisine. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  20. SM

    SusanM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thank you Chef and all your servers for preparing such an amazing experience for our 10th anniversary dinner. The food was incredible. The education that the servers provided for each dish and beverage was amazing. We LOVE. Republica and are looking forward to our next visit. Muchas Gracias para todos!
  21. GG

    GustavoG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere, excellent service, overall an experience worth the $ I paid. I will go back again on our next date night
  22. K

    Kristin

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff went above and beyond to accommodate dietary restrictions and ensure all members of party could safely enjoy the tasting menu. Food was great and service was impeccable. Wine pairing was fantastic to both accompany each dish and highlight Mexican wine makers.
  23. h

    hongdenglong

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious but unfortunately portions were a tad small. We got sharing plates and everything came in 1 portion instead of 2, and we left feeling so hungry that we had to go get some sliders to feel satiated.
  24. KH

    KarlH

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    The food was very interesting, and while some of the ingredients we typically Mexican, the combinations were definitely not. We liked the small portions, although some were difficult to split for sharing. The service or the kitchen forgot where we were in our the order of the 5-course meal, and served the third course instead of the second course. We advised the server. When a different server brought our wine for the next course, it was for the fourth course, se we mentioned it again and finally they brought course #2. The inside was too moist, so we sat outside, which was also a little noisy, but hot. The servers all had the same things memorized, whether food or wine, so it got a little much to hear the same script many times. When the wine steward came, we mentioned that we had been to the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California just east of Ensenada, many times. That made no difference in the script, even though we told her we had been to 3 out of the 4 Valle vineyards. I doubt we will return. 4 of 5 because the food was interesting., and 3-1/2 wasn’t an option.
  25. S

    Stefcia

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was unbelievably delicious, and I could eat it ever day for the rest of my life and never complain. The only complaint I can make is that the portions were on the small side. Obviously, when you eat a 5 course meal, each individual dish won't be huge. However, even the "main meal" courses were very small, and we saw a number of diners go to Hot Lips pizza after their dinner, presumably to feel sated. Also, the wine and mezcal pairings were exquisite, but the pours once again were decidedly on the small side.
  26. DD

    DavidD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Lie to you I won’t Tasty, but left unfulfilled Had pizza after A major pet peeve of mine is leaving hungry after enjoying a tasting menu. While the food and service was amazing, and was some of the best food we’ve had, having to share what were already small plates was a major disappointment that left me feeling rather famished throughout the meal. I wish this expectation was made a bit more clear when we started our meal with our waiter. And as a kicker, we did ask about this to another waiter, and they later mentioned we were to share and that we could re-try other menu items at the the end. And when we inquired with another waiter at the end to try more, they seemed surprised of the ask, but was happily able to oblige and did not forget to charge us extra for it.
  27. S

    Sean

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Republica is amazing. Had the tasting menu, and every dish impressed. So many beautiful and delicious vegetarian dishes, and the protein dishes were a delight as well. Left feeling very satisfied, and it remains one of my favorite recent dining experiences.
  28. NW

    NancyW

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    We were seated in a poorly located table and we’re unaware that on making reservation that requesting patio seating in advance was an option. Wait staff described each course in such a rapid pause that I was generally unclear what comprised eac dish being served. At their price for dinner, I consider that quite important go enjoying the process.
  29. SG

    SusanG

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed the experience. Not your typical Mexican food. Working chef onsite, which is always a good sign.
  30. FM

    FionaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and wonderful service. Carefully thought out prix fixe menu suitable for all dietary restrictions.
  31. J

    Jams

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. Next time I go back I want to add on the wine pairing.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday! Enjoyed the whole evening! Information on dishes was thorough!
  33. f

    francarolyn

    Portland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So inventive and delicious! Reminds me of Langbaan or Nimblefish in taking something familiar in such creative and unexpected directions. And like those the prix fixe with wine ain’t cheap but makes for a super memorable night out! Service was wonderful too!
  34. ZM

    ZoeM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food and service!
  35. SS

    ScottS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal. All the service staff were welcoming and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding, great use of local seasonal products beautifully presented. Wonderful job presenting pre-colonial Mesoamerican flavors through a modern lens. We found the portions appropriately sized for a tasting menu. They were accommodating to our dietary restrictions. My partner enjoyed the wine pairing and thought the wines were well matched to the dishes, she also enjoyed her cocktail(I was pleased that they do some of their cocktails sans alcohol). All in all a pleasant evening out.
  36. AR

    AnnR

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    An enjoyable and thoughtful meal, just felt the server explanations got in the way of what could be a more organic experience.
  37. TC

    TimothyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every plate was imaginitive and representative of the rich history of true Mexican traditions of culinary history. All of the staff proudly explains every ingredient and reasoning for incorporating it into the dish. Republica is a truly memeorable and I look forward to returning.
  38. C

    Callie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect evening. The food was exceptional as to be expected, but the vibe was unexpectedly refreshing. It was deeply dedicated yet felt calm, thoughtfully detailed yet felt effortless, incredibly warm. The staff is knowledgeable, kind, and seemed genuinely happy to be there.
  39. s

    saraht

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Vibe is everything. Employees are all energetic, friendly and fun. Chef's menu, muah-muah-muah, as in yum! Took my mom and my son and they loved it. Wine & Mezcal pairing also fun and the history lesson was great. Overall beautiful experience. Thank you!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My GFs birthday - republica is our favorite restaurant in the world, yes THE WORLD.

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 614 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
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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