Republica

4.8
89 Reviews
$50 and over
Mexican
A Mexican-forward 5 course dinner by Chef Lauro Romero.

Located inside the iconic Natural Capital Center in Portland's Pearl District. The team at República bring you one of the most unique and beautifully curated dinners you will have in the city!

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Dishes change often based on availability and seasonality of ingredients.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 89 people are saying
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klag
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was fabulous and each course included some ingredient or treatment that was brand new to me. The servers were extremely knowledgable about the dishes and about the source of the unique ingredients. The staff was friendly and mostly helpful.

On the more critical side, there were several small hiccups that I think could be easily improved! I know the restaurant opened during the pandemic and is surely working on getting up to full speed, so just go in with a little extra patience and flexibility!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Excellent service!

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PaulaF
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very fun experience! It’s like dinner and a show. The wait staff makes the evening. Get the wine pairings with dinner, it’s really fun.

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vipRobo
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The tasting menu was delicious but portions were smaller than one might expect. Wines are all from Mexico and unfamiliar and lower on flavor. Lots is explanation of each menu item as it arrived which was alternately fun and Lon winded. Left a bit hungry, but again, food was delicious.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the 5-course menu and the background around the featured ingredients. The historical connection was really nice and just a different experience than anything we have in Portland. The plating was beautiful and the flavors were wonderful, OBVIO! Thank you for sharing this beautiful side of Mexico food. Con mucho amor y sabor!

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viptimothyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was a truly exceptional experience regarding Mexican food. the fresher than fresh ingredients, creative presentation, unusual ingredients and a Mexican focused wine list was surprising and exhilarating. the friendly and informative service made for a thrilling and unique restaurant experience. A real find!

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vipMariaL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and the way they describe every plate, the history and origins of the ingredients with such passion just makes the whole experience even more extraordinaire!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Republica has most unique 5 course tasting menu in the city. Mexican or otherwise. Get either regular or veg selection, or if there are at least two of you, get both and share. You will be surprised by every course. Can be paired with tequila or wine (get the tequila).
Hard to get a res. Plan ahead for special occasion.

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Andrea
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food. Creative, delicious, unusual. I think the plant-based option was the best. I was still thinking about it the next day. I will be back

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EthanW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my best dining experiences ever. Such a gem in Portland and a must-do!

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Babybirdhat
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience and literally the best meal of my life.

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vipDecon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative, unique thoughtfully prepared meal.
Thank you

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Alicia
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooooo good! Go now! Don't wait. Such an amazing experience and tasty menu for the price.

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AnthonyB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, staff was very friendly and very informative on the history of the food. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous the win/mezcal pairings were perfection. The service was so great. Thank you!!!

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ValentinaR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am giving this 5 stars because my husband and I had an unpretentious, beautiful, delicious 5 course meal with wine pairings at a VERY reasonable price. Now, if you hear 5 courses and think Michelin star dining experience, it is not: napkins are paper, no one switched silverware or even glassware for the first 3 pours, dishes came out too soon (didn’t get to enjoy the cocktail). All that said, if you’ve never tried huitlacoche or cucumber/grapefruit pearls or ant larva (which was a first for me) and want to enjoy a history/foodie adventure, I would highly recommend.

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vipAlexC
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Republica was amazing! The food, the wine, the service. Cannot wait to come back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining experience! Each course was artfully presented, explained lovingly and was a sensory adventure. Every bite was unique and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the most delightful experience. The food was incredible and the service was above par. It was so fun to learn about the ingredients and history of each course. Thank you so much!

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vipLizL
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous experience in every way! Food was amazing and the cultural and historical context for the food made it all the more engaging and unique. Loved it!

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AG503
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and presentation. Great back story provided by staff on the ingredients and how they are represented in the food. You can tell everyone at the restaurant cares about the food and experience.

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Inna
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food, very pleasant evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 courses paired with wine. A bit of history with each dish. Delicious and beautiful presentation!

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vipKaberiB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great service, excellent drinks. Can't wait to return.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best multi-course meal I’ve had. Unpretentious, thoughtful, intentional, creative, and beautiful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is worth revisiting again and again!

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JoeyW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What an incredible experience. Every ingredient thought out, every dish delicious. I would highly recommend adding this to your list of "Must have" dinning experience in Portland.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibkr on every level, service and food

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Mariko
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An AMAZING and unique dining experience! I haven't been to a ton of places in Portland, but I would say it's the best dining experience I've had in this city. The staff were extremely hospitable, as well as caring/knowledgeable about the food and drinks. Serving only a tasting menu that changes weekly is genius. Every dish was delicious and plated beautifully. We got the agave pairings and it was soooo good, a very interesting palate experience since I have little experience drinking mezcal.

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AmyK
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fun and delicious experience. We loved the mezcal pairing, the explanation of food and drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good creative, beautiful on the eye, taste was fair! Service was friendly and heartfelt

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Molly
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the BEST dinner ever. Came for my birthday and each course that came out was better than the one before. We also loved that the staff took the time to explain each course to us, made the dinner experience feel more personal and intimate. We also did the wine pairing which was definitely worth it.

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Aperez
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Republica is special. There is so much care that goes into every aspect of this restaurant. It feels like a gift.

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JesicaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go experience this place! The food, the stories, the people who work there, everything at Republica is top notch.

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LornaW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has the best experience at dinner and will be back for lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Phone number doesn’t work and restaurant was closed, even with a reservation

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vipRobertB
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef, and each and every one of the service staff, could not have been more professional. Each was more than happy to explain the Chef's tasting we enjoyed. Great experience,

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BW93
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasting menu was such a fun experience, love learning about the history of dishes/ingredients being used. Food was 11/10, loved every dish.

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ShirleyT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was truly amazing just wished the portions were a tad bit bigger during the chef special tasting menu. Besides that I love this place can’t wait to go back to try another item on their menu. The homemade tortillas are the best. The chef definitely makes the food with love and also uses ingredients that his ancestors used truly amazing!!

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Sillahee
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I've had in Portland in a LONG time - loved the explanations by the staff of the history of the food, such a thoughtfully put together meal.

FAQs

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

Republica is rated 4.8 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.