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Verde Cocina en la Perla, Portland, OR

Verde Cocina en la Perla

5.0
5
291 Reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
Verde Cocina brings the best of NW bounty to you with a fusion of Mexican flavors. Since 2009 we've been working with local farmers and purveyors to source the freshest ingredients we can find. Looking for a juicy steak, a delicious cheese filled quesadilla, AND a hearty vegan entree to satisfy everyone in your group? You've come to the right place. Our entire menu is naturally gluten-free and we offer options for a variety of dietary lifestyles. Paleo-minded and Vegans unite! Our full bar features fresh squeezed cocktails, Mexican and local draft beers, a large selection of premium tequilas, and a delicious selection of wines.

Come to Verde Cocina in Portland's Pearl District for a workday lunch, happy hour with friends, dinner, or a relaxing weekend brunch with family. We're conveniently located on NW Hoyt between NW 11th & 12th ave- just around the corner from some of Portland's hottest art galleries and a few blocks from Portland's beloved Jamison square.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Northwest, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 11am to 9pm Friday: 11am to 10pm Saturdays: 10am to 10pm Sundays: 10am to 9pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 894-9321
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Noé Garnica
  • Catering
    Bring Verde Cocina to your next party! Contact our team to learn more. Email: catering@verdecocinamarket.com Web: www.verdecocinacatering.com
  • Private party facilities
    Our Pearl venue is available for private parties. We can accommodate a maximum party size of 70 standing or 40 seated diners. Please email perla@verdecocinamarket.com for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator : (844) 815-8481
  • Neighborhood
    Pearl District
  • Cross street
    NW Hoyt & 12th ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 291 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Northwest

  • Portland

    Best Overall

  • Portland

    Best Service

  • Portland

    Best Ambiance

  • Portland

    Best Value

  • Portland

    Kid-friendly

  • Portland

    Healthy

291 Reviews
  1. BobH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant to celebrate a birthday. Great food. Lots of attention from the staff. Cleanliness very good, Overall experience is terrific. We will be back again.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing server and cocktails. All the veggie forward eats were great, but we got 3 different animal proteins and all were over cooked. Flavors were great, if I go back it will be to try the plant based meals and enjoy the very fine bar.

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  3. Katy2

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative and healthier version of Mexican cuisine.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent valentines day dinner for 3 with a last minute reservation! The food here is always great

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  5. SeanE

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quaint atmosphere. Food was healthy and delicious (a tough combo) and the service was friendly and prompt

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  6. Karissa

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, excellent vegetarian options and margaritas. My only feedback would be to please be transparent about the price of specials (post them somewhere or have a menu). Most dinner options were in the $20-30 range so we weren’t expecting to see $75 on our receipt just for the dish my husband ordered. Obviously it would be embarrassing for us to ask the price when the waitress tells us about specials (especially on a Valentine’s Day date).

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  7. marvinandabby

    Portland

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food, drinks, and service. Great location for pre- or post- theater.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere with tasty Mexican food. Service was great and staff were friendly.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great choice. I’m a fan of really good veggies paired with spicy protein. They always deliver and it isn’t packed with bell peppers! Love this place.

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  10. DenverLu

    Portland

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They are suffering from lack of wait staff just like every other restaurant

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place seriously impressed me. The ambiance was pleasing with ample lighting and good seating options. Service was awesome! The food came SO quickly and was incredibly delicious. It’s a marvel that everything is gluten free and reasonably priced. I think this is my new favorite place to dine. So grateful it exists!

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  12. Johnfarago

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a go-to place for us, lunch, brunch, dinner, perhaps 6 blocks from our apartment. The food is always wonderful; the mashed sweet potatoes are things to dream about, the guacamole consistently excellent, the steak fajitas tender and wonderful. Nothing has ever been less than good, many things, including the cocktails have been just what we wanted/needed in any given meal. But the truly stellar aspect of the restaurant is the service., It has always been welcoming, attentive, responsive, without being hovering. This last time we had a waitress who was something special ... I think of her as Morticia, tall, black dress, glides across the floor. Knowledgeable and informative about the menu and everything on it, she's also funny enough to do standup, wry, witty, brash (we're originally from NY, brash is like mother's milk); she made the meal a total delight for all of us from the moment we sat down until it ended, and now days later I still thinly warmly about the evening. Plus there was a symbiosis between Morticia and her bearded manager that was seamless ... if even a tiny thing went awry (the guac came with the meal) they were both on it immediately and then didn't charge us for the guac. Together they made it an absolutely perfect way to spend an evening with our adult offspring. There's a chasm between dining and hospitality. So often restaurants focus on the former and don't seem to give a damn about the latter. But the truth is that if you eat out more than very rarely, it's all about how welcome you feel, how cared for, how at home. This is about the most comfortable I have felt at dinner in a place where I didn't have a tv remote in my hand as I can recall recently ... thanks to all there for a lovely and a tasty (and a filling!) evening (I had the 3 steak special and wobbled home content, having been warned by Morticia often enough that it was a LOT of meat, that I had to point out that that caution was not needed for a guy as fat as me).

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Iceland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot eat quesadilla any other way anymore. The soft quesadilla over a bed of fresh beans and vegetables is simply divine. The ambience and the service is excellent.

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  14. FrankieL

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience! We will definitely go back.

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  15. Mark

    Portland

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Another delicious meal at Verde Cocina. Thanks! 1 2

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  16. ScottN

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    John’s beef steak special was massive; enough to feed our group of five…. For an entire week! I’m not sure why the prevailing practice is to not post prices on specials ($75), but if this were the case, John probably would have suspected that it was much more food that he was ready to eat at one meal…. And that he would not have had to freeze it and carry it back to Texas the next day. at one meal

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  17. LanceG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful fresh Mexican food. Lots of choices for vegetarians. Great service and vibe. Nice outdoor searing.

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  18. DonnaA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and fun atmosphere. We go out of our way to stop at Verde Cocina when in Portland. This place is great for celiac, gluten-free, and other dietary restrictions. Margaritas made right - you can taste the tequila.

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  19. LakeO

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best guacamole in town. Everything was so fresh & delicious! I had Nor’western with salmon & husband has verde chicken enchiladas. Nice outside dining too

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  20. Marty

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love their vegetarian option. They are easy to transition to vegan.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A pleasant vibe, great service, good selections. (We’re used to somewhat spicier food from that general region, though—what we chose that evening was a tad bland. Enjoyable, though, and we’ll be back.)

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  22. marvinandabby

    Portland

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love their new (to me) location. Same great food, drinks and service

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  23. MickJ

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Although service was understaffed they were very pleasant and the food was really good.

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  24. SeanB

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice fusion of Mexican and pac-NW flavor. Very creative. You can get traditional mex or Tex-mex anywhere (else). This was a nice twist to the usual.

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  25. Adrock2200

    Memphis/West TN

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always super fresh food, friendly service, and ridiculously fast! Have never had a bad experience here!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Always a great healthy meal. I recommend this place to anyone in the pearl area.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

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  28. Janeabelle

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Planned to go to Hillsdale location but Open Table reservations automatically go to the Pearl (that should get fixed). When I noticed the error I called Hillsdale and the guy on the phone was so rude we went to the Pearl. They also didn’t seem to have our reservation but it was nearly empty so it wasn’t a problem. Felt lucky for us to have such excellent drinks, food and service, but felt sorry for the restaurant, which seems to be just a couple blocks off the hot spot. Sangria was perfect - not sweet - and the chili relleno was unique. Guacamole was chunky, sauces were flavorful, portions generous, price as expected - not a deal, but fine for the quality. Not a part of town I frequent but if I did, I would go back to Verde Cocina.

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  29. LorieA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have vegans in our group and they were very happy with their selections. The food was delicious and visually appealing. Great place to bring people new to Portland.

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  30. Sarah

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was okay! Reasonably priced though which gave it a bump.

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  31. ThomasS

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time sitting outside at Verde Cocina. We had the surf and turf special which was absolutely delicious and a ton of food.

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  32. AngelaS

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First and last time going to this restaurant. The food was not good at all. My husband ordered a rib eye and it was very tough he could barely cut it with a steak knife. The rice was instant rice and not cooked all the way. I ordered the Pozole, and it wasn’t good at all! This dish should be full of flavor with different spices and this pozole had no flavor, very watered down. STAFF: our server Gema, was very sweet and attentive. The bartender that brought our drinks had a dirty apron and he brought out our drinks with a dirty glove. TO THE CHEF: please put love into your food. Go watch your grandma cook and get her delicious recipes.

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  33. Tianli

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely the best guacamole in town - smooth and creamy - delicious! Love the passion fruit agua fresca. Get the mac n cheese and add pork belly and jalapenos. The perfect blend of cheesy pasta, veggies, and candied pork. Those 3 things will always keep me coming back!

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  34. Suzie

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comfort food that is wayyyy healthy? MIND BLOWN EVERYTIME. Love VC 💚

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  35. LindaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good restaurant with good vegan options. Good size portions (not too big/small).

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful family owned restaurant. Food authentic and delicious. Service was impeccable.

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  37. RoddM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great gluten free establishment. One of our go-to spots that is celiac-friendly.

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  38. GeoL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love eating at Verde Cocina! The food and cocktails are delicious. Highly recommend.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch was delicious! Ingredients very fresh and sauces amazing! Best Bloody Mary I can recall having! Service was lackluster.

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  40. PDXFoodies

    Portland

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were excellent as always. Love the vegan options!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Verde Cocina en la Perla using the Order Online button. Verde Cocina en la Perla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 894-9321.

Verde Cocina en la Perla is rated 5 stars by 291 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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Verde Cocina en la Perla

1131 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97209

Additional information

  • Cross street
    NW Hoyt & 12th ave
  • Neighborhood
    Pearl District
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 11am to 9pm Friday: 11am to 10pm Saturdays: 10am to 10pm Sundays: 10am to 9pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Northwest, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Noé Garnica
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (503) 894-9321
  • Catering
    Bring Verde Cocina to your next party! Contact our team to learn more. Email: catering@verdecocinamarket.com Web: www.verdecocinacatering.com
  • Private party facilities
    Our Pearl venue is available for private parties. We can accommodate a maximum party size of 70 standing or 40 seated diners. Please email perla@verdecocinamarket.com for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator : (844) 815-8481
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