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The 4 best Mexican spots in Portland

The 4 best Mexican spots in Portland
Tehuana Oaxacan Cuisine | Photo: Tiva F./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 04, 2020.

Looking for a mouthwatering Mexican meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Mexican spots around Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.

May is one of the top months of the year for consumer spending at restaurants across the Portland area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses get more reviews. Daily transactions at Portland-area restaurants climbed to 16,683 for the metro area in May of last year, second only to June with an average of 17,421, and 11% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. MF Tasty

Photo: nyla p./Yelp

First on the list is MF Tasty. Located at 3927 N. Williams Ave. in Boise, the food truck, Spanish and Mexican spot is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant in Portland, boasting five stars out of 166 reviews on Yelp.

2. Tehuana Oaxacan Cuisine

Photo: kim g./Yelp

Next up is Overlook's Tehuana Oaxacan Cuisine, situated at 1331 N. Killingsworth St. With five stars out of 162 reviews on Yelp, the food truck and Mexican spot has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Por Que No? Taqueria

Photo: david g./Yelp

Boise's Por Que No? Taqueria, located at 3524 N. Mississippi Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Mexican spot four stars out of 1,138 reviews.

4. The Spicy Spoon

photo: leon v./yelp

The Spicy Spoon, a Mexican spot that offers barbecue and more in Boise, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 300 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3540 N. Mississippi Ave. to see for yourself.


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