Portland >Food & Dining > La Bonita
2839 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR | Directions 9721145.559151 -122.636060
Neighborhoods: Concordia, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
At least once a week you’ll find me aiming a salsa verde bottle at a heap of nachos in this Alberta Street mainstay. A truly formidable stack of perfectly crisp chips, cheese, meat, beans, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole, they are some of the very best in the city. Or if you're feeling slightly less decadent, get the grilled garden vegetable tacos.
Food was OK but the lady taking orders was really rude. The customer before me was missed charged and short changed. She wouldn't fix the problem. Then our turn - ordered 3 pastor tacos on the menu for $8.95 comes with rise & beans. The 3 on a planter comes up... she yells at the cook - No Platter - 3 only. The kicker ... It's the same price. Our other order - also comes up wrong as does the next person in line. You have to be kidding.
I've been going for years... prices are now too high for what you get and the service and wait is too long. This is a walk-up, fast mexican. I recommend that you go next door. I know I will, this was my last visit.
OMG - Amazing – I would give La Bonita ten stars if I could. This is hands town the best mexican food I've had in a restaurant setting ever!
The BEST guacamole around. Nachos to die for (but share because they're huge). Get your burrito 'a la bonita' style...it means that they cover it in enchilada sauce, cheese, onions and cilantro (again...you can easily share of save half for lunch the next day).
Another bonus is that the staff is exceptionally friendly; you get the warmest welcome here.
Vegan Tamales? Sold! – Soooooo hard to find a vegetarian tamale these days that isn't just stuffed full of cheese. This place has the *best* tamales! Not only are they stuffed with tasty peppers and veggies, they are VEGAN! I've never strayed from this dish when ordering from La Bonita.... it's too good!
The guacamole is soooo yummy and fresh, the beans and rice are delicious and the prices are great!
Oh so good!!! – Oh my gosh, what a wonderful place! Tried La Bonita on a whim, and was so very pleased that we did!
Delicious, freshly prepared food; the fish tacos (had the cod) and asada (steak) tacos were SO good! I honestly think their fish tacos rival those found in San Diego.
Mexican Food at It's Best! – I love fish tacos and they are super good at La
Bonita. So good in fact, I thought I would never eat anything else there-then I tried the fish burrito with cod! The best single burrito I've ever eaten!! There seems to be fish in every bite you take, the sour cream - like butter! Everything super fresh! Definitely a dish I'd like to have with me on a desert island - I think I could eat them everyday!! Service is great ! Everyone there is incredibly friendly. I love La Bonita!!
Good sized portions – Nice little place on Alberta. The food was on large plates and the plates were full! Always a plus! The large portions were good except the tacos were so full of veggies I couldn't eat them as tacos. I had to use my fork and knife to cut them apart. The food was also just warm and not hot. I liked the atmosphere but may not go back due to the food.
fab Mole! – Wow, great little spot hidden on the far end of Alberta. Fantastic mole, which is no small feat. Fast, cheap, fresh and delicious.
Seriously....La Bonita is the best. Gather 'round. – Listen,
La Bonita makes the best burritos in Portland, OR. Their cuisine's superiority doesn't manifest in their portion size (which is large), nor does it matter with their prices (which are very affordable). La Bonita makes the best burritos in Portland because their kitchen does what any exceptional kitchen does. They prepare dishes from scratch, they cook with a home-style, and their quality shows up every single time.
If someone didn't enjoy their cuisine from La Bonita, I strongly suggest they either 1) Go back and try it again 2)Shut Up OR 3)Quit comparing magnificent affordable meals to an "Albertsons Enchilada Dinner."
Man, They're nice folks, too.
Go for Brunch! – Totally delicious and cheap brunch - huevos con chorizo is crazy delicious. Plus their Oaxaca cafe made with cinnamon and cane sugar is a delightful way to enjoy your morning coffee. And there is never a long line, unlike most other breakfast joints on Alberta. Tacos and burritos are great too.
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