Portland >Food & Dining > Andina
1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.526332 -122.684575
Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Monday To Thursday From 04:00 PM To 11:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Friday To Saturday From 04:00 PM To 12:00 AM Sunday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Sunday From 04:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Pearl, Neighbors West - Northwest
Consistently delicious and crowded. Sitting in the bar area is lively and just as lovely as the dining room. The habanero "sexy lady" cocktail is a specialty and fabulous. The ceviche is a favorite of mine. Tapas can be ordered by size and all are exquisite. Order smalls sizes and try many, it's a great way to explore their menu.
Swanky but never snobby, Andina makes for a great date night--if for some reason your date isn’t into sharing dozens of the vibrantly-flavored small plates, trade him/her for another mojito and the passion fruit mousse-stuffed quinoa cannoli. PS: Live music every night!
Best Drinks and Happy Hour – Had lunch and happy hour two different times, and everything was amazing. Loved the Sexy Lady martini! And the lamb is so good! Cant wait to go back!
One of the City's Best – Sorry, call me ol' fashion but having someone serving you beautiful food with a pierced tongue just doesn't work for me. I'm surprised management allows that to be worn. A word of advice-Make it part of the dress code for employees. That way you can stay away from any legal issues. Other than that, this place is frickin' AMAZING! The tapas, main courses, and drinks were over the top. Each dish is so perfectly balanced and tasty. Consistant Professional table service and food served in such an artful presentation that I can't think of a better restaurant in Portland. Reservations are a must. The Bar is also outstanding, with live music and a happening buzz!
Good food – Overall I really liked this place. Its a bit on the more expensive side but the food makes up for it. I have been here twice now and the service is average. I would go back again but it is not on my regular restaurants to visit list.
What a let down – After hearing everyone rave about this place we gave it a try. The first time we went there was an art showing and we had appetizers. The food and experience was just ok. The second time we had a horrible experience. I received my soup cold so sent it back. Never saw our server or my soup again until my husband was finished eating. Manager tried to make me have my soup or take it home but did not offer desert or glass of wine. The servers were too worried about a couple in the corner and neglected surrounding tables.
What a wonderfull place – I had the most delicius dinner last night with mi Wife and friend, the service is great, the personal add some latino details to the talk, the food was amazing, and the drink..OMG the best cocktails ever, will go back again...and again...
Perfect every time – Andina takes the lead in the restaurant industry! Never have had anything less than perfect food and service. All the other restaurants could learn a thing or two from Andina.
great entertainment on fridays – this place is just perfect, wine bar in the basement and special tasting rooms for parties. the lighting and service was good and the menu also very appetizing. will go back again.
Fantastic – I cannot get enough of the specialty cocktails at Andina! They are my favorite in town. It's best to bring a few people so you can share and try them all especially the spicy one:)
We so much wanted a perfect night - NOT – I so wanted to like Andina. I had heard so much about it.............................................
But alas the service is great, but the food is TOO SALTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I returned my dish only to get one that was equally salty, and my husband's was no better. I guess the food was bettter in the past as this was my husband's third visit (two other times he was brave enough to take clients there and was mucho pleased).
I so wanted to like this place as it was a huge date for us - we were visiting Portland on a special weekend from Seattle, and we were celebrating me surviving my stroke. Kind of a big deal for us, and Tom was crestfallen that Andina was not up to what he remembered, or that my experience there was a big so-so. Mr Chef, hide your damn salt shaker. Perhaps you brine your pork and lamb? The Cervich was $14 and was tasty, but we each got only two tablespoons apiece.
Cost was not an issue for us because this was to be special night and we wanted to splurge, but...Your happy hour with its raw oysters and skewers as the only "reduced" fare is a sham and very spendy. I can't drink so I could not imbibe in your wonderful cocktails, and you do not have nonalcoholic beer, Just fruit juice, for cripe sake!
Sorry. You are overrated. I guess you were once great, but beware,No more. They are a product of their success. Since I posted this on Yelp, I have received emails from others who have also found the food too salty and the quality of the food wanting. So I am not alone.
Also the place was noisy and sitting next to the windows was damn cold. I could have forgiven all if the food had been edible. Alas, it was too salty and I pushed the second replacement dish of food around my plate, hoping my husband would not notice. I so wanted to like this place, for him and me. This was a big night and you failed us
My Favorite Restaurant in Portland – This is the resturant my husband takes me to every birthday and whenever the craving for Peruvian food strikes (which is often). The mother of the owner commonly walks from table to table to be sure you are enjoying your food and the experience. They seem so appreciative of their customers, yet I feel like the lucky one when I am there.
Unique flavors and ingredients abound at Andina. I have a few go-to items that I almost always order, but I have tried many other items and have yet to eat anything I haven't liked.
1) musciamede atun (cured tuna loin)
2) conchas a la parmesana (baked parmesan scallops) 3) causa (mashed potatoes with key lime juice, pressed into a cake with assorted fillings) - either the 'mixta nikkei' or 'morada' fillings
4) tortilla de patata (like a fritatta of potatos)
5) quesos artesanos (artisan cheese plate) - pairs wonderfully with the jamon serrano (aged ham plate)
Sacsayhuaman (pronounced "sexy woman") - habanero infused vodka with passion fruit puree and cane sugar (so good - it's fruity with a kick of spice)
Lomo Saltado - Beef tenders wok-fried with onions, tomatoes, oyster sauce, garlic, and ají, served with Yukon Gold fries and garlic rice (very traditional and excellent flavor)
Their entree specials have also been wonderful.
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