Portland >Food & Dining > San Felipe
6221 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720245.477464 -122.649309
Neighborhoods: Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
Terrible – cold food slow service not delicious rude owner-Gregg Weed
Portland's BEST Mex. Cook Has Returned!! – Hi, true Mexican food lovers!
My wife, Shamady, returned yesterday (3/9/09) to the restaurant - after a long absence - at the request of the new owners (our brother and sister-in-law) to resume COOKING!
I REALLY BELIEVE SHE IS PORTLAND'S BEST AUTHENTIC-MEXICAN COOK! True Baja!
After all, her beautiful mother ("Mama Marta", who sadly has passed away), the original cook, taught her the secret fish taco recipe - and the incredible sauces - of "lo mas popular" of all the taco stands of the fishing village of San Felipe, North Baja.
And as far as I know, this is Portland's only place that hand-makes the corn tortillas for tacos, and grills the flour ones for burritos!
So, if you can give peace a chance, give San Felipe a chance.
At least go in, and tell her you're happy she's back! (The food will make your day, and your "saludos" will certainly make her feel welcome!).
Vaya a dios,
There are two authentic places for mexican in portland – This isn't one of them. Although citysearch doesn't show them, los volcanes in Gladstone is hard to find, but impossible to beat. A wide menu of great choices. The do some things VERY well, and some not so great. Try anything in a cream sauce, cocktel de camerones or platos. The fresh pico de gillo is great, and supposedly they have papusas, but i've not noticed. Its small, very authentic mexican style - too much color and vinyl - but the food cant be beat.
The other authentic mexican place i dont recall the name - maria's maybe, is near US Bank at MLK and Killingsworth, on the north east block, just to the east of the gas station.
Support the authentic places before we lose them to taco bell and generic places that microwave cheese on tortillas.
BEST MEXICAN FOOD IN PDX – The food here is terrific. By far that best Mexican food I've had in the Portland Metro area. The fish tacos are amazing. Friendly and fast service as well : )
Not very good – My wife and I love to try out local spots - support neighborhood places and everything... Doesn't always work out for you. We ordered some pretty standard items and in every case were disapponted by food. The burrito, tacos - everything was bland if not a little gross.
May be we had a bad experience but it was bad enough that we won't be back.
Eat at the 7-11 next door - you won't be disappointed – My friends and I came here on a whim. Bad call. One order a fish taco. Apparently, the restaurant shops at the 7-11 next door, because that's pretty much what he got. Food from the Sev with some French's thrown on top. My boyfriend and I split a plate of enchiladas (half cheese/half pork) with them knowing I was a vegetarian. Halfway through my enchilada, I tasted something funny. Pork. When we went to complain, the cashier was a rude as could be. Not recommended.
Fills a neighborhood need for quick, cheap, authentic Mexican grub. – In Short
The bulk of San Felipe's business is lunch service and takeout for Sellwood-Moreland folks. The space is tight, but clean. Burritos are tasty and fresh. Tortas (Mexican sandwiches) are delicious and fattening--made with fried bread, avocado and heaps of mayo. The unusual tamale is worth a try--it's filled with chicken, raisins, olives, carrots, potato and chiles. The highly touted fish taco is made with crisp, nicely fried halibut.
BEST FISH TACOS IN TOWN! – the best fish tacos, margaritas and beverage choices. I wish they had table service though, I don't like that anytime I would like another side, drink, ect, I have to get up, stand in line and run my card again.
Best Margarita, Large fish bowl glasses with mix made from scratch - great Fish Tacos! – My friend and I were trying to find a nice, cool spot one hot afternoon and found San Felipe. What a find! The margaritas were delicious and the ambience reminded me of a trip to Mexico I once took. We sat outside and enjoyed the nice breeze while scarfing down some great fish tacos. The service was casual and friendly and, can I say again, the margaritas were delicious! This definantly goes on my list of favorite secret spots!
Used to be cheaper – The burritos used to be huge and only $5, now they're not huge and $6. The torta on the other hand hasn't changed, it's friggin delicious. The fish tacos are okay but nothing special, I don't know why they talk it up since they should be talking up the tortas. They have a nice kitschy interior with old mexican movie posters and a mexican movie on the tube. This place is nice for sunny days of drinking beer and stuffing your face while watching traffic go by on milwaukee and the fatties get fatter at dairy queen.
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