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7915 SE Stark, Portland, OR | Directions 9721545.519244 -122.582030
Neighborhoods: Montavilla, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
Message from Romos – We just wanted to thank all of our wonderful customers who have supported us over many years and several moves. It has been such a joy to get to know all of you and to have you dine with us. We re-launched Happy Hour and are promoting upcoming specials on our Facebook page (search Romo's Latin Quarter on Facebook). Make sure to check out our blog and leave your feedback there as well (see restaurant info for blod address). We will be offering specials on Facebook, Twitter (Romoslq) and on our blog so stay posted and happy eating!
Best Margaritas in Portland – Romo's has hands-down the best margaritas in Portland. I live in the area so when Romo's moved to SE Stark I was thrilled! It is not your typical Mexican restaurant; the decor is classy and warm, the bar is beautiful and the food has a Southwestern twist. If you live downtown it is definitely worth the drive over to the East side.
Glad I found this place – Randomly found this place because we were in the mood for mexican food. It is a New Mexico- Arizona style cuisine. Everything was very good. I had the fish tacos which was a choice between mahi mahi or tillapia. The mahi mahi tasted fresh and the salsas and sides were just right. The salsa was nice because it had anaheim chilis roasted in it. The margarita tasted very good. The mix seemed to taste fresher and more citrus than I get at a typical mexican restaurant.
The interior had beautiful paintaings to admire and our server was friendly and accommadating to our children.
Will deffinately be back again many times.
My new favorite restaurant!! – I was soooo hungry the other day so I went to a little place called Romo's on Stark. It looked like a tavern from the outside but when I went inside it was a beautiful restaurant. I was able to take advantage of happy hour and ordered an enchilada plate for 4 dollars (which was actually too much food for me to eat.) The server was ableto answer every question I had about the food and I am just delighted to have found my new favorite restaurant!!
Love it!!! – I have been eating at Romo's for years! I can't imagine going anywhere else. The waitresses are always welcoming, especially Maggie. Romo, the owner, is great. However, I don't only go in for the people, I more importantly go in for the food. The guacamole is amazing, try them with the fresh flour tortilla chips, there is nothing better. If you like margaritas they are great and strong. I prefer a mojito which they do a pretty good job at also. For dinner there are so many wonderful choices; fish tacos, prawns, fajitas, and a good old combination meal where you get what you want. My friends, family and coworkers have been in with me and love Romo's just as much as I do! Can't wait to go again.
Great Mexican Food! – My wife and I really love going to Romo's Latin Quarter for dinner. I have been going there for probably 10 years since the last location on Hawthorne. The new space on Stark is a much nicer property and they have done a great job of decorating and keeping it lively with good music and food.
Romo has the best Southwest style Mexican food we have ever found and I honestly can't pick what I like better... the Fajitas or the shredded beef taco salid! My wife likes to get the salmon tacos, which I usually eat half of. I have reccomended it to my family and friends and everyone has had nothing but good things to say about it.
I like that the owner of the restuarant goes out of his way to say hi during dinner and make sure everyone is doing well. When we come in with a big group Romo always goes out of his way to make sure he brings us some jalipeno poppers or some of his chocolate dessert with the nuts in it.
If you're a mexican food fan, like us, you have to try Romo's because I'm sure you'll be back for more.
Response from Romo – We apologize for your uhhappy "happy hour". We have just started this part of our day and obviously had not perfected it back in January. We now have a solid bar and drink menu. The food is the same, always delicious and plentiful. In response to other reviews about high prices, we, like other restaurants have lowered our prices taking into consideration the state of the economy. Regarding the complaint about paying for our freshly made chips, the first bowl was free and we were charging for extra orders. This has changed. We no longer charge for chips at all. We are also kid friendly and offer a kid's menu. Now about that complaint about a dirty glass. We apologize for that as well. When that occured the waitress also apologized, tried to comp the customer's meal but the party was so angry that no apology would do. I visit many restaurants and have periodicially received dirty silver ware, glass ware or a plate. This does not happen often but when it does, I inform the wait staff and they always give me a new, clean item. This kind of thing happens although we tall ry to prevent it. I hope this satisfies some of the concerns raised about Romo's. We hope to see you again sometime. Also, Maggie is back! She works on Friday nights.
Best Mexican! – Romo's is my favorite Mexican in Portland. The chips are cooked fresh so when they come out they are still warm, thin and crispy too. I always get the guacamole appetizer which is so much better than most restaurant's guacamole. Its chunky...not pureed to a pulp. The shredded beef is amazing and the taco grande is pefection. You must try the Brownie dessert if they have it- to die for!
Happy Hour not so Happy – I've been enjoying Romo's restaurants for many years now, last week I decided to check out the new happy hour as reccomended by the servers. I was surprised to find an unfamiliar face up front that was unable to serve me alchohol; and with all due respect it was very difficult to comprehend the thick accent of the new server.
As always the food was amazing and I can only hope that the service situation was due to inadequate staffing. My happy hour would have been happier with the cocktail I ordered.
Really good mexican, hard to find in this city anymore. Romo's has it! – As a former customer of Romo's Lajara, it has taken me this long to go out to 79th and Stark (from NE pdx) to have me some Romo's. The trip was worth it! I must mention the reviewer before me must be crazy or something has changed since, as my husband and I had 2 bowls of their awesome chips and salsa and paid nothing for it. The margaritas are delicious and the food is exceptional. I always get the red chile beef and it is just as good as I remember it being. The prices are reasonable, especially since many mexican places are starting to charge very high prices. Not so here, the prices are quite reasonable and the food is a great value for the money. The open looking kitchen is a nice touch. The only thing is most of the places in that area have the same sort of entrance, where you walk in the door and find yourself in the middle of the dining room. Other than that, a great experience and will return even if it is across town for me.
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