Nuestra Mesa fills a sumptuous menu with fresh ingredients, including meat from local farms, wild-caught fish, and organic ingredients whenever possible. Whether lunching or dinnering, starters such as a salad of seasonal greens dotted with dried cherries, pepitas, queso fresco, and Serrano vinaigrette ($4 for side, $8 for entree) or fresh chips and guacamole ($3) are ideal for teasing tongues before the main mouth event. Bask in culinary comfort as fresh corn tortillas wrap up grilled chili-rubbed chicken tacos ($3) and slow-roasted pork-belly tacos ($3.50), and tender torta de tinga, a mix of slow-cooked pork shoulder, frijoles charros, and queso fresco, snuggles into a hearty bread bed ($5.50).
Fueled by an insatiable fan base built selling tamales at bazaars and markets, the Tamale Factory has evolved into a takeout shop that’s “unlike anything else in the area,” according to The Oregonian.
Each handmade tamale begins with corn flour dough that is filled with beef and pork as well as vegetarian-friendly ingredients such as jalapenos and cheese, which are cooked in vegetable oil instead of lard. After adding mild red or green chile sauce, each tamale is wrapped in a corn husk before slow-cooking it in a steaming pot. For customers who can resist digging in on the spot, Tamale Factory's instructions explain how to reheat your tamales in a microwave, steaming basket, or witch’s cauldron.
El Presidente exemplifies a classic Mexican restaurant, with a colorfully decorated dining room, a bar stocked with frosty cervezas, and a menu of authentic dishes. Follow the aroma of sizzling carnitas and roasting peppers into the kitchen, where you'll find chefs whipping up enchiladas, burritos, and Mexican specialties—such as tender steak picado and sweet and spicy chicken mole. They also extend their culinary expertise towards variety of seafood dishes, smothering jumbo shrimp in house-made ranchero sauce and packing burritos with crab, shrimp, and chicken.
Guests await meals at tabletops and booths out in the expansive dining room, where Mexican artwork speckles the walls. Crystal-clear speakers create a festive atmosphere by playing lively tunes in lieu of stuffy muzack or recordings of the word "sorrow" repeated over and over again.
Dedicated to maintaining an atmosphere that is energetic and amiable, Lindo Mexico Restaurant and Cantina boasts festivities every night of the week. As patrons munch on lauded fajitas paired with drinks and specials from the bar, singers storm the stage for karaoke Sunday through Tuesday, bearing their souls before feeding them with combination platters, burritos, and the restaurant’s popular fajitas. During the rest of the week, FunkShop DJs deliver jams and body-shaking beats, inducing mad dancing in those not currently performing fork-jives. Fueling the lively atmosphere is the flavorful work of the bartenders, who mix nine varieties of margaritas along with beers, wines, and top-shelf tequilas.
El Valle Mexican Restaurant's menu indulges taste buds with savory Mexican dishes that arrive tableside in huge portions and margaritas made in-house. Spoons scoop up the pork pozole soup's tender pork in a green tomatillo sauce, and forks pierce chilies rellenos, made fresh daily, or the chimichanga costera, which overflows with shrimp, scallops, and gooey cheese sauce. Traditional carne asada vies for attention with crab enchiladas, and meals conclude with bites of creamy cheesecake enclosed in deep-fried flour tortillas.
4 Caminos Mexican Restaurant crafts authentic Mexican food that goes well beyond the types of dishes you might expect. The chefs treat guests to a variety of regional cuisines that ranges from bowls filled with melted queso and green chilies to pork loin braised in a sauce of green Mexican tomatillos. Seafood stars in many of the regional dishes, and chefs marinate shrimp in butter and salsa, and wrap prawns in bacon ribbons. Housemade flan and deep-fried ice cream ends meals on a sweet note. And on select nights, patrons can enjoy dinner and margaritas while mariachi bands play live music.