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Andina Restaurant
Andina Restaurant

Andina Restaurant

9.237 reviews
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Tapas/Small Plates, Peruvian
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1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 228-9535
http://www.andinarestaurant.com/
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At andina, we are proud to feature a native Peruvian cooking staff representing both the traditional culinary styles and their latest incarnation in the 'Novoandina' cuisine. The Peruvian equivalent ... Read more
of our own Northwest Regional cuisine, Novoandina aspires to revive native, pre-colonial ingredients and techniques and incorporate them into a modern presentation beholden to the highest international standards. Whereas traditional Peruvian cooking has largely been an oral tradition, albeit an extremely elaborate one, the Novoandina school embraces the rigors of formal culinary training and standardization in order to preserve but also extend and elaborate upon the wealth of Peruvian food history.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Definitely a Foodie heaven... Peruvian tapas. Not cheap, but worth it! Food, atmosphere & service are all top notch

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Midlothian

Great atmosphere! Sit at the bar and converse with the bartenders. They will pair drinks with your tapas. The homemade goat cheese flan was magnificent.

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San Diego

Excellent Pisco Sours , attentive waitstaff , cebiche was excellent , reminded me of my time in Peru

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Andina is a fantastic place to taste Peruvian seafood dishes. It's amazing. It's upscale and the service is great. If you want to experience fine global dining in Portland, then I high recommend you check out Andina!

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Local from Portland

Meh. Good food, but for the price, should be much better. I'll be back for the drinks though!

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Delicious food both for lunch and dinner. Can be noisy. Very interesting flavors and beautiful dining room.

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Edmonds, Washington, USA

Nice tapas restaurant, good amount of seating, 3 small floors.
Octopus was excellent
Oysters on the half shell were good
Stuffed peppers were not worth it, heavily stuffed with quinoa and the pepper had little to no flavor.

Pricey for what it was but food was good.

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Seattle, Washington, USA

The bf and I celebrated our most recent anniversary here and we were not disappointed.

The restaurant itself is beautiful. We were seated downstairs and they allowed us to move from the middle to a more intimate located on the side.

Service was pristine. Our waiter was knowledgable, friendly, and on top of things.

For food, we started with the marinated beef hearts which was probably our favorite dish of the night, we should've gotten the large order rather than the small. The hearts were well seasoned and tender.

We also tried the calamari as well as the scallops. I loved the scallops, the the large scallops, smoky, and went perfectly with the onion strings on top. We also ordered two entrees, the duck dish as well as the lamb shank. The duck was medium well, super flavorful while the lamb shank was fall off the bone tender. However, I have to say the tapas definitely outshone the entrees in the flavor department. Next time, I would just stick with trying out different tapas.

For dessert, we had creme brulee which was beautifully presented w/ a happy anniversary message written on the dish. Sweet end to a sweet night.

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San Francisco, California, USA

We came here for happy hour and this was the best place in Portland to get your drink on. You must try their signature drink called Sacsayhuaman. They are made with habanero pepper vodka shaken with pureed passionfruit and cane sugar, served up with a sugar rim and cilantro leaf garnish. PERFECTION!!!

I would go hear just for the drinks but their small tapas bite was amazing as well. Do give this place a try! Cheers!

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Pleasant Hill, California, USA

Wow.

Gayle and I had a long and busy day on a previous trip. After our delayed arrival into PDX, we went straight into a 2 hour parents meeting, and then in a borrowed car did a poor job of navigating Portland traffic and finding our Downtown hotel. And with a minimal breakfast and no lunch, we were a pretty hungry and crabby pair.

After we checked into our hotel, the person at the front desk highly recommended Andina. It was a little bit of a hike to the Streetcar, followed by a moderate ride to the Glison stop and then a few blocks walk to the restaurant.. I'm proud that we both decided to "suck it up" and make the journey to what turned out to be a stellar dining experience.

Gayle and I arrived to find that the main dining room was full. Yet, our hosts were very attentive and accommodating and walked us over to check out the bar area and then pointed out the available seating in the patio below. That turned out to be a great choice since we had a nice degree of privacy and the live music playing in the bar area filtered in nicely downstairs.

Both Gayle and I appreciated our waiters attention, knowledge and service. And he appears to be held to high standards! Very soon after we sat down, I think it was Doris Platt Rodriguez herself who stopped by, welcomed us and instructed the waiter to make sure we were taken care of.

We started (and pretty much gobbled up) fresh bread served with 3 Peruvian sauces (hot chile verde, a sweet middle one and peanuty third). Our initial wine by the glass orders of Loimer Rose and Luna Benegas (red) were OK, but not remarkable. After that, Gayle switched to a much more complex red Amancaya and I opted for the red Sangria. Both were much better choice and the Sangria (including the soaked fruit) was the best I've had in a very long time.

For the main courses (we skipped the small plates menu), Gayle ordered the Arroz Con Pato (pan-seared duck breast and crispy duck confit served over cilantro-infused rice with red bell peppers, peas and carrots ) and I opted for the Seco a la Nortena (lamb shank slow-cooked with cilantro, black beer, ají Amarillo, onions and garlic; served with a bean stew and salsa criolla). Both dishes were cooked perfectly. My lamb practically melted off the bone and the taste of the duck with the Peruvian risotto offered the perfect combination of texture and flavour. And even at the end, when Gayle was full, but there was still food on the plate, the flavours in her mouth kept urging her on.

But alas, even those amazing flavours couldn't convince us to try something off the very tempting desert menu. We were too full and too happy. All our day's trials and tribulations had melted away.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Best restaurant that I ate at in Portland.

PROS:
- Amazing drinks. No matter what the concoction, they seem to find the perfect balance in each mixed drink.
- Peruvian tapas - i love tapas regardless since it makes it easy to share a variety. It's no different at Andina, the food is to die for

CONS:
- Nada

TIP: I highly recommend coming here, but remember to make a reservation!!

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Definitely one of the BIGGEST and best restaurants in Portland. I could not believe the size of it and the food was great! Peruvian style tapas dishes, come for the happy hour. It's a bit on the pricey side so it's good for those special occasions but it's very hip and definitely worth checking out at least once while you are in the City of Roses!

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Local from Portland, Oregon

Peruvian food at its best. Prepare to wait a bit, even on a weekday, but well worth the wait. These folks know how to run a restaurant. Heavenly menu and food.

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Peruvian food at its best in a cozy and authentic atmosphere. Reservation needed!

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San Francisco, California, USA

Great Peruvian cuisine, love the ceviche, pork tenderloin, lamb and duck. Start with a pisco sour

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Beverly Hills, California, USA

**PRICEY GOOD PERUVIAN TAPAS **

Portland, you have AMAZING food choices.

Made advance reservations and ordered the following:

- Caipirinha (hello, we're in Portland, you always need a cocktail in hand) - solid and strong

- Yuca Rellena - cheese-stuffed yuca with an aj Amarillo and cheese sauce - Wow, this was my FAVE. Loved the *gourmet* Velveeta cheese-like texture and the yuca together! WOW!

- Anticucho De Pulpo - grilled octopus kebob with rocoto and caper chimichurri - Chewy and good. More Spanish style than Peruvian.

- Oysters- Half a dozen with some house made salsas pisco rocoto, chalaquita, mango radish and nikkei. Another FAVE of mine. Best oysters on the West Coast. Buttery, sweet, and plain delicious. Yes, in oyster form.

Diver scallops and cebiches were also ordered, but I was way too full to try them all.

The owner came by to greet us. That was nice. But our waiter disappeared and a staff person stopped by to gently inform us that he had to leave on a *personal emergency*. So, the empanadas order never came. Oh well.

BTW, the dulce de leche post-dinner macaroons were awesome. I think that was my favorite part of the evening! ;)

Enjoyed the high-quality of the tapas served, but with other dining options out there, this would not be my first choice for dinner the second time around.

RECOMMEND:

- if you are in the mood to splurge on Peruvian/Spanish tapas
- Yuca Rellena and those dulce de leche dessert bits!

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Zanesville, Ohio

I'm not exactly a fan of this kind of food, but service was great and the atmosphere was exciting!

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San Mateo, California

My husband isn't convinced the food is true Peruvian, but we loved it anyway!! Various sauces, delightful uses of quinoa. I want to go back to there!!

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Belmont, California, USA

Lively Peruvian restaurant serving excellent tapas and cocktails! My favorites were the Yuca Rellena, grilled diver scallops, cebiche and the oysters. The small plates are indeed small, but when you just want a taste of a variety of dishes, it's plenty. Unfortunately, we were too stuffed to have one of the divine looking desserts, but were brought over some complimentary treats.

The owner is absolutely lovely, and while our server left mid-service, we were still taken good care of. Love the location in the trendy and artsy Pearl District!

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Local from Portland, Oregon

Best ever great service!! Excellent food! Outstanding cocktails

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