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Mi Cava & Cocina, Portland, OR

Mi Cava & Cocina

4.6
4.6
49 reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Mi Cava & Cocina family has been in the restaurant industry for 30+ years, although it has been a different concept than MI CAVA & COCINA, our passion for quality food and drinks is unparalleled. Mi CAVA & COCINA is a very long-planned project that took years of development; from looking for the perfect location which will make an impact on the community, to finding the perfect team to create an amazing menu and be confident that we can deliver exceptional service. From multiple short trips around the Northwest to the very long tiring trips to Mexico seeking inspiration, to countless hours creating the recipes that made it to the menu.

Mi Cava & Cocina is contemporary cuisine inspired from areas South of Mexico to the Pacific Northwest. We will be working with ingredients directly from the source to ensure freshness and sustainability.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (971) 383-1779

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Catering

    For private events please contact us directly at 971-383-1779 or email us at contact@micavaandcocina.com

  • Private party facilities

    For private events please contact us directly at 971-383-1779 or email us at contact@micavaandcocina.com

Offers

  • Happy Hour at Mi Cava & Cocina

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 15:00 - 17:00, 21:00 - 23:30,Mon - Wed - 15:00 - 17:00, 21:00 - 22:00,Thu - 15:00 - 17:00, 21:00 - 22:30,Fri - Sat - 15:00 - 17:00, 21:00 - 23:30
    Happy hour is from Sunday - Thursday from 3pm - 5pm and 9pm - close. We will offer discounted beers, wines, cocktail of the day, and small bites and Chef's daily special.

What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Portland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Portland

    Group Bookings

  • Portland

    Lunch

  • Portland

    Outdoor Eating

  • Portland

    Special Occasions

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  1. a

    awoodenmd

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was an unexpectedly lovely dining experience. We were just looking for something pretty close to the airport but not out of our way, and Mi Cava couldn't have been a better selection. The service was attentive but never in the way, and the food was really good. Everything we ordered was delicious and perfectly prepared. Definitely want to go back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The service started out strong. The margaritas were very good, but we had to wait a while for our second round. My arroz con pollo was fine, but my husband’s pork carnitas were very dry. We frequent many Mexican restaurants in the area, and I was very disappointed when we had to pay for chips and salsa. The patio was beautiful and the ambiance was nice, but we will probably not be returning.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Was surprised at how empty the restaurant was. Service was slow due to only one server who also functioned as the bartender. Great flavor for meals. Two alcoholic drinks that I had were mixed strong, but had some overpowering elements. Would go back and try different drink options.
  4. R

    Redvettchick

    Portland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and presentation of food is excellent. Not your standard Mexican restaurant. An exceptional experience!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and exquisite presentation, gracious service, elegant and comfortable spaces, I highly recommend this place
  6. l

    ldsnaps

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food! I would recommend complimentary chips and salsa to add to make it a 5 star review.
  7. Y

    Yx00

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenomenal food and drinks, very unique and fresh flavors. Great place for both big events and intimate dinners!
  8. w

    windpig

    Portland

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food at Mi Cava y Cocina is extraordinarily good! It's inventive and fresh; not your typical Mexican food; probably more authentic. I wish that they were located closed to downtown Portland. It's a little out of the way for those who live closer to the center. The prices are certainly like those in downtown Portland, but as I said the quality of the food is outstanding. Strangely, the menu does not show prices for the margaritas. Our waiter said that they were all $10-15, so imagine my surprise when those we ordered were $19 each! The drinks were delicious however.
  9. CC

    CatherineC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brittany was our server and she was great! Answered all our questions and was a wonderful resource for help navigating the menu. Food was delicious and portions generous
  10. SC

    ShermCo

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very pleasantly surprised! Food was excellent, creative and well-portioned. Mole was some of the best I've had locally. Steak very tender. Drinks were tasty, service was very attentive. Will certainly go back.
  11. CG

    CammyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The seafood enchiladas did not seem to be seasoned very well. They were bland with an after taste I expected more of a Spanish or Mexican flavor
  12. MW

    MargoW

    Portland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The place was nearly empty at 8 on a Saturday night, but the food and my margarita were delicious, and was very nicely presented. Great place but in a rather odd location.
  13. e

    edwardh

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic gourmet Mexican food featuring fresh seafood. I highly recommend this place.
  14. H

    Hunter

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second time and we love the food! Both times I’ve had Camarones meals and there was a good amount of Prawns and the sauces were delicious! We’ll be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch place food is so good so well prepared. You need to try
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This really is a wonderful restaurant. Fresh takes on classic Mexican dishes, the seafood was fresh and the steak was amazing. The menu and service belongs in a spot downtown and I’m glad it’s so close. The location hasn’t had the best restaurants so I really hope it catches on and lasts.
  17. F

    Ferrinl

    Portland

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a quiet business lunch! I had the shrimp tacos and my client had the enchiladas, the only thing was you had to choose from rice or beans, would have been nice for the meals to come with both.
  18. OF

    OlgaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The food was very delicious and the service very good. The music was kind of inadequate for the type of restaurant but it was fair.
  19. TS

    TerryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Mi Cava & Cocina, and it was outstanding. The restaurant itself was pleasant, airy, and full of light. The staff memebers were friendly and professional, and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The chef even prepared a vegan plate for one or our party that was off-menu, and fantastic. Overall, a tremendous experience; we will be back!
  20. M

    riverMom

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and boy was I surprised when the pork belly with Oaxacan mole came out! Delicious! The plating is spectacular - really a gem in the neighborhood . Cocktails also outstanding. Go check this place out!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed the dinner. This new restaurant has done an incredible remodel of the old space. We had wonderful service and really good food. The challenge for the restaurant’s longevity is the overall price point. It’s fine dining. And quite expensive for the neighborhood (for what you get). The menu is also ambitious. It’s very hard to navigate through and figure out. We realize it’s a new spot, and we’ll definitely come back. We also realize the restaurant’s concept isn’t trying to replicate Acapulcos or the Margarita Factory. But, to stick around for the long haul (at least in this neighborhood) they’ll need to simplify the complexity of the menu, and bring down the price tag for the median dinner. I’d still highly recommend! And look forward to trying that salsa flight and a cocktail on our next visit.
  22. LD

    LaraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious! Great food and an extensive cocktail and good wine selection
  23. M

    Meek

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were there for Mothers day. Out of both entrees we wanted - scallops and halibut. Had fish of the day. Too bony to serve as half a fish but good flavor. Would appreciate just the fillet. Salad was too spicy. Maybe offer without the hot sauce. Menus were mixed up so got a menu with wine that weren’t serving. Wine steward didn’t believe us but when we didn’t like the wine provided, allowed us to get another. Chardonnay and red Chilean blend were good wines. Waiter was good although busy. Nice touch to get a rose.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We went there to celebrate Mother’s Day. They were clearly overwhelmed ran out of a few dishes and threw things together as meals. We asked for enchiladas they gave us what tortillas with the protein on the side. You were clearly slammed not great service to wait around a lot I think we’ll give them one more shot that’s not on a busy day
  25. NB

    NickB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food, they were able to accommodate a party of 6 fairly last minute for Mother's Day. The guacamole is some of the best we've had in Portland. We will be back for sure.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Had lunch with my family for my mother on Mother’s Day. Service was good but overall the seating is to close to one another and very tight in the booths. Feels like they made enough seating to pack the house but not for the customer to be comfortable. Conversations to close to the table next to it. Food was lacking flavor and menu was just simply plain. Dessert menu had only drinks and one cheesecake. Lacks a lot of Mexican authenticity. Would not recommend especially for the price and the quantity served. Don’t get me wrong I’m fine with paying for quality but this just wasn’t it.
  27. NW

    NicoleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mi Cava & Cocina came highly recommended and did not disappoint! The beautiful and artistic presentation, outstanding service and extraordinary freshness of authentic Latin seafood cuisine was perfect for our Mother’s Day brunch. We even received roses. ❤️ We will definitely be back!
  28. EB

    EricB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food with an often unique twist. Nice drink selection. Decent menu selection in a range of prices with an emphasis on seafood options, but all the standards are there, as well. Superb, friendly service. This is a new restaurant that hasn't yet become crowded but likely soon will. Highly recommended.
  29. WR

    WRM1

    Portland

    41 reviews

    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was average. Friendly staff, but very pushy and sales-focused. Food was plated creatively, but flavor combination were basic and fell short in some places. Fruit on dishes was under ripe. Fish undercooked. The bartender immediately recommended the most expensive agave product when I asked about something on the back bar. That's poor service. Wine list needs some updating. Everything from WA for a Mexican-inspired restaurant? Seems off. I know it's a newer place, so hopefully they will get these kinks worked out.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and comfort. Very special and delicious Latin seafood, amazing quality steak, and even the standard dishes are very good. Cocktails are inventive and well balanced. Wait staff was friendly and always available. Getting a table was easy - too easy. I hope more people try out this wonderful restaurant that deserves business.
  31. M

    Momoffourkiddos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was amazing! The service was amazing, and the food was exceptional!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    They have the BEST food and the SLOWEST service. It’s sad really. This place should be so great but waiting 30minutes for your first drink and an hour for your check really kills the vibe.
  33. d

    debras

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nicely decorated space. Courteous and helpful servers. Drinks menu should have prices - that should be a simple fix. Food was very good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Location is less than desirable.
  35. P

    Peter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this new restaurant which we selected on a whim. Was blown away by the quality and presentation of the food. The staff was very helpful and overall we had a wonderful time. Would go back again and have recommended it to our friends.
  36. Q

    Quiremaster

    Portland

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food had excellent presentation, though portions are small and expensive for quantity received. It’s a big, cavernous space with no carpeting, so noise rattles around with lots of echoing. Oddly, there is no entrance near the two disabled parking spaces, so one has to go around the building to enter, where there is also no wheelchair ramp, though the restaurant has posted (on Open Table) that they are ‘wheelchair-accessible’. I suppose that once you carry the wheelchair up the three steps and into the building, it would be fairly easy to move around in a wheelchair. Booths are very tight, with very little room for portly diners between the booth seats and the edge of the table. My fining partner and I are both chubby seniors and it was a tight squeeze. It was a good dining experience, but they still have some work to do to make it compatible and comfortable for all kinds of diners. Overall: 4 out of 5 stars.
  37. AA

    AyumiA

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great friendly service, lots of room for large parties, food was excellent.
  38. RF

    RobertF

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. We started w/ grilled octopus which was tender and very tasty. I ordered the catch of the day which was Rock Fish and they served half of the entire fish on a platter, grilled to perfection. My wife had chicken tacos that were to die for.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    This place is overpriced.
  40. TI

    TinaI

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent and we will definitely be back! More people need to know about this place :)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mi Cava & Cocina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (971) 383-1779.

Mi Cava & Cocina is rated 4.6 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Mi Cava & Cocina

9722 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97216-8403

Additional information

  • Area

    Southeast Portland

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (971) 383-1779

  • Catering

    For private events please contact us directly at 971-383-1779 or email us at contact@micavaandcocina.com

  • Private party facilities

    For private events please contact us directly at 971-383-1779 or email us at contact@micavaandcocina.com

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