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Verde Cocina en la Perla, Portland, OR

Verde Cocina en la Perla

4.4
4.4
198 reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
Verde Cocina brings the best of NW bounty to you with a fusion of Mexican flavors. Since 2009 we've been working with local farmers and purveyors to source the freshest ingredients we can find. Looking for a juicy steak, a delicious cheese filled quesadilla, AND a hearty vegan entree to satisfy everyone in your group? You've come to the right place. Our entire menu is naturally gluten-free and we offer options for a variety of dietary lifestyles. Paleo-minded and Vegans unite! Our full bar features fresh squeezed cocktails, Mexican and local draft beers, a large selection of premium tequilas, and a delicious selection of wines.

Come to Verde Cocina in Portland's Pearl District for a workday lunch, happy hour with friends, dinner, or a relaxing weekend brunch with family. We're conveniently located on NW Hoyt between NW 11th & 12th ave- just around the corner from some of Portland's hottest art galleries and a few blocks from Portland's beloved Jamison square.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 894-9321

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Noé Garnica

  • Catering

    Bring Verde Cocina to your next party! Contact our team to learn more. Email: catering@verdecocinamarket.com Web: www.verdecocinacatering.com

  • Private party facilities

    Our Pearl venue is available for private parties. We can accommodate a maximum party size of 70 standing or 40 seated diners. Please email perla@verdecocinamarket.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (844) 815-8481

  • Area

    Pearl District

  • Cross Street

    NW Hoyt & 12th ave

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 198 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Portland / Oregon

    Fit for Foodies

  • Portland / Oregon

    Healthy

  • Portland / Oregon

    Northwest

  • Portland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Portland

    Healthy

  • Portland

    Lunch

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  1. ES

    EStraveler

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enthusiastic waiter; prompt service, and good food and drinks.
  2. DK

    DKMc

    Portland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a magical night! My husband and I were celebrating our 7th anniversary of our first date at the original location. The food was amazing and plentiful. The bottle of Rose' wine was delicious. And the new location was spacious, airy and comfortable. Our server Jasmine was so thoughtful and knowledgeable about the cuisine. We would highly recommend Verde Cocina to anyone.
  3. KT

    KathyT

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go. Especially if you have gluten, dairy, soy or other food intolerances. Food is always amazing and service is great too!
  4. C

    Clackman

    London

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in downtown area to get high-quality Mexican food. Extensive menu, fresh ingredients, excellent preparation. Best chile relleno I've ever had.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time to The Pearl location. Had a nice time sitting outside for a biz team dinner. Great food that accommodated a variety of dietary needs. Thank you!
  6. CJ

    CJM977

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was okay. Not many vegan options. I went there because the restaurant was gluten-free. The raspberry margaritas were terrible, sour, and bitter. There was a group of young men who were being extremely loud, and it was hard to enjoy the experience. I will not be going back.
  7. A

    Al1708

    Portland

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The restaurant is comfortable with a very friendly and helpful staff. The food is nothing special, not much flavor but was nicely presented.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was great.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food! Great Service!
  10. SM

    StevenM

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Pleasant, helpful, and knowledgeable staff. Comfortable outdoor seating.
  11. JE

    JEFFM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, and vibe was great.
  12. JL

    JasmineL

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was good and nothing came up unexpected. The dishes were fresh and delicious.
  13. DJ

    DanaJ

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fresh and flavorful twist on Mexican food. Great service, nice atmosphere, delicious drinks, fabulous food.
  14. SO

    ShawnO

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Verde Cocina, the food is always healthy, fresh & delicious!
  15. KC

    KimberlyC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding and the cocktails are unique and very tasty!
  16. CP

    ConnieP

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Verde Cocina‘s food is very good and healthy. It has lots of flavor and I really appreciate that it’s gluten-free. The service was fantastic as usual
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    A little loud for my taste.
  18. K

    K123

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    Great food-just don't bring kids. Markedly unfriendly from start to finish from multiple staff. We get it now, no kids are welcome. For reference, these were three school age kids who remained in their seats and did not have a loud volume.
  19. EN

    ErinN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We love Verde Cocina. We miss the Sylvan location which was our go to. Glad to have en la Perla as an option.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Dont come in here thinking it’s traditional mexican food, its whitegirl style Mexican inspired but still good, lot of veggie n vegan options
  21. TG

    TraceyG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    They weren't open when we arrived. Would have been nice if they would not have accepted our reservation.
  22. B

    Bryanf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Verde Cocina in la Perla remains a go-to for us, even tho we live well outside Portland proper! While having fewer options for dinner entrees than many restaurants, the menu is still very diverse and creative - something for everybody, for sure. The food is super-fresh and tasty, too; it's very clear that they take special pride in presentation, creative ingredient matching, and importantly - taste and portions! Special kudos for being allergen friendly on multiple fronts :) A true gem in Portland!!
  23. MW

    MikeW

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice surprise food was excellent service was awesome. Looking forward to a return visit to try some other dishes. Will tell all our foodie friends!
  24. KH

    KaitlinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was very helpful in choosing what we wanted to eat! The food came out fast and was the best food I have had in a long time.
  25. RB

    RobinBird

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We weren’t sure what the plant based Mexican food would taste like, but it was delicious! We both had the Chile Rellano and were not disappointed. The Sangria was refreshing. The service was great. We enjoyed the experience so much, we bought a gift card for a friend so he could come have a wonderful experience too.
  26. R

    Robin

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find! A GF Mexican restaraunt that was fun, had great cocktails, excellent food and in a lovely part of PDX. I will certainly be back.
  27. PD

    PDXwoodsman

    Portland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Our server was a rock star!! And she kept up with a growing number of patrons expertly… Had the chicken street tacos. They were tasty, but pretty average. I guess we spoil ourselves at home with all the condiments like minced jalapeño, fresh lime, and habanero cream sauce. (Just some recommendations Verde Cocina…)
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was absolutely phenomenal. Food was delicious and seemed very healthy — healthy but extremely flavorful. I will be returning. Very surprised that this place was not that full.
  29. S

    Sean

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fresh delicious and creative. We'll be back and recommend this to anyone who loves good food. The service is equally as good as the cuisine!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    My daughter took me to to this lovely restaurant for Mother's Day. We were able to have outside seating to be safe (although it was really cold), the food was fresh and most importantly unique South Western food. Additionally, my daughter is vegan and it's very difficult to find a vegan brunch that takes reservations and this did both. A lovely menu for both vegans & non V's alike 😁
  31. KW

    KimberW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such amazing food. Will be back again for sure! Service was impeccable.
  32. l

    lovemyfood

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! Everyone at the table was impressed!
  33. F

    Foodie5

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was amazing. The only minor complaint is that it was quite chilly in the restaurant. We had to keep our coats on for the entire meal. Still worth it though. Would absolutely go back.
  34. BK

    BethK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious good portion and cheap for the quality
  35. O

    Outlander

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great place for brunch or dinner.
  36. T

    Todd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Excellent food. Amazing presentation. Thanks!
  37. JL

    JLPN

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The tofu mole was delicious!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate there before a play. Everything was delicious and service was attentive. We would go again.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only thing I can complain about was the construction outside, and that certainly wasn't their fault and will be done very soon. Food and service was excellent!
  40. H

    Hank

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    overrated. The farmers market tent is better than the restaurant

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
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Verde Cocina en la Perla using the Order Online button. Verde Cocina en la Perla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 894-9321.

Verde Cocina en la Perla is rated 4.4 stars by 198 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 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Verde Cocina en la Perla

1131 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97209

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    NW Hoyt & 12th ave

  • Area

    Pearl District

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Vegetarian / Vegan, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

  • Executive Chef

    Noé Garnica

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (503) 894-9321

  • Catering

    Bring Verde Cocina to your next party! Contact our team to learn more. Email: catering@verdecocinamarket.com Web: www.verdecocinacatering.com

  • Private party facilities

    Our Pearl venue is available for private parties. We can accommodate a maximum party size of 70 standing or 40 seated diners. Please email perla@verdecocinamarket.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (844) 815-8481

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