Pambiche is one of those restaurants when you walk up you know its going to be good. Located in a brightly painted funky Victorian landmark in NE Portland the building oozes cultura. They serve amazing Cuban comfort food that is fresh and flavorful. What can I say its muy delicioso!
So lets talk décor! The Victorian curves and brightly colored paint invite you in. It makes a big impression in a neighborhood that is lacking in color. Lets just say it stands out but in an amazing way! The bright murals painted on the wall gives you a sense of the Cuban identity and culture. The bright red tables for outside seating awaken your hunger. The inside is brightly painted and features an open kitchen. We were seated outside under a very hot heat lamp, which was fabulous for a nice day in Portland.
What did we eat??
Empanadas– Papa con queso, Potato and cheese pie with fresh herbs and buttered onions
Pan Frito– Pan roasted Cuban crustini, brushed with extra virgin olive oil and fresh minced garlic, served with avocado salad.
Sandwich Cubano– Cuban roast pork and smoked ham with Swiss cheese and dill pickle pressed together inside a Cuban roll. Available on whole wheat or white. Served with tostones.
We mostly came of the sandwich lol. There is nothing like the briny, smoky, crunchy taste of a Cuban sandwich. Served with yummy tostones (fried plantains) sprinkled with salt and served hot! Check it out!