Pambiche is in a building that you kind of can’t miss and almost always has a line. It’s Cuban food that supposedly has a great reputation, but I thought the food was bland. And overpriced. Considering diners are outside on picnic tables while hovering hordes of hungry would-be patrons watch every bite you take, hoping it’s your last, the whole scene is just hype played out. We order the plantains and Moros & Cristianos ~ Black turtle beans and long grained white rice cooked with a bacon sofrito, pork, ham masitas and creole herbs and spices. Seems like something that’s hard to have come out bland. I will say the waitstaff was fairly efficient and, while not actually nice, were pleasant enough. Not sure I’ll be back anytime soon. I give it ** (two stars).
2811 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97232 : (503) 233-0511 : www.pambiche.com