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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.2
8.0
$60
There are few surprises, for better or for worse, at this reliable date spot

Serratto is one solid player, from beginning to end. The rustic Mediterranean décor is sparse and chic, with a lot of warm, worn woods and precious tablecloths. It’s a great date space at night, with a separate bar and lounge area, as well as a lofted lounge with couches; by day, large windows let in natural light. Service knocks it out of the park every time: knowledgeable, friendly staff excel at making diners feel welcome.

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From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Portland
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
5.5
$15
It’s not the best, but the salsa bar is a wonder

Impressive Mexican kitchens often occupy humble digs, and La Sirenita is one of the city’s most impressive and most humble.

Entering this cozy space is like walking into a simple family kitchen. Spanish is as welcome as English. The menu is short and sweet; La Sirenita manages to stay focused, unlike the long, meandering, Mexican-American menu at La Bonita, the inferior competitor down Alberta (which nonetheless manages, somehow, to be more popular—ah, the wisdom of the masses).

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