I love bringing family and friends to Pambiche. It is a really unique place in Portland that is fun to share with others. Bright colors, bilingual servers, incredible scratch pastry and lovingly prepared food wrap you up in a delicious, sensuous embrace. We always leave with smiles on our faces, even when we begrudgingly have waited an hour for a table.
My favorite dishes are the oxtail and the spicy gulf prawns. I would steer clear of the yucca frita. My hubby loves it, but it fills me up so much, I can't enjoy the rest of my meal. Don't miss dessert either, especially the lime cake.
My beef with Pambiche is the lack of elbow room and the loud- as- hell music. Sometimes I find it a little cozy (as our server once described the interior space) for my taste. So don't expect a tranquil, soothing evening. But do expect some awesome food and service.
Pros: High Quality Food, Efficient, Friendly Service, Lime Cake
Cons: Tight Quarters, Loud Horn Section!