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good mexican within 5 min driving radius of Streets of Tanasbourne (Beaverton, OR)?

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We've just moved offices from Hillsboro --my sublime introduction to mexican food!--to this small rented place in beaverton near Streets of Tanasbourne (near Cornell and 185th). So about 20 social scientists have been unable to muster good mexican within reasonable driving distance for lunchtime nosh. For us, this is as short as possible. Am I dreaming?

Even an indication of where the taco trucks are would help.

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  1. I think your best bet is Taqueria Ochoa on SE 9th and Oak in downtown Hillsboro. The drive down Cornell doesn't have too many lights either.

    Get a bunch of huaraches and gorditas, and load up on chips and salsa. Sabrosa!

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    1. re: KevinFlynn

      I second Ochoa, one of the best sources of Mexican food in all of PDX. See pictures:

      http://www.extramsg.com/modules.php?n...

    2. Lupe's at 19405 TV Hwy.

      1. Hop on 26 West and drive out to North Plains (the Glencoe Rd exit), which will take just 5 minutes from the Cornelius Pass on-ramp. Just north of the highway on the right is King Torta. I had excellent carnitas and al pastor there just last week.

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          1. re: bbqboy

            It's a small restaurant with about 10 tables, probably a burger joint at some time in the past. So I'd say it qualifies as "larger than a hut." :-) They said they've been open for about five years now. I'd say the food falls between Cha Cha Cha and Ochoa on the "authenticity" scale, if there is such a thing.

        1. Richi's is a taco truck that used to park across the street from the Beaverton Transit Center. Moved out of Beaverton about 6 months ago, so I'm not sure it's still there. If so, that's within your reach time-wise, and Richi's is my favorite taco truck. Tacos Al Pastor especially.

          1. You must definitely travel a couple miles West to Hillsboro, where there are many authentic Mexican eateries. We are talking authentic here, with real homemade salsas and tortillas. If you're looking for Americanized Mexican food, hardshell tortillas, or typical Margarita Mills, they are easy to find around here, too (Juan Colorado, etc) but these are the real deal and tend to be simple places with heartwarming food. Nothing fancy, just good downhome Mexican food.

            My favorite is La Flor de Michoacan, at 1075 Southeast Baseline Street, Suite K. Fresh ingredients, great salsas, and handmade tortillas. The people are friendly and the salsas are muy picante.

            Another favorite is Mayas, located beside Su Casa -- a Mexican import store. They have great authentic combination plates, pico de gallo, Mexican drinks like tamarindo. They are both located at 970 Southeast Oak Street, Hillsboro.

            Try these and you can't go wrong.