At La Panza (the belly), we believe that less is more. Our dishes are simple, New Mexican soul food. We present all our menu items exactly as we grew up eating them in New Mexico (with a few minor improvements that allow more people to experience them such as vegetarian and gluten free options.)
Some distinctive elements of New Mexican food on our menu are the use of red and green chile, blue corn, sopaipillas, posole and stacked (rather than rolled) enchiladas.
We are eager to accommodate any dietary requests and can make most of our dishes vegetarian and gluten free. We have improved our red and green chile recipes to be both gluten free and vegetarian by substituting flour with cornstarch and chicken stock with vegetable stock.
PORTLAND'S best NEW Mexican
La Panza Cafe is co-owned by native New Mexicans Andy Razatos and Jessie Lawson. The food is traditional Northern New Mexican, which is a combination of Spanish, Native American and Mexican ingredients and cooking techniques, which have been practiced and refined for over 400 years.
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LOCATION & HOURS
2425 SE 26th Ave.
Portland Oregon 97214
CLOSED DUE TO PANDEMIC