We serve Cuban comfort food straight out of grandma’s kitchen with an emphasis on fresh, natural and healthy meals, just as she intended for us.
Located in the Apambichao Building, a funky turn of the century Victorian landmark on Portland’s East 28th Avenue, our scene is straight up Old Havana and our hospitality is genuinely Cuban!
About Our Cuban Creole Cuisine
People ask all the time “What is Cuban cuisine?” “Do you have chips and salsa?” Although Cuba and Mexico share many historical ties, Spanish heritage, similar colonial experiences, common language and so on, the foods of the two countries are poles apart. The indigenous cultures, climate and geography, the impact of African culture, the colonial economies, etcetera, all of these characteristics and more helped shape each nation and set them on very different roads to what they would become. Where Mexico and Guatemala share many similarities, Cuba with her culture and cuisine are much more aligned to those of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and even New Orleans. These are Creole cultures sprouted from the colonization of the Americas.
So what is Cuban cuisine? The shorter answer: exotic Spanish cuisine. A marriage of Spanish staples reborn in the Caribbean with tropical root vegetables, plantains, roasted meats, hearty stews, deep fried delicacies, rum, rice and beans. It’s 500 years of fusion culminating in a delicious mixture of Spanish, African and Caribbean foods to make one dynamic cuisine.
Pambiche’s Cuban Breakfast “Desayuno Cubano”
Looking for a different weekend breakfast experience? Check out Pambiche’s Cuban Breakfast Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 2 pm. Eggs and rice are a typical Cuban staple and at Pambiche we do it up in a variety of ways to satisfy any palate, from Palomilla steak and eggs to Havana ham and eggs to our beef hash and eggs and even soy hash and eggs for a traditional vegetarian option.
Most plates come with fufú, a yellow plantain mash that is a delicious and healthy alternative to hash browns. Your breakfast includes a basket of fresh Cuban breakfast pastries from our bakery and our beverage selection is unsurpassed from our Cuban coffee drinks and cocktails, to our fresh made fruit juices and shakes.
Pambiche’s Cuban Breakfast is available Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 2 pm
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Pambiche’s Cuban Happy Hour “La Hora del Amigo”
La Hora del Amigo, Pambiche’s Cuban Happy Hour, features great coffee and drink specials, snack and appetizer combos and even dessert specials!
There is never a line during “La Hora del Amigo” and it is a great way to sample our menu!
Available M-F, 2-6 pm and Fridays & Saturdays 10 pm ‘til Midnight.
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Eat Late at our Late Night Happy Hour
Pambiche is open until midnight on Friday & Saturday. We offer our Cuban Happy Hour menu starting at 10 pm as well as our full dinner menu that includes our classic Cuban cocktails. Pambiche is a great way to cap the night with dessert and coffee or get the evening started before dancing the night away.
Eat Late during Pambiche’s late night Cuban Happy Hour, Friday & Saturday 10 pm until midnight!
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Classic Cuban Cocktails
In the glory days of pre-revolutionary Cuba, famous Havana restaurants, bars and nightclubs such as Tropicana, La Floridita, Sloppy Joe’s and La Bodeguita del Medio were notorious for their exotic cocktails. In the days of prohibition North American tourists flocked to Havana in search of the tropical Cuban lifestyle and of course, Cuban rum. It is from this period that such well-known cocktails as the Daiquirí, the Mojito and the Bacardi Cocktail, earned their fame.
Here at Pambiche we return to La Habana’s days of yore when her streets were filled with the young appetite for life and the varied means of enjoying it. Our cocktails are made with premium brand spirits, housemade fruit juices, 100% pure cane sugar and the expertise & love required to make classic Cuban cocktails. ¡Salud!
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Pambiche’s desserts are made in house and from scratch using only the freshest and finest ingredients available. We make old-style Cuban sweets and pastries and we embellish on traditional themes with our own seasonal creations. Roseanne and John have been the dynamic dessert duo for over 20 years and bring passion, experience and an absolute commitment to quality to Pambiche’s bakery. From our flan, empanadas and tres leches to our gluten free creations Pambiche’s desserts live somwhere between grandma’s table and the corner Cuban patisserie.
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Pambiche’s comida criolla (Cuban Creole Cuisine) tastes just as good in your dining room as it does in ours. Think “Cuban Creole” for take-out and avoid waiting for a table. Our to-go menu is complete with appetizers, salads & sides, entrees, beverages and dessert. Focus your time and energy on what you enjoy doing, and let Pambiche do the cooking. ¡Buen Provecho!
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Pambiche offers Catering services that make event planning convenient and economical. If you are having a party, meeting or reception, Pambiche can prepare the food and have everything ready for pickup, or, we can even deliver it! We do not offer full service (set-up, staffing, serving and plate ware rental, clean-up services, etc.) We do the cooking and you throw the party!! It doesn’t matter if you’re serving 20 or 200 Pambiche’s Event Coordinator can help you design a Cuban menu to fit your special occasion.
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Pambiche’s bakery or “Repostería” is built out of a love for the craft of baking, years of dedication to the trade and a true knack for working with sweets. At the helm are partners in pastry and co-owners of Pambiche, John Connell-Maribona and Roseanne Romaine.
The duet has been together since 1992 sugar coating dessert houses, patisseries, restaurants and bakeries all over the Portland Metro area, and in 2000 opened Pambiche together with partner Hada Salinas-Pereyra, bringing traditional Cuban sweets along with their own original Pambiche creations to Portland.
A New Jersey/New York transplant Roseanne grew up surrounded by the Cuban bodegas and cafeterias that dot the Big Apple and has a true love and understanding for the style and tradition of Cuban dessert making.
Roseanne is also a florist and owns Solo Rose Floral Studio
About our Postres
We make old-style Cuban sweets and pastries and we embellish on traditional themes with our own seasonal creations.
Roseanne and John bring passion, experience and an absolute commitment to quality to Pambiche’s bakery.
“If you opt to eat inside, the dazzling dessert case will stop you in your tracks before you ever sit down—elaborate cakes and other goodies tempt you to start your meal with something sweet”–Under The Table With Jen
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At Pambiche we are fortunate to have assembled a team made up of such positive and spirited personalities who bring it day in and day out.
Each month we will introduce you to two members of the Pambiche family, team players from the front and back of the house.
Pambiche would not be possible without the dedication and love of our esteemed All-Stars.
Without further ado, here are your Pambiche All-Stars:
★Star Prep Cook Juanito★
★Star Manager Tere★
★Star Server & Barista Emily★
★Star Dishwasher Manuel★
★Star Line Cook/Waiter Jonathan★
★Star Waitress Gisella★
★Star Sous Chef Pocas★
★Star Waitress Jen “Rolla Reina” Taylor★
Check back later for new cards and new All-Stars!