I am in Provo, Utah for a few days depositing my girls back at college. I miss them already and I haven’t left Provo yet. While they were home we had a list of things we wanted to do while they were home. One of them was to visit one of our favorite Mexican restaurants – Pour Que No.
Pour Que No is hard to miss. For some reason bright teal blue buildings just stick out! Pour Que No actually has two locations. One at 4635 SE Hawthorne and the other at 3524 N Mississippi, that one is pink! We love this place and have eaten at both locations multiple times.
It’s hard to miss not only because of the color of the building but because there is always a line out the door.
Don’t let the line scare you away though. You order at the counter and then find a table so it moves fast. But be sure and follow the directions and order first before sitting down!
The place is full of stuff, a truly eclectic collection of kitsch! You definitely won’t be bored while you wait for your food. There is sitting inside.
As well as some fun sitting in the alleyway out back. While sitting out there I really felt like I was in some fun, hole in the wall tacqueria in Mexico!
Not only is Pour Que No fun to visit it is delicious too. The chips and salsa are amazing. They don’t come with your meal so be sure and order some. The chips are made fresh from their tortillas which are also made fresh daily. The guacamole is great too.
If you are thirsty they have a great selection of unique juice combinations.
The best part of Pour Que No though is the tacos. First of all they are cheap and second they are delicious. There are all kinds of fun combinations and flavors. I always go for the carnitas and carne asada. Pour Que No strives to support the local economy so uses local meats and line caught fish.
My husband is always more adventurous and tries something new. He especially likes the Pescado made with Alaskan cod and the Camarones with shrimp.
The tacos are small so you will need more then one. Two always does the trick for us. My daughter has enjoyed their Brian’s Bowl, a combination of meat or veges, rice, salsa, queso fresco, guacamole, crema, and cilantro
If you didn’t find enough fun things to look at inside be sure and check out the mural on the side of the building when you leave.
Portlanders – Do you have a favorite Mexican restaurant in Portland?
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