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Latin flavors southern roots


The Taste of Puerto Rico in Portland, OR

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Latin flavors southern roots


The Taste of Puerto Rico in Portland, OR

 

IN THE COCINA

At Carlito's Cocina, we specialize in authentic Puerto Rican and Caribbean meals that will bring family and friends together. Everything is hand made from scratch and follows the timeless recipes of our mothers and grandmothers. Eater PDX recently hailed that Carlito's Cocina is one of "the Hottest Food Carts in Portland" and OregonLive and the Oregonian put us in "Portland's Best New Food Carts" 2017 list! So stop by our food cart, see for yourself and check out traditional Puerto Rican Street Food at the Portland Mercado!

 
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Catering by design


We can create a menu specifically for your event! Whether it's a box lunch for 15, an intimate dinner for 10, a cocktail party for 100, Carlito's Cocina can make a custom experience every time.

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Catering by design


We can create a menu specifically for your event! Whether it's a box lunch for 15, an intimate dinner for 10, a cocktail party for 100, Carlito's Cocina can make a custom experience every time.

Book Now!

Explore the tropical flavors and rich culinary traditions of Puerto Rico! The mission of Carlito's Cocina is to provide the diverse communities of Portland, Oregon with a taste of America's island paradise.

Cocina Criolla is the principal culinary style of Puerto Rican cuisine, mixing Spanish, African, Native American Taíno and French tradition. With undeniably rich heritage, the island the natives call Borikén, flirts with modern Caribbean food while holding tightly to it's traditional recipes. From the fine dining restaurants that fill the luxurious hotels along Condado Beach to the street food that dot along the side of La Ruta del Lechon, the Pork Highway. It is the balance of aromas, flavors and colors that is the goal of Carlito's Cocina.

It is a sense of place that brings us together. Community is very important to us. Since arriving in Portland we have been proud to call it home.

 

Falling in love with the beauty, the people and the bounty of diverse local foods here. The partnership with farmers utilizing local seasonal produce and meats, local shops selling artisanal cheese and charcuterie, and so much more is the embodiment of farm to fork that we hold dear to our standards.

Latin Flavors, Southern Roots is our motto expressing chef and owner Karlo Prado's roots with his travels as a cook and as an eater. The long adventurous and incredible journey since leaving his parents kitchen table to forging a new family table here in Portland where all are invited to dance, to eat, to laugh and enjoy the simple things of life.

Our food is fresh and homemade, just as Abuela would make it. Come taste for yourself.