Despite the steady flow of high-end Mexican food pushing into other 'hoods, perfectly acidic margaritas and some of the most consistently excellent corn tortillas in town help Southeast Division's Nuestra Cocina maintain its all-star status. Eat elevated interpretations of taquitos ($9), gorditas ($12) and sopes ($8), or simply settle in for one of the best chicken and mole plates ($20) in town.

GO: 2135 SE Division St., 503-232-2135, nuestracocina.com, 5-10 pm Tuesday-Saturday