Neza Taqueria


Location: SE 33rd and Hawthorne

The Story:

One may think we have too many taco trucks. By last count, 15% of carts are Mexican Taquerias. But is that bad? I don’t think so because each one provides something different whether it is better service, better chorizo, handmade tortillas or an item not on everyone else’s menu. For Neza, I think they provide SE Hawthorne something new – Mexican.

Neza Taqueria has been open now on SE 33rd and Hawthorne in front of House of Vintage or a few months now. In the same lot as Namu and around the corner from a few other carts, creating some stiff competition. Neza offers up a traditional Mexican menu with tacos, burritos, tortas, taco salads and horchata. They focus on their burrito options, offering up a few vegetarian options, including a spinach burrito with eggs, onions, rice, beans and sour cream. Lately, eggs and fresh spinach have been a treat for breakfast at our house. Put that in a burrito? Tasty.

I enjoyed a couple of great tacos to day I visited. Something about the way they took my order and meticulously made the tacos implied they were from a professional restaurant background. Everything was carefully prepared and layered in the tortilla. The asada and carnitas I enjoyed were some of the best I’ve had in the city. A perfect blend of meat, cilantro, grilled chopped onions and the corn tortilla.

Neza is just one of the many new carts moving to SE to create a food cart zone. Head on down to 33rd and Hawthorne and try some of their offerings and let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Veggie Burrito: peppers, onion, cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, beans, rice – $4
  • Burrito: choice of asada, chicken or pork, rice, beans, cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo – $4.50
  • Taco: choice of meat, onion, cilantro, limes, corn tortilla – $1
  • Spinach Burrito: spinach with onions, egg, rice, beans, cheese, sour cream – $4

Hours: Lunchtime and beyond, weekdays and weekends.
Phone: 503 974 2562



  1. tundrahdesert says

    3 different addresses?

    SW 33rd and Hawthorne “Location: SW 33rd and Hawthorne”
    SE 3rd and Hawthorne “SE 3rd and Hawthorne ”
    SE 33rd and Hawthorne “33rd and Hawthorne “

  2. Their spinach burrito is amazing — a perfect light lunch!

  3. Zilla Loud says

    I have eaten within a 30/40 block area from any mexican restaurants or food cart I can find ! ..Some offer a cheaper price and others may offer a bigger portion and add chips and salsa..but the burrito I had from this truck was hands down the best I’ve ever had to date !!! .. I had walked by the truck 2+ hours before coming back and all I could smell was the complete freshness and aroma which stuck in my mind till I made it back ..!! Great job .. I’ll be back many more times ..!!

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