Cantina El Rayo : The Cantina at El Rayo is a hip, yet friendly urban nightspot featuring a cool, more refined take on Mexican cuisine as well as ‘remixes’ of some El Rayo favorites.
  • Cantina El Rayo
  • Cantina El Rayo
  • Cantina El Rayo

Portland's New Favorite Nightspot for Mexican...

The Cantina at El Rayo is a hip, yet friendly urban nightspot featuring a cool, more refined take on Mexican cuisine as well as ‘remixes’ of some El Rayo favorites. 



Begin an evening out with one of our signature cocktails. Enjoy dinner for two with a special someone or simply share some plates with friends. Bring an evening on the town to a convivial…or romantic conclusion with a late snack, or perhaps a nightcap. Flying solo? Pull up to the 15 bar seats and let Kirk guide you through our new menu items and specials. 



Answering the call from local entrepreneurs and all-around food mavens Tod Dana and Alex Fisher, the Cantina concept took shape. Through their travels and research, Executive Chef Cheryl Lewis and General Manager Norine Kotts have assembled a sophisticated new food and beverage menu with selections ranging from our renowned El Rayo burger to Tlayuda – the Oaxacan answer to pizza. You’ll enjoy our jalapeño corn fritters and the new Bistec con Café, or braised beef shoulder prepared with coffee and cocoa, just to name a few. 



Emphasizing quality and variety over sheer quantity, The Cantina will showcase a diverse and unique cocktail menu. Large and constantly evolving, it reflects both our sources for renowned and obscure liquors, as well as our passion for exciting and novel ingredients. An array of artisanal beers and appealing wines available by the glass round off an exceptionally varied and fun parade of drink options. This is only a small taste of the culinary sensations that await you at The Cantina. We can’t wait to see you there.

El Rayo Taqueria and El Rayo Cantina: side by side at the corner of York and High! The Taqueria is open from day until night, the Cantina from night into day! Drinks and Dining at both locations! You can reach us at: (207) 780-8466 or (207) 780-VINO.

Hours

Dinner from 5:00 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Happy Hour

Thursday and Friday: 5:00 - 6:00