Oswaldo Bibiano has confirmed that his Mextiza restaurant, is closing in late July. Rumor has it, that a deli type business will be going into the space. Oswaldo plans to keep Autentica restaurant on NE Killingsworth, and the two Uno Mas taquerias, one of which opened in the Civic Condominiums in SW Portland just a few months ago. Long term plans call for more of the taquerias in the future.
Mextiza is based on regional Mexican specialties. The ratings have generally been good, though it frequently suffers from the same service problems that have plagued the Autentica restaurant for years. It opened in November 2011, and was chosen by our readers in our 2013 poll as one of the best Mexican restaurants in Portland.