Local 188

$$ • Spanish, American

685 Congress St, Portland
(207) 761-7909


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Local 188

Had some good cocktails & apps for our anniversary dinner. Server was attentive given how busy it was. We sat outside, so noise was Street noise. The mussels were nicely done. The bread was served with honey butter, which was weird with mussels. Anyway, I would definitely go back again. The rest of the menu looked really good.

Ordered the seafood paella and steak. The steak was perfectly cooked to medium rare and the paella was enough to feed three. The service was attentive. Although we couldn’t get an outside table and was initially seated at an awkward table very close to the entrance, they were more than agreeable for us moving to the corner banquet table.

Local 188 continues to be a favorite of my partner and I. We are Portland area residents and always marvel at how lucky we are to live in a place with such a vibrant food scene. On our recent visit, (which admittedly was long overdue from the pandemic hiatus) the tapas and entree dishes we chose were all thoughtful, beautiful, and absolutely delicious. The owner Jay Villani even took time to stop by and ask if we were enjoying our meal. We’re well aware of the ongoing challenges...read full review

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Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 5 - 10PM
Thursday 5 - 10PM
Friday 5 - 10PM
Saturday 9AM - 10PM
Sunday 9AM - 9PM

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