Bocadillo sandwiches – Pepe Le Moko

Bocadillo sandwiches - Pepe Le Moko
Chorizo rioja and mahon cheese. Sweetheart ham and zucchini pickles. Each $5
Pepe Le Moko, Portland OR

OK, this bocadillos were pretty good. Thank goodness after those chip-your-teeth oysters. I liked the simple, quality ingredients and they were nice and gooey from the hot press!

Manhattan - Pepe Le Moko
Lay off the vermouth, sister! Apparently they don’t understand what “I don’t like sweet drinks” means at this bar. Between the snow cone Bakersfield and this candy Manhattan, I’d think I was at a malt shop instead of a bar.

Hooks Bay oysters – Pepe Le Moko

Hooks Bay oysters - Pepe Le Moko
With plum vinegar mignonette and fresh horseradish. Half dozen $18
Pepe Le Moko, Portland OR

Damn, this place is dark! And not in a good way. I could barely read the menu. Perhaps the place is scarily dirty or they’re trying to hide something…

These small oyster tasted pretty good, but I was not a fan of the plum vinegar mignonette. It paired awfully with the oysters. The oysters were also poorly shucked and I had to keep spitting out shell bits. Lame!

Bakersfield Picon Punch Royale - Pepe Le Moko
Bakersfield Picon Punch Royale: Torani amer, lemon, Oregon brandy, grenadine, sparkling wine. $10

Our server assured me that this was their least sweet cocktail. God damn! This cocktail literally tasted like a Hawaiian shaved ice with a shit load of berry syrup dumped all over it! Ugh, barf!