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Brazo

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75 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (State Street)
+1 603-431-0050
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: What if Portsmouth had a fling with a Latin lover? What if mojo filled the...
What if Portsmouth had a fling with a Latin lover? What if mojo filled the streets, steaming with the heat of Cuban, Spanish and, Latin music. What if you could drink a caipirinha on a Tuesday night? Or salsa with someone you'd never met? Welcome to Brazo where the flavors of Latin and South America are completely at home in northern reaches. Its everything an exotic journey should be right in downtown Portsmouth. Viva Brazo!
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Happy hour of yumminess.

I travel through Portsmouth regularly for work and popped by Brazo at the very beginning of their happy hour. I sat at the bar and enjoyed a delicious cocktail and appetizers before getting back on the road. There are many excellent places to dine in Portsmouth and this is on my list for a repeat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Bangor, Maine
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Bangor, Maine
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I travel through Portsmouth regularly for work and popped by Brazo at the very beginning of their happy hour. I sat at the bar and enjoyed a delicious cocktail and appetizers before getting back on the road. There are many excellent places to dine in Portsmouth and this is on my list for a repeat for sure.

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, delicious, outstanding, superb...that just doesn't describe this jem of a restaurant. I have just moved to this area, so a few friends took myself and my boyfriend to dinner here. I asked my sister and her husband along as well. My sister and her husband are the type that find fault any restaurant we visit. So needless to say... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went tonight with another couple. The fish tacos were amazing! Had the tuna and salmon to share for entree, and they were good. If you aren't a fan of spicy, get the sauce on the side for the steak and tuna. Great visit and great waitstaff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The best food I've had since the last time I was here. Don't miss the corn on the cob app, and the scallop entree. Doesn't require saying more.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We live just down the street and eat at Brazo's regularly. I can't remember a meal that was subpar. One of my favorites is the "Fire-Grilled Churrasco Green peppercorn and cumin crusted 15 oz. NY strip steak with chimmichurri sauce, crispy yuca fries, tomato salad, over easy egg." Out of this world! All the dishes show the creativity of the... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This place is the real deal. Plan on a bit longer than a usual quick local place, as this is a place where everything seems to be made in house. Tasty and kinda sexy. Great date destination!

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My family of 9 people had a wonderful dinner here. The service was excellent, especially considering we were such a large group. Our table was ready and nicely placed. They advised us about the best time to come when it would be quieter for conversation. The food was outstanding.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Can't rate the cocktails in Brazo highly enough! We tried a couple of different types of mojitos and they were made perfectly. We sat at the bar and received great service. Highly recommended!

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Mohegan Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I gave this restaurant 5 stars for service, decor, and food prep. Admittedly, we are very tough critics. However I couldn't find anything to be critical with our dinner. Entrees were delicious and desserts even better. You can't go wrong here.

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New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Brazo's fish taco isn't what it used to be and we're missing the "Latin Poutine" appetizer which was outstanding. We still enjoy Brazo but I think the chef may have changed some time ago. Our favorites have become less complex and flavorful. The presentation also isn't what it was. They are taking a few shortcuts (like Feta substituted for more... More 

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Additional Information about Brazo

Address: 75 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: +1 603-431-0050
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 50
Cuisine: American, Latin

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-0050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

What if Portsmouth had a fling with a Latin lover? What if mojo filled the streets, steaming with the heat of Cuban, Spanish and, Latin music. What if you could drink a caipirinha on a Tuesday night? Or salsa with someone you'd never met? Welcome to Brazo where the flavors of Latin and South America are completely at home in northern reaches. Its everything an exotic journey should be right in downtown Portsmouth. Viva Brazo!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?