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Brazo

75 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH
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Ranked #5 of 189 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: State Street
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!
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English first
New York City, New York
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232 reviews 232 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This restaurant offered some unique dishes there were some of the best food I had. For appetizers, we had tapas that were all different with unique toppings. One was artichoke heart tempura, another was pork belly and the other 3 were also very delicious. For dinner, I highly recommend the duck dish. It was one of the best prepared ducks... More

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Hampton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Food is superb, atmosphere is superb and the staff is superb! A great place for a fine meal in Portsmouth. Enough said!

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Central Islip, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and I dined at Brazo during our recent stay in Portsmouth based on the overwhelmingly good trip adviser reviews. Let me begin by saying we were not disappointed! This gem of a restaurant is wonderful in every way...from the romantic atmosphere to the impeccable service we enjoyed every minute of our stay! Best of all, of course, is... More

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Stowe, Vermont, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have a new favorite restaurant in Portsmouth. We started with watermelon martinis and lime cilantro martinis that were so fresh tasting and delicious along with the fish taco appetizer that was amazing and plentiful. Our waiter Ryan who took the best care of us, was so on top of it and fun was happy to let us get different... More

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Schenectady
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Both the caparinha and the cucumber-cilantro martini were great, and the food was fantastic. Stuffed ancho pepper with quinoa was amazing, and the hanger steak was excellent.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We recently visited Portsmouth and happened upon this restaurant. The food, service, and atmosphere were fantastic. We were so glad we stopped. The food was cooked perfectly and very flavorful. We would definitely go back.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We selected this restaurant from Trip Advisor ranked list of Portsmouth restaurants (and then looking at the menu of the ones that sounded best) and we are glad we did. Very good food -- my salmon was delicious and a generous portion. I would definitely go back the next time I am in Portsmouth.

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new hampshire
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We very much enjoyed our meal here, though I'd say my rib eye (which was done perfectly and very flavorful) was a better choice than my husband's fish, which was a bit bland. The side dish of sweet potatoes gratin was A+. The menu is not large with a surprising amount of fish on it and not as much meat... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I've lived on the seacoast for four years and have never been to Brazo, despite hearing how great it was. Service staff were friendly, attentive and had great recommendations. I had the duck, my date had the paella. We split a mushroom salad for an app. Everything was delicious, portions were perfect (not like ome more "gourmet" restaurants where they... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Brazo is a wonderful restaurant with an eclectic, delicious menu. Not for fans of the bland and boring! A few of our favorite things: The space is nice without being flashy. Beautiful decor & great atmosphere. It's a place I've gone wearing a dress and also jeans and a sweater - on the upscale side of things but not stuffy.... More

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