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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 - 10:00 pm
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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
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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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Amazing cocktails

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Deem922
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Concord, New Hampshire
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221 reviews 221 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

two of us at a very small table quite near the entrance door 9we did have reservation so this wasn't last minute seating). beer menu tends to be on the "craftsy" side, so ale drinkers get little selection (no Bass, Newcastle). we had the seafood paella which had adequate amounts of what it should have had and was flavorful. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

It is very rare that I write a review but this place definitely deserves the recognition! My husband and I are visiting from out of town and were recommended to go to Brazos by a friend. From start to finish we were amazed at how excellent the food was! My husband got the short rib and I got the NY... More 

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Reading, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very interesting menu. Really enjoyed the unique selections including the lobster salad on nacho chips. Delicious. Paella was excellent. Service was a little slow. Drink selection. Was very good, including chipotle porter/beer. Slow. Food was good. Group party nearby was loud and then was standing on top of us when they arrived and then spilled onto us when they were... More 

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Kittery, Maine
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We've been looking forward for some time to trying out this spot and Restaurant Week was the perfect opportunity with its $30 for 3 course offerings - a bargain at that price. Our party of 4 enjoyed each meal and the excellent martinis. Their mojito selection is excellent and they make a good Caipirinha - hard to find but worth... More 

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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102 reviews 102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a fun and unique Brazilian style restaurant in Portsmouth NH. Every item on the menu is appealing and nearly every item here is prepared in a unique way that you will not find anywhere else. Choose from about 12 items from the entree listing or make a meal of several appetizers which come in the ideal size for... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

all the food was exceptional. dinner was delicious. generous portions, excellent service and superb quality and tasty food.

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The first time we tried to eat at Brazo it was reserved for a private party. Since then I understand why. It is not tiny but they have left plenty of elbow room. You can breathe and even lean back without falling unto another patron's dinner. The meals are excellent. The Latin twist for most of the meals brings some... More 

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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, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?