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75 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH
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Ranked #5 of 184 restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
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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
Stonington, Connecticut
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We sat at the bar and had a luscious Sangria and nice conversation with the bartender while waiting for our food. Our meal was served promptly and was delicious. We had a Paella dish and a steak- both had a nice blend of flavors and were well presented. If we lived in Portsmouth, this would be a regular stop!

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San Diego, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Sat at the bar with a friend to enjoy a couple of cocktails and dinner. It was clear that the bartender was annoyed by having customers. She only showed any interest in us when it was time for us to pay the bill and leave the tip. They have been a couple of other occasions I've wanted to go back,... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Cuban is one of my favorite food genres and this restaurant does not disappoint. They have a fabulous array of unique drinks and a lovely bar. The dishes are inventive and generous for a gourmet restaurant. Food wise it may be my favorite place in Portsmouth!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

High marks all around for our Restaurant Week experience. We have long wanted to dine here, and took advantage of a well-rounded RW menu and pricing for our first meal here. Atmosphere: Cozy, welcoming, maybe even romantic. Latin music at a comfortable level plus general close proximity of fellow diners made conversation easy and mostly private. Service: friendly and attentive,... More

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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We arrived a bit early on the 22nd and were offered to wait up front or to sit in the bar area. We sat at the bar and what a beautiful spot for my Mojito and my wife’s Cosmo. We had Luna as our wait person and she did an excellent job throughout our meal (thanks for the candle on... More

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New Hampshire
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I highly recommend eating at the restaurant Brazo, in Portsmouth, NH! The food is outstanding, and the service is excellent! Our waiter went out of his way to make our dining experience the best that it could be!

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Exeter, New Hampshire
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We showed up at 6pm Saturday night, with 2 other tables already seated. Of course, we were seated right next to them at the window (to draw in other patrons, I assume). It irked me initially because we were out celebrating our wedding anniversary, without kids, and I really didn't care to hear how our neighbor's pregnancy was going nor... More

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Buena, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Great food, cool menu. I was in a large group and the service was great and the food outstanding. Great place to entertain clients in a cool historic downtown setting,

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Ate here this weekend for a Bachelorette party with a group of 8. The ambiance is wonderful...soft lighting, low salsa music, exposed brick in some areas. The food was so good from start to finish; we started with tapas...empanadas, spicy deviled eggs, veggie pizza triangles, salmon on pitas and I had the skirt steak with chimichurri sauce that was to... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Brazo deserves its great reviews and top tier ranking! Outstanding atmosphere, food, and service! Everybody in our party of eight loved the place. Servers were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and totally attentive. Sangria and Caipirinhas (Brazil's national cocktail) were great introductions to our meals. Apps sampler plates were generous and delicious; pork, sirloin, and paella entrees were fantastic; and decadent chocolate and... More

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