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Brazo

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American, Latin, Spanish
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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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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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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
Offbeat Cuisine

Brazo occupies the space on Pleasant Street in Portsmouth, NH that formerly housed 43 Degrees North and is a significant upgrade from that establishment. Brazo features dishes from several Latin countries that will not be to everyone's taste, but if you're looking for something different in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Barry D
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Brazo occupies the space on Pleasant Street in Portsmouth, NH that formerly housed 43 Degrees North and is a significant upgrade from that establishment. Brazo features dishes from several Latin countries that will not be to everyone's taste, but if you're looking for something different in the spicey vein, this is definitely a place to try. I personally like hot... More 

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York Harbor, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a real jewel of a restaurant. Start out with the Maine lobster nachos and empanadas. Continue on to the insanely good jerk chicken (the menu description doesn't do it justice) or the Mojo Pork but all entrees are good. And get a pitcher of the freshly pureed blood orange margaritas - best I've ever had - and wrap... More 

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Lebanon
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Celebrated our tenth anniversary here. The service was wonderful and the food was very good. Started with the Maine lobster tacos and they were amazing. The serving sizes are perfect and the vegetables are just as delicious as the other parts of the meal. If you're in Portsmouth, give this restaurant a try.

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Albany, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I've been to Brazo a few years ago, but these past two visits tonight and last month have been top notch. Really delicious apps and a Fire-Grilled Churrasco, 15-oz NY Strip Steak will simply blow you away. I'm not kidding!! The staff move quickly with cheerful, smiling faces. With so many good restaurants in Portsmouth, NH, Brazo is the one... More 

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Southold, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Amazing food and wonderful service from Sara. We read about Brazo before we arrived in Portsmouth and made a reservation. As it turns out and lucky for us, summer is not its busy time because many people seek the waterside restaurants out instead. But you are missing out on a truly wonderful meal if you pass Brazo up. We shared... More 

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Millville, DE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Attractive restaurant where the specialty cocktails were gonzo good - try the Black Barrel Manhattan. Appetizers were a split. The black bean chorizo soup was to kill for while the calamari was good. We both had the seafood paella. The tables are small and that left little room for dishes and the paella pan so they used small square dishes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Took a party of 12 here to celebrate wife's bday in summer. Service was excellent. Attentive but not annoying. Cocktails were great, watermelon martini was delicious. Ambience was nice, tastefully done. Food was very good, almost excellent. I myself had a wonderful tuna dish that was spicy and delicious. All the apps we got were very solid. Most everything we... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?