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Brazo

75 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH
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Ranked #7 of 187 restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Salem, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Enjoyed the cocktails, food and the atmosphere. It's a small place in the heart of Portsmouth NH, which is a great town!

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Try the poutine. You will not regret it. The drinks (habanero margarita and ginger mojito) were also delicious and a healthy portion. Ended up going with the pork shank for dinner and it was very good, but could have used a little more sauce. But try the poutine, seriously.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at Brazo! So wonderful, that we came back two more nights during the week for either dessert or a nightcap with a snack. On our first visit, we split the fish tacos, the tapas platter, and the charred romaine salad. All were great! We came back later in the week for more fantastic tres leches... More

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Albany, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My wife and I made a stop here on a self guided appetizer and drinks tour of Portsmouth. We really wanted to see as many restaurants as we could in two night so we didn't go to only one place. Brazo's menu lured us in and it made the cut for this round. This was our first time in Portsmouth... More

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We sat at table #1 and were served by the best waiter I have had in a long time, Ryan. We have been to Brazo many times, but Ryan has by far enabled the most amazing dining experience. He is one of the reasons we come back to Brazo time and time again. He is intimately knowledgeable about the menu,... More

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Bethel, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It's too bad the anticipation did not meet the experience, but you can do a whole lot worse in the area. The reviews of Brazo here are very high, and I can only speak of my experience. I would also say that I would visit Brazo again in a heart beat. We booked the reservation via opentable, and after checking... More

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Camden, Maine
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107 reviews 107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Excellent food, interesting menu choices, wonderful service, nice atmosphere and fund decor. I went with 5 girlfriends and we had a wonderful corner booth. The food was delicious and we were very happy. Loved the Latin poutine and the empanadas on the appetizer menu. We also loved the stuffed pablano pepper.

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Stonington, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

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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