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La Rambla Restaurant & Bar

238 NE Third Street, McMinnville, OR 97128
503-435-2126
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Ranked #3 of 94 Restaurants in McMinnville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $19
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cowels
Description: La Rambla is the ideal destination for anyone looking to enjoy a culinary gem nestled in the heart of Oregon's Wine Country. One of the Willamette Valley's most unique dining experiences. Deftly blending Spanish influences and classics with the freshest ingredients the Northwest has to offer. One look at the satisfying tapas menu, and you'll be tempted by such classics as Sauteed Garlic Chili Shrimp with Calabrian chilies, Oregon Mushroom Cocas with arugula, La Serana cheese and truffle salt, Lamb Stew with rutabaga gratin and Classic Paella. The wine list, one of the most extensive in the state, has won Wine Spectator 'Awards of Excellence', Wine Enthusiasts ' Most Friendly Wine Restaurants', Oregon Wine Press 'Superior Cellar Award' with 400 entries form Oregon and Spain. A large selection of Spirits and Cocktails as well. La Rambla delivers a memorable culinary experience for an intimate meal to groups ready to top off a day of wine tasting with good food and good company.
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Vail, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We loved this place with a very interesting tapa menu & good wine selection. Our experience was enhanced by our awesome waiter who was so very professional ,yet friendly. Food was delicious & we had a wonderful meal here. Was in Barcelona on Las Ramblas with same friends a year ago making this perfect !

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I arranged a wine dinner here for a group of New Orleans food and wine lovers with Patrick Reuter from Dominio IV winery. It was the first night of the trip and everyone was wowed by chef Jesse Valle's food and wine pairings and quality of the meal. It definitely set the bar for our winemaker dinners for the rest... More

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Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We love to share small plates and therefore get to explore a variety of food choices. Sometimes places just serve little plates of nondescript food. That is NOT the case at La Rambla. We talked with the wait staff (all of whom were very friendly) to get their recommendations. We took some of their suggestions and did a couple on... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a foodie stop....as is Nick's down the street. Classic tapas bar....feels like Madrid! Go about 8 or later BUT order the paella early in your visit (we ordered it last and waited awhile but worth the wait. The shrimp is one of their best tapas dishes. Value seemed good. Location is great....lots of parking behind.

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Eagle River alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

The cheese course and shrimp course for 1 was good. We ordered the flat iron steak for an entree. After waiting over 30 minutes for the steak, it was so salty we couldn't eat it. The waiter indicated he had heard this comment before. He apologized and said he would have another one ordered and tell them it was too... More

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WIlliamston, MI
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited this restaurant based on a recommendation from a vintner in Carton. The food was unbelievably delicious. The service was impeccable and all the employees were very friendly and professional. We had dates with bacon, olives, beef empanadas, stuffed peppers, and fried green beans with aioli. Loved everything. Ate so much I could not order the chocolate torte I wanted... More

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Lafayette, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had lunch here on Labor Day Monday as we were out and about wine tasting. Authentic Spanish food and good service. We ordered an app, flatbread pizza and some tapas - all were excellent! La Rambla offers paella, but it does take some time to prepare. We wished we had called ahead to order because it looked amazing. It... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

La Rambla is a fun place right on the Main Street of McMinville with authentic Spainish cuisine. Service seemed a little slow, but the food was great--I had the salmon. The wine list was extensive and included many local wines. Some dishes are quite spicy--ask first if you don't like spicy food. It is not a place for kids, and... More

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Rochester, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I cannot eat overly spicy food, so we called the restaurant, talked with the chef, and asked if the fish stew could be made without the hot spices. He said he could do that. So that is what my wife and I had. It had a considerable amount of a variety of seafood and was excellent. It was still a... More

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Lakewood, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent a few days in McMinnville and had heard this is one of the spots to stop at. We especially enjoyed the tapas, as it allows you to try a couple different options. The fried green beans in ginger ale batter with aioli are amazing! Good atmosphere, good prices, and service. Highly recommend for a nice night out in... More

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