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La Rambla Restaurant & Bar

238 NE Third Street, McMinnville, OR 97128
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Ranked #3 of 94 Restaurants in McMinnville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $19
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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85% Recommend
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English first
Palm Bay, Florida
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454 reviews 454 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We ordered several of their small plates. Every one was delicious except the pork shoulder was too spicy for our group (tasty). Service was very good too!.

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st. louis
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We found this restaurant last Sunday and had the best meal in our weeklong trip thru Oregon. Ordered 4 small plates, all were very good and just the right size. We ordered the churros to go and enjoyed with a bottle of wine later that evening. Juan S was a great server and as helpful with our order-If you are... More

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Oxford, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is in an old building and it has some great lighting with all of these hand blown glass pendants. We had the placa for starters and it was filled with a number of appetizers that were very good, like stuffed dates and macona almonds and lamb skewers, nice tapas fare. I had a good cavitapi and my friend... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had looked forward to dinner at La Rambla, but would not go back to this restaurant. When we arrived, there were many available tables. We waited for a while at the front door to be seated, but we finally flagged down a waiter and asked if he could help us. He said "no", but would find someone who could.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Tapas is one of our things, we just like having several smaller plates of things to try out. We walked by La Rambla on a sleepy Wednesday night and it was quite busy - several other places were not even open. I was a bit skeptical of finding good tapas in a small town like this but boy was I... More

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Okemos, Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here on our first night in McMinnville, based on the recommendation of our B&B. We were disappointed. The food was a mixed bag. We had a number of the tapas plates. The empanadas were fine, but not very interesting. The caramel included with melon and caramel was runny and not that flavorful. The carne flatbread pizza was... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We chose La Rambla for a Monday lunch after checking out all the nearby restaurants in McMinnville. Outstanding choice. The place has lovely décor, good music, patient service, and very, very good food. We two shared three small plates: eggplant cannoli stuffed with smoked salmon, tuna with quince and neat watermelon reduction, and lamb nachos with blue cheese. An outstanding... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious tapas lunch here. If you're familiar with traditional Spanish tapas, you'll discover some traditional tapas, along with some innovative Pacific NW interpretations of those dishes. Lovely dining room.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Interesting menu - nice variety of tapas, very authentic. Service was excellent, decent choice of Oregon wines as well. We stopped for a late afternoon tapas and wine break, and drove back up to McMinnville a couple of days later so that we could have dinner there. Busy even on a Tues, but we were seated quickly and were pleased... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had the paella, small size , for 2. They are clear it takes 45 minutes and it did but worth the wait. We had 2 tapas while waiting which was perfect. They brought them to us one after the other, nice and hot, so we were able to taste the food at its best. We had the eggplants stuffed... More

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