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La Rambla Restaurant & Bar

238 NE Third Street, McMinnville, OR 97128
503-435-2126
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Ranked #2 of 94 restaurants in McMinnville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Phoenix, AZ
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Really loud, really lively, really solid place! Extensive wine list and just the right size tapas menu. Very, very attentive and friendly service. Held back a fifth star because of one complaint with the Paella. Just too greasy. Seems they could have cooked off the chorizo substantially before adding to the dish for completion in the oven. Other than this... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a delicious meal here. Nice, small plates so you can order a lot of different things to have tastes of things. I can't remember everything we got, but we literally loved it all. Very flavorful and delicious. I thought it was a Mexican restaurant by it's name, but it's more Spanish. The waiter recommended the chocolate cake/torte for... More

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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Read reviews and led to believe La Rambla was very good. Not so.Calamari overdone. salad was good. flat bread was fair. Wine list good. Overrated.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We found this place when we were winetasting in Oregon last year. Amazing tapas, paleo friendly optionss, very interesting wine list. A must go place if you are in the Willamette valley.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a physically beautiful place. Loved the décor and atmosphere. We stopped in for lunch and sampled a few of the "small plates", all delicious. Menu does not look like it lends itself to families with children, and a little on the higher price side then we normally do for lunch. It looks like a wonderful place to take... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visit La Rambla Restaurant every year for mother day, we love the environment and the food is great too. Staff is very friendly and always willing to answers any question regarding the Tapas menus. I recommend the sangria and pretty much anything from the tapas menu. We try something new every time we visit.

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Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Becoming paleo last year has encouraged me to cook at home more but when my husband and I want to spend the evening in the city we head to La Rambla. There are quite a few options that already work and the staff is always open to modifying if need be. I highly recommend it!

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Toronto and Chennai
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Quite simply the best tapas we have had outside Andalusia. High spots were the wilted spinach, the haricots with romesco, seared tuna, stuffed Piquillo peppers, sauteed shrimp. Very attentive service. Exceptional - best meal we had on the wine section of our tour.

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La Jolla, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had we known about McMinnville, we might have just stayed there in that charming little town. To find La Rambla was a pure delight! The place was packed for lunch which is always a good sign. Such innovative food - great wines by the glass - highly recommend them.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Trying to find restaurants that everyone likes and is also accomodating to people with gluten sensitivities is not always easy when you are away from home. But La Rambla was a great experience. They had good food, very friendly staff, and nice ambiance. We really enjoyed the mixed piella and the bacon wrapped dates (hard to go wrong with bacon).

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