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Toro Bravo

120 NE Russell St Portland, OR, Portland, OR 97212
503.281.4700
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Ranked #15 of 3,556 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Hinesburg, Vermont
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Last evening I dined at Toro Bravo. We were a party of three and on a whim we decided to order the tasting menu. The meal began with olives which were an amazing pop of flavor. It was the prelude of what would be so much wonderful food. I lost count of how many courses we had, each one cooked... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This possibly has the best selection of flavorful, creative, and plentiful food triumphs I have ever had, in this cointry. Spanish small plate tapas, with a grouping of larger plates, the restaurant staff encouraged sharing of these tasty bites. Believe me it was hard to share. I just wanted to eat my selections by myself. But the reward of sharing... More

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great place to share meal with new friends! In town for a conference and was invited to share a meal with some folks who had tried it the last time they were in town. Wonderful selection of small plates, all tasty and sized for sharing with a couple of people. Order some large plates too. They share just... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Why do some Restaurants insist on NOT accepting reservations? Or only for large groups? In this day and age of online communication, touchscreen software and cell phones it's hardly a hardship to offer this convenience to your customers. We wanted to celebrate my wife's birthday last Tuesday and faced an hour and a half stand up wait at 7 pm.... More

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Toro Bravo knows what they are doing when it comes to spanish tapas. As someone who lived in Spain I can say that these are dang close. It isn't the cheapest place but it is worth the experience. Go with a group so that you can order many different items and try them. The restaurant itself is very loud and... More

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A group of 6 of us decided to check out this restaurant as Friday evening girls' night out. It was a very lively place, great ambiance. The staff were very friendly. We ordered many dishes to share and they gave us helpful suggestions. Especially they offered us to have 1 and a half order of Drunken Pork since it comes... More

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Sonoma County
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went to this restaurant with family and sat at a family-style table with another family at the other end. Rustic, loud and friendly environment. We got the chef's choice for the table - it was an outstanding choice. We loved dishes we would have never ordered - the "Spanish Kisses" were an interesting textural experience. If you are an... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very popular restaurant, we had a wait but it was well worth it. Great selection of tapas and beverages. The wait staff was great. Very enjoyable evening

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Portland, OR
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We went on a Sunday and arrived 15 minutes after they opened at 5:00. The place was already completely full and we were lucky to get the equivalent of a bar stool outside. One thought is that there might be the equivalent of a "second seating" if you go around 7:00, when the original crowd is turning over.

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Victoria
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were driving through but looked up dining choices on Trip Advisor for suggestions. We have dined in other great restaurants in Portland but decided to try to something new - for us. We were able to be seated promptly - I think we were just before the rush hour - although the restaurant was still "buzzing". Wonderful paella and... More

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