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Toro Bravo

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Spanish, Tapas
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120 NE Russell St Portland, OR, Portland, OR 97212
503.281.4700
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 214
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and dining experience

We got to the restaurant 20 minutes after it opened and had an hour and a half wait. Places that don't take reservations drive me nuts. We waited at the BBQ place down the street after a few of the other bars nearby didn't quite cut it. We were seated and seen by our waitress right away. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
s2npdx
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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324 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We got to the restaurant 20 minutes after it opened and had an hour and a half wait. Places that don't take reservations drive me nuts. We waited at the BBQ place down the street after a few of the other bars nearby didn't quite cut it. We were seated and seen by our waitress right away. We ordered some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to this restaurant on Friday night, and we waited about one hour to come in. After getting seat, we asked wine recommendation, the recommendation wine taste was so good. (2nd wine was also good) We felt all foods are salty and a bit expensive, but Paella and House Smoked Coppa Steak were so good. We should order them... More 

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Lebanon, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

On a Tuesday night just after 6 pm we were seated immediately in spite of the crowd. Timing was good for us. The decision to go here was last minute after finding a 2-hour wait at Ox a couple of blocks away. Turns out, it was a lucky turn of events. We are familiar with tapas dining and understood how... More 

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went here for dinner tonight w my husband and arrived 30min before opening to seal a spot! We got the small charcuteria platter which did not disappoint (came w duck mousse, chorizo, pate, house made pickles, mustard, and bread), paella toro (great except the mussels were slightly under and clams were under), bacon wrapped dates (good but sweeter than I... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

All in all a great experience at this cozy restaurant. A bit far from downtown, about a $15 cab ride. We waited quite a while for a table but it was so worth it! Some of the portions were quite small but definitely packed a punch in flavour. Service was outstanding and our waitress made the experience so from good... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Went with a group of 16 and ordered about 20 different items. Everything was super - I even enjoyed brussels sprouts, which is a first in my entire life. The meats melted in your mouth, they were so tender We introduced ourselves to some new wines and cavas that were good and reasonably priced. You definitely need reservations if you... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Toro Bravo has been on our "must try" list for quite some time. My husband and I chose to celebrate our joint birthday and we traditionally seek out restaurants that provide a tasting menu. Our dining experience was fantastic. We were treated to seats observing the kitchen which provided us with entertainment throughout the meal. Once we ordered, the plates... More 

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Concord, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love tapas. They are just the perfect size for me if I were dining alone yet if I have company, a few plates and I get a taste of everything I find interesting. I leave sated without feeling overly guilty. For a grownup dinner, my friends and I went to Toro Bravo. Having heard that they get really busy,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The food is good, the portion is huge. It's a good deal. You have for your money. The service is excellent. I will come back

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Boise, Idaho
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Toro Bravo opens up at 5 pm sharp; make sure to be there at 4:30 to make sure that you get in before the crowd. This place is just that awesome. I came here while on Christmas Break from College with my parents for a dining treat. Instead of ordering from the menu, we chose the chef's recommendation which consisted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 NE Russell St Portland, OR, Portland, OR 97212
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503.281.4700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?