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Toro Bravo

120 NE Russell St Portland, OR, Portland, OR 97212
503.281.4700
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Ranked #16 of 3,560 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
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Vancouver, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Celebrated our anniversary at this restaurant in Portland on Saturday night, They didn't take reservations for small groups so we ended up waiting for about an hour which turned out great since we spent some time at another bar upstairs from this place called Secret Society(see my review for this place). We were seated in this narrow space looking through... More

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San Francisco
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107 reviews 107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While we had to wait some for a table on a thursday night, it was worth it !! Great food. Nice selection of drinks and wines. What we liked best: Must haves: Gazpacho, Bacon wrapped dates, Drunken Pork, Prawns, manchego fritters, litttle gems, and the eggplant. Very Good: Salt cod fritters, Chocolate cake. Not impressed: regular sangria. Service was excellent.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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116 reviews 116 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Having fallen in love with Mediterranean Exploration Company & Tasty N Alder, I was really looking forward to going to Toro Bravo & I was so not disappointed. While there are similarities in the menu items of these 3 restaurants, each is prepared differently, and I am hard - pressed to tell you which is better. Try the radicchio salad,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This visit we got there at opening and the crowd outside was tremendous. They do not take reservations. After opening, they were able to seat everyone waiting and by time we left, like 6:15 there was over an hour wait for tables. The food is excellent. Reminiscent of Barcelona. The prices are great and the wait staff is very knowledgable.... More

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northern NJ
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Amazing food for tapas lovers. Some exceptional flavors can be experienced here. A very good wine heavy on Spanish wines, at fair prices. Once you are in service is very good, but I have to say getting into tho place is like getting into a hot club, a real pain in the behind. They don't take reservations and we had... More

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Carmel Valley
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We would definitely go back. My daughter and I enjoyed a late night dinner at Toro Bravo. We ordered the tasting menu. $40 per person. We had about 13 different food items. It was the right amount of food for a late dinner. Some of the items we had were The Spanish Kisses, spherical olives. I'm not sure exactly how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This restaurant ranks among my top three favorite restaurants ever! We had to wait a ehile for a table, but it was worth it. The drinks were creative as well without being overwrought. Octopus? Holy schmoo! Everything was divine. The only recommendation I have is if you are hard or hearing, do not go here with someone you're wishing to... More

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New York, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went on a Monday at 7.30pm. Luckily got a spot at the bar almost instantly (someone else cancelled and we walked in at the right time). Debated on whether to get the tasting menu and really glad that we did. Was only $40 for almost 10 plates! Each dish was different and exceptionally good. The foie board, octopus and scallops... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We love the paella. Best ever! We accompanied our food with Estrella beer and cocktails. Nice atmosphere. Small place so you have to come early or prepare to wait.

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Portland, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It's loud, it's busy even on a Monday night, and in the summer, it gets hot, hot, hot inside, but wow, is the food great! Plus, the service is exceptionally friendly and attentive, with none of that "we're too hip for you" attitude, despite the ultra-long wait and no reservations policy. We had the squid ink pasta (great), gazpacho (great),... More

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