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“Light fare and excellent sangria made for a perfect evening!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Rambla Restaurant & Bar

La Rambla Restaurant & Bar
238 NE Third Street, McMinnville, OR 97128
503-435-2126
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Ranked #3 of 94 Restaurants in McMinnville
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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“Light fare and excellent sangria made for a perfect evening!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

While visiting the region, we stopped in for a late, and light, dinner experience. We sat at the bar and enjoyed glasses of deliciously refreshing red sangria and a sampling from the menu which included a very nice salad, empanadas and a delicious chistorra pizza.

Everything was very good, but our least favorite was the empanadas because they were a bit too flaky and crumbly for our taste. Flavorful though, so this certainly didn't effect our enjoyment of the overall experience

When we visit the area again next year, we will certainly make a point of returning!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Unexpected treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Stumbled on this place for a midweek dinner after reading review in tripadvisor we have it a shot. Great place. Potatoes lamb meatballs and chocolate dessert were delicious. The wines we sampled were also great. We will be back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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42 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

We have rate at many fine Spanish tapas restaurants and this isn't one of them. Very limited selections and the ones we ordered were not something we considered tasty or authentic Spanish. Service was fine, just not the food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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“Excellent Spanish restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This Spanish restaurant has an excellent selection of very well prepared small plates. We sat at the long, very comfortable copper bar (highly recommended if the restaurant is full). Most of the tapas plates come in small and large sizes, and the waiter helped us pick out the plate size of each dish. Four plates (two small and two large) was plenty for two people, and the wine list was excellent. The only fault we could find was that the breading on the fried dishes was a little heavy. Overall, an excellent meal. We wouldn't hesitate to go back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great fusion of Spain and NW cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Amazon menu of veg, lamb, and seafood tapas. The lamb meatballs were only surpassed by the burgers. The nachos and halibut were a little overwhelmed by the chorizo (great if you love the Spanish sausage). great atmosphere with Art Deco lights, mirrored walls and backlit bar.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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