We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
75 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (State Street)
+1 603-431-0050
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 206: English reviews
Bolton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
216 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Brazo was a regular staple for us when we lived in the area and it has been 18 months since we moved away. My wife and I returned here for dinner on a November Saturday - because it was "Restaurant Week" in Portsmouth NH - we opted to book an early dinner at 5:00 PM (through Open Table app). We... More 

Thank Lyndy B
Level Contributor
282 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I had dinner here with the family in on a Saturday night. We were seated at a decent sized table for four. The atmosphere was nice and while not quiet, it was still easy to have a conversation. I had a sense that the waitress might be new when she took our drink order, but if she was she was... More 

Thank Dan L
Concord, New Hampshire
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

I came to Portsmouth to meet up with some friends and were found Brazo. What a gem. The inside is a little outdated but the food and service is on point. Started off at the bar for their Happy Hour which was $5 tapas. The plate presentation was beautiful and delicious. My friends and I moved to the dining where... More 

Thank sunkisses1324
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

What USE to be our favorite restaurant has gone down the toilet!!! Tried twice within past 8 weeks.... Once 3 of us and one meal was so salty ...it couldn't be eaten... We got offered free dessert. 2nd time...just my husband & I. He had RAW chicken...had to be returned... His 2nd choice was just ok... I tried their new... More 

2 Thank Criticlin
Level Contributor
145 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite spots! We live in Portsmouth, so we have lots of options. We are never disappointed here, though. I am not usually someone who likes eating a the bar, but I don't mind here because there's lots of space. They also have great Happy Hour specials!

1 Thank Marian E
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Ate dinner with 6 girls on a Saturday night. We all came away disappointed in our meals. 2 of the salmon dishes were under cooked (very undercooked). The waitress took them back to be re-cooked and they never came back. Everyone was done eating when the plates finally arrived. We had to ask twice. They comped for the two meals... More 

1 Thank 831meghana
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Julie, our server, was knowledgable, respectful and relaxed. Not overly enthusiastic like some servers who want to talk your ear off about how euphoric every dish on their menu is. She answered our questions and appeared to know the menu very well. The entrees came out in a timely manner. Each bite of succulent swordfish arched beautifully with crunchy, sweet... More 

Thank Ellen G
New Hampshire
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

My daughter and her dad took me here for my birthday. I had only been once before and remember it as being very good. I ordered seafood, and the flavors were excellent, but the seafood was initially overcooked. I told the server, and she took the plate back and reordered the same dish specifying that the seafood not be overcooked.... More 

Thank Roxanne G
Level Contributor
31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I've been wanting to try Brazo for a while and finally got a chance to go. We didn't have a reservation but got a seat at the bar right after they opened for he night. 15 minutes later the place was full. The bar has a nice vibe and the bartenders were all attentive, nice and knew the menu well.... More 

2 Thank Monkeygirl17
Exeter, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Sometimes they have had knock out food, sometimes it's entirely underwhelming. So they get an average rating. The drinks are good and they have nice bathrooms for those who are interested.

1 Thank anadamamanda

Travelers who viewed Brazo also viewed


Been to Brazo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $50
American, Latin, South American, Spanish
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-0050
What if Portsmouth had a fling with a Latin lover? What if mojo filled the streets, steaming with the heat of Cuban, Spanish and, Latin music. What if you could drink a caipirinha on a Tuesday night? Or enjoy our fish taco Fridays.Welcome to Brazo where the flavors of Latin and South America are completely at home in northern reaches. Its everything an exotic journey should be right in downtown Portsmouth. Viva Brazo!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Brazo and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
9 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Brazo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?