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Brazo

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75 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4504 (State Street)
+1 603-431-0050
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Hours:
Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Concord, New Hampshire
1 review
4 of 5 stars 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 The inside is a little outdated but the food and service is on point.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 

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Thank sunkisses1324
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1 of 5 stars 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 

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5 of 5 stars 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!

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1 Thank Marian E
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars 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 

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Ellen G
New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Roxanne G
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

This was a nice stop this evening for a date night. The service was great and the food was decent. I wouldn't say either of our meals were significantly great, but it was enjoyable. If you were looking for something different, you could do worse.

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Thank Jeff P
West Newbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

I chose the first line from Santana's song for the title of this review because Brazo has a rhythm that makes it wonderful. We had a reservation for 6:45 on Saturday night and they seated us immediately when we arrived. They was valet parking out front, so we didn't have to ride around looking for a parking space. The restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $50
Cuisine
American, Latin, South American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4504
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-0050
Description
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!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?