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Toro Bravo

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120 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212-3791
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

was recommended by our hotel. Great tapas restaurant--every dish we had was wonderful. Its a good thing we don't live in Portland or we'd be overweight from dining there all the time.

Thank GlacierParkLover
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's start by talking about the 2 hr wait just to get a table. Yes that was 2 hrs and since there is no place to sit while waiting, you stand the whole time. You can order drinks and limited menu items while you wait. The sangria is delicious. Good wine selection. The tapas style of eating is fun and... More 

Thank rmjone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Before the red eye we decided to have one last dinner. We were not disappointed. We sat at the chef's table which was art in motion. I would highly suggest this restaurant. Just go early.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Spanish food. Having spent considerable time I San Sebastián Spain, this restaurant would fit right in. We arrived at 6 pm on a Tuesday and were seated immediately. The service was top-notch throughout our meal. Friendly and attentive, they explained each dish in great detail. We had the Chef's tasting menu and the cheese board. It was all great.... More 

Thank Michael H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My second time back. The atmosphere still good and the staff outstanding. Food was enjoyable but seemed not as great last time. 3 of the 5 of us came down with apparent food poisoning the next day. We stayed till closing and it was still fun and vibrant there.

Thank OutdoorLover4Life
White Plains
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Toro bravo is a wonderful restaurant for small plates. Although the wait can be long, we were seated in about 20 minutes. While waiting we had a drink and starter. The four of use shared a variety of small plates including vegan choices and each was better than the previous one. The plates were small but the four of us... More 

Thank Chuck U
Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived in Spain for a number of years I can say that the food at Toro Bravo is very authentic. The dates wrapped in bacon, the tortilla Espanola, and the salt cod fritters are wonderful. The house smoked coppa steak is always a big hit. The wait can be long and the restaurant is loud but the food is... More 

Thank portlandpam
Mesa, Arizona
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and i really liked this place....would have given 5 stars, but my husband's jamon-wrapped chicken was only so so. The rest, however was wonderful. First of all, staff was very pleasant and attentive. Then we had the most amazing Albaiño ever to drink. The cheese platter was out of sight...lots of unusual and delicious selections, served with tasty... More 

Thank Trina R
Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

My husband and I had a date night and came to Toro Bravo. We decided to get the Chef's Choice since we hadn't been there and couldn't decide. OMG! It was delicious. My favorite was the Spanish Kiss, a olive puree magically made into a pouch then filled with divine olive oil. It is delicate on your tongue then there... More 

Thank Wildtrvlr
Maynard, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Excellent food across the board. Very fresh ingredients, great flavors, and lots of options to sample. Service was excellent. The red sangria is delicious. The white sangria was just okay. There is a long wait which is fine as they have standing tables inside and out so you can start your meal while waiting.

Thank Bruce S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212-3791
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503.281.4700

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