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“A Bit of Heaven in Healdsburg”
Review of Bravas

Bravas
Ranked #7 of 98 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: North
Description: Bravas brings the flair and flavors of Spain to wine country. The menu features tapas and seasonal dishes served a la plancha-all with chef Mark Stark's signature twist. Bravas introduces Sonoma County's first "Ham and Cheese Bar," serving Spanish and local cheeses, Tortilla Espanola, and Iberico ham, sliced paper thin to order by a "Hamboner." Bravas offers a selection of local and Spanish wines, sangria and Spain-inspired cocktails. Dine indoors or out. Happy Hour: Monday to Thursday from 3 pm to 5 pm
Petaluma, CA
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250 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“A Bit of Heaven in Healdsburg”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Just sitting on the back patio at Bravas was delightful. Adding handcrafted original cocktails and an excellent selection of tapas puts it at the top of our list of places to enjoy in Healdsburg. For a refreshing drink try the Dingo or the Terri- Gon-Wild. We had a variety of tapas including Bacalao and Patatas Bravas. All were delicious. The wait staff was relaxed, efficient and accommodating. We will definitely return for another enjoyable meal experience.

  • Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles
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138 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Eat here.”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

great selection of tapas. everything was either excellent or quite good. we really enjoyed eating here and the price was reasonable. highly recommend.

Visited June 2013
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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A taste of Spain the heart of Healdsburg!”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Bravas is a very welcome addition to Healdsburg's already quite impressive dining scene. Authentic tapas tastes with a local ingredient spin, Bravas is about as close to authentic Spanish tapas you will find, this side of the pond. Fresh local ingredient with imaginative spins, every dish we tried was just perfect. The pan con tomate took me right back to Barcelona with each bite; the asparagus with their lemony aioli were spot on; the pork cheek sandwiches must not be missed, and the iberico ham is the real deal. Make sure you get a table out back, order a nice bottle of wine, line up a few of their small plates to share, and have a wonderful, wonderful time. I can not recommend Bravas more! It will be joining our short list of Healdsburg favorites, for certain!

  • Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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“Best Tapas Outside of Spain”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We recently returned from Spain where we enjoyed a wide range of tapas, and we would rank Bravas with the best of the updated bars that we experienced. Everything we ordered was freshly prepared and just delicious. The grilled octopus with smoked paprika and olives, and lavender quail with sherried grapes and honey were exceptional. The specialty cocktails paired so well with the food that we chose them over an excellent selection of wines and Spanish sherries. The outdoor patio is a great venue for the food and the service was very good. Our waiter was knowledgeable, and professional in keeping with restaurant's casual ambience.

  • Visited May 2013
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Healdsburg, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bravo for Bravas”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Bravas has turned into one of our favorite spots to dine in Healdsburg whether it be for a large family sized meal or for a simple/light meal. The menu has wonderful options to fit every palate and their soft serve dessert is to die for (especially the rhubarb crumble topping!). We highly recommend the Octopus and goat cheese/caramelized onion torte as well!

  • Visited May 2013
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