I love trying different tapas restaurants in different cities. Bravas made the list of places to try, I wasn't disappointed. I had reserved a five pm table through Open Table (they don't take later reservations), and while I indicated that my party of four was there for several celebrations, the hostess made no mention of it. But she did secure us the last outside table which was very pleasant on the back patio (it was a gorgeous day). Perhaps the garden seats were available? We were only offered the patio.
We love padron peppers and tried Bravas version. We would have preferred just the peppers being offered without the chorizo glazed in cider (a little too crisply cooked). We also tried the calamari which is delicious (large pieces), along with the Duck Meatball sliders (this was recommended to us by another friend). Not my favorite. The sauce was very good, the buns were moist, but the meatballs were just so so (the texture was off for me). Excellent papas bravas (potatoes), but we noticed other diners had the sauce on the side which we will know in the future to have done for our plates (even for the calamari, they asked for the pesto sauce to be served in a separate bowl). All the cheese selections as part of the cheese plate were delicious along with the fig preserves--can't go wrong with cheese! And we were brave enough to also try (along with Duck Meatballs) pork "cheek" sandwiches. These tasted a lot like pot roast, so don't be shy to try! The waitress gave us her suggestions, also, and was very attentive.
The best part about Bravas is being able to try a little of everything. There is an extensive menu along with wonderfully crisp and potent sangria (I had the white). I hope to visit again to sample other little plates!