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“Fun and Vibrant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bravas

Bravas
Ranked #7 of 95 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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249 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Fun and Vibrant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very busy place! Thankfully we had reservations. No tables available outdoors so we were seated right by the front door. Very noisy. Our waitress seemed overwhelmed and not very friendly. We took her suggestions for the most popular tapas. Lots of unusual selections which we enjoy seeing at a restaurant. The clams were awesome! The paella and goat meatballs were fun to try. Our waitress helped us pair a couple of wines with our food but we enjoyed the sangria, best. This would be a fun place to go as a local to try different unusual foods every month. The food was not outstanding but we appreciated the variety of the menu and the opportunity to try something different. Also, its nice to have small tastes of food and not be committed to a huge entree.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento, California
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Just so so”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I was rather disappointed. Based on other reviews I was expecting better, but all of the dishes we had were just average. We came for lunch with a party of six and tried a variety of the tapas. I've definitely had better. The service was okay, but again, nothing special.

Visited January 2014
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sacramento
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187 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Very good tapas, few misses”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

We sat on the patio, which is very nice, with tables far apart. We enjoyed most of the tapas. The boquerones, Spanish anchovies, were too salty. The Andalusian style gazpacho was delicious, but creamy and very filling. The duck meatballs served on tiny buns were just OK. The scallops were delicious as was the watermelon salad. We will be back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ucddoc
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Berkeley, CA
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Paella Ever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

A group of 8 of us dined al fresco in July at this lovely place not far off the main plaza in Healdsburg, and we all agreed, the paella was one of the best things we'd ever had (and one of us is a professional chef in San Francisco). The chef made it in a big paella pan in the courtyard for all to see, over a very hot wood fire. It's only served Fri-Sat nights, and it's well worth a special trip to have it (order it as soon as you get there, it goes quickly!). It was full of great meats and seafood, and rich with olive oil, saffron, etc. Can't begin to say how good it was. And we also tried about 10 tapas plates among us, and loved nearly all of them (pigs ears, not so much). The bacon wrapped stuffed dates and duck meatball bocadillo were to die for. The fresh anchovies and green beans, oh my god. Really good sangria too. The teenagers in our group loved the Strauss soft serve ice cream w/ goat milk caramel and strawberries. Yes, we'll go back. Fun place, too--lively and well suited for our big group.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank loriPBerkeley
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Sacramento
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Terrific Tapas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had a wonderful tapas lunch, everything was delicious, especially the steamed clams, with the pan oliva. I would also suggest the Selby Grenache, really good, and unavailable at the winery!
Request Spencer, as a waiter if you can, he was a delight.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Meg408
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