While visiting Portland in July we were given the restaurant recommendation from a local friend. We were not disappointed!! Toro Bravo is an amazing little Spanish restaurant specializing in tapas, located on the other side of the bridge from downtown ($10-15 cab ride each way). When we arrived the restaurant was full with people waiting outside. But as we'd been told by a friend, the Secret Society lounge next door (and upstairs) was a great place to enjoy pre-dinner drinks. The hostess called us when a table was ready, which was actually quite quick (barely made it through our first drink and she'd called). We were seated at a large communal table near the front, which was fine by us as half the fun was seeing what everyone else was ordering. The service was awesome, our waiter made some great recommendations and allowed us to have a nice leisurely meal. We would order a few plates (which are small but allow for a few bites each), share them, order a few more. There was four of us and we made quite a dent in the menu, not sure how many plates we had in total. Don't go to this place if you don't like to share your food (and I know some people don't). You must try to Braised Torpedo Onions with Salbitxada sauce...amazing! We ordered it twice, so delicious! An added bonus was they had a huge variety of gluten options, which was surprising and awesome as it made sharing much easier. Overall, Toro Bravo was awesome and we will most definitely be back next time we visit Portland.
We were die-hard Andina's fans, but have now joined team Toro Bravo
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