Bravas Bar de Tapas
Bravas Bar de Tapas

Bravas Bar de Tapas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barbravas.com/
  • Phone: 7074337700x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Sunday through Thursday: 11:30am-9:00pm

    Friday and Saturday: 11:30am-10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Mark Stark
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Stark & Co. Catering

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bravas Bar de Tapas
"One of the top 20 tapas restaurants in the US" - Travel + Leisure

Traditional Spanish and modern tapas-style dining in Wine Country by James Beard nominees Mark and Terri Stark. Large plates to share, including Paella. Local and Spanish wines, sangria, and Spanish-inspired cocktails including a variety of gin and tonics. Dine indoors or out, year-round. Please state a preference of indoor or outdoor seating upon making your reservation. Thank you.
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Bravas Bar de Tapas reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (126)fit for foodies (114)neighborhood gem (63)great for lunch (50)good for groups (50)hot spot (39)special occasion (35)vibrant bar scene (29)notable wine list (24)romantic (21)great for brunch (20)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Awesome food - outstanding service
    DougVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I travel all over the country for work and fun. This by far is one of the top restaurants I've experienced. The tapas selections are inventive. The service is outstanding. Our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive and fun! The outdoor dining ambience was so relaxing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in our backyard!
    Jarsgal
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We headed up to Bravas for an easy and relaxing evening....and a friends recommendation. Our waiter was fantastic and the tapas were delicious. I think that this is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious tapas!
    Jadoremanger
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was great! Alcoholic pear drink with tequila and sangria were delicious beverages...& we really liked the ambience at the bar out back. Friendly place too!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Bavas
    reikikat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Most of the plates were wonderful and easily shared by 2. I was a little disappointed with the Tuna Belly Salad - I thought it would have fresh tuna belly. The maitaki mushrooms,scallops,Patatas, octopus and Manchgo sausages were all wonderful. Service was a little slow at the end. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved everything
    DinnerDateVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We came here for a birthday lunch, had 4 people, ordered 8 different tapas (including 1 dessert) and had the perfect amount of food. We loved everything, but especially the duck meatball bocadillo, goat cheese tostada, roasted red beets, and the Maitake mushrooms. The service was excellent and you can't beat the outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tapas
    KLeong
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Good selection of tapas. However flavors were not to our liking. The grilled calamari came out lukewarm and not too flavorful. Tuna belly salad was actually like tuna from a can. Avoid this dish. Grilled shrimp had a nice flavor but overcooked.
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  • Bravas Bar de Tapas is outstanding!
    BerkeleyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We have dined at BBDT about 4 or 5 times in the last year and each meal was excellent. The food is very flavorful, well-priced, well-presented and made with the freshest ingridients. We have taken friends from all parts of the US there and they heartily agree with us! Be sure to make a stop a BBDT the next time you are in Healdsburg-- you will be very glad you did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Food
    Rocky
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This restaurant has some of the best food in the Valley. Every dish I've tried is delicious. My favorite dish are the braised pork cheek sliders! Need I say more:)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great with friends
    BrunchLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Loved sitting outside, food is consistently good, thank you for allowing dogs!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spain in Healdsberg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    IF...you like variety, if you enjoy a unique dining experience, if you enjoy seeking out unusual dishes you will find Bravas bar Tapas a place to visit time after time. A great place to take a friend,celebrate an important day, or to just enjoy the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad night
    GBGG
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have been here several times, but on this last visit the food was not up to par. The quail, which I have ordered several times, was a smaller portion and not as good as last time, the meat was tough and not as flavorful. The pigs ears we had last year, this year you could barely eat them they were so big and tough. The calamari portion was disappointing for the price. The steak, however, was great. I am hoping the chef has not changed, because last month the food was excellent. Our first food got to the table before the wine. We love the casual, outdoor area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely evening
    Diningre2VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The tapas are wonderful, lots of interesting flavors. The crab dish and the mushroom dishes were awesome. All the food was great!!!!!!!!! Nice to have indoor and outdoor options. Great service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Jessica
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Loved Bravas! Everything we had was delicous and unique. Our server gave us great recommendations and took great care of us (forget his name). The Paella was the best thing I ate that night, I would highly recommend it and go back just for that. Cocktails were great too. Fun spot for all ages and food preferences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andrea
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great recommendation from friends. Each dish was as delicious as the one before. Great to sit outside (yay for heated lamps) and then have a drink at the bar after. Clams and croquetas were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent tapas
    spun69VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Received recommendation from a few different wine servers about this place. Was no disappointed. Nice selection of tapas dishes. Outdoor area in back is great on summer evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last Stop
    Table4Six
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our last stop after a great day of wine tasting. We had a party of 8. We were greeted warmly by the wait staff and promptly seated. I think we actually ordered everything on the menu. Not really but we kept ordering tapas and one was better then the next. Our favorites, the bacon wrapped dates, the paella, the calimari and the steak. We could not stop talking about this place. Definitely a place we will be returning to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best pig ears anywhere!
    Cotati4food
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Such a fun time, but go with a group so you can try many dishes. Be brave and try things that are out of your comfort zone, you will love it all! Ask for a table outside to watch the fire show!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful tapas
    TravlrJ
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    great tapas and service. Cold beet salad was amazing. Rum balls are made fresh and just fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real treat
    lsm50
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was tapas dining at its' best. The range of dishes was wide, so there was plenty of choices to make. The sherry flights were much appreciated -- really showed us how good sherry can be with food. The staff were very open and friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. All in all, a really fine experience -- it deserves every good review it has ever gotten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambiance, but food was OK
    WindsorMama
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I was very excited to try Bravas, but the food was a bit of a dissapointment. The Wine and beer choices were good as were the beets and bacon wrapped dates. The Paella had much to be desired as it had very little safron and tasted extremely salty. The iberico ham was just OK as well...nothing compared to the iberico ham I had in Spain. I may go back for a drink and appetizer, but not for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't miss anything on the menu
    Bingbing
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We went here for lunch on Monday and liked it so much brought a group back for lunch on Tuesday. Love tapas because of the sharing of food and conversation. Very good wine list, including many Spanish wines that pair well with the food. Extensive, eclectic, well...tapas menu. Everything we tried was of absolutely fresh ingredients, well-seasoned/spiced, nicely presented and left us wanting more (calamari; tomato and watermelon salad; bacalao; chicken, ham, manchego croquets; beet salad; and save room for the rum balls...to name just a few). Very nice patio and outdoor bar, great waitstaff (all of whom work with each other to serve you, so you never have to wait on "your" waiter!). In all, pleasurable and relaxing dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Tapas portions with a California twist. Great variety of dishes and flavors. Paella was saltier than it should be. Wine selection is very good. Will probably return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas Reigns
    AmadorZinMan63
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was our fifth time to visit Bravas. We just happened to go on their opening night, and have returned with friends when they visit from out of town. Each time the food seems to get better. I enjoy the small plate concept and the Starks are masters of it. We live about two blocks from Willy's and it's hard not to go there more often than we do. The service was personal and done with skill professionalism. We took a couple of bottles of wine with us and purchased one off of their very excellent wine list. They were nice enough to comp both of our bottles. Just to give readers a heads up, get a dish that has their romesco sauce on it. My favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service
    AuntieSchmem
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The sharing & tasting part of tapas bars is the best part! All the food was great, except the chicken croquettes, which were too salty for my taste. I mentioned it to the server & she said she hears that a lot. Kitchen: When servers hear they're too salty "a lot," it might be time to rethink that croquette recipe! There was no AC, so the place really too hot. AC would make a huge difference. We will DEFINITELY be back, but not in the summer. The food was great, the price was very reasonable, the servers & bussing staff were great - polite & helpful but not pushy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, no wine glasses!
    Birminghamtravelbug
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great tapas, but when you bring a $150 dollar bottle of wine don't think it's too much to expect a wine glass! They use beakers and whilst I appreciate the Spanish/casual approach which is fine for everyday drinking, don't think it's very appropriate for wine country when you bring a special bottle. They have a pingus on their own list - would be pretty upset if they poured that into a beaker too - think at least some advance warning required before they open your bottle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Stark triumph
    Barbara
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Bravas is as wonderful as the other Stark restaurants, all of which count as my favorites. I love the small plate concept, and the Spanish flavors make this more unique and interesting. Four of us shared eight different tapas, and each was delicious. We loved the Sangria, too. The outdoor patio is delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GregS
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had nice outdoor seating area, but the late morning was too cool for us to enjoy. Food was properly sized and well prepared, but more expensive than a similar styled place near home. Overall very good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty, interesting tapas
    CarpeDiemVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Hidden away on a side street in downtown Headsburg is this charming authentic tapas eatery. inside and outside sections with comfortable though simple chairs. Nice list of Spanish style wines and sherries. Croquettes to die for, flavorful skirt steak. Good service. Surprizingly inexpensive, for this area. I drive through this area every two weeks and this will be on my short list of food stops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd Class when booked thru you!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have dined here numerous times. Unfortunately, I think that Open Door clients are often treated as 2nd Class citizens, when we book through Open Table. We arrived early for a 6:00 PM reservation. At least 75% of the restaurant was empty, but even though we had reservations through Open Table, we were told we could not eat outside. We are "locals" and will now call directly for reservations as I think Open Table doesn't have the local clout.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Healdsburg at its best!
    luv2travel
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Warm night in Healdsburg, eating on the patio under the huge pine tree--smells of pine, cinnamon, chili and lime. Food absolutely yummy, cocktails amazing--people watching fascinating. Who are these people? We could almost be on the Adriatic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good
    Alycat77
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Not very busy on a Sunday evening but after waiting 5 plus minutes for a server we had to alert hostess that no one had come to our table. Server came and apologized that she hadn't seen us because she wasn't wearing her glasses. Really?! Service was ok after that but I was kinda worried that I might get the wrong food considering the server forgot her glasses. Food was mediocre considering it was Starks. Glad we ate outside because the inside was like as hot as an oven. Wished I'd seen the kitchen beforehand because it looked small and dirty. Would not return even if the food was free.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Paella and Friends
    BBphoto
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful, outdoor dinner with new friends at Bravas this past Saturday night. As we walked to our table in the back patio, the Paella chef was just putting the finishing touches on his dish. We put an order for 4 in as soon as we were seated and enjoyed this dish as an appetizer while perusing the menu. The flavors were outstanding. We shared several additional appetizers before ordering the trout which came with a kale salad; nicely presented and plenty for the four of us to share. The service was excellent and we once again enjoyed the vibrant crowd and nice music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great dining experience!
    Nellie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was delicious but I didn't give it 5 stars since the paella was almost cold. It was cooked outside over charcoal which gave it great flavor, but each portion is taken fom this enormous skillet over time so there's no way to keep the portions that come from the end of it warm. Still loved it though. Also ended up eating at the bar (which was very fun) since our reserved table wasn't available for at least a half hour after the time we made the reservation for. Didn't bother us though since the vibe at the small outside bar was great. When we are in this area again, we would absolutely go back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly, Nothing Special
    Lexylux
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We celebrated a birthday lunch at Bravas last Thursday. When I made the reservation I mentioned that it was a special birthday lunch and we would love a special table on the patio. On arrival we were seated right in the middle of the patio, surrounded by other tables, nothing special. The patio area is very well kept and there is an outdoor bar. With live music I could see the area being really fun for drinks. Our service was horrible. We had to ask after our dishes more than once. The food was mediocre. We had to search for crab meat in the crab and vermicelli dish and both the prawns and scallops were over cooked and tasted a bit fishy and not fresh. One of the dishes was burnt beyond edible. We had to request a replacement. Boo ;(
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Absolutely amazing food- Creative tapas, perfectly cooked, the best "Andalusian" gazpacho we have ever had, delicious sangria. Helpful, efficient, friendly service.Modest restaurant in decor; relaxed setting with bar outside, as well as some tables indoors. Reasonable prices. In an environment of excellent Sonoma restaurants, Bravas is more than worth a reservation. Too good to be true! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Healdsburg Hit
    Zinman
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    great rear patio. very diverse menu to many to remember but all very good. Doug C.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific tapas
    LGFoodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was terrific and we enjoyed the wine. Our experience was tarnished by the very warm space they gave us (front window). The windows do not open and it became uncomfortably warm, and the server did little to remedy the situation. Other than that, though, we enjoyed our meal. We indulged in the tapas style by choosing all small plates, declining the server's suggestion to have the tomahawk steak. My personal favorite of the evening was the watermelon salad which was really refreshing and tasty. We also liked the patatas bravas though we probably didn't need to double up since the portion was large. The mitaki mushroom, skirt steak and spinach were also delicious. We'll definitely return though we'll ask for a table outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small delicious plates!
    lmhrun
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    As long as you are prepared to order several small dishes to get full (it is tapas after all) then you are in for a treat. My husband and I are hearty eaters so we got 7 tapas & a couple drinks and were full afterwards. Server was attentive and helpful. Tortilla espanola (with the amazing aioli) is a must. The skirt steak was fantastic. The jamon iberco was tasty (and our server did warn us that it is JUST the jamon) -a little pricey for just the jamon, but tastey none the less. Chorizo -yum. Patatas bravas, good but not a must. Pan oliva with a lot of garlic, but went well with jamon iberco. Can't go wrong with the sangria -with cava is my favorite, but white and red also tasty. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo!
    AdventurousFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Bravas is local for me. Owned by restauranteurs who own several other nearby restaurants, it by far THE BEST! The cocktails are adventurous, but not over the top. Each of the small plates are are unique. The pan tomate is to die for, often requiring a second order. With a few seasonal changes, we always find new adventures and old favorites. The small interior dining area and bar located in an old house are cozy on a Fall evening but the outdoor bar and dining area are fantastic on a warm Summer eve. BRAVO Bravas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go on Friday and Sat night
    deezee
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Get the Paella! It's made only outdoors those two nights and is a can't miss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic