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La Rambla Restaurant & Bar
La Rambla Restaurant & Bar

La Rambla Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laramblaonthird.com
  • Phone: (503) 435-2126
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner: 5 - 9pm
    Happy Hour Weekdays: 4pm to 6pm
    Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays January thru March
    Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Jesse Valle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cowls
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking and Public Lot in rear of restaurant.
A word from La Rambla Restaurant & Bar
La Rambla is the ideal destination for anyone looking to enjoy a culinary gem nestled in the heart of Oregon's Wine Country. One of the Willamette Valley's most unique dining experiences. Deftly blending Spanish influences and classics with the freshest ingredients the Northwest has to offer. One look at the satisfying tapas menu, and you'll be tempted by such classics as Sauteed Garlic Chili Shrimp with Calabrian chilies, Oregon Mushroom Cocas with arugula and Classic Paella. The wine list, one of the most extensive in the state, has won Wine Spectator 'Awards of Excellence', Wine Enthusiasts ' Most Friendly Wine Restaurants', Oregon Wine Press 'Superior Cellar Award' with entries form Oregon and Spain. A large selection of Spirits and Cocktails as well. La Rambla delivers a memorable culinary experience for an intimate meal to groups ready to top off a day of wine tasting with good food and good company.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was excellent, prepared well and delivered in a timely manner. They had a good selection of small plates. They also had a nice selection of Northwest wines and Spanish wines. The bar is beautiful. It was a bit noisy, but that was partly due to someone at the bar imbibing too much. A very enjoyable experience - I'll return."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "When we entered the restaurant for our 5:30pm reservation the atmosphere was stuffy and there were only a few people dining. We inquired about the two window tables that were open but were told they were packed that evening and they were reserved. We only noticed two servers while we were there. The table next to us which arrived much later were well attended to and received their food much sooner than we did. Our waiter made us feel like we were inconveniencing him. Our meal lagged and lagged all the while 2/3rds of the tables always remained empty. Very disappointing. With so many top-notch restaurants in McMinnville, we won't go back any time soon. Disappointing."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Been here twice and both times the food was FAbulous!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have dined at La Rambla many times. We love the option of tapas plates and the smaller portions. The menu is imaginative and the food mostly excellent. Wine selection is fun and the martini's (if you've had your fill of wine) are excellent. We have never been wooed away from the tapas so cannot speak to the paella. Enjoy"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The salmon with sweet potato hash and the padrone peppers were our favorites! Excellent experience!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We found this restaurant on a trip through wine country- thanks to OpenTable. We chose to graze through the Tapas - and each one was better than the last! Thanks to Juan, our server, the service was wonderful - helpful but unobtrusive. We are looking forward to our next trip through the area - this restaurant will definitely be on our list!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent. It was fun trying different things throughout the evening. The wait staff was excellent and very friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent food and service! I wish it were in my neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our dinner and our server, Juan were excellent! My husband and I had never been to a Spanish restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised! The food was earthy and spicy and fresh. We had tapas so we had a variety and Juan gave us great recommendations. We will definitely go back to try some of the other dishes on the menu. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "It was my 38th birthday celebration, so we had a large group. The staff had our table all ready to go, which was perfectly located near the bar. We brought several bottles of wine with us from our expedition that day, which the staff gladly corked for us. The food was amazing; we ordered only tapas to share with our group. Our bill broke down to $24 per person when we were done...I would've paid triple that it was so good. I'm definitely going back!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We enjoyed tapas and paella with a fantastic bottle of wine. Everything was absolutely delicious!!! We have already recommended this restaurant to several people along our wine tasting route. The lamb nachos are a must!!!! V"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Really was hoping for "sangria" and tapas for a birthday celebration with our party of six. Was informed there was no sangria in a Spanish restaurant, they were out of it. After ordering drinks, it took four trips to the bar by our waiter to bring six drinks (do they know what a bar tray is?). We then had to ask our server to please take our order or bring us some bread so we had some kind of food at the table as we had been there for quite some time. The rest of meal was delightful. Tried to contact the owner by phone the next day several times at "off" hours, they took our number but have not returned our calls."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We had dined here before this time was MUCH different: At one point our Server was MIA for quite a while. The hamburgers lagged the rest and one of the hamburgers was wrong. Asked TWICE for sugar for coffee//requested spoons for the ice cream//indicative NOT exhaustive. The topper for me - dinner out with friends to celebrate my Wife's birthday (the place she wanted to go). When the first two Diners arrived Staff inquired whether they were there for the birthday (I alerted them when I made the reservation). No mention to my Wife, no cake - nothing. I took it in stride until the neighboring table was served a birthday dessert with candle and the Staff sang Happy Birthday."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed the selection of tapas and had a good variety of tapas which were prepared well"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We'd heard great things about this place, but we were very disappointed. Aside from our salad, all the tapas we ordered were very greasy and quite salty. Our server was friendly and attentive, but the food was not good."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This was our second visit and we're now convinced that it may be the outstanding special event "go to" place. The food was excellent and exceeded only by Juan's service. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Aside from a host/hostess issue -- we had a reservation, and were greeted but forgotten - we stood at the door while another couple who came in after us was greeted and seated. After about ten minutes, we took seats at the bar. The bartender was very busy, but very pleasant and gave us good service. We had a seafood stew special that was very flavorful and fresh, and the arugula and roasted beet salad was wonderful. Our martinis were delicious and we had a very nice time. Our previous experiences at La Rambla were very good."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food here is very unique and delicious! The wine and the service are also great. It is tucked away in eclectic downtown McMinnville, OR and is one of the best restaurants in the area. Since it isn't a very large place, I love being able to book a table online."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The tapas were tasty with an interesting variety for us to sample. The wine list is comprehensive. Our Monday nite dinner was excellent."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I took my wife here last Saturday night for a start to a evening out. When we arrived the restaurant was completely full except the table that we had reserved. Even though the restaurant was at capacity our service was exceptional. The cocktails where wonderful, done perfectly. My only knock on the place is that the food is a little on the salty side. It may be that I dont know a lot about spanish food and perhaps i didn't order wisely. I loved the shrimp app. I will be going back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Overall we liked this place a lot. They have a nice wine selection at pretty decent prices, the food was really good, and the service was excellent. Definitely try the paella, it is probably one of the best we've had in the US, and the 45-minute wait is totally worth it."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Food was amazing. Atmosphere appropriate for a Chic Spanish Bistro. The food is definitely sourced from local region. Creative menu. Wish I could have tried one of the cocktails, but was designated driver. Amazing restaurant in the heart of McMinnville."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "There was a wonderful review of this restaurant that stated how good their Chicerones are, so we drove an hour to get there. Unfortunately the Chef that was responsible for this dish has since moved on. However we found the rest of the food to be a delight. Both my wife and our granddaughter enjoyed there meals and tried several small plates, and all loved the paella. Every dish was delicious and the service was outstanding. We are fortunate to have so many good restaurants in Oregon wine country and I include La Rambla as one of them."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the tapas choices and found a couple more wines to add to our favorites list. Felt like we were well taken care of with the exception of missing one order placement (45 min prep on the paella). Will definitely be back to enjoy this place again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Having eaten at La Rambla many times, there were no surprises because they maintain a high standard - varied menu, excellently prepared, a diverse wine selection in a cozy atmosphere with attentive but not fawning service. I'll keep coming back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "La Rambla never disappoints; my favorite restaurant in town. Rumor has it they opened up a new place next door?"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Very disappointed in my latest meal here. The quality and service both have both been dropping over the last few visits. I won't be going back to what was a favorite spot for tapas. The paella was missing chorizo (second time this has happened.) The servers were pleasant but failed to check in with us for long stretches of time. Have to look for a new tapas place...."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Fantastic service, food, experience. The Tapas are amazing. No need to try the dinner menu. We had the cheese plate with 5 different cheeses (I asked the waitress to choose as I had no idea what was what) and they were all fantastic, as were the shrimp, lamb meatballs and the stuffed pepper tapas. I can't wait to go back! This restaurant alone is a reason to visit McMinnville!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Let's start with the good- the food. the tapas were good. The salads were tasty. That's about where the good ends. Our server, while pleasant, provided poor service. In fact, even though multiple servers commented they would come back with more water, it took 20 minutes! I had to ask our server multiple times. They pack you in at tables so close, they actually shift tables just to let you get out. I heard two couples ( that didn't know each other) actually introduce themselves because the tables were so close it was as if they were dining together! This was not the experience I had expected. We came from out of town and had heard the food was good. Unfortunately, the entire experience overshadowed the food. I definitely would not go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We made a reservation for Valentines Weekend and enjoyed the option of a set menu with wine pairings. As we arrived, every table was full and we had to wait about 30 minutes for a table to clear for us. We decided to wait at the bar and try a cocktail. This was a big mistake. Both my husband and I received cocktails that were not representational of the description in the menu, and were missing key ingredients. I will never have a drink here again. I highly recommend the food and wine and the service was great. I just think they were overwhelmed with the number of people they were trying to serve, and I am not sure that the person behind the bar was competent. I would come back any time."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was good, other service was debatable. A person in our group was served a drink in a glass that had a chip right on the sipping edge. We told the waitress who didn't replace it until the 2nd time we told her. The drink was poured into a new glass which also had a chip it in... A guy at the next table had a chipped one as well. Not a dealbreaker, but pretty poor regardless."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant several times and enjoyed our experience. This time we were disappointed to be seated at a table for two with another table next to us with no space in between. The waitress had to move the table so I could get out and go to the rest room. If I wanted to be that close to another couple, I would have invited them to dinner with us! And we had reservations. When we return, we will reserve a window table."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Outstanding service and goi but not great food. Pricey and the paella was too salty."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food is incredibly tasty, rich and well prepared. If you love flavorful food with the Spanish influences using NW foods, you will love this place. The price is reasonable, the wine selection is good, service professional and food delicious. Take your time, this is not a place to hurry. Pork and lamb are the favored food items from which the menu develops. I can't say enough for the variety and prep quality. Ambience is casual but refined, pleasant without being cliche. This is a great place to wind-up before wine tasting or a follow-up to a day in the vineyards. Make the effort and go to this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fabulous menu, great service, will definitely be coming back to try the amazing Tapas menu next time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Enjoyable tapas in a relaxed setting. I found the lamb meatballs a little spicy, but I am perhaps overly sentitive. Service was great, attentive and made great recommendations of choices. Did have to keep requesting more water, again with the spice sentitivity. Plus, I was meeting with a dear old friend so the company was outstanding, but nice to have a place for a long leisurely dinner to catch up."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "This restaurant is awesome for adult dinner; the night environment is elegant and warm. It is pricy, but I think it was worthy. I really enjoy the paella dish. Also have a very large wine list."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "My friend and I went here for her birthday dinner, just the two of us, on a very quiet and slightly snowy Saturday night. We split the pasta special of the day, which was amazing (involving slices of truffles and beef over pasta), and the seafood paella, which was very good. We also had an inexpensive bottle of Rioja, which was great. Dessert was a chocolate bomb of a cake (delicious!) with a thoughtful birthday candle."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Great food and great service. Cheese plate was fantastic, bleu cheese was pretty strong but overall was great. Food comes out hot and so flavorful. Didn't ever have to ask to have my water refilled and let us enjoy our dinner. Ambiance was relaxing and just loud enough for a private conversation! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "I took my wife for our anniversary . She loved it our waiter was really nice the place was nice the food the drinks were great thanks"
    Dined on 12/3/2013