La Rambla Restaurant & Bar
238 NE Third Street
McMinnville, OR 97128Neighborhood:
SpanishPrice: $30 and under
La Rambla Restaurant & Bar
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.laramblaonthird.com/
- Phone: 5034352126
- 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: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
- 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
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
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La Rambla Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since May 5, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (48)neighborhood gem (37)special occasion (31)notable wine list (28)romantic (23)good for groups (14)hot spot (11)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
- Excellent restaurant in McminnvilleOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/30/2014La Rambla Restaurant & Bar should be number one on your list of restaurants in McMinnville. Everything from service and food are excellent.I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/24/2014Excellent service- server was very kowledgable about the Food and wine. Great, authentic tapas although some were extremely salty.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- LaRamblaMaryPatDined on 8/19/2014We got there incredibly early (4:30) and had the place to ourselves for a while. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was great! Would definitely return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent PaellaLovesfoodDined on 8/9/2014This was our first time to La Rambla, we would definitely go back if we were in the McMinnville area. The paella was delicious, we ordered the small along with two small plate tapas and had MORE than enough to eat. Everything was delicious and service was great!Special Features:
- Service and food were excellentDiningdogloversVIPDined on 8/3/2014All the plates we had were excellent. If you don't enjoy spices and are more into traditional fair then you may be disappointed. This restaurant definitely lives up to its counterparts in Barcelona.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tim Oregon CityOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/2/2014Great food, wonderful location. The Paella is wonderful. Better than we ever had in Spain!
- Delish!yummmmDined on 7/31/2014Always a great place to try new things! We just ordered a bunch of tapas and they were all to die for! Definitely will be coming back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not like it used to bejimmgtsciDined on 7/29/2014We drove from Newport to have our anniversary dinner at La Rambla, which we had been too several times before, and were very disappointed. The waitress was not familiar to us and there were several ways she provided less than stellar service, we asked for an ice bucket for our wine and it never came, we asked for our salads to be 'very lightly dressed' and they were soaking in dressing, she was AWOL most of the time, we finished our bottle of wine and I asked for another wine by glass and it only came after we finished eating so I sent it back. We never got our water refilled until we asked for our check. Also, we ordered had several items and they were all just terrible. We won't ever be going back since it's a hike to get there.
- Great place McMinvilleBetzRVIPDined on 7/24/2014Wonderful food if you want just a few tapas or a complete dinner- Great drinks and wine!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Needs managementWestcoastwinoDined on 7/23/2014Food was good, but service poor. Server delivered 3 entrees to our 4 top, and we assumed she'd be back with the fourth. After 10 minutes, we began looking for her; she was chatting at the bar. We tried to signal for service to no avail. Had to flag down another server, who said all she could do was tell our server. After another 10-15 minutes, the entree was finally delivered to our fourth member, who had to eat while the rest of us waited. There was no apology or even a comped dessert. We'll definitely never return or recommend.
- Fitting End to Vacation!wineguyDined on 7/21/2014My family and I were vacationing in Oregon. We spent the last couple of days in McMinnville visiting some of the local wineries. On our last night, we had dinner at La Rambla on the recommendation of one of our winery hosts. What a great place! Everything we ordered was unique, flavorful and satisfying. Kudos to the Lamb Nachos, Red Tuna, Paella and of course the Churros...what a great way to end a vacation!Special Features:
- Over ratedOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 7/18/2014Calamari overcooked. Salad good. Flat bread pizza fair.
- An enjoyable lunchBurntKandleDined on 7/15/2014Met relatives there for late lunch on a Tuesday. We were about the only ones there so I imagine it is far busier in the evening. Food was unique and very well prepared. Wine list is extensive. Service was great, friendly and even though we stayed beyond the lunch closing time we were never made to feel like it was time to leave. Absolutely recommend this place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Slow service, ok foodFishLoverDined on 7/14/2014Although we were seated quickly, it took nearly 30 minutes to receive our first course. This was an "artisan" cheese tray that was at best - grocery store quality. While the garlic shrimp were fantastic, the rest was average. It is a fine stop for dinner, but not the outstanding tapas we were expecting.
- A Must when in McMinnvillePDXJohnVIPDined on 7/13/2014Food is outstanding. Had a variety of dishes and shared with the table. Order the Paella. It is well worth the wait (we just sat down and ordered it before looking at the menu, and they were fine with that). Will be back.Special Features:
- Too loud to talk.....happyeaterVIPDined on 7/11/2014While the food ( small plates/tapas ) was excellent and the service great.....the noise level was unbearable. The people at the next table got up and left. My husband and I were unable to hear each other across the table.Special Features:
- Excellent place to dine in MAC!JewelyDined on 7/11/2014The cheese here is very good! We also had the flank steak and Oregon Mushroom flatbread and everything was delicious! Very extensive wine list and the food is so unique. (I love using Open Table to make reservations because it makes it so easy.)Special Features:
- A Delightful RespiteWinodogDined on 7/7/2014The 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.Special Features:
- Disappointing Return VisitOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 6/28/2014When 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.Special Features:
- ChariDined on 6/27/2014Been here twice and both times the food was FAbulous!!Special Features:
- Outstanding!LynnyDined on 6/16/2014The salmon with sweet potato hash and the padrone peppers were our favorites! Excellent experience!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Gem in wine countrynonnacarolDined on 6/15/2014We 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 4funeatsDined on 6/14/2014The food was excellent. It was fun trying different things throughout the evening. The wait staff was excellent and very friendly and helpful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great RestaurantboblovesfoodDined on 6/7/2014Excellent food and service! I wish it were in my neighborhood.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 5/26/2014Our 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great cap to a day if wine tasting!ChuckyDined on 5/23/2014It 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Spain in McMinnvilleOREGONNEWBIEDined on 5/9/2014We 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!!!! VSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Disappointed BirthdayBonnieDined on 5/8/2014Really 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.Special Features:
- DISAPPOINTEDSalemAtty1Dined on 5/5/2014We 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.
- The following 142 reviews are from the La Rambla Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
- good service, disappointing foodrosieVIPDined on 5/3/2014We'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.
- good food selectionspaulajeanVIPDined on 5/1/2014We enjoyed the selection of tapas and had a good variety of tapas which were prepared wellSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It was a Happy Birthday ChoiceAfanDined on 4/30/2014This 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful Seafood StewDrinkyVIPDined on 4/12/2014Aside 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.Special Features:
- Very unique!JewelyDined on 4/4/2014The 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.Special Features:
- Great Date NightRileyCDined on 3/29/2014I 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wish you had a Portland site!rkowDined on 3/23/2014We 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.Special Features:
- Little McMinnville jewelrafaeltcVIPDined on 3/22/2014Overall 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.Special Features:
- No Chicharones!SelbyDODined on 3/15/2014There 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- first time visitorssharonDined on 3/8/2014Really 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.Special Features:
- Charming as alwaysEpoisseFanDined on 3/8/2014Having 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!Special Features: