La Rambla Restaurant & Bar
La Rambla Restaurant & Bar

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

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
La Rambla Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (56)neighborhood gem (43)special occasion (31)notable wine list (30)romantic (25)good for groups (17)hot spot (13)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Yummy tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great find. Dined here with friends while on vacation and we all have very different tastes and this is the perfect place to satisfy everyone. It was fun sharing food. Would recommend you order slowly as the food comes out quickly. Maybe order 3 dishes at a time and finish them and then the next 3 dishes and so on and so on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Favorite + a Find
    budgetfoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We happened upon La Rambla earlier this year on a spur of the moment overnight getaway to McMinnville. We loved it the first time around - excellent food (very affordable prices for the quality!), fantastic, genuine service, and a lovely atmosphere. It's a place you can relax and linger over your food & conversation knowing you're being well taken care of and can "indulge" without breaking the bank. We went a second time this last weekend and had the same wonderful experience. Our server was really fantastic - friendly, gave great recommendations, made us feel welcome. They were also generously accommodating to my food allergies (brought my own bread), and were happy to incorporate it into a couple of the dishes we ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceeded Expectations!
    flan1000
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Researched places to dine near my B&B and chose La Rambla. The food was crazy good! I would strongly recommend you listen to your servers suggestions on choice selections. We did and loved every last bite. Piquillo stuffed peppers, shrimp, empanadas, and spinach salad...each and every one of the bites delectable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant in Mcminnville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    La Rambla Restaurant & Bar should be number one on your list of restaurants in McMinnville. Everything from service and food are excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    erinsw
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went for the paella but I found it a bit undercooked and not that flavorful. We also tried the lamb nachos which had good flavor but way too much meat. Drinks were strong but really not that great. We skipped on dessert because we just weren't that impressed with it. Wished we would have tried the french restaurant that everyone was raving about instead :-(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent service- server was very kowledgable about the Food and wine. Great, authentic tapas although some were extremely salty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaRambla
    MaryPat
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional Spanish in Oregon
    Michelinstar
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We booked the same day and got a table for 2. The restaurant is open plan and we were thankful we booked ahead as it is popular and other couples had to either wait or eat at the bar. The restaurant is basically decorated but that all works well with the focus on service and food. Being in McMinnville we had been doing wine tours and so brought a bottle to the restaurant and that was not an issue with a $20 corkage fee. For the dinner we decided on a couple of tapas dishes first followed by seafood paella. The tapas dishes were really good, garlic shrimp and pork. The paella was as good as I have been served in Grenada though at the end we were both stuffed. Great value food and would definitely recommend it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Paella
    Lovesfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and food were excellent
    DiningdogloversVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    All 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tim Oregon City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food, wonderful location. The Paella is wonderful. Better than we ever had in Spain!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish!
    yummmm
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Always 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not like it used to be
    jimmgtsci
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We 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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place McMinville
    BetzRVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wonderful food if you want just a few tapas or a complete dinner- Great drinks and wine!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs management
    Westcoastwino
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food 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.
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  • Fitting End to Vacation!
    wineguy
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over rated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Calamari overcooked. Salad good. Flat bread pizza fair.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An enjoyable lunch
    BurntKandle
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Met 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service, ok food
    FishLover
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Although 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Must when in McMinnville
    PDXJohnVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too loud to talk.....
    happyeaterVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    While 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:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent place to dine in MAC!
    Jewely
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Delightful Respite
    Winodog
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Return Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chari
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Been here twice and both times the food was FAbulous!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Lynny
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The salmon with sweet potato hash and the padrone peppers were our favorites! Excellent experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in wine country
    nonnacarol
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4funeats
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was excellent. It was fun trying different things throughout the evening. The wait staff was excellent and very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    boblovesfood
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Excellent food and service! I wish it were in my neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cap to a day if wine tasting!
    Chucky
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 145 reviews are from the La Rambla Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • Spain in McMinnville
    OREGONNEWBIE
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Birthday
    Bonnie
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DISAPPOINTED
    SalemAtty1
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    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.
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  • good service, disappointing food
    rosieVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
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  • good food selections
    paulajeanVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We enjoyed the selection of tapas and had a good variety of tapas which were prepared well
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a Happy Birthday Choice
    Afan
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Seafood Stew
    DrinkyVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very unique!
    Jewely
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Date Night
    RileyC
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.