The menu was excellent as
The menu was excellent as was the ambiance. A warm, cozy bar scene where you can linger over tapas and sangria. The scallops and lamb nachos were really good but the paella was disappointing. With 3 different paellas on the menu we thought we'd get the real thing (we had the seafood) but it was mostly rice with not much flavor. And the rice was not toasted and crunchy as it should be. Next time we would stick to tapas.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was great! Paella
The service was great! Paella was worth the wait!!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the spot I choose for my Birthday every year. They always accommodate our large group and tolerate how loud 14 women can be. Really amazing cocktails too!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
One word. Amazing.
One word. Amazing.
From the very helpful and friendly staff, to the incredible homemade gingerbread ice cream, and everything in between, La Rambla was excellent! Great drinks, salads, tapas (the lamb nachos were particularly good), and incredible paella.
Our server was great, giving us neighborhood favorites to continue with on our trip as well as just being very friendly and helpful with our selections.
100% perfect selection! Would recommend to everyone!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Flavorful & fun
Who would have thought, spanish tapas in the heart of Oregon wine country. La Rambla service staff was attentive and helpful. Every item we ordered was fresh, hot, visually appealing and tasty. Especially like the espana tortilla. The green beans we're terrific. The romesco sauce was delicious. The pealla my wife and i shared was not at all what we expected though. More creole than traditional. Tasty, if not a bit too salty, it was heavy on the smokey paprika and cayene. Smokey sweet savory with a little heat on the back end. A different spin. All entrees were beautifully complimented by yummy Oregon Pinot Noir. We'll definately return and would recommend La Rambla to anyone.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious tapas creatively prepared
Each dish was just a bit more interesting and flavorful than expected. Our waiter managed our large party perfectly. At the end of the meal, the bill was little more than half of what I expected.
The one small disappointment was the paella. If I'd had no expectations, it would have been a tasty dish. But I expect saffron to be a major flavor in paella. I tasted none.
Many of our party were so impressed that they were talking about it the next day. Great meal.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic small plates for sharing
Very reasonably priced small plates, great for sharing with lots of variety. Extensive desert and drink menu, one interesting item is a sugar-free fruit flavored beverage. I had lemon and it was different then anything I have ever drank and tasted great.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been dining at La Rambla over several years while traveling between Portland and our home on the Oregon Coast. In addition to the friendly service and great ambience, we really enjoy the tapas menu. It offers small plates whereby we can order several items and experience a variety of foods. On this occasion, we arrived late for our reservation but were seated immediately, despite the fact that the restaurant was unexpectedly swamped. Apparently, a number of parties had arrived just before us. Understandably, it took a little longer than usual to be served, but our waitress was friendly and helpful. We had several small plates of tapas, and the food was outstanding! All in all, we had a very satisfying experience.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Spot in WIne Country
Ended our day of wine tasting here! Perfect for small plates of great tasting offerings that won't leave you feeling stuffed! SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Viva la noche!
A very cool place to hang out and grab bites. A wine list that goes on and on. Tapas that go on and on. Cheers!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a creative menu...excellent preparations and flavors. Go!
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed our second
Thoroughly enjoyed our second visit to this establishment and it was just as good as the first! We will be back.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a 9:15 reaervation and they fit is on. We enjoyed the great service and all our selection. Maybe the lb maichos were greasy but everything else was perfect.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best Tapas
These excellent tapas make for a great group experience. Over 400 local and European wines to choose from. Utilize their takeout menu to create a great picnic at one of the nearby wineries.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunching with my BFF
She loves to dine here, her favorite is the clams in wine sauce. On this day 6/10/13 we dined on fried green beans, clams, soup, sandwich and wine for my BFF since I was still working and on a lunch break.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have dined at LaRambla many times over the years when visiting the McMinnville area, and it is always a pleasure. Our recent visit was a standout. The server was delightful, the wine list never disappoints, and the food was delicious. We started with the manchego cheese, which was served with truffled honey (crack!), toasted walnuts and sliced baguette. So good! We treated ourselves to the deep fried green beans with aioli, always worth the indulgence, and shared the seafood fideo dish, which was excellent! It was made with fresh pasta, spiked with smoked paprika and just the right amount of saffron, and the seafood was so fresh. We finished with a very nice slice of chocolate torte. Highly recommended!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to La Rambla on July
We went to La Rambla on July 3rd.
They have a Really astonishing wine list.
The paella was excellent.
The fried green beans- to die for!!!
I would highly recommend it!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite
Food has evolved over the years and gotten better - a great treat after a day of wine tasting.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food, wine, & service
excellent wine list that was laid out with explanations of regions around Spain. Food was excellent as well. Other cocktails were a must try!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Paella was incredible
My husband and I loved everything about this restaurant. We had 2 tapas as appetizers (sauteed asparagus with browned butter and lamb meatballs). The small mixed paella was more than enough for 2 people. Wines by the glass were great. Recommend the albarino. We'll come back if we're ever in the area. Dinner was also very reasonably priced considering the quality.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great option in McMinville
This was my wife and I's first stay in McMinville and I selected this restaurant based on other Open Table reviews. We are not great connoisseurs of Spanish food but thought the meal was terrific and we cleared out plates for all the items we ordered -- all good recommendations from our server. I would not hesitate to return to this restaurant for a casual meal.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dine here every year when
Dine here every year when touring area; quality started high many years ago and has been consistent since. Wish we had anything close to this where we live.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We heard it was good, and it certainly is. Don't miss their house special peppers or the mushroom arugula flat bread. The shrimp tapas is outstanding. The chocolate genache desert was pretty special, and one was enough for us both. Wine list is extensive, but it's worth going with a Spanish vintage even though you're in Oregon wine country.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very impressed with
We were very impressed with the quality and value. We stopped for a brief lunch and enjoyed it so much we returned for dinner. Food quality was very good. We have read some reviews that the view was greasy. The oil in the dishes is typical of the tapas style that are so delicious and were prepared and presented excellently. A restaurant of this quality is hard to find. Next time we are in McMinnville we will return.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable meal but needs >1 waiter
Good food & interesting menu but only 1 waiter and no bartender for 6--7 packed tables? The one waiter was amazing as he was making all the drinks and running to serve all the tables but please, help him out!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant with good
Great restaurant with good food - a great way to wrap up the day after a day of wine tasting. Our waitress was friendly and excellent and was a big help in helping us select our dinner entrees. We went on a Tuesday night around 6PM and it was quiet. The restaurant was recommended by our B&B and it was a perfect choice to complete our day.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very nice dinner. The only reason they're not getting a 5 out of 5 for service was because it took the food a really long time to come out. Everything else was excellent!! The lamb nachos were fantastic!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting and tasty food
It's worth a trip from Portland to eat in this charming restaurant, but if you're out touring wineries, it would be a must! We like eating a meal made up of many tastes and La Rambla does this very well. The specials were particularly good. Ambiance? Great, although very noisy.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
enjoy sharing food and wine
we enjoy trying different foods (all very good) with our friends. Servers are happy to give some suggestions on serving sizes. Its fun to share as new dishes come to the table.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to this restraunt EVERY time we go to McMinville, Or, which is once every year for the past 5. It is a fabulous place, great food, wine and the wait staff is outstanding, with recommendations and favorites and wonderful suggestions. Highly recommended and we would even go out of our way to try to get in.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had dinner on a Thursday
We had dinner on a Thursday about 5:30 so it wasn't crowded and was quiet. Our server Juan was wonderful and great with ideas on what to order as it was our first time there. The food was outstanding!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic tapas restaurant
Fantastic tapas restaurant in McMinnville. My wife and I sampled several of the small plates and a delicious chocolate torte dessert topped with a strawberry- pinot noir reduction. Great wine list featuring selections from Oregon and Spain. Juan provided eceptional menu advice and service. Looking forward to returning when we visit the area again.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Rambla is a perfect way to end a day of wine tasting. Or, get some of their small plates to go and visit one of the many wineries where you can enjoy their view and a bottle of wine while taking a break from the rigors of wine tasting.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every single item we had was scrumptious, from my Red Hot Mama cocktail (ginger vodka AND habanero vodka!) to the chevre pannacotta. Each tapa was perfectly prepared, a lovely blend of Spanish and Oregonian influences. Best romesco sauce ever, great chili shrimp and an amazing seafood paella. Truly, every bite was astounding.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I particularly liked the lamb meatballs with harissa and the duck confit dish. But all the dishes I had showed care and attention.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food a very reasonable
Great food a very reasonable prices. Dinner for two, including corkage fee, for $50.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and great service!
A neighborhood gem! Wonderful hostess and server. Food was flavorful and abundant. Enjoyed the Spanish wine in lieu of the local wine we had been tasting. Would definitely return if we are in the area again.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My big complaint is that more
My big complaint is that more and more restaurants are allowing people to use their electronic devises in the dining area. We had a couple that had there lap top open and doing business. The screen was a major distraction and most people are too nice not to complain. However it may stop me from going there again.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tapas in the States
Wonderful small plates and atmosphere. Don't miss this if you are ever in Mac. Our cocktails were delicious and the calamari is not to be missed.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tapas in Wine Country
Excellent Spanish inspired tapas & paella in the heart of Oregon's wine country. A large paella and a couple of taps easily fed four of us, washed down with a bottle of cava.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
End to a great weekend
This place was great-- the food was creative yet cohesive!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Tapas & More
After driving by this restaurant a few times on trips to McMinnville, we finally decided to try it and wished we had gone sooner. We ordered 6 small portions of various tapas and they were all fabulous. It was obvious that much care and attention was given to the taste and appearance of each one. We had lamb, we had duck, we had housemade crackers and sweet potato chips, we had sauces and reductions...a real foodie's paradise. The only downside was that we just couldn't try all of them! (But we will when we go back several more times.) We finished off with a great panna cotta and a Spanish coffee. Almost forgot to mention that everyone was very friendly and our server, Ariel, was the best.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small Plate Deliciousness!
There is an impressive cocktail menu and the ones we sampled were expertly prepared. We ordered 8 or 9 small plates and each one was more wonderful than the one before - sauces, preparation - all showed great care and attention. Wait staff was also very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend La Rambla!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food great service
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
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM