Wonderful romantic place
Another "divine" experience here. The chef is wonderful and very entertaining. We had a late reservation and were still treated like royalty. The food is fresh and eclectic. His housemade chocolate is the best in Raleigh.
3/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A MUST try!
Tasca Brava was an amazing dining experience! We felt like we went on a mini-vacation! The owner cooked for us and served us the most delectable food, cooked to perfection. Unique dishes with a true Spanish flair. Highly recommend this amazing place to dine. Take your time and enjoy!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food = worth your visit
Went with a group of 4 and tried a great many of the chef's recommendations - he was also our waiter! His recommendations were great. Second time I have been there - food is excellent, chef is very passionate and entertaining. An enjoyable evening with a nice ambience.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place!!!!
Love this place! Service and food excellent. Definitely going again :)
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A true, complet "dining experience'
Outstanding experience, This is truly a gem. Owner was friendly, attentive, and did everything possible to make our evening a true "dining experience". We have a number of friends who were just waiting for us to try Tasca Brava 607. Now, they are ready to go back with us. THe Paella was delicious, a rare find in this area. OUr hats off to Owner John and his staff.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and very authentic.
Great food and very authentic. The waited was also the owner and chef which was cool but he also was very biased and his kids were running around with him for some reason. He also spoke very fast with a heavy accent so it's hard to understand the specials. Otherwise it was great !
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Spanish Tapas & Food
Best Spanish food in Raleigh! If you want authentic, go here. Dinner is served at a leisurely pace just as it is in Spain, expect to be here at least 1.5-2.5 hours. The restaurant is in a charming house, very romantic. The food is clearly cooked to order, very fresh, and extremely tasty!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Spanish Cuisine
I lived in Spain for four years, and was a little skeptical. However, Juan (owner, chef and waiter) sure knew how to prepare the best Spanish dishes I have had since returning from Spain. The wine pairing was amazing also. My wife and I sat in a corner and had one of the best times and will visit again the next time we visit Raleigh. Juan was knowledgeable and very entertaining. The location is unassuming, but if you are in Raleigh and like authentic Spanish (not beans and rice) cuisine, you have got to visit Tasca Brava!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A culinary trip.to Spain no jet la
Authentic Castillian cuisine made passionately by Juan and staff brings you to foreign shores right here in Raleigh . Freshest ingredients around from appetizer to dessert giving you a bullfighters view of Spanish Cusine at its best. Bravo!!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recommend the restaurant
I recommend the restaurant for dinner. Paella is delicious.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had Tasca Brava recommended to me by a friend, with a statement to let the food speak for itself and give the chef a little leeway as far as attitude went.
I had the roast pork loin with a goat cheese and paprika sauce that was, hands down, one of the best pork dishes that I've ever ordered at a restaurant. I also had the octopus appetizer and the small yucca flour and handmade cheese rolls, the latter of which came with the chef's instructions on how to properly eat them. Yes, the chef can be a bit pushy in terms of his instructions of how to eat each meal, but it comes from a man who clearly cares about the flavor and presentation of his food and has the skill to justify his attitude. Amazing, memorable food.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed this place. We ordered most dishes off the daily specials, and ordered way too many. The chef/owner took our orders and he clearly loves his dishes. I can see where some people would find his manner intimidating, but we loved him and his food. I would eat there again without hesitation.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Juan is extremely passionate
Juan is extremely passionate about his food. It's completely obvious he pays attention to the most minute detail of everything that goes on your plate. It's not a place to run in and get a quick bite to eat, it's a place that truely appreciates the fine dining experience.
Try the Pane de Queso - spectacular! And try to save room for the dessert - the assortment of sorbets is an absolute killer. Even if it's late and you're worried about the caffine, get a cup of coffee, it's the best in North Carolina. Maybe the best on the entire East Coast.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tapas is great
Had a lovely dinner with lots of choices on the menu. The owner and staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. We shared5 or 6 appetizers and they were all delicious, especially the house made bread. A wonderful, cozy little find!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly Authentic Spanish Food
We absolutely loved every single dish that we ordered. We had an awesome Spanish tortilla with Manchego Cheese and the best ham & chicken croquettes. We ordered a pitcher of sangria and it was absolutely delicious. The paella was outstanding and dessert was a delicious cacao crema catalana. We will definitely return to this gem of a restaurant. The food was fresh and made to order. The décor is simple but cozy. I lived in Spain and I can say that the food at Tasca Brava is absolutely delicious and truly authentic Spanish food. We felt like we were transported to Spain with the food and ambiance. We will be going back soon to Tasca Brava to try new dishes! We wish there were more restaurants like this in Raleigh.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy, happy, happy
Happy is what we were when we finished our outstanding meal at Tasca Brava. Every bite was a delight, as was the cozy, warm atmosphere. We will most definitely be back!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Tapas. Try Tasca Brava.
I can't think of a better dining experience. The owner's knowledge of Spanish cuisine is extensive. The food is delicious. The prices are reasonable, including the wine list. Try the charcuterie sampler and the special pan con queso. I'd go back for drinks and tapas every week.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere/ authentic cuisine
If in Raleigh, head to Tasca Brava for an escape to Spain. Service and food both outstanding.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it !!
Juan was an excellent
Loved it !!
Juan was an excellent host. The wines were wonderful and the food was spectacular. He certainly loves his food and it shows. Very welcoming attitude and atmosphere.
It is a slow process of a meal allowing you to enjoy each dish as it comes (tapas) and sip your wine slowly, i.e just the way I like it! If you are looking for a quick in and out then this is likely not for you. If you are looking for a genuine dining experience then you MUST try it. It is true to the spanish style of food and dining.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
October 2013 Dinner
My wife and I dined for dinner at Tasca Brava for the first time. The tapas(menu and specials), restaurant made breads and sangria were all outstanding. The tapas were all cooked to order and came to the table Hot! Try the deer hearts; they were awesome. Each tapa was easily large enough for 3-4 people to share. The service was great and very personable. All in all an outstanding restaurant and hands down my personal Raleigh favorite.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Spanish Tapas
This restaurant serves incredibly good, freshly made Spanish tapas (as well as entrees) and very good, small vineyard Spanish wines. The owner and head chef is from Cataluña, north of Barcelona. He is a delight. Order whatever he says to order. They have extensive nightly specials; we did not end up ordering anything off the actual menu. There is parking in the rear behind the restaurant. Its in a lovely bungalow converted to a restaurant in a lively, "in" neighborhood of bars and restaurants. Reasonably priced and truly excellent. A real find.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Real Spanish in Raleigh
Amazing authentic Spanish food, very well prepared and delicious!
Service was good too and at the end we were able to get a package of their own roast coffee beans, which was superb!!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Exceptional in every way
The owner is incredibly engaging and every item we tried was incredible. The tapas and paella were all amazing.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will definitely be back!
My husband wanted to try a new restaurant for his birthday and when I found Tasca Brava on OpenTable it sounded perfect. We thought we would get the paella but the menu was full of so many other options we decided to pass on the paella (this time!) and go for the tapas option. We were delighted with EVERYTHING we ordered. The owner was so enthusiastic describing his dishes, the wine, the coffee, the desserts it just made the experience even better. We were there on a Wednesday night and there weren't many other diners but I could see how it may get loud if the restaurant was full. No matter how loud it could get we will be back and I have already told friends they need to try it out!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasca Brava is wonderful!
Tasca Brava is wonderful! The food is so fresh and delicious and the wine complimented everything beautifully.
Try out this local restaurant which is authentic and owned by a Spaniard.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Food, Dynamic Owner
The best Spanish cuisine in the Triangle, prepared with passion and served with zeal by the restaurant owner. His interaction with diners is worth a visit.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb Spanish Cuisine
Tasca was already highly recommended by Open Table fans, so my expectations were high. The place was nice, it was a quiet night. The menu surprised me--standard Spanish fair--certainly not worth the high praise I had read.
And then the owner came...he rattled off a dozen special tapas, each more enticing than the one before. We ordered 7 tapas for just the two of us, and each was a treat for the taste buds! I think it's the best meal I've eaten in Raleigh.
I'll go again next week-- and ask the owner to pick 6 and I'm sure I'll be delighted!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM