Tasca Brava 607
Tasca Brava 607

Tasca Brava 607

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tascabrava.com/
  • Phone: (919) 828-0840
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Lot is available behind restaurant.
A word from Tasca Brava 607
Tasca Brava has been described as "the little gem" and was placed on the list for the Top Ten Restaurants in the Triangle by the local press. This is because Tasca Brava is a careful blend of everything that is good about Spanish style, cuisine and hospitality, that go together to create a unique authentic relaxed atmosphere, where the visitor chooses to eat or drink as the mood takes them.. Tasca Brava is above all about Tapas, those small individual portions that offer a very flexible and sociable way of dining and most people dine when they visit Tasca Brava. You can eat as much or as little as you like at any time of day, allowing people to suit their own appetites.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Tasca Brava 607 reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (23)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (22)special occasion (20)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (3)good for groups (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Fantastic
    ParsonsClan
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Owner/Chef was welcoming, attentive and helpful with the selections. The wine was excellent. My wife happened upon this great find four years ago and I am now lucky enough to have had a chance to experience the tastes and ambiance she has been talking about since. Luck for us we are less then an hour away now so it will become a regular evening for us and the kids. They loved not only the food but the Owner/Chef as well. We had five or six dishes and two breads and deserts with a bottle of wine for the adults and sparkling water for the kiddos. Execlent from entrance to exit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy a trip to Spain at Tasca Brava 607
    NorthRaleighmom
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was our first visit to Tasca Brava 607 and we will definitely be going back. We went on the early side because we made our reservation at the last minute. I think that because we were early and the restaurant was still a bit quieter, we were able to have a really good discussion with the chef about the menu and about his philosophy of the restaurant. He discussed making all of his breads on site and how specially he handles his soups, which I have to say were amazing. He got us to stretch our food boundaries a bit and we were not disappointed at all. The food was outstanding. We only wish that we had been able to try more dishes, but we can only eat so much. In addition, the sangria was wonderful and I always love a good sangria. Please visit Tasca Brava 607 in the near future. You will have a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful
    catchingup
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This dining experience was fabulous the owner is very passionate about his style of Spanish cooking and every dish he made for us was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh my
    Peter
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This was absolutely my favorite dining experience in Raleigh. The owner/chef/waiter (all one in the same) is one of the most amazing unique individuals ever. The tapas, main entree, the soup, the bread, the dessert and the espresso was all made from scratch and absolutely the freshest and best meal I've ever had. I will be taking my wife there for her birthday in a few weeks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    LacrossemomVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I rarely take the time to write a review, even when I have a really good experience. However, I am compelled to write about an exceptional meal at Tasca Brava. The personal interaction with the chef, his advice on the menu and wine selection made the dinner so enjoyable. The food was amazing. From the freshly baked bread and the octopus appetizer to the all seafood paella with squid ink, it couldn't have been better. The desserts were all as special as promised. Best custard ( won't use the dreaded crime brûlée words, chef) ever. Just wish we had not had to run off to the ballet. This is a place to savor and be leisurely. We will definitely be back. Thanks!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Ramon
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A very nice dinner with friends can be had here. The food is excellent, the staff is excellent. Look forward to the next night out at Tasca Brava!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Familyof4
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I eat here for our anniversay yearly. The food is incredible and the staff (including the owner/waiter/chef) treat you like family. They cook everything fresh and the tapas are spaced out perfectly and the sangria is just as good. We decided to take a chance and bring our children(5&6) and they had a great time trying different foods. Again, the owner took time to make the kids feel welcome and a part of the experience Tasca Brava has to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dininginRDCH
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had an amazing time at Tasca Brava last weekend. The owner is a gem - he is a quirky, funny guy who is clearly following his passion and doing the work he loves and this completely infuses itself into the food and the service. I mean, what other restaurant owner hugs and kisses you when you leave?!? Great spot for a special occasion. Check your watch at the door, go SLOW and enjoy the vibe. Food was delicious and unique. We will come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Belle
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful food, exotic ingredients, friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    RossMcKVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We've been to Tasca Brava multiple times. The food is always good. This time the soup was extraordinary - it was two soups in the same bowl, a warm pepper soup in half the bowl, a cool sweet potato-based soup (I believe) in the other half of the bowl. They sat there, with a tight line of delineation held together heaven-only-knows how. And both sides were delicious. Amazing. The dessert sorbets were also delicious. As always, the paella was superb (the main reason we keep going back). And the service - you have to love the owner. He's proud of his restaurant and the food he serves. We find him delightful, but it's a bit of a game. He could be seen as intimidating or bossy, but he's just proud of an excellent menu. We love it -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Cuisine
    Satisified
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Excellent ingredients and preparation. Restaurant owner very affable and sharing about the origins of the recipes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    hllsktchn
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The waiter is very pushy and the food wasn't great or worth the price.
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  • Romantic & great for food lovers
    Anuenue
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A great restaurant for those that don't want all of the standard menu choices. The daily specials are delicious and best when eaten as recommended by the chef. If you don't want to just go with it then you may want to go somewhere else. Very cozy and romantic atmosphere. A little slow but enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Aaa14
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food is simply amazing and a unique combination of flavors. The pan de queso is simple must. We tried several dishes, both veggie and meat and all were superb. Budget more time since the food may take longer to come out, but worth the wait. The owner is very friendly and great with kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a conversational evening
    cosmopolitan2
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We wanted a quiet place with good food and wine to hold a semi-professional dinner. Juan gave us just the amount of attention, with lots of interesting information thrown in; he is a character to appreciate--like a Spanish brandy. The food was creative in terms of spices, preparation and presentation--and tasted wonderful. I especially recommend the flourless cheese bread, the special soft almonds wrapped in bacon, and the spiced shrimp tapas For main courses, the paellas and the lamb shank are also delicious--the portions were large enough to feed me for two more days. We all enjoyed a bottle of 20-year old gran reserva that was outstanding. This is my third visit to Tasca Brava, and I have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    ArtVandelay
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went here on a romatic date and loved it! Great dining experience but don't expect a quick in and out. If you have time to sit down and really enjoy a bottle of wine and a fantastic meal then I highly recommend this place. Do not shy away from trying new things here, you will be pleasantly suprised!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Daniel
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was a wonderful restaurant and the owner/head chef is a culinary master. He took time to explain each of the dishes to me and my wife. He also made every effort to give us a romantic dining experience while engaging us in conversation. The food was exceptional and explored every region of my palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasca Brava
    Czar84eats
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A little hard to find but well worth it. Dishes weren't the cleanest but food and experience make up for it. The chef/owner is the only person there so expect to give full order at one time. Food is amazing! Can't get over how delicious the food is! Last but not least is the price...not a cheap place...for only 3 tapas(basically an appetizer), two glasses of sangria, two glasses of water(yes you pay for water because it's a bottle from Spain) the bill was a little over $70. Average plate price is around $25-29 a person if you aren't eating tapas. Best for special/romantic occasion.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still good
    stillluvinglife
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Visited again after several years. It was good to see some things hadn't changed (Juan is still the "man" of the house, doing pretty everything but cook). A couple of dishes have disappeared from the menu (goat cheese dip and empanadas), but their replacements were great (mmm, pan de queso). Yes, it's a bit pricier than other tapas restaurants, but it's the overall experience to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious, Delicious, Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We found this gem on Glenwood. The owner and chef is your waiter and reminds me of the local restaurants I visited while in Barcelona. Personal service, pride in their country and dishes-add a dash of quiet serenity and it's a perfect location for a date, business meeting, or celebration. The owner regales you with descriptions of the dishes and where they originate. We tried six or seven tapas items and loved them all. There is a decent wine list. It is not a fast food establishment and like good fine dining locations, expect it to take a little time between servings. It was like that when I had tapas in Spain, so I was expecting it. It gives you a chance to really talk to your dinner date. There is also parking in the rear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Best Restaurant in Raleigh
    HealthyRaleigh
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My wife have dinner Tasca Brava 607 nearly every romantic occasion that we are in Raleigh. The food is exceptional, the owner/cook/waiter is exceptional, the atmosphere is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 199 reviews are from the Tasca Brava 607 reviews archive.
  • Right out of Spain
    MoGormeyVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This was a great dining experience - went there for dinner with friends, and one who had just come back from Spain said that the paella was better than anything that he'd had in Spain! The owner has really put tremendous thought into his creations, describes them with love and passion and delivers them with panache - he makes the place! A great experience of a little piece of Catalonian Spain right in the heart of Raleigh!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    LoveGreatFood
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Choose this place on a whim after looking at the cooking channel and needed a Spanish dinner to fill the void. Nice quite and quaint little place as I remembered when it was Bistro 607 many years ago.. All I can say is that the food was outstanding, flavorful that set my taste buds ablaze. As for the owner he is and should be Passionate about the food he cooks, if not why be a Chef. My wife and I enjoyed the night out and we will be putting this on our list of new places to go. Looking forward to trying many of the other dishes on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4xAVI
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Nice quite dining. A little limited wine selection (good but $$$). Good selection of traditional spanish fare. The breads were good, the gaspacho was amazing (from someone who does not like gaspacho). The paella was sound but a little over the top on the seasonings (but only slightly). we had nice experience but I dont think we would go back again. The beauty of traditional spanish food simple incredients (paella is basicly the rice version of omlettes) add some spices, some fresh bread, dresss up the presentation and you have a good meal at a reasonable price. Add some good wine and boom; dinner. For about the same price, you can go accross the street for a great steak, but if u consider urself a foodie you may want to give it a go
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    fit for foodies
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  • Order the Specials!
    BDSfood
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is a great little restaurant in Raleigh where you can taste some amazing dishes influenced from various regions of Spain. The chef came out to our table (and everyone's table) to explain the Tapas dishes and main course items. We only wanted Tapas and in fact ordered only from the specials that he explained to us. All were fantastic and well prepared; the ceviche was out of this world. The only dish that was a bit out of our taste preference was the nectarines sauteed in garlic and served with a soft goat's cheese, but that's mostly because we're not huge garlic fans. Go for the experience and the amazing food and let the chef make decisions for you--you won't be disappointed!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Owner was rude!
    NOthankyou4
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Juan was patronizing and condescending! We have visited Spain many times. We know what tapas are. The food was good but was overprized! $14.95 for pulpo a la gallega.......We decided not to order dessert and Juan got angry and cleared our table in a flash.........
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  • Lovely outdoor patio
    RaleighwoodVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    A plus is that Juan, the owner is present and truly cares about the quality of the food and your dining enjoyment. His creations are simply divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BRAVO
    Maria
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My date and I were greeted promptly and escorted to a corner table and allowed a few minutes to soak in the ambiance. The music was great and noise level was perfect. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. Needless to say our food was awesome. We will go back and take friends and family
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef is Passionate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The chef is extremely passionate about his food and the food is outstanding genuine Spanish dishes. Amazing.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service
    Foodlover
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    They push "sparkling or still water" on you then bill you $6 for it, and then serve you regular tap the rest of the meal. The owner/chef/waiter/sommelier/bartender needs to hire people to perform these duties so the dining experience can be enjoyable. He doesn't need to be a one man show because it really takes away from the dining experience. Service, or lack thereof, was horrible. I'm a Spaniard and it's really disappointing that the one true Spanish restaurant in Raleigh is run so poorly and I won't be going again unless the service issues are addressed. However the food was good. Ridiculously overpriced but good none the less.
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  • Exceptional find
    ieatVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I had seen mixed reviews of this restaurant, but we tried it on graduation weekend after not being able to find reservations elsewhere. We were very luck. This place is fantastic. First of all, the chef is the one who comes to your table for everything from helping you select wines, to actually taking your order. He is obviously very passionate about everything they serve. Very friendly without being to "salesy." All of the tapas are sensational, they make dynamite sangria, and their desserts are complex and delicious. The Paella was interesting, but I'm not sure I'd order again. My only gripe is it was pretty pricey for the portion size on the tapas.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinning
    enjoydinningout
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Dinning at Tasca Brava was pleasant and delightful. The atmosphere was warm and cozy and the menu had a lot of interesting meals. Looking forward to planning another dinner at this nice cozy restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Authentic
    Nevin
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My wife and I were lucky enough to travel to Spain last year for our 10 year anniversary. Since then we have been looking for a restaurant that serves authentic Spanish food, and this place defiantly fits that bill! The tapas are small and very true to traditional Spanish cuisine. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a taste of Spain without the long flight. :)
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    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey Restaurant
    JoycVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Dined here for the first time with a group of friends. All of us had traveled to Spain at one time or another so we were familiar with authentic Spanish cuisine. The location is downtown in a quaint house which is nicely decorated. The menu has a good mix of traditional/regional Spanish dishes plus some variations of those dishes. All that was ordered and delivered was tasty but the portions were quite small and there was really nothing special about the preparation and presentation, and prices for the Raleigh area, were quite high. The owner/chef is quite over the top and irritating. Due to the high prices and low value and the fairly irritating owner, I do not think I would revisit this restaurant nor would I recommend it to a friend.
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    beergirl
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Not worth the price in comparison to some of the other establishments in the area. Owner is super pushy (which we were aware of beforehand)... Had we not been we would have been appalled. Paella at $25/person and requiring at least 2 diners, is waaay too much food and a waste of money.
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  • An experiance--not just dinner
    BobNahantVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    If you want an "experiance" this is the place to go. The owner Juan Samper is an awesome host. You feel taken care of. He cooks-waits tables- and is guide through the unique dishes of Spain. Not only do you feel attended to, but the food is all very home-made and delicious (try the hen soup, Spanish breads and Ceviche---all outstanding). What a great find in downtown Raleigh
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Personal service
    CarolynVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The chef-owner-server knows his food and his sources and brought this knowledge and enthusiasm directly to our table. The enthusiasm can sometimes seem like a hard sell but we loved the food and appreciated the suggestions for a combination of tapas to share five ways.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Don't Waste Your Time
    AllieVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The service was awful. We were one of the first customers on a Saturday night and were often forgotten. It would appear they were not properly staffed to adequately wait on all the tables. We had to ask for our bill four times and it took a good 45 minutes for them to bring it. The food was ok, nothing spectacular.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    cek123
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We so enjoyed the personal attention, fascinating food, and ambience of the restaurant! The chef was delightful with great suggestions and valued humor. Not having tasted the variety of Spanish food, we found the menu offering a variety of new possibilities. We found the experience to offer us a special evening.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    RC1211
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My wife and I have been to Tasca Brava at least 5 times now. The key to enjoying your night at Tasca Brava is to not be in a hurry to eat and get out of there. If that is your plan, save yourself the aggravation. We have calibrated our expectations for timely service after our first visit and now go to enjoy the food, a nice bottle of wine, and the musings of Juan Sampras. On this occasion, it was out "date night" and we sat an talked, enjoyed our wine, and had a great time.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.