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Tasca Brava 607
Tasca Brava 607

Tasca Brava 607 Details

  • 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: Latin / Spanish, European, 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "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........."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The chef is extremely passionate about his food and the food is outstanding genuine Spanish dishes. Amazing. "
    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 "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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. :)"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went for Valentine's Day -- web site did not indicate there would be a fixed price menu. Food was creative, well prepared, and tasty. Our server was brand new (her first day -- what a tough assignment!) and unprepared. She brought the food too quickly, not allowing us time to finish courses or to even clear plates from the prior course. She even served me the wrong entree."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had made reservations about a month ago and was looking forward to several items on the menu but that turned out to not be possible as they changed the menu for Valentine's Day. While put off by that we stayed and took a chance on what was offered and are so glad we did. The service was great up until they got busy. With one waiter and 2 helpers they get a bit behind. The food it's self was great. Great taste, great presentation and perfectly portioned. The flavors were fresh and 'new'. I have already made reservations for another visit to try the real menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We wanted to treat an out-of-town friend to a special dining experience, and we were not disappointed. Two of us had lived in Spain many years ago and were interested in dining a la moda espanola. The food was great, and it brought back many fond memories for us. However, one of us had ordered an entree and not tapas. His meal was not served until the final tapa was brought out. In the future we will be sure to stress the timing of the meal delivery to our table."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Review from Wayne Y. 3 friends 2 reviews Wayne Y. Raleigh, NC I reserved a table for 7:30 Saturday night. We left the establishment at 10. However this dining experience was the WORST I've ever had! We waited at least 15 minutes before our "waiter/owner/chef" came to take our order. We had told a young lady who seated us we like a carafe of sangria. Our "waiter" ask if we wanted water My wife and I had looked on line and knew what we were going to order. Ceviche: "waiter" no ceviche tonight! Ok gazpacho soup, then shrimp and mussels tapas. Then we see if we like to order an entree. "Waiter": You need to order everything now, it's much easier that way. Food was very good. The service is non existing and so bad I'll never eat here again!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Ordered the traditional Paella which was authentic and excellent. Must have a reservation as this is a popular restaurant, service was a bit slow as it is popular, but did receive personal attention from the owner. Great ambiance, and perfect date night as can eat at your leisure."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "All four of us truly enjoyed the authentic Spanish cuisine including the sherry and wine selections. The variety and quality of the menu was impressive. Unfortunately, the chef also handles most of the service tasks. There were two wait staff also present, but they did nothing more than pour water and hand out menus. We waited much to long to get our first drink. And as the night wore on and the chef became more harried, he lost a bit of his good nature. All would be better "served" if he would train his staff and allow them to at least get diners started with drinks and apps. We went at 7:00 pm on a Saturday evening. Perhaps this would be less of a problem at a slower time of day/week."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Charming little house , obviously creativity and passion rule this chef! Loved everything- we will be back with friends!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Had read a lot about this restaurant, but mainly the experience. We were seated right away in the window....great way to start our anniversary dinner. Took 15 minutes to be acknowledged for water. Another 10 minutes for drinks. Wine by the glass...try half a small glass (the whole dinner was that way). Took forever for the waiter/owner/chef...we don't know...to come over. VERY fast talker....wouldn't slow down...didn't explain any of the entrees....not helpful. We felt pressured, told to hurry and make a decision, and don't wait, it will take too long for him to come back. Actually, he was abrasive.Food was good,not fabulous. Wanted recommendations....all he very said was "too die for" with anything we asked. We wanted to like it, didn't."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Dining at Tasca Brava 607 is an experience, not just a dinner. Go with an open mind and a little extra time, and you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "It's so rare to find authentic food and this fits in every way. This is authentic Galician Spanish, prepared and served by a native. It doesn't get any better than this. Bravo!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We went here for our Anniversary and it fit the bill. It was a nice experience. The owner/chef was the highlight along with the food. His recommendations were great and it was a good introduction to Spanish food. It is in a small house and some of the tables are close together but it did not feel that crowded. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I've eaten in dozens of high end restaurants in many countries this past year. This was by far my favorite. Outstanding food, cooked with passion and flair. Matched by great service (from the cook himself at times). A fun evening. A stunning selection of fresh, local ingredients, expertly prepared. Bravo Tasca!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Can't believe I have lived in Raleigh for past 15 years and not found Tasca Brava before this past weekend. Outstanding "authentic" dishes prepared with "considerable love" by the owner/chef...as he will tell you. He is passionate about his cuisine and native country. No one it seemed left without a big hug! All the restaurant needs if for patrons to share the love and help get the word out."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The good was amazing and the ambience was perfect for small groups and couples. As this is a Spanish restaurant, they believe in the art of slow, fine dining, so don't expect to be in and out in an hour. This is definitely a place where you take your time and enjoy the company and atmosphere. The owner is also your waiter, and he's very entertaining as long as you have a good sense of humor."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "What an amazing place to dine! The food was phenomenal and comes out when it's ready so enjoy the food experience. The bread was absolutely amazing and the owner is very easy going and fun to talk to throughout the meal. He even helped us with plans on our future visit to Spain for our honeymoon!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Moved here from California 12 years ago. Best dining experience in NC to date. Wow. Loved it all. Amazing food, perfect ingriedents, texture heaven from the tapas. The owner took care of us and he is a talented man who knows what makes it takes to give his guest a great dining experience. Pricey, but so worth it!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "The owner is incredibly engaging and every item we tried was incredible. The tapas and paella were all amazing."
    Dined on 11/8/2013