Bravas Bar de Tapas

4.6
789 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish

Bravas serves traditional Spanish dishes along with tapas-style dining and has been named in the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Sit out on the covered patio any time of the year and enjoy a chilled Tapa of Salmorejo soup or tuna belly salad. Join a group of friends indoors at Bravas while dining on a warm Tapa of bacon wrapped dates with blue cheese, warm bacalao on wood grilled flatbread or the Pocket Creak Duck Egg served sunnyside up with Chorizo cracklings and toast. Other menu items include Monterey Calamari served with salsa verde, blackened lamb porterhouse or the skirt steak with red onion marmalade and Valdeón Cheese.

Bravas offers a large selection of local and Spanish wines, sangrias and Spain inspired cocktails that will not only quench your thirst but will complement your food perfectly and authentically.

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LT
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The place has nice ambiance and can be fun, but food is overpriced and not that great. Too much salt, too much oil and not a good value.

P
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience on the back deck on a hot day, with refreshing cocktails. Our small plates included delicious gazpacho, roasted cauliflower, roasted beets, and scallops! Nice wine selection and welcoming service complimented a relaxing and enjoyable evening!

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Frankie was outstanding in providing service to us.

BB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravas is our go to place for good times and also to impress friends and family who haven’t been or are from out of town. That said, Saturday was a home run dining experience for us all. We sat outside on the patio and it was a full house. We had impeccable service and the food was amazing. The flavors blew our friends away. We enjoyed the shrimp, scallops, stuffed peppers and meatball sliders; all unique in texture and taste. One of the best nights ever! Thanks for such a beautiful night.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lovely place to get dinner after an afternoon of wine tasting in Healdsburg. The Marconi almonds were delicious to start. The gin and tonics a refreshing break from wine. The tapas were heavenly so much delicious flavor. Make a reservation this place is hopping! You will be glad you did.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant! Ambiance was inviting, service was impeccable, and food was delicious! We will definitely be back.

RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome yummy

JM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! We love it and we'll come back. Great happy hour menu and prices

P
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, friendly service, fun, nice courtyard.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Server was great. We added his recommendations to our choices and everything was tasty!!! Enjoyed the cava sangria as well.
We will go again.

CT
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ! We had great seating as well. The staff is fantastic!

Our 12th visit.

JW
New Orleans
44 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

the food at Bravas was great. The one thing that may need work is the use of cocktail glasses for the wine versus some type of traditional stemware. I'm not sure why restaurants choose to do this. Although the wine selection was very good, the by the glass reds from bottle were not kept chilled and thus were very warm. It seem to me that they should be stored with the whites.

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing setting just off the plaza in Healdsburg. We feasted on spicy Paella on the open air porch. The service was attentive and friendly and the place was full but managed to stay quiet enough for a conversation. Good spot for a romatic dinner.

PJ
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and drinks make Bravas a must-visit culinary location in Sonoma County. Don't miss the epic paella -- the serving for two really feeds two people!

E
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent gluten free menu.

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e
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We ate outside as there were 6 of us and they didn't have AC and it was still almost 90 out. BUT as soon as our food started to arrive so did at least 10 flys that swarmed our table and as we tried to fan them away, the waitress was yeah like oh well...it's been happening often. This was not my idea of a birthday celebration at a place that had been recommended by Petaluma Foodies. The portions were very small for the price but the side dishes were tasty and authentic. HOWEVER: the Paella which I mainly reserved this place for was highly disappointing!! crunchy burnt rice, small cut up sausage, only 4 Shrimp on the 4 serving largest pan for $50 and very small clams, not one mussel and overall extremely salty. The flank steak was tender but the plate mostly had sauteed onions and about 3oz of beef Oh well, maybe I will try happy hour but not dinner again.

F
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good tapas in a casual atmosphere, nice patio dining. Friendly service

O
San Francisco
341 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food and service. Great variety of tapas. We loved every dish we ordered. Also very nice selection of beers, wines and especially creative, refreshing cocktails. Always a treat to eat here!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome! Definitely a destination when in Healdsburg! I would go back

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends in town

MB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravas remains my current favorite eatery in a town replete with top-end options. The outdoor patio is pleasant, although the music (which I suppose MUST be a requirement) is a tiny bit intrusive. The creative selections are without exception wonderful, and it's always an adventure to explore the new perfectly-blended combinations of flavors in them.

PK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were terrific. Can’t wait to go back

OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere and great food to share. Super friendly staff!

FG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The dishes were unique....gazpacho a light colored creamy one, excellent escarole and kale salads, loved the fried chicken although garlic toast with it was soggy. Could not eat the spinach due to it having sherry in it (not listed on menu) but no offer to comp it. The tortilla was unique...layered instead of flat...tasty. We liked the roasted corn but would prefer less cheese on it. The chocolate mousse dessert was very rich and chocolaty and good and enough for two. Loved the vanilla soft serve with the chocolate topping. Overall, a good meal but for the $100+ tab we should have been comped the dish we could not eat. It's nice to try new things.

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Skirt steak, roasted beets, roasted potatoes and incredible rum balls with the best coffee

DE
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh, delicious, well-prepared. Attentive and friendly service. Love the menu, and will definitely be back.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The back patio was outstanding

C
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great night - try to pickup the bar service speed!

PU
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dinner here! Lovely sitting out on the patio, casual and comfortable. Food was outstanding- really delicious and great variety. Very good and reasonable wines. Would love to go again!

DC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, good vibe, loved the paella! Decent bar scene where we had an aperitif before dinner where we met a very nice couple.

D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become our favorite restaurant in Healdsburg!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food! Our ritual when in Healdsburg now!

r
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, super fresh and innovative tapas. Only issue for me was the iced tea with clove spice - leaves an impression on the palate

HD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The paella was better than what we ate during our recent trip to Spain! Tapas amazing, well-staggered (not everything came at once), and creative. We also loved the non-traditional tapas -- sweet chili lime corn and fried chicken! Well done, Bravas Bar de Tapas!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food! Sangria was fine. I would probably order another drink next time.

Overall, loved the experience and will definitely come back and grab a seat outside.

MM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always amazing! Great atmosphere, wonderful wine list and off the chart food!

D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the drinks were delicious and super affordable for the quality. We went during happy hour and ordered everything on the menu!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was just ok. The place is super run down. Wood floor is trashed, filthy, disgusting. They need to close down for a week and refresh this place. Now onto the menu. Fair. Fun. Not fantastic.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great afternoon as usual! Bravas never disappoints. Whether you are seated indoors or out back - the ambiance is always nice. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad thing on the menu. One of my favorites this time was the Eggplant Chips. They were so addicting we had to get a second order. Also love the white sangria! Highly recommend this place.

EG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tapas. The paella was outstanding. A must place in Healdsburg.

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