Bravas Bar de Tapas

4.7
1435 Reviews
$30 and under
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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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday lunch, definitely not like the tapas you find in Spain/Barcelona but most certainly delicious. Might pass on the Iberico Jamon and the bread (more like bruschetta than the tomato bread that usually accompanies jamon). Octopus, roasted corn and mushrooms were all delicious, great cocktails.

DG
vipDennisG
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick visit from FL to CA wine country. Recommended as a ‘must try’ by the vineyard we are staying. Did not disappoint. Great ambiance and outdoor setting. Great and attentive service from Taylor and team. Great food. Would recommend highly.

LS
LovesSF
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks all delicious as usual. We go every time we’re in town. It’s impossible to have a bad experience.

MT
MatT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Food not prepared well. Drinks were good!

SL
SonomaLass
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our afternoon meal. The patio was lovely, and not too crowded. Staff were friendly and helpful, and the service was excellent. Mask protocol was followed. The food was excellent. We had the gazpacho (a favorite from our last visit) and also tried the tomato toast, steamed clams and grilled octopus. All were delicious, particularly the octopus, which I know can be tricky to prepare well. We shared a pitcher of the red sangria, which was the perfect accompaniment to the food. We will definitely be back.

DM
DianeM
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here as we were passing through Healdsburg. Everything was great start to finish. We will definitely plan to go here again when we are in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service. This place is amazing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was incredible. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our waiter didn’t touch our table for 20 minutes explaining he thought it was Frank’s table. One of my croquettes was cold in the middle. I couldn’t eat it.

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viprspeedygo
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravas is my favorite local go to restaurant. I often stop by solo when shopping in town or when I feel like a bowl of steamed clams with pan Olivio!! Staff is 100% amazing and attentive.

SK
vipSugarKubes
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

It appeared that lots of new servers were learning to care for the customers and mistakes concerning food and drink were made. Even the wrong bill was given to us. I enjoy Bravas and I am sure this will get better with more training and experience.

TJ
vipTracieJ
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting finds(fried pig ears), great atmosphere. I liked that they had half bottles of wine. Enjoyable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this restaurant. Knowledgeable staff, fabulous menu and killer wines.

JW
JiminWA
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and great vibe/ambiance and outdoors to boot!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We plan a stop here on our regular trips from Mendocino County. Love the vibe on the patio and outdoor bar. Relaxed, casual, fun, great food and great service. That’s what we are looking for in this new age of restaurant dining!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Terrific food. Will be back on a future visit to Healdsburg.

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Frenchie1974
Denver
59 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of food & wine. Attentive service and warm ambience. Thouroughly enjoyable experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails, a diverse menu of delicious tapas and small plates and attentive and helpful service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lots of confusion with the staff on getting us seated even though we had reservations and they didn’t seem to have a problem seating others. Food was fine but seemed to like a little spice and definitely salt. Scallops were the exception and seemed to be seasoned well. Outside patio has never atmosphere but overall I would skip it next time.

CM
ChrisM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in all of wine country.

M
Mark
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drink options, nice setting and excellent service

d
vipdrummum
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Very authentic Spanish tapas. Bartenders make cocktails to die for.

CG
CyndiG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Bravas and tried everything that we wanted, it is great fun to have plates coming one after another and to share with everyone at the table. The servers were very attentive and the drinks were perfect.

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vipInayama
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding experience. Food is fantastic, probably the best bar around.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice for my birthday. Cauliflower with dares and almonds was fantastic!

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Annie
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a great food experience. The paella is very good.

CH
ClaireH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought some friends to Brava for lunch. We were seated outside, as requested, and loved the service and food! Thanks!
Claire Harris

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Ttand
Tahoe
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. Every tapas succeed our expectations

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lightangel
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

loved it and would go again! killer red sangria, very nice service

BC
BrianC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and drinks! Really enjoyed the variety of menu items and pleasant service.

KP
vipKendraP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nora gave us great service and food and drinks were amazing!

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vipFinebutnothingspecial
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is fine. Not particularly traditional tapas nor particularly innovative. Service is spotty. Our food took forever to come, then arrived all in a pile, and the we were rushed out without a chance for dessert—mystifying because there were tons of open tables and we ha are w 30 min early and were seated early because our table was ready, so we should have been able to linger. Next time I am in Healdsburg, I won’t bother returning. There are too many other fantastic restaurants.

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Juju
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

3rd time to Bravas and highly recommend it. Great selection of tasty tapas and even fried chicken was yummy. A must if visiting Healdsburg!

TS
vipTarammSF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Overall a p

RB
ReneB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere. Customer service was outstanding.

JD
vipJayDee
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravos was great. We had a terrific table in their very beautiful outdoor space. We enjoyed the octopus, calamari, prawns, olives, garlic bread, gazpacho. I don’t think you can go wrong with any dining choice. Service was excellent.

PV
vipPVfoodlover
San Francisco
15 reviews