Bravas Bar de Tapas
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.
with Romesco & Leeks From the Fire Pit
Goat Cheese Tostada
with Golden Onions & Truffle Honey
Roasted Cauliflower, Dates, Local Blue Cheese and Bacon
We were seated outside on the back porch and there was a ceiling fan above us that kept the heat at bay. I was happy there was 4 of us dining so we could order more food. We ordered paella for 2 and countless other things. The peppers stuffed with crab made my mouth drool and the eggplant chips were so addictive we had a second order.
Bravas is always amazing! Been coming here for years. The small plates are perfect for sharing and they are so delicious, and the cocktails are some of the best in town! The staff is always very friendly and takes great care of everyone.
Wonderful and interesting food served by attentive staff on very pleasant outdoor patio. Great summer Cava Sangria, leisurely pace.
Nothing not to like for me.
The octopus was amazing. Same with the scallops. Love sitting outside.
Our lunch was was just ok. Perhaps too soon to eat out.
We totally enjoyed the good!
We were disappointed. Many things on the menus, their really great, fresh concepts have been discontinued. They seem to have items that would mostly appeal to a 12-year old boy, fried and cheesy. We used to drive all the way up from San Jose (2 hours each way) just for their seabass served on a wood plank. It was hugely popular. Regardless of that, they no longer carry it. Once again, mostly fried and cheesy. Too bad. Another victim of the pandemic.
Our server was very personable and friendly. Food was delicious and the patio was nicely set up.
First time eating here. Beautiful garden setting. Food n drinks came quickly. We were done too soon. Highlight, lamb burgers!
Wonderful cocktails, wine selection and the best selection of delicious food with superb service. Love Bravas!
The staff was helpful and was sure to stop by and ask if everything was good. As this was our first time visiting Bravas, the server gave excellent recommendations when it came to food and drinks. Will defend be back and will be telling all of our friends about our experience!
The food and service at Bravas are consistently top quality. I do have a complaint, the outdoor dining space looks/feels more like a kennel than a patio - what on earth is wrong with people - leave the dog at home or stay there yourself!
Loved it! Great service incredible food!
This was my first time and I’ve been wanting to cone for lunch...it was great! I couldn’t have made a better choice and the service, food and price were perfect!
Everything was great. We will be back to try more menu items
It’s great to have the service and cooked food but having to keep fighting the flies and bees was exhausting.
Great place to go during Covid-19 time. Comfortable, safe seating outside with plenty of space. Employees masked at all times. Food was fabulous!
during this period of "social distancing" each table has adequate space for its guests but there is still a reasonable sense of "community" and "social life".
Large and spacious outdoor patio space. A bit energetic and loud from amount of people. Music was turned down low.
Tables spaced appropriately and thoroughly cleaned down after each use. It was unclear whether paper menus were being reused. Servers not wearing gloves. Hand sanitizer station only by bathrooms.
Small so need many to fill up depending upon your hunger level. Favored the heirloom tomato salad with watermelon, eventhough there were only 3 cubes of watermelon.
Flavorful, but missing something.. maybe salt.
Waiter was friendly, however food runners and host didn’t appear to be interested in people.
Overall a good meal with a back patio.
Outstanding food and great service. Some of the best tapas we have ever had.
Nice back patio, great food and drinks!
We had a delightful experience from start to finish - the wait staff, the service and the food, the were all top notch. The atmosphere is sophisticated but warm and comfortable. We'll definitely be back!
Solid tapas. Very much enjoyed our dinner (as we always do - have been here a number of times). Comments on specific dishes (note - I am Spanish):
Tortilla de patatas - very good. Slightly longer cooking on the potatoes. A bit less aioli on it, maybe some on the side instead?
Patatas Bravas - more brava, less aioli - like a lot more brava sauce (which also would be great if it had more kick)
Croquetas - excellent, great flavor and mouth feel
Tomato and watermelon salad - excellent flavors - really great combination but a bit small
Chicken Thighs - solid, no comments
Lamb burgers - excellent!
We will be back.
This was my wife’s and my third visit. This time we brought two of our 20-something kids with us. With 4 people we were able to order more items to share. Food was great, as usual. But wish it had been paced better. We ordered everything, 7 or 8 dishes up front, and it just kept pouring out of the kitchen in rapid succession. Except for the paella, which we had to wait for, with like a 20 minute gap. We’ll definitely go back, but next time I would take control of the timing and order of presentation by ordering 1 or 2 dishes at a time, waiting for those to arrive, then placing order for more. Besides the paella, we had cheese board, tomato/watermelon salad, chicken croquettas, patatas bravas, dungeness crab stuffed peppers (omg), ham and cheese sandwiches. Everything was delicious. Service attentive and efficient. Great outdoor patio ambiance. Highly recommend.
Large black hair in the salad. Manager comped it and comped a drink.
We very much enjoyed our experience at Bravas Bar de Tapas and recommend it to everyone. The Menu is excellent just like the food and service.
We love Bravas. It was wonderful to be able to sit on the patio and feel safe. Table were generously distanced and all the employees were wearing masks. We ordered the paella which is outstanding. It brings back memories of our travels to Spain and Portugal. The watermelon and heirloom salad was refreshing and delicious. The lamb sliders were perfectly cooked. The bacalao cigarillos are exceptional. So crispy and flavorful.
We highly recommend one of our favorite restaurants in Healdsburg. You won’t be disappointed.
Food was great, service was friendly and efficient. Even the kids loved everything from the potato gratin to the sardines. We sat in the patio due to COVID. There were some flies and bees that got in the way but I'm not sure there's a ton they could do about that. Would definitely return again when in the area.
My girlfriend and I ordered 4 dishes and each one had wonderfully layered flavors, featured seasonal/local ingredients, and transported us to Spain for the afternoon. We paired our lunch with the crisp, refreshing Cava Sangria and can't recommend it enough on a hot Healdsburg afternoon in the beautiful outdoor garden. Bravas de Tapas is my favorite restaurant in Healdsburg and I will faithfully support it and the staff while we all work to stay safe and aid the community.
Super friendly staff, everyone there to make the guests enjoy themselves despite the Covid restrictions. Fantastic cocktails and food - 2 or 3 per person is plenty. Don't miss the tortilla espagnola - excellent
As always Bravas is a wonderful spot to hit up if you're looking to share some great tapas with some friends!
Excellent food came here during COVID-19, sitting under the trees outside was lovely. Employees were respectful about personal space and cleaned every time they had a chance.
Great tapas menu with a lot of variety and awesome dishes !!
Our favorite restaurant in Healdsburg. Every dish is incredible, the cocktails are delicious, the ambience is lovely, the staff is friendly and wonderful to be around. Recommend this place to everyone
The food, drinks, wait staff and ambiance were all tremendous. The attention to detail on the meals was impeccable. Tapas grazing is a favorite of ours and Bravas has gone to the top of our list. Thank you for a great meal.
It was our first restaurant lunch sice Feb.
Amazing food and service - always one of our favorite restaurants. The staff are attentive and take great care of you and the paella is always delicious and a great value.
My wife and I stopped in to Bravas for a late lunch and we were not disappointed. This was our first visit to a restaurant since mid-March when things started shutting down. They did a great job spacing out the tables to support social distancing and all of the employees wore facial coverings as did the customers coming in the door--obviously you have to take it off to eat but I was very pleased to see customers walking in the door and wearing coverings. (That is not the case in the state where I live)
We ordered several dishes and they flew out of the kitchen since we picked a time we didn't expect the restaurant to be busy. The star of the show on this visit was the octopus--my wife and I order octopus nearly every time we see it on a menu and it was an easy top 5 all time. The bacalao was the number 2 dish for us but I have a soft spot in my heart for it.
My wife and I make it a point of stopping by EVERY time we are in Healdsburg.
Amazing experience here. My favorite Spanish tapas restaurant ever!
Bravas Bar de Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 980 OpenTable diners.
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