Bravas Bar de Tapas

4.8
1169 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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vipBayAreaFoodie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the top hidden gems in Northern California. Innovative, changing menu regularly, always an array of creative tastes, in a cozy setting. A top choice anytime I’m even near Healdsburg.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere is wonderful

GW
vipGarryW
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretty good
Not great
Worth a try
Service a little slow

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SandyB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and a very helpful server who helped us make a couple of new choices for our group. We were celebrating our friend's birthday...and the server surprised us with a special dessert. Very classy! The gin drinks should not be missed. Overall a great place for innovative food and a relaxed vibe that makes you want to linger

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GregP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My party enjoyed dining here for lunch. The only knock was that we felt you were a bit heavy-handed with the salt on the paella. The crispy pig ears were tasty and crunchy. We also enjoyed the creamy chicken croquet as.

MR
vipMikeR
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb tapas menu with out-of-this-world lamb burger boccadilos, stunning croquettas, and amazing wine selection. Wonderful environment and great service.

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vipMichaelinsf
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. One complaint is the food is very salty.

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DoloresM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My partner and I dined outside on the patio on a nice warm evening. The tables were more than 6 feet apart and staff wore masks. The menu had a good selection of tapas and a couple of large plates. We opted for the tapas and loved all except the eggplant chips because the honey sauce was too sweet, more like dessert. Perhaps another sauce option would be nice. The wine list offered a great selection of local and Spanish wines. The music selection was geared toward boomers, which we enjoyed that night. The service was excellent and the food was served quickly.

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vipKhaleesiMotherofDinoBBQ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bravas for an early dinner after wine tasting before driving back to SF! We brought two friends for the first time and they raved the tortilla Espanola was the best they ever had! Other must order dishes: patatas bravas, artichokes, mushrooms, scallops and if you like blue cheese both the flank steak and the cauliflower. Drinks are excellent and leave room for desert!

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SonomaHome
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and 1st time with my two daughters at same time in a year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I was back in Spain, amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were unique and tasty! Food was perfectly shareable and delicious. Seating was socially distanced. Our server and her support staff were amazing!!! Highly recommended.

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vipSueC
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good for tapas. Service was slow but our waiter was also the bartender & it was busy. The Serrano ham mini sandwich was very good as was the Gazpacho & Creamy Chicken Fritters. The Shrimp was the entire body including the shell but did not have a lot of flavor. We both had The Red Sangria which was very good. The potato dish was over cooked.

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GregF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was amazing! Tapas were just perfect!! Table on the patio was nice since it allowed a better view of the people.

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Kathy
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Combined birthday/anniversary celeb.

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vipJohnC
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our first time back here since the start of the shut down in March 2020. Outdoor tables and atmosphere remained similar. Service was good. Menu seemed virtually unchanged (including prices, how weird is that? Refreshing!).

We didn’t think the food was quite as good as we remembered outside of our two top items, ham sandwiches and caramelized onions on toast. Both excellent. The croquettes lacked any gruyere flavor and had little ham in them. The cold soup wasn’t great. Beets were a bit tough.

We hope this isn’t trimming quality to avoid price increases. It’s a solid choice in Healdsburg.

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vipLynn
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, lovely early dinner. Everything was great.

SG
vipSailiG
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! We tried to make reservations 2 weeks ahead of time and had to settle for a 4:45 pm time. It was perfect. We were seated outside under an umbrella and we asked to close it so we could enjoy the sun outside. It was a perfect evening! We tried several of the tapas and they were all delicious! And our waiter Eric was lovely and fun to interact with. They have a nice outdoor bar too. Make reservations! Don't miss it!

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vipNancyliz
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We each had a glass of Spanish red wine; my 2014 (?? winery) Grenache blend was fabulous and very reasonably priced. For food, we had the grilled octopus, roasted cauliflower and spinach. All were fabulous.

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ArleneC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely Tapas lunch outdoors on the patio. Service was very good. The only comment I have on their food is it is a bit oily. Other than that the flavors were delicious. Service was very good and attentive.

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niquelz
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled artichokes and the cauliflower w blue cheese were favorites!

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vipKubeSF
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four on a SThurs afternoon pre-wine Tasting lunch

We shared octopus, pan tomate, cod, olives and salad

Had a wonderful bottle of whit wine which we discussed with the Somm.

Service was fantastic. Barndiva is extremely organized- contactless everything- they are prepared for Covid restrictions and keep Both patrons and staff safe. We four frequent Healdsburg restaurants and were very very impressed.

Another plus is the atmosphere, which is lovely because you’re in the garden. It’s all extremely charming and so special.

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vipGolfgirl
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best food in Healdsburg, creative and delicious. I recommend to all my friends.

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vipeastbayfoodie
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first escape from our Covid cocoon - my husband and I are both good cooks. Other than occasional takeout, we have been cooking since the first shutdown in 2020. After being fully vaccinated, we were ready to try our wings. We have frequented Brava’s pre Covid and knew that they had a fairly large outdoor patio for dining. They sat us in the corner under the canopy and next to the heat lamp. Our server Ethan was excellent! We felt relaxed, not rushed and he made some suggestions regarding their new post Covid menu. The octopus, crab stuffed peppers, lamb sliders and paella were great choices. Leave room for dessert! OMG! The soft serve ice cream with sea salt and baby beignets were to die for! We enjoy great food so the price point didn’t bother us. We didn’t choose it for value. Great place for date night. Not for children.

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KitF
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a delicious selection of Tapas and great service from Ethan.

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vipdiner711
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravas is a unique restaurant. The food is great but the wine pours are terrible. We are in the heart of the wine country (yes some of the wines are from Spain) but please 8-12$ for a very small glass is not fair.

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vipwJR3
Orlando
50 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, great food

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vipDavis
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wowed by the crew at Bravas. The food was the best tapas I’ve had in a long time, Covid/pandemic notwithstanding, and on par with Barcelona and San Sebastián Spain for both food and atmosphere. Wish we would have tried the red/classic sangria; the white and cava based varieties were less authentic/could have been better. Locals are lucky to be able to dine here regularly and outdoors .

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Kcvino
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravas really needs to open a place in the Napa Valley! Unfortunately, the long drive keeps us from being regulars. This is the closest place to a Tapas Bar in Spain that we have found North of San Francisco. The octopus is always consistent and melts in your mouth. If you haven't been, you're missing out.

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SharonB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Bravas Bar to celebrate his Birthday. This was our 4th time at the restaurant. As usual, the food and service was excellent. No complaints whatsoever.

Sharon B.

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vipYoli
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing lunch with friends from out of town! Every tapa ordered was excellent! We had Iberico Jabon, papas, both delicious breads that were offered, olives, eggplant chips with honey, skirt steak, chicken thighs with tapenade, Piccadillo peppers with crab, chicken croquettes, and finally dessert was chocolate mousse and hot rum balls. Nice selection of wines and expresso coffee ! Great service, plenty of water and an exceptional day outdoors!! Thank you for a delightful time!!

DG
DebbieG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find in Healdsburg! Great food, ambiance, and tasty cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was marvelous and the service was friendly yet not intrusive. Great experience.

PP
ProfessorPortfolio
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service Franklin was terrific

BH
vipBobH
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Other than Barcelona, best tapas ever!

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vipMarieL
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, intriguing menu choices and relaxing patio filled with happy diners and a few happy, well-behaved dogs.

CB
CharlesB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to visit again, and our waiter was beyond accommodating!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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BarbaraO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat when in Wine Country. Excellent and interesting food.

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KathyN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tapas. Good variety with traditional Spanish and unusual items excellently prepared, seasoned and presented using fresh local ingredients creatively. Something for every palate. Excellent service and attention to detail. Affordably priced. Highly recommend.

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Bravas Bar de Tapas is rated 4.8 stars by 1169 OpenTable diners.

Bravas Bar de Tapas does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://starkrestaurants.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.