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Bravas Bar de Tapas

4.4
533 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation


Sunday through Thursday: 11:30am-9:00pm

Friday and Saturday: 11:30am-10:00pm

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Phone number
(707) 433-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Stark
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Catering
Stark & Co. Catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2016

Amazing food and great cocktail list. Beautiful outdoor patio

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Maren (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

We'd read great things in the SF Chronicle review, and it more that met our hopes! The back patio is lovely and it felt both relaxed and "happening". Especially loved the gazpacho, Duncan's mushrooms, escalivada and tuna belly salad.

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vipPAWineguy (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

We always love Bravas when we visit Healdsburg. The outdoor setting is wonderful, the food fantastics, the wine list is well chosen and reasonable, and the staff are knowledgable, friendly and fun.

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AmandaS (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

It was a pretty good restaurant but we should have sat outside! And somehow we ordered wrong! So we will have to back and give it another try!

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vipbwhitfield (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2016

The variety and presentation were outstanding

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terrid (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2016

Very fun place to have dinner. We had a group of 8 and sat on the patio (which I would recommend, weather permitting). Lots of different plates to share. Paella was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

We were there June 3 for a friend's wedding and decided to have dinner here. Now, yes there was a heat wave going on for this time of the year- but that is the standard average temp for July, Aug & Sept. It was about 95* outside and about 80-85* inside the restaurant. I made the mistake of ordering a glass of red wine- it was served at ~80*... in wine country they should know better. I switch to a cocktail next. Girlfriend was smart and stuck to the Cava Sangria. Food was good, but not amazing. Fried chicken with the garlic toast was the best dish. Some dishes were slightly over salted. The pig cheeks were not braised enough tonight. The heat really ruined the dinner- making me more judgmental. Again, a month later and that is the standard temp for the area. So really a shame that they can't keep the restaurant at a decent temp. And wine should never be served way over room temp. I couldn't recommend this place in the late spring through early fall... seriously it was that bad. Service was good, friendly and pretty attentive- a couple times we were with out water, but it wasn't long. But we were downing water like we were in the Sahara. Pace of the meal was good too. I would give them another shot, but never in the summer.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 31, 2016

Fun place with good food!

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lmrh (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on May 30, 2016

We came to Bravas when they were only a year or so old and it had the ambiance then and the great wait staff, but their food was hit or miss. We came again last year and it was much improved, except for a loud music speaker issue. We came this time with two dear friends and were treated very well, lovely table (no speaker in our ears as we had experienced last time, hard to hear the conversation), your Albariño was perfect with all the luscious food we ate. We'll be back!!!

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LondonVixen (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 29, 2016

We ate here over Memorial weekend when the restaurant was bustling. Most of the dishes we ordered were delicious - particularly the calamares, prawns, and chicken thighs. I was less sure about the mustard pork riblets and the patatas bravas were either way overcooked or were not cooked fresh. Service was patchy - we waited a while to order (drinks or food) and it was difficult to get our server's attention when we wanted to order dessert and digestifs. But then it was one of the busiest weekends and we were in no major rush.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 29, 2016

This restaurant is a couple of blocks away from the hubbub of the town square but entirely worth the stroll - Comfortable space between tables, friendly service, great tapas, excellent sangria, lovely outdoor patio. We'll come back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Excellent service and a diverse menu. Eclectic drink selections. Perfect location near downtown Healdsburg. Will certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Great restaurant . Picked it because it was dog friendly and both humans and dogs enjoyed the experience. Food and service were great, and I will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

The food is really delicious--the Chorizo and Peppers were a real hit-- but the hospitality is what would bring me back. There was a noisy and rude group ahead of us, who were treated respectfully by the hostess. She then went out of her way to make sure we weren't seated by them, and even found a great table for us outside. Our server was so welcoming and accommodating that he really raised the level of our experience. He even brought us a generous sample of the night's paella, which we were too full to order but wanted to taste. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipRPeats (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants. Whenever we're in this area from SF this is our first stop.

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Jazzman (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

We ordered 5 items, two were good, one was so-so and the last two were burned.
The calamari was very god.
The Asparagus was nicely grilled but the alioli looked like it was Kraft Mayo from a jar
The trout escabache lacked flavor and a can of tuna could have been directly substituted without losing anything. The pickled onion, carrot, hot pepper was very good. The alioli was mainly French's mustard.
The bacon wrapped dates could have been good if the fry chef didn't burn them.
The rum balls were lacking substance, and also were either burned or picked up burnt residue from the oil.
Overall, this was a very disappointing experience considering how highly rated it was.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2016

Very flavorful with shrimp, clams, chicken sausage and an amazing sauce. Definitely a must-have

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WindsorWise (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2016

Great table on the back patio for lunch. Sunshine, a marvelous rose of Pinot Noir and superb small plates. Nothing could be finer.

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OpenTable Diner (Little Rock)
4.0  Dined on May 25, 2016

Biggest complaint was the hostess who got a little excessive in her menu-folding duties, taking a menu away from us as we reviewed it. She then looked at us like we were crazy for wanting to keep an unfolded menu at our table while waiting for our first plate to arrive. Otherwise, the service was pretty great. Some of the plates were a little more pricey than we would have expected after seeing the portions, but it was exceptionally prepared.

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Dani (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on May 25, 2016

The first two visits I made to Bravas were amazing, so I had high hopes when I decided to bring a great friend there for her birthday. Unfortunately the experience was really a let down. The food was extremely slow coming, and for small plates, a single plate of roasted beets on the table for nearly a 1/2 hour is annoying. The tomato toast was as bland as could be and the rest of the items lacked any kind of enthusiasm. The wait staff and kitchen were way off their mark. Disappointing.

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