Bravas Bar de Tapas

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985 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dishes we selected were tasty and easy to share. Wait staff were attentive. Perfect place for dinner after a nearby wine tasting. I would return for another enjoyable meal and the outdoor dining.

Thank you.

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vipDave
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and patio sitting.

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vipEricP
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lamb burgers, roasted cauliflower, and roasted red beets were fantastic. Ambiance on the patio was great with plenty of room between the tables.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my boyfriend for my birthday (this was our second time going) and it was just as good as the first time! Maybe even better. We went in the evening and the lighting out on the back patio was so romantic. Our drinks and food were made to order and very fresh and tasty. The service was very accommodating and made our evening that much better. I can’t wait to return!

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vipMaryF
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipluvseafood
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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VickyF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus was amazing. Same with the scallops. Love sitting outside.

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LindaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our lunch was was just ok. Perhaps too soon to eat out.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed the good!

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HeatherH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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.

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MinnieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very personable and friendly. Food was delicious and the patio was nicely set up.

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Ellen
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time eating here. Beautiful garden setting. Food n drinks came quickly. We were done too soon. Highlight, lamb burgers!

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vipChristineH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cocktails, wine selection and the best selection of delicious food with superb service. Love Bravas!

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Crystal
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Fitz
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great service incredible food!

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SFFoodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipLODB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We will be back to try more menu items

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vipAnnie
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It’s great to have the service and cooked food but having to keep fighting the flies and bees was exhausting.

GJ
GreenJean
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go during Covid-19 time. Comfortable, safe seating outside with plenty of space. Employees masked at all times. Food was fabulous!

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vipCraigClan
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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".

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vipGina
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Large and spacious outdoor patio space. A bit energetic and loud from amount of people. Music was turned down low.

Covid-related
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.

Tapas
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.

Paella
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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TyL55
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and great service. Some of the best tapas we have ever had.

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vipCindyL
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice back patio, great food and drinks!

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JudithP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipSolid
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

JD
JustDave
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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MangiaBene
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Large black hair in the salad. Manager comped it and comped a drink.

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vipphantom
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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vipMaxwell
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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UdiL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipPaloAlto
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Coco
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

As always Bravas is a wonderful spot to hit up if you're looking to share some great tapas with some friends!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDutchtreat
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great tapas menu with a lot of variety and awesome dishes !!

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ArwenS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDave
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Bravas Bar de Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 985 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.