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Permanently Closed - Brazo

4.4
758 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
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This restaurant is permanently closed. What if Portsmouth had a fling with a Latin lover? What if mojo filled the streets, steaming with the heat of Cuban, Spanish and, Latin music. What if you could drink a caipirinha on a Tuesday night? Welcome to Brazo where the flavors of Latin and South America are completely at home in northern reaches. Its everything an exotic journey should be right in downtown Portsmouth. Viva Brazo!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Latin American, Argentinean, Cuban
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Closed Sundays and Mondays, Tuesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(603) 431-0050
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brendan Levin
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Private party facilities
The restaurant is available for private parties and functions.
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Private party contact
Jennifer Neal: (603) 431-0050
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
State Street
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Parking details
Free parking can be found within 1 block of the restaurant in the Citizens Bank lot.. There is metered parking available in front of the restaurant and on the surrounding blocks.

Valet parking is offered on Friday and Saturday nights provided by APS for a fee of $3
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4
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4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on November 17, 2016

Delicious updated Latin cuisine

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on November 16, 2016

Nice atmosphere and pleased to see some South American drinks/food options

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on November 15, 2016

Very enjoyable during during Portsmouth Restaurant Week. Good choices, as well as a limited regular menu. Everyone enjoyed their meals and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0
Dined on November 5, 2016

Food was very good, a bit pricey. Our main problem was our dinner seemed to be overlooked and we waited a long time to get our food. The problem was we had tickets for theater and ended up having to forego coffee. It was my husband's 60th birthday and they gave us a free birthday dessert but we couldn't take more than a bit or two because we had to get to the theater. I would go again when we didn't have to be out within 1.5 hours.

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vipTotio (New England)
5.0
Dined on November 5, 2016

The new menu is exciting--all four meals were perfectly done and offered pleasant taste surprises. The special beet salad was the best salad I've had in Portsmouth.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on October 28, 2016

My husband and I were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. I ordered from the menu and the food was delicious. On the other hand, my husband ordered two specials and they were delicious as well. The wait staff was attentive to our needs and was forthcoming with recommendations. We enjoyed our visit to this restaurant and would definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on October 22, 2016

Outstanding service and ambiance. Food was above average

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Cynthi (New England)
5.0
Dined on October 22, 2016

This was our first time at Brazo and it was delicious! I am very picky and was so happy to have such a flavorful meal. The service was wonderful, the host was pleasant and the atmosphere was great. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0
Dined on October 21, 2016

Terrible value for money, overpriced, lasagne was awful, and $24, are you serious? Two tacos, $17! They were good, but we brought people who had never been there before, we all agreed it was a ripoff.

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ellier (New England)
5.0
Dined on October 6, 2016

I find Brazo to be reliably awesome and I'm picky. The service has always been excellent, no exceptions, and they are very willing to accommodate food sensitivities. I love the romantic ambience with great music and dim lighting, Latin flair, but never too loud for good conversations (well, maybe at prime time on Friday and Saturday nights...). Chairs are comfortable and it's not a madhouse like many restaurants in Portsmouth these days (in fact, I'm afraid this review might ruin that, but I don't want them to go the way of so many trendy restaurants in Portsmouth so here I write!). I've never tasted anything at Brazo (which includes my dining company's dishes) that I didn't think was delicious. And they are willing to take reservations for just two, which I am finding rarer these days, also. Keep it up, Brazo!

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