Don Raul

4.7
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197 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Don Raul is the eccentric uncle you wish you had. Hardened by many years of hard work and worldwide travels, he always has an interesting story to tell and a great drink to share it over. He's traditional and old world. He can tell you about your ancestors, and be modern and fly. He knows what molecular gastronomy is and uber's on the weekend . He is the authority on a great plate of food. We want the restaurant to make you think of the Don Raul you've met, and if you haven't met Don Raul in your journey, come on in. The food will change, but the great experience is a constant.

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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SarahF
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! The service was excellent and a wonderful variety of tapas and nice wine list. We will return!

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vipJaneyP
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It's a lovely place and the food is really, really delicious. Nice selection of gluten-free items for those of us who are sensitive. It's also a very small place and people are packed in very tightly - have to be careful of not bumping elbows or moving your plate too close to the edge of the table. I realize to make this work, you have to maximize the space, but some may not find this charming. Overall, though, a very pleasant experience.

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vipdrmo
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

After reading all the 5 stars reviews was excited to try. Unfortunately i dont think it lives ip to 5 stars. We were with our children. The server said that there were no children's meals which is ok, but we heard another server tell another party that they can do a pasta with parmesan. We were charged $20 for two small bowls of pasta with parmesan. It would have been cheaper to buy a regular dish for yhem to share. We had the ribs which were delicious, but the mushrooms were bland, no flavor. Then we were charged for water which came from a tap.

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vipWardA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may be our new go to spot. Been there twice and each time was amazing. Great food and our server (Darryl) made for a terrific experience. We will be back, for sure!

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ShellyH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was lovely!! I will definitely go again!!

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KathleenG
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet night at Don Raul. The food was outstanding. Taste, beauty and serving sizes small but perfect to share. Great bottle of wine and service perfect.

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vipgammaeta
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellently prepared and presented. Waiter was enhanced experience. Will return again soon.

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vipNone
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, outstanding service, beautiful plates

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time dining at Don Raul, it was again wonderful, it is A little gem.

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Goldy
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and a neighborhood gem. Our waiter was attentive and the best we've had in a long time - we'll go back soon.

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vipjillw
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Really enjoyed the small—but not too small—plates to share. Scallops and stuffed pepper were standouts among many good dishes.

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KristinC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, cozy atmosphere (tight quarters)!

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PAULAC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, as was the service. The prices were a bit higher than we anticipated, as we didn't know that it was tapas-style, smaller portions. But it was worth it! The range of dishes was perfect, and the presentation was great.

I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Whole experience was A+!

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vipmnfireftr
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m a total foodie and I have eaten at most of the highest rated restaurants in the metro and the food here is the rivals the best I’ve had. All of the small plates were prepared perfectly and the service from Tim was amazing. He was on top of everything, his suggestions were spot on and he couldn’t have done better. It’s a small place, the tables are close together and you’re right next to the next table. It doesn’t matter! The food is worth it and they have a great wine selection.

This is a place we will go back to try the entire menu, and when it changes, we will go back to start over. Our new favorite place! Well done!!

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vipMaureenR
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect spot for Valentines Dinner.

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Adrian
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, and not just limited to the food!

I took my girlfriend there for valentines, and we both loved it! The lamb was amazing, and our server was not only very knowledgeable, but sincerely enthusiastic about helping us select the best plates for our taste. Small plate Tapas experience, but amplified by the top notch chef's touch in each one.

I've been to their other restaurant, Cafe Ina, and this was equally out of this world delicious.

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DebraT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We were a party of 6 and stuffed into table near the entrance-not terribly comfortable. Food arrival was haphazard (assuming due to tiny kitchen? busy?) whiich made for less than optimal group dining experience. Preferred our La Fresca experience but food was quite good so we'll probably go back.

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vipMeredithL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fun to share dishes with four people.

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Dave
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Menus are printed in 6pt font & w/low lighting hard to read.
Food was good but small portions.
We would go back.

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vipMyThoughts
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, beautiful, delicious food. Informed, personable, attentive service.
We love this restaurant!

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kevbro
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don Raul is our neighborhood favorite. We bring visiting friends here to show them just how good the food scene is. It's always welcoming here. We always leave smiling.

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vipjenniferl
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Delicious.

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greggs
Minneapolis
52 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Wonderfully quiet on a Thursday night.

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ManuelS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! We need to try more dishes !!

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TimC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great food. Very quick but high quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food, so many flavors! And the service was stellar! Not noisy, easy to have a conversation. And, great wine list.

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Viceats
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good variety. Food I won’t make for myself. It was delicious. And server was so helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exquisite - and delicious! The waiters were helpful and attentive. The food is spectacular - so many flavors and special touches. Highly recommend!

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ClaireD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love this neighborhood gem! Food is very good and the waitstaff are all so friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food taste and quality was excellent! Wine selection was fabulous as well! Service was great! The price point was a little high on some of the small plates considering the portion size (I.e. the beet salad was pretty small for the price, but did taste good!).

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vipSavvyDiner
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hector has another winning restaurant on his hands! We so enjoyed our dinner, such creative dishes. Our server was Shaman and did an excellent job. We will be back! 😊

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philr
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The portions were a little small but everything tasted wonderful

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CathyF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, creatively prepared and presented. Very nice wine selection, wine service excellent with lovely wine glasses. Warm and inviting ambiance.

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RayM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to all 5 of this wonderful chef's locations and this may have been our best experience. My daughter is a pescatarian and loved all the dishes w/o meat. I loved the meats, pasta, salad, vegetables, wine and desert! Kudos Hector!

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vipjenniferl
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. As good as colita and can get a reservation!!

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crk1961
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great small plates and unpretentious friendly service. So happy to have this place in the neighborhood.

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JulieB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a unique dining experience and just perfect for our holiday dinner before a show with family. The wine selection was excellent!

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JSHappy
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious entrees and wonderful service:::::
Thank you Tim!

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