Don Raul

4.6
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153 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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CC
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service

ED
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food; can't wait to go back. Wish they were open for lunch.

HB
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and beautifully presented on each plate. Our waiter was also excellent. Lovely room and atmosphere. However, it was cold. There are 2 doors from the outside; I'd suggest a thick drape over the one that is not used to make the whole restaurant warmer.

KS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Outstanding service & quality of food. The space is so small and the number of tables in that space is comical. Hard to feel intimate when the next table was 8” away.

K
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, cozy little spot, where you can talk (without shouting), have delicious, creative food, and get great service. Wine list is excellent. Great date spot for all ages!

U
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darrell took great care of us and the food was outstanding. Perfect blending of flavors, fabulous sauces. Our new favorite place!

TM
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was okay, cute little space, waiters "raw". Expensive for what you received for the money. Nothing special about this restaurant.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was great. Fabulous food.

j
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, friendly service. Very similar to colita but you can actually get in here:) it was my fourth time visiting and the menu right now is my favorite so far

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I was told I’d have to wait 20 minutes for a table, despite a reservation. Despite the wait (more like 10-15 min) the food, wine, and service was amazing and worth the wait. I had the halibut. My friend had the empanadas and we shared the cauliflower and two desserts. It was all extremely good, and the food presentation was beautiful. Our server was very knowledgeable. It is noisy and the space is small. But overall this was a great new place and would definitely recommend and go back.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food, we highly recommend!

HK
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner with friends was fabulous. We had a vegetarian and a lactose intolerant guest in our party and they were plenty of options for both. Although it is tapas, portions are generous. Excellent!

K
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful, delicious neighborhood spot! Had a great meal, will come again!

CR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the Canard it was excellent, my wife had the New York strip , very tender and the bed of risotto she loved. Have desert , the Chipotle Chocolate lava cake will not disappoint

AV
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The food lack flavor, it was bland unfortunately...

J
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything that we ordered ("coliflor" and "fungo" for the vegetarian and ceviche and salmon for the other) was spectacular, as was the service (thanks Darrell), and it is all done in a small neighborhood setting with a complete lack of pretension, which I appreciate a lot. While the food is not inexpensive, I would say that it is less expensive than similar quality food that I have had at other restaurants. Of note for those that care, given that the space is small, the tables are fairly close together. We will definitely be returning.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous, knowledgeable server and the food was fantastic.

GM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great and the service was awesome. Smaller place but well worth it.

LB
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love to support the local restaurants but they have to be worth it. We had a great evening with delicious food. Definitely sharing makes the evening.

c
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I could like to recommend this, but can't whole heartedly do so. Even at tapas portions, the portions were small. And based on the size of the portions, the price was not in line. (I can surmise the price was based on how much time it takes to prepare each item... The preparation was noticeably laborious, however, all in all, the effort involved is not fully utilized.

b
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous meal! Creative and delicious!

L
Minneapolis
51 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our 3rd time here and seems like the quality has gone down a bit. Fish and scallops were not fully cooked. Last dish we ordered took way too long to get. We were offered a comp. dessert but way too full to eat at that time so we declined. They should have comped our last dish.

J
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it--I found the menu fascinating and the service was first rate.

G
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food! Like gourmet home-cooking with an international flair. A bit pricey, service somewhat inconsistent. Looked as though one waiter was covering the whole place. But again, the food was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

As a vegetarian, I was really disappointed. I ordered two of the three vegetarian dishes and they were so similar I actually called the waiter back to say that they’d accidentally given me the same thing twice. No, it wasn’t the same, just incredibly similar. Both dishes were mainly cauliflower and carrots with a tiny amount of sauce. Neither had any protein or carb, so I left hungry. The third vegetarian option was a salad that didn’t look any more substantial than the other options. My husband ordered the empanadas and also the salmon and said they were good but not spectacular.

Also, we made a reservation through Open Table, but still had to wait 15 minutes for a table even though there was an table that we could see was open and continued to be open long after we were finally seated. The restaurant then didn’t give me credit for showing up and I got a no-show from Open Table. So I guess they didn’t make the connection when I said I had a reservation?

I hear a lot of good things about this restaurant, and the couple next to us (we were packed in like sardines) were raving about their food, so maybe it’s just not a good fit for vegetarians. And maybe their new menu has some kinks that need working out. And maybe they are just not quite in their stride yet, as a new restaurant. If you’re not a vegetarian, it might be worth a visit.

KC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience last Friday was our third dinner at DR snd was excellent. The service was superb and the food delicious. At the end of the evening Chef Hector sat with us and discussed his menu and philosophy. It was a special and great night. We will be back!

PR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our second visit. Service and food were wonderful!

A
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food that tastes fantastic. Friendly, helpful servers. Delightful jewel of a restaurant.

LS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding!

LW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful spot with imaginative small plates perfect for sharing and a solid and eclectic wine list. Menu reflects a wonderful mix of international flavors and cuisines beautifully presented. There is something here for everyone -- seafood, steak, poultry, greens, root vegetables, fish and pork, all prepared to order and incredibly fresh. Enjoy your meal at a leisurely pace in peace amid beautiful art -- there is no cranked up Spotify list to make conversation difficult. Be sure to leave room for dessert, and to sample more than one. You won't be disappointed.

SF
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for our friend’s birthday and loved the restaurant. The food and service were of a fine dining caliber, without the fuss or pretense. We’ll definitely be back!

N
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food at Don Raul is fresh, seasonal and interesting. Many dishes are layers of flavor - we tasted several things and loved it all.
My only comment - and it’s only a comment, not a criticism - is that I wish the waiter had given us better direction on how to order. The menu is composed of small plates, enough for two people to taste. There were four of us and we ended up ordering some plates twice because they were so good.
We will definitely go back!

JH
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Darryl was extremely helpful and kind. He made great suggestions both on food and drink. We enjoyed each plate both in appearance and taste. Tapas are how we love to eat and share and we can't wait to come back and bring friends. You helped make our anniversary very special!

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, amazing waiter!

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CD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local, small place! Good food and friendly staff!

SF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely evening on the patio. The multiple dishes we shared we absolutely delicious!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place..! Good food.

ET
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We loved the flavors, but felt it was over priced. If I’m paying $20 for a dish I would hope it would be enough for me to be considered an entree and it was presented as such. Thres leches should be saturated and out was more a cake with a little sauce. Our server was wonderful and the wine list very complete and very well done !

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great - the outdoor space is lovely and the food is excellent!

SA
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special place. Very modern interior with good colors and inviting spaces. Exterior patio looked charming. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Food came out promptly.
The food was excellent. We had the rack of lamb (2 chops), the vegetables, the ceviche, and the duck tacos. Each was different and excellent. The desert was the chipotle molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. The chili was mild and just perfect for the chocolate. We will come back. We did not have wine and our dinner for two was $100 with tip, so with wine it could easily top $150, so I'd recommend this restaurant for special occasions, but everyday as well if you can handle that!