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Toro Bravo

Toro Bravo

Tapas Restaurant and Lounge$$$$
Portland
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    Susan M.
    "The Grilled Octopus was delicious along with the Squid Ink Pasta."(6 Tips)
    CITY GRIT
    "Start with the Octopus, Padrons and Bacon Wrapped Date Pinches!"(6 Tips)
    Melon L.
    "French kisses and bacon wrapped dates make it worth it."(4 Tips)
    Trina S.
    "The tasting menu is a great deal!"(8 Tips)
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  • Jökull Sólberg A.
    Excellent food. Head to Secret Society while you’re waiting for a table.
  • Todd M.
    Todd MJanuary 12, 2013
    Fantastic! Lamb chops and potatoes are great.
  • Erin M.heart icon on user image
    Erin MosowSeptember 16, 2014
    Potatoes Bravas are so delicious and we licked the bowl clean from our braised lamb.
  • Angela T.
    Angela TangMarch 16, 2013
    Get the noodles 10 con 10. You will not regret it!
  • Nathan K.
    Nathan KamAugust 24, 2012
    Excellent choice for contemporary Spanish inspired cuisine.
  • Cesar D.
    Cesar De La TorreDecember 29, 2014
    No good Spanish food. I'm Spaniard and the food here tonight was not like in SpIn at all.. Avoid this restaurant since it is also a bit pricy for what you get.. The paella was burnt and not good..
  • Joe G.
    Joe GutFebruary 16, 2013
    Potatos and brussels sprouts are super crazy good!
  • Gabrielle S.heart icon on user image
    Gabrielle SmithMarch 26, 2013
    I love the fresh pasta. Get it. Yum.
  • JESS3
    JESS3November 16, 2011
    Order anything, it's all good - but the fried anchovies and lemons are extra special!
  • Aya S.heart icon on user image
    Aya SatoNovember 19, 2014
    The tasting menu is incredible.
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 28, 2010
    "Portland, Oregon ... here is where to go now. ... Chef John Gorham has created an environment that says, 'Sit, eat, pass this to your friend...'" -Bon Appetite Magazine, February 2008
  • Shweta M.
    Shweta MAugust 23, 2014
    Potatoes and pasta was good... Really really long wait for the paella... Hope it is great
  • Judy D.
    Judy DanchAugust 29, 2012
    good. pricey and long wait. but good food. small tapa portions,
  • Le J.heart icon on user image
    Le JordanMarch 27, 2015
    Very tight spot. Long wait. But the burger was super tasty.
  • Helen C.
    Helen C.September 13, 2010
    Potato dish was surprisingly delicious. The bacon-wrapped dates with warm honey are AMAZING.
  • Colleen S.heart icon on user image
    Colleen ShowalterJune 15, 2015
    Potatoes Brava, everything!
  • Trina S.
    Trina SiebertDecember 14, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The tasting menu is a great deal! Smaller portions of a lot of greatest hits plus whatever the chef feels like sending out.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SchaefferMarch 28, 2010
    The best Tapas in PDX. Get the Copa Steak and the Braised Lamb...you will be in heaven! Read more
  • Jen C.
    Jen CJuly 28, 2014
    Delicious! Must go!
  • Ali O.
    Ali OopSeptember 21, 2014
    1) salted cod, 2) paella!
  • Lalo H.heart icon on user image
    Lalo HDecember 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    grilled octopus & papas bravas!
  • Ingrid B.heart icon on user image
    Ingrid BorlandJuly 27, 2017
    The "kisses" were fun tiny tapas. I had them all!
  • Vickiheart icon on user image
    VickiMay 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Green strawberry salad and cheese ice cream!
  • Raj S.
    Raj SuriSeptember 26, 2011
    If you only get one item here - it has to be the squid ink pasta.
  • s m.
    s milesDecember 25, 2011
    The chef's choice is the way to go!
  • Amy C.
    Amy CerconeNovember 24, 2013
    Try the Griddled Prawns
  • Ricky E.
    Ricky EngelbergMarch 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Items to get: 1) Squash Dumplings 2)chicken + cashew meatballs 3) White Truffle Omelette.
  • Todd G.
    Todd G.October 25, 2012
    No idea what the fuss is about. Seriously some of the worst tapas I've ever had. We had about 8 dishes between four people. The octopus was killer, but everything else was near inedible. Skip it.
  • Ellen C.
    Ellen C.March 21, 2012
    Stick to other recommendations and skip the cod. The potatoes are almost sweet - way too sweet to pair with fish.
  • Scot O.heart icon on user image
    Scot OlsenAugust 8, 2014
    Radicchio salad. 'Nuff said.
  • Katy W.
    Katy WFebruary 7, 2019
    Get the tasting menu.
  • Phil H.
    Phil HillerApril 14, 2010
    The braised lamb is the best! Really good noodles and apricot flavor is fab
  • Snap Krackle P.
    Snap Krackle PopOctober 24, 2012
    Try the Olive Oil Cake
  • Vrinda
    VrindaApril 30, 2011
    Grilled flatbread w truffle cheese is yummy!
  • James G.
    James GuigayomaJuly 17, 2012
    For the love of Pete get the bacon-wrapped dates!
  • Phil H.
    Phil HillerNovember 26, 2011
    I never knew dates wrapped in Bacon could taste so good!
  • Tim I.heart icon on user image
    Tim In The HouseMarch 16, 2018
    Tapas and drinks!
  • Amy C.
    Amy CerconeNovember 24, 2013
    Try the Paella Toro
  • Snap Krackle P.
    Snap Krackle PopOctober 24, 2012
    Try the Steve's Cheese Board
  • Ladybugheart icon on user image
    LadybugFebruary 10, 2013
    Allow plenty of time- had a hour wait still at 9pm
  • James G.
    James GuigayomaJuly 17, 2012
    The Caramel Pana Cotta is sex in your mouth, but not just any sex, great-secret-diary-sex.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel Pollack-PelznerAugust 22, 2011
    You'll never forget your first French Kiss.
  • Tim S.
    Tim StaffordOctober 31, 2011
    Excellent Food, worth your while
  • Snap Krackle P.
    Snap Krackle PopOctober 24, 2012
    Try the Squid Ink Pasta
  • David S.heart icon on user image
    David SmithAugust 8, 2014
    Good tapas
  • Robert W.
    Robert WagnerOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bacon wrapped dates = winning
  • Alberto G.
    Alberto GuizarJuly 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite always!!
  • Lindsay M.
    Lindsay McDonnellOctober 13, 2011
    $30 chef's tasting menu? Yes please!
  • Will O.heart icon on user image
    Will OvertonJuly 21, 2015
    bacon. wrapped. dates.
  • Micah S.
    Micah SheltonJuly 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    do the chefs choice, well worth it!
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