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Toro Bravo

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120 NE Russell St Portland, OR, Portland, OR 97212
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Boise, Idaho
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I rushed to Toro Bravo for the Coppa steak, rated by Willamette Week as one of Portland's 12 food wonders. I'm not a big steak eater; typically, I prefer ethnic dishes that I find a better value. That said, the Coppa was fabulous. It had a nice crust on the edges and a tender interior. The Salbitxada sauce was fabulous.... More 

Thank Sowellman
Denver, Colorado
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123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to Portland we were in the mood for a Spanish Tapas meal. Research consistently named Toro Bravo a "must try" choice so we decided to go early on a Monday. Arriving at 4:45pm (15 minutes before opening), there was a small queue of people waiting in front. Restaurant opened at 5 and we were promptly seated.... More 

Thank mhkay
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267 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the first time and shared several Tapas and Entrees before the Sting concert. Everything was perfectly prepared and the service was excellent.

Thank Craig L
Beaverton, Oregon
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245 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get here early to avoid a line. We got seats in their narrow, cozy (kind-of awkward but cute) little room on the side. Great service throughout the meal. Food came quick (even before the drinks), but we settled into a good groove. Faves were the Mendoza sour, bacon wrapped dates, charcuterie board (esp the fois gras). Cheese plate was mixed... More 

Thank Stephanie_5o3
wilsonville, United States
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

They do not take reservations except for large parties (8 - 10)- they open at 5 and by 4:30 there is a line forming. - best choice is to get there around 7:00 when the 1st wave is done eating.. Excellent tapas place - I travel to Spain regularly and this restaurant brings Spain into Portland. All dishes are superb... More 

Thank Hans K
Portland, Oregon
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275 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

After trying to get into this restaurant four times we finally lucked out on visit number five! It was a cold and very snowy day so there was no line! They do not take reservations so you will have to wait a while for a table. I think the average is 45 minutes to an hour. The menu includes a... More 

Thank TnEShlaes
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We booked a table for 8 (post wedding meal) on January 1st. I had called Toro Bravo ahead of time to pre order food for the table, and asked them to make recommendations and handle the timing of our meal. Having everyone share tapas (family style) was a great way to celebrate together. The restaurant took such good care of... More 

Thank 315shawna
Vancouver, British Columbia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Our wait time was 2.5 hours which was the longest wait time we've ever had in our entire diner experience! We arrived at 5:30pm and didn't expect the answer coming out from the front desk staff. Thank goodness we went with couple other friends who had been there several times and recommended to still putting down our name and went... More 

Thank wuingrid
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Had lots of items on the menu. Our waiter, Travis was great. We asked him what he recommended and he steered us right. We always as the waiter/waitress what he/she recommends because he/she eats here and knows what the food. Travis suggested the radicchio salad and the chanterelle mushroom toast. What a perfect combination! The chanterelle toast is amazing and... More 

Thank Wondermore
Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Not sure why it took so long to visit other than fear of the notorious long wait for a table. Discovered no wait at opening time while stuck in traffic from the airport. Varied menu with a great assortment of options. None of our choices disappointed and we look forward to a return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 NE Russell St Portland, OR, Portland, OR 97212
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503)281-4464

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?