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Toro Bravo



120 NE Russell St
Portland, OR 97212

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(503) 281-4464

  • Sun - Thu 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Fri - Sat 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cuisine: Japanese Restaurants, Most Romantic Restaurants

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4.8 of 5.0 from 104 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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Toro Bravo Reviews

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  • Ingrid AThe "kisses" were fun tiny tapas. I had them all!

    55555 by Ingrid A


  • Ingrid ASkirt steak was amazing! Duck liver mousse equals amazing... Albacore tartar and don't forget the bacon wrapped dates

    55555 by Ingrid A


  • Ingrid AOne of my fav spots! The octopus was in my top favs. The coppa was really good as well. I'll be back again soon and will add more!

    55555 by Ingrid A


  • Lalo H.grilled octopus & papas bravas!

    55555 by Lalo H.


  • Brook ShelleyChef's tasting menu is the way to go. Figure out what you love and go back for seconds. Take their advice on wine too.

    55555 by Brook Shelley


  • Ben MI've been to Portland 3x and I've gone to Toro Bravo every time. Grilled octopus and paella are must-haves. But all their food is on point. Follow your heart and your belly will not be disappointed.

    55555 by Ben M


  • Vicki N.Green strawberry salad and cheese ice cream!

    55555 by Vicki N.


  • Melissa L.You really can't go wrong with any of the small plates or entrees on the menu.

    55555 by Melissa L.


  • Alan M.Go with a few people and order a whole bunch of things to share. But expect to wait for a table.

    55555 by Alan M.


  • Alaa S.One of my Portland favorites! Try the squid ink pasta, the grilled octopus & the house smoked coppa steak. They're so good (esp. the pasta) we drive from Seattle just to grab dinner and drive back! :D

    55555 by Alaa S.


  • BBQ bill CI can't believe for a restaurant that is only open from 5-10 that they do not take reservations. Tried to get a table for 3 last Tues at 7 pm n they took my name n cell n told me it would be 2.5 HR

    22222 by BBQ bill C


  • Kelli Y.Everything is incredible. You can't leave without having Patatas bravas and the manchego burger.

    55555 by Kelli Y.


  • Yoon A계절별로 메뉴가 바뀌는 타파스 전문 식당 겸 pub. 무지하게 시끄러워 얘기하기 어려움. 타파스는 대체로 괜찮으나 파에아는 별로라는.

    55555 by Yoon A


  • SaraEverything we had - grilled octopus, Brussels sprouts, meatballs, and coppa steak - all were delicious with complex flavors that stood out. Cute and small - expect a wait, but well worth it!

    55555 by Sara


  • Pat M.Iberico skirt steak, Barcelona kisses, and Kyle's cocktails are fantastic. You can't really go wrong with anything on the menu.

    55555 by Pat M.


  • Jökull Sólberg AExcellent food. Head to Secret Society while you’re waiting for a table.

    55555 by Jökull Sólberg A


  • James LAmazing food! Definitely try the Paella!!

    55555 by James L


  • Vy SLots of gluten free options. Tick marks show what has no gluten, or modified to have no gluten.

    55555 by Vy S


  • Andrew TGet the tasting menu, and prepare for this adventure into a realm of culinary wonders.

    55555 by Andrew T


  • Will Pbacon. wrapped. dates.

    55555 by Will P


  • Colleen KPotatoes Brava, everything!

    55555 by Colleen K


  • Ritika IExpect a good wait but it's totally worth it. Do try the kisses as they are quite unique. Bacon wrapped dates and octopus are delicious. Paella is really really good. Sangria is exceptional!!

    55555 by Ritika I


  • Le JordanVery tight spot. Long wait. But the burger was super tasty.

    55555 by Le Jordan


  • Maggie WilliamsGreat food, tried to enjoy dinner with my honey but waitress was too flirty with him while dismissing me. It gets on my nerves and it does not increase their tip.

    33333 by Maggie Williams


  • Melon L.Expect an 1+ hour wait. French kisses and bacon wrapped dates make it worth it.

    55555 by Melon L.


  • Cesar ANo 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..

    33333 by Cesar A


  • Erika SThe "spanish" food was not at all as it should be. Im from spain and i came here for a good spanish dinner. The food was spicy and had spices we dont use in spain. Not to mention the paella, just no.

    33333 by Erika S


  • Megan KrummThe Sidra 👌 the beef cheeks and the octopus are excellent.

    55555 by Megan Krumm


  • Aya S.The tasting menu is incredible.

    55555 by Aya S.


  • Ali O.1) salted cod, 2) paella!

    33333 by Ali O.


  • Erin M.Potatoes Bravas are so delicious and we licked the bowl clean from our braised lamb.

    55555 by Erin M.


  • Shweta JPotatoes and pasta was good... Really really long wait for the paella... Hope it is great

    55555 by Shweta J


  • Ian P.Tasting menu is the way to go. If you like good food, you will not be disappointed

    55555 by Ian P.


  • Daniel TurnerOne of my all around favorite restaurants. Salads are huge and delicious. Almost too many small plates to choose from. I'm rarely disappointed with a dish even when I feel like I'm going out on a limb

    55555 by Daniel Turner


  • David S.Good tapas

    55555 by David S.


  • Scot OlsenRadicchio salad. 'Nuff said.

    55555 by Scot Olsen


  • Chi NguyenOk tasting menu is legit and has way too many special dishes for such a great steal. Was skeptical at first but ended up being best meal

    55555 by Chi Nguyen


  • Sarah S.Start with the Octopus, Padrons and Bacon Wrapped Date Pinches!

    55555 by Sarah S.


  • Jen CDelicious! Must go!

    55555 by Jen C


  • Valerie Dour party changed shrank and grew a couple times during the 2hr wait (which we expected, as a party of 7 on a Friday). The hostess took our changes with very good humor

    33333 by Valerie D


  • Brandon MBe prepared to talk loud so you can have a conversation. Great eclectic menu.

    55555 by Brandon M


  • Vicki N.The tortilla has yet to be mentioned and is so underrated. Best dish ever the potatoes were cooked to perfection...so soft and just melts in your mouth. Get it!!

    55555 by Vicki N.


  • SuziThe grande charcuterie platter is an amazing compilation of meaty goodness. Must order!

    55555 by Suzi


  • Amy C.Try the Paella Toro (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Amy C.


  • Amy C.Try the Sauteed Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Sherry Cream (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Amy C.


  • Amy C.Try the Griddled Prawns (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Amy C.


  • Amy C.Try the Fresh Pasta With Pimenton Dulce And Manchego (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Amy C.


  • Susan M.The Grilled Octopus was delicious along with the Squid Ink Pasta. Get the Caramel Panna Cotta for dessert.

    55555 by Susan M.


  • Meredith J.Squid ink pasta = the best entree I have ever eaten

    55555 by Meredith J.


  • James C.Came with three friends and we shared appetizers, entrees and desserts. *Everything* was beyond amazing. Heavenly food and incredible service!

    55555 by James C.


  • Anthony K.Amazing squid ink pasta andoctopus a la plancha. Dates were great and French kiss were satisfying but felt more like dessert. I would pass on the seelbach cocktail and drunken pork.

    55555 by Anthony K.


  • Summer G.Their Bacon wrapped dates are so scrumptious they could be a dessert. One of the better Paellas iMve had in recent years...a must get

    55555 by Summer G.


  • Domanique A.GF items available, but you should chat with the staff, and they'll help arrange.

    55555 by Domanique A.


  • Gabrielle S.I love the fresh pasta. Get it. Yum.

    55555 by Gabrielle S.


  • Angela T.Get the noodles 10 con 10. You will not regret it!

    55555 by Angela T.


  • Joe G.Potatos and brussels sprouts are super crazy good!

    55555 by Joe G.


  • Lisa J.Allow plenty of time- had a hour wait still at 9pm

    33333 by Lisa J.


  • Jenny Y.Stylish spot for tapas, by the same owners of Tasty N' Sons.

    55555 by Jenny Y.


  • Micah C.Get the manchego burger and the merguez & flatbread. That is all.

    55555 by Micah C.


  • Todd M.Fantastic! Lamb chops and potatoes are great.

    55555 by Todd M.


  • Erin M.Awesome dishes... Bites, tapas and larger main dishes. Empanadas were heavenly... So was the hand torn pasta!

    55555 by Erin M.


  • Jason R.Try the Salt Cod Croquettes - With garlic aioli...yum (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jason R.


  • Violetta C.Such a great atmosphere! The brussel sprouts are absolutely amazing!

    55555 by Violetta C.


  • Todd G.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.

    33333 by Todd G.


  • Snap Krackle P.Try the Olive Oil Cake (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Snap Krackle P.


  • Snap Krackle P.Try the Squid Ink Pasta (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Snap Krackle P.


  • Snap Krackle P.Try the Steve's Cheese Board (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Snap Krackle P.


  • Snap Krackle P.Try the Radicchio Salad with Green Olive Toast and Manchego (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Snap Krackle P.


  • Judy D.good. pricey and long wait. but good food. small tapa portions,

    55555 by Judy D.


  • Nathan K.Excellent choice for contemporary Spanish inspired cuisine.

    55555 by Nathan K.


  • Alberto G.My favorite always!!

    55555 by Alberto G.


  • James G.The Caramel Pana Cotta is sex in your mouth, but not just any sex, great-secret-diary-sex.

    55555 by James G.


  • James G.For the love of Pete get the bacon-wrapped dates!

    55555 by James G.


  • Ori A.Amazing!!! Good things to order: radiccio salad, scallops with romesco, Moroccan tuna, glazed carrots, lamb with apricots & noodles, potatoes, chocolate Milton rhubarb & strawberries.

    55555 by Ori A.


  • Ellen C.GREAT service. I disliked my cod and my server, Amber, took it off my bill without my even asking. Sweet people.

    33333 by Ellen C.


  • Ellen C.Stick to other recommendations and skip the cod. The potatoes are almost sweet - way too sweet to pair with fish.

    55555 by Ellen C.


  • Adam E.Get the Chef's Choice... well worth the $30 per person!

    55555 by Adam E.


  • s m.The chef's choice is the way to go!

    55555 by s m.


  • Phil H.I never knew dates wrapped in Bacon could taste so good!

    55555 by Phil H.


  • JESS3Order anything, it's all good - but the fried anchovies and lemons are extra special!

    55555 by JESS3


  • Tim S.Excellent Food, worth your while

    55555 by Tim S.


  • Lindsay M.$30 chef's tasting menu? Yes please!

    55555 by Lindsay M.


  • Robert W.Bacon wrapped dates = winning

    55555 by Robert W.


  • Raj S.If you only get one item here - it has to be the squid ink pasta.

    55555 by Raj S.


  • Jacqueline Anne S.Everything is so good, but you cannot leave without eating the bacon wrapped dates.

    55555 by Jacqueline Anne S.


  • Daniel P.You'll never forget your first French Kiss.

    55555 by Daniel P.


  • Julie M.French kiss = addictive

    55555 by Julie M.


  • Diane T.730 on a Saturday...super busy ie 90 min wait. Apparently everyone was ordering the paella...which is normally delicious...but this time it came out too salty and burned...server took it off our bill.

    22222 by Diane T.


  • Deb P.Get a seat at the bar if it's just 2. You get a great view of the restaurant. The orange salad is delicious.

    55555 by Deb P.


  • VrindaGrilled flatbread w truffle cheese is yummy!

    55555 by Vrinda


  • Winston S.Fred Armisen is here.

    55555 by Winston S.


  • EaterToro Bravo is about as Spanish as the French revolution, but this is damn good food. Get there right when it opens — at five — and be ready to fight for your spot. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater


  • Mazda"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

    55555 by Mazda


  • Helen C.Potato dish was surprisingly delicious. The bacon-wrapped dates with warm honey are AMAZING.

    55555 by Helen C.


  • Micah S.do the chefs choice, well worth it!

    55555 by Micah S.


  • Nickwant to go

    55555 by Nick


  • Jack S.If you have to wait, you can wait in front or in their little cove and get served. They'll move you to a 'real' table (read: larger) if you want, but you get the same attention, service and food.

    33333 by Jack S.


  • Phil H.The braised lamb is the best! Really good noodles and apricot flavor is fab

    55555 by Phil H.


  • Matt S.The best Tapas in PDX. Get the Copa Steak and the Braised Lamb...you will be in heaven!

    55555 by Matt S.


  • Ricky E.Items to get: 1) Squash Dumplings 2)chicken + cashew meatballs 3) White Truffle Omelette.

    55555 by Ricky E.


  • Trina S.The tasting menu is a great deal! Smaller portions of a lot of greatest hits plus whatever the chef feels like sending out.

    55555 by Trina S.


  • Brooke-Lynn L.get the chicken liver mousse but you'll need extra toast.

    55555 by Brooke-Lynn L.


  • SylvanGet the burger! I know it seems out of place in a tapas place, but it is exceptionally good. Maybe not on your first visit...but it just gives you another reason to come back!

    55555 by Sylvan


  • Ted C.Damn! Try the Oxtail Croquettes they are L.E.G.E.N.D.A.R.Y! Expensive place but the food will make you squeal like a pig!

    55555 by Ted C.


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