Restaurant News & Reviews

Tasca Brava

6325 Falls of the Neuse Road, in Sutton Square, Raleigh; 850-9080.

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Cuisine: tapas, Spanish, Latin American.

Rating: 3 stars

Prices: $$

Atmosphere: Romantic, with a Spanish accent.

Service: earnest and efficient.

Recommended: braised artichoke hearts, empanadas de pipian, scrambled eggs with porcini and Serrano ham, soups, paella, crema Catalana.

Open: Lunch Tuesday-Friday, dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

Reservations: accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard; full bar; smoke-free; vegetarian-friendly; accommodates children; flamenco dancers the second Saturday of each month.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

4 stars: Extraordinary.

3 stars: Excellent.

2 stars: Good.

1 star: Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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