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Casa Brava

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3482 W 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47404-4850
+1 812-339-1453
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bloomington, Indiana
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98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Such good food, always quick service and very reasonably priced. Arroz con pollo is my favorite on the menu.

Thank Lisa A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I would not rate this restaurant real high for it's decor. The service was friendly and efficient, but not outstanding. Basically an average looking restaurant. But the food... wow. The chips and salsa were better than average... a pleasant surprise, as we were just passing through and stopped at the first Mexican restaurant we found. The menu was fairly typical,... More 

Thank Jerry N
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We went there for a lunch with a group of 10 people. We made a reservation ahead of time. When we got there, the table for 10 is set up and ready. The food is decent and the price is reasonable, very similar to the other Mexican restaurants in town. The waiter stopped by a few times to fill out... More 

Thank Hui O
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We always have the entire family meet here for food and drinks when we come in town. They know my family well and always take care of us. Some speak English pretty well but others ( like kitchen staff) do not speak it at all. I wish they had a full bar. There are 2 locations in town and then... More 

Thank Chrystal H
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The chips and salsa were pretty good. I had steak fajitas and would say they were average in taste. I had the flan for dessert and was very satisfied with it.

Thank Tyson B
Bloomington, Indiana
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I love Casa Brava, as do my kids. The chips, salsa, and white cheese dip is really good and the vegetarian (not vegan) options are great. They have a kids menu, including breaded chicken and fries for kids who don't like mex food. There is lots of parking available.

Thank CrazyMom2Three
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167 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Service was fast & efficient. Quality of the meat for steak fajitas very poor. Meat in quesadilla average & slightly greasy. Beef burrito very good & cheese dip okay, not quite thick enough.

Thank Misty A
Bedford, IN
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

GREAT tortilla chips, salsa and white cheese dip. I ALWAYS order the carne asada burrito or the carne asada tacos. Nothing else. Terrific rice and beans. I drink quickly and they were slow with the refills and not overly busy. Staff was pleasant, but a little too busy visiting in the "service" area together.

Thank Cheryl B
Rockport, IN
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

We ate here when taking our daughter to school at IU. Arriving about 6:30pm, we were seated immediately. Carlos appeared right away to take our drink order and deliver chips and salsa. My daughter dislikes cilantro and she loved the salsa. It was fresh with enough spice to make it tasty. Food was good; iced tea was the best brewed... More 

Thank Kathy S
Bloomington, IN
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Excellent Mexican food. All meals begin with free chips and salsa. You really can't go wrong here. I often eat at this restaurant with colleagues and enjoy the Speedy Gonzales. The enchilada are very good.

Thank Rick B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3482 W 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47404-4850
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-339-1453

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