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Whether it’s Voodoo Doughnuts ★★ or a hot restaurant, Portlanders are willing to wait in long lines to get their food fixes, and the lines become social gatherings where enthusiasms are aired and recommendations are shared. That’s usually the case at Toro Bravo, which doesn’t take reservations. The line starts to form about half an hour before the doors open. There’s a reason why this Spanish tapas place is on everyone’s top five list: The food is remarkably good and reasonably priced, and the service is attitude-free and topnotch. Try just about anything and you won’t be disappointed. While you’re deciding, nibble on some toasted almonds with sea salt or some marinated olives and vegetables. Then it’s tapas time—share several plates to enjoy the full array of tastes and textures. Highly recommended: salt cod fritters with aioli, fried Spanish anchovies with fennel and lemon, oxtail croquettes with chili mayonnaise, and grilled asparagus with fried ham. The paella with chorizo, shrimp, clams, and mussels is also distinctive. For $45 a head, your table can enjoy the chef’s tasting menu, the best way to sample the flavors of this favorite Portland restaurant.