Toro By Ken Oringer

★★★★☆
  • 1704 Washington St

    Boston, MA 02118

    Cross street: East Springfield Street

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  • 617-536-4300

About Toro By Ken Oringer

Hours
Sun 12am-1am, Sun 10:30am-12am, Mon-Thu 12pm-12am, Fri 12pm-1am, Sat 4:30pm-12am
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great food

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great food

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great food

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great food

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everything was great, special drinks too. dates and corn are a must - everything else was killer

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everything was great, special drinks too. dates and corn are a must - everything else was killer

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everything was great, special drinks too. dates and corn are a must - everything else was killer

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★★★★★

everything was great, special drinks too. dates and corn are a must - everything else was killer

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I went for my boyfriend's birthday so of course I did my research before. We chose around 7 or 8 tapas for just us two to get a satisfying meal plus a dessert. The order of tapas served was according to how heavy of flavors the each were. Since all the rave was about the grilled corn, we definitely had to order it and....it was amazing. I've also never had corn with cheese so maybe that had something to do with my shockedness. Nevertheless it was great. We were also laughing at one of the waiters because the whole time, we felt like he came out of nowhere and spoke in this hushed tone in our ears haha.

If I remember correctly we had the sea salted peppers, pan con tomate, oysters with the lemon foam (one of my faves), ensalada, cod fritters (also fave), smoked duck drummettes (loved the flavor of sauce), potatoes (kinda dry), cauliflower, and grilled corn.

The only con was that there was no where to put my jacket because I was seated at one of the middle tables. I had to sit on my jacket and didn't really like that people were brushing over it everytime they had to pass by because the restaurant's cramped. If I weren't anal about that, I would've given 5 stars. But the food definitely makes up for that.

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★★★★☆

I went for my boyfriend's birthday so of course I did my research before. We chose around 7 or 8 tapas for just us two to get a satisfying meal plus a dessert. The order of tapas served was according to how heavy of flavors the each were. Since all the rave was about the grilled corn, we definitely had to order it and....it was amazing. I've also never had corn with cheese so maybe that had something to do with my shockedness. Nevertheless it was great. We were also laughing at one of the waiters because the whole time, we felt like he came out of nowhere and spoke in this hushed tone in our ears haha.

If I remember correctly we had the sea salted peppers, pan con tomate, oysters with the lemon foam (one of my faves), ensalada, cod fritters (also fave), smoked duck drummettes (loved the flavor of sauce), potatoes (kinda dry), cauliflower, and grilled corn.

The only con was that there was no where to put my jacket because I was seated at one of the middle tables. I had to sit on my jacket and didn't really like that people were brushing over it everytime they had to pass by because the restaurant's cramped. If I weren't anal about that, I would've given 5 stars. But the food definitely makes up for that.

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I love Restaurant Week. It's a smidge of an addiction. I'll book 3-5 ressies each of the weeks, and more often than not, I'll go to all of them. I love a bargain, what can I say?

Toro is the BEST deal for Restaurant Week.

Reasons?

1. You order off the real menu. No scraping the bottom of the freezer case, just cuz it's cheapo week. The ENTIRE menu, too. Not just these 4 options. The whole. Darn. Thing.

2. The more people you go with, the more tapas you order. Go with a group of 3? Choose 1 app, 8 tapas, 1 dessert each. I was with a party of 5, I think we got something insane like 18 choices. Whatever it was, we were rolling out of there.

3. Fanastic wine list. Try something crazy. Also, the waitstaff is really helpful in this regard.

4. The food is amazing. Ken Oringer doesn't mess around. I endorse the "weird stuff", aka tripe, beef heart, etc. Weird stuff is good, especially in tapas. Give it a try. Short list of faves: Ham-wrapped dates; corazon a la plancha; corn on the cob with aioli & cotija; Lengua with lentils... I really could go on and on.

One bummer... there's usually a wait, even with a ressie. But once you're seated, it doesn't really matter.

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★★★★☆

I love Restaurant Week. It's a smidge of an addiction. I'll book 3-5 ressies each of the weeks, and more often than not, I'll go to all of them. I love a bargain, what can I say?

Toro is the BEST deal for Restaurant Week.

Reasons?

1. You order off the real menu. No scraping the bottom of the freezer case, just cuz it's cheapo week. The ENTIRE menu, too. Not just these 4 options. The whole. Darn. Thing.

2. The more people you go with, the more tapas you order. Go with a group of 3? Choose 1 app, 8 tapas, 1 dessert each. I was with a party of 5, I think we got something insane like 18 choices. Whatever it was, we were rolling out of there.

3. Fanastic wine list. Try something crazy. Also, the waitstaff is really helpful in this regard.

4. The food is amazing. Ken Oringer doesn't mess around. I endorse the "weird stuff", aka tripe, beef heart, etc. Weird stuff is good, especially in tapas. Give it a try. Short list of faves: Ham-wrapped dates; corazon a la plancha; corn on the cob with aioli & cotija; Lengua with lentils... I really could go on and on.

One bummer... there's usually a wait, even with a ressie. But once you're seated, it doesn't really matter.

Pros: The food

Cons: The wait

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Had a lovely Saturday night dinner here a while back. It was a beautiful summer night so we were lucky to get a table outside. For three meat eaters and one vegetarian (me), we got hummus--very good; maiz asado--it's true what everyone else says, it's AMAZING; tortilla de zucca--good, texture not stellar, but not bad; roasted cauliflower--really good; chickpeas with chorizo and swiss chard--good; the following meat/fish dishes were all good according to my dining companions: braised short rib, tuna tartare, grass fed beef heart, shrimp, anchovies. The churros con chocolate were disappointing I must say. But a cheese plate, complete with candied walnuts, guava paste, and fruit, was fantastic. The service was very pleasant and attentive. That corn though, I'm gonna remember that for a while.

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★★★★☆

Had a lovely Saturday night dinner here a while back. It was a beautiful summer night so we were lucky to get a table outside. For three meat eaters and one vegetarian (me), we got hummus--very good; maiz asado--it's true what everyone else says, it's AMAZING; tortilla de zucca--good, texture not stellar, but not bad; roasted cauliflower--really good; chickpeas with chorizo and swiss chard--good; the following meat/fish dishes were all good according to my dining companions: braised short rib, tuna tartare, grass fed beef heart, shrimp, anchovies. The churros con chocolate were disappointing I must say. But a cheese plate, complete with candied walnuts, guava paste, and fruit, was fantastic. The service was very pleasant and attentive. That corn though, I'm gonna remember that for a while.

Pros: The corn.

Cons: Churros :(

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I've been to Toro 15 or more time. Never been disapointed- never. I've taken friends- people I work with- family....they've all fallen in love the same way I have. Perfect cocktails and wonderful food...married with a great feeling spot!!!

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★★★★★

I've been to Toro 15 or more time. Never been disapointed- never. I've taken friends- people I work with- family....they've all fallen in love the same way I have. Perfect cocktails and wonderful food...married with a great feeling spot!!!

Pros: love the salted peppers

Cons: parking...I guess...but this is Boston

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My wife and I have been here for the 2nd time because we thought it was such a cool place with awesome food. Had a great time and if you want to feel "in the know", than this is the place. Its even packed on a random Tuesday evening!

But this time my wife and I went home and felt really sick afterward. Im not saying its food poisoning but it definitely had in impact. It could be the 2lbs of butter on the corn and other tapas. Who knows!?
We will try it again and hope we get home without hugging the porcelain god.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I have been here for the 2nd time because we thought it was such a cool place with awesome food. Had a great time and if you want to feel "in the know", than this is the place. Its even packed on a random Tuesday evening!

But this time my wife and I went home and felt really sick afterward. Im not saying its food poisoning but it definitely had in impact. It could be the 2lbs of butter on the corn and other tapas. Who knows!?
We will try it again and hope we get home without hugging the porcelain god.

Pros: Atmosphere, drink menu, food

Cons: Wait times...no res accepted

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I can't comment the authenticity but I think Toro so far is the best when compared to Dali or Tapeo. The food are much delicately prepared and .. adventurous. I think the corn, beef tongue, octopus cerviche are some of the best to name a few. I have been back there more than a couple of times.

The cons are: no reservation. And, they don't seat until all the parties show up. It's hard for a large group. It's true the service aren't that great, but I tend to ignore them (even they might be rushing me..) For the food, I'm willing to put up with this. To get a seat promptly, I tend to go there around 5.45 p.m., after that, there is a long wait ...

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★★★★☆

I can't comment the authenticity but I think Toro so far is the best when compared to Dali or Tapeo. The food are much delicately prepared and .. adventurous. I think the corn, beef tongue, octopus cerviche are some of the best to name a few. I have been back there more than a couple of times.

The cons are: no reservation. And, they don't seat until all the parties show up. It's hard for a large group. It's true the service aren't that great, but I tend to ignore them (even they might be rushing me..) For the food, I'm willing to put up with this. To get a seat promptly, I tend to go there around 5.45 p.m., after that, there is a long wait ...

Pros: Food

Cons: service, no reservation

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We tried this amazing little place for the first time, and we had a fantastic night which started with delicious red wine. You get the impression from the decor and general vibe that you really are in Spain, and the food is certainly delicious. We did an assortment of tapas plates and desserts and almost all of them were very good, particularly the Yellowfin tuna with citrus and soy. However, if you are a vegetarian, there are not a ton of choices if you don't eat fish.

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★★★★★

We tried this amazing little place for the first time, and we had a fantastic night which started with delicious red wine. You get the impression from the decor and general vibe that you really are in Spain, and the food is certainly delicious. We did an assortment of tapas plates and desserts and almost all of them were very good, particularly the Yellowfin tuna with citrus and soy. However, if you are a vegetarian, there are not a ton of choices if you don't eat fish.

Pros: Hot vibe, awesome wine, delicious food

Cons: They forgot to bring one of the things we ordered

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It's always a party at Toro. It's a place where you can't help but have a good time, enjoy your friends, and feel the buzz.

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★★★★★

It's always a party at Toro. It's a place where you can't help but have a good time, enjoy your friends, and feel the buzz.

Pros: The amazing little plates, especially the corn

Cons: Well, it's too crowded

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A great way to sample the delicious, creative dishes from Ken Orringer. I'm impressed each time with how many plates we get for what the bill totals to - a good deal for a high end place.

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★★★★★

A great way to sample the delicious, creative dishes from Ken Orringer. I'm impressed each time with how many plates we get for what the bill totals to - a good deal for a high end place.

Cons: crowded

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This place is well worth the wait! We had fun waiting at the bar until our seats were available! We were drinking Sangria and eating some appetizers - so by the time we made it to our seats we were able to order our entrees right away! Highly recommend the bbq shrimp!

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★★★★☆

This place is well worth the wait! We had fun waiting at the bar until our seats were available! We were drinking Sangria and eating some appetizers - so by the time we made it to our seats we were able to order our entrees right away! Highly recommend the bbq shrimp!

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What some people don't know about this place is the empenadas are made by this woman in her home. Then she delivers them to Toro, and they cook and serve them. They are the most delicious thing I've ever tasted, not to mention, home made! The staff is great, Mojito's are yummy, and it's nice that you can see the kitchen, so you know it's clean. The sangria leaves something to be desired, but they do put delicious fresh orange and apple slices in it. They are good to munch on between bread slices. Also, you absolutely have to get the corn. I know everyone probably says that, but it's amazing.

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★★★★★

What some people don't know about this place is the empenadas are made by this woman in her home. Then she delivers them to Toro, and they cook and serve them. They are the most delicious thing I've ever tasted, not to mention, home made! The staff is great, Mojito's are yummy, and it's nice that you can see the kitchen, so you know it's clean. The sangria leaves something to be desired, but they do put delicious fresh orange and apple slices in it. They are good to munch on between bread slices. Also, you absolutely have to get the corn. I know everyone probably says that, but it's amazing.

Pros: Amazing Tapas, good for groups of friends

Cons: You leave smelling like the fireplace burning inside!

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Fun restaurant with outstanding food. The grilled corn with pepper and aged cheese was incredible, I broke my don't eat corn on the cob in public rule for it, and would do so again!
The menu showcases non traditional items that you don't see at other restaurants, I would suggest being adventurous and try new things here. The sweetbreads were excellent. I was even surprised at the value of the food. The outdoor seating is great for the summer as well.

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★★★★★

Fun restaurant with outstanding food. The grilled corn with pepper and aged cheese was incredible, I broke my don't eat corn on the cob in public rule for it, and would do so again!
The menu showcases non traditional items that you don't see at other restaurants, I would suggest being adventurous and try new things here. The sweetbreads were excellent. I was even surprised at the value of the food. The outdoor seating is great for the summer as well.

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In addition to offering the best and most creative spanish cuisine, Toro offers a truly amazing food tasting experience period. I have experienced tapas restaurants in San Franciso, Chicago, New York and Miami and Toro is far and above the best I have had. Atmosphere is vibrant, wine selection is phenomenal. Service can be slow due to crowds

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★★★★★

In addition to offering the best and most creative spanish cuisine, Toro offers a truly amazing food tasting experience period. I have experienced tapas restaurants in San Franciso, Chicago, New York and Miami and Toro is far and above the best I have had. Atmosphere is vibrant, wine selection is phenomenal. Service can be slow due to crowds

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The food was incredible! The service was beyond terrible... They kept taking away plates with food still on them and half full drinks... We even had to rescue a part full carafe of wine from the bar! They also accidentally debited an extra $200 from my account (which was voided, but still took a week to arrive back in my account), so I'd recommend paying with cash or a credit card that isn't linked to your bank account!

All this aside, the food is still more than worth the hassle - just arrive early and be prepared to swat away overly eager busers.

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★★★★☆

The food was incredible! The service was beyond terrible... They kept taking away plates with food still on them and half full drinks... We even had to rescue a part full carafe of wine from the bar! They also accidentally debited an extra $200 from my account (which was voided, but still took a week to arrive back in my account), so I'd recommend paying with cash or a credit card that isn't linked to your bank account!

All this aside, the food is still more than worth the hassle - just arrive early and be prepared to swat away overly eager busers.

Pros: the food!

Cons: the service

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I have dined at Toro more than a few times. It is without a doubt one of my fave places to eat in the city. I always get great service here, and it is always fun to see what new dishes have been added to the menu. I eat here about once a month, and have yet to be disappointed. Great front of the house staff + great cocktails+ amazing nibble= Toro. Best tapas around, hands down! Viva la Toro! !Coma aqui, usted lo amara!

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★★★★★

I have dined at Toro more than a few times. It is without a doubt one of my fave places to eat in the city. I always get great service here, and it is always fun to see what new dishes have been added to the menu. I eat here about once a month, and have yet to be disappointed. Great front of the house staff + great cocktails+ amazing nibble= Toro. Best tapas around, hands down! Viva la Toro! !Coma aqui, usted lo amara!

Pros: Great food, drinks, and service. Fun scene, cool neighborhood.

Cons: nothing, except having to wait for a table, even on a Sunday night.

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I went here with some girls to celebrate a birthday. We went on a Monday night and didn't think it would be crowded, but thank god we got there before 8...or we would have been waiting. The waitress was prompt at first and recommended some great drinks to start out. The "hue-ball sangria" was delicious, but took forever to get it. We ordered a few tapas for the table (corn, artichokes, croquetas, veggie dish, etx) and finished off with a plate of cheese, which all came out quickly, but the waitress was no where to be found to order more drinks. The tapas were great and just enough to keep us satisfied and not too full. The corn was the best I've ever had and we were tempted to order a second plate of it. Definitely recommend this place, but be aware the service isn't the best.

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★★★★☆

I went here with some girls to celebrate a birthday. We went on a Monday night and didn't think it would be crowded, but thank god we got there before 8...or we would have been waiting. The waitress was prompt at first and recommended some great drinks to start out. The "hue-ball sangria" was delicious, but took forever to get it. We ordered a few tapas for the table (corn, artichokes, croquetas, veggie dish, etx) and finished off with a plate of cheese, which all came out quickly, but the waitress was no where to be found to order more drinks. The tapas were great and just enough to keep us satisfied and not too full. The corn was the best I've ever had and we were tempted to order a second plate of it. Definitely recommend this place, but be aware the service isn't the best.

Pros: corn, Spanish setting

Cons: Service

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I lived in Barcelona for a year, and I've been to the best tapas restaurants in New York and London. Toro is, hands down, the most authentic and best-tasting location that I have been to outside of Spain. Prices are a little high, but compared with an airplane ticket to Europe, really very affordable.

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★★★★★

I lived in Barcelona for a year, and I've been to the best tapas restaurants in New York and London. Toro is, hands down, the most authentic and best-tasting location that I have been to outside of Spain. Prices are a little high, but compared with an airplane ticket to Europe, really very affordable.

Pros: authenticity, quality of food, ambience

Cons: price

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I wonder if the other people who wrote reviews for this restaurant have ever been in Spain.
This is not Spanish food. Period.
First of all, Kobe burgers aren't a Spanish dish (this is having pizza in a Japanese restaurant). Second, the black board has so many spelling mistakes that is a joke. Third, is over priced. Fourth, poor service.
I guess that if you have never been to Spain, you care for lots of pretty people around you and you have plenty of money to throw away. This is you kind of place. All others, stay clear.

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★☆☆☆☆

I wonder if the other people who wrote reviews for this restaurant have ever been in Spain.
This is not Spanish food. Period.
First of all, Kobe burgers aren't a Spanish dish (this is having pizza in a Japanese restaurant). Second, the black board has so many spelling mistakes that is a joke. Third, is over priced. Fourth, poor service.
I guess that if you have never been to Spain, you care for lots of pretty people around you and you have plenty of money to throw away. This is you kind of place. All others, stay clear.

Pros: Decor, good looking people.

Cons: Almost everything else, the food, the lack of real Spanish character..

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Miserable service, Meat tapas very greasy, undercooked. Small portions, creme Catalana just miserable.
Be aware of what is offered as a house wine. It is a $10 per glass acidic drink that sends shivers through your system and is perhaps is only suitable for Sangria, after it is diluted and blended with other ingridients.
Simply stated, pretentious overpriced spot for unexperienced yuppies.

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★☆☆☆☆

Miserable service, Meat tapas very greasy, undercooked. Small portions, creme Catalana just miserable.
Be aware of what is offered as a house wine. It is a $10 per glass acidic drink that sends shivers through your system and is perhaps is only suitable for Sangria, after it is diluted and blended with other ingridients.
Simply stated, pretentious overpriced spot for unexperienced yuppies.

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Went in the other night and sat on one of the big tables with some old friends and had a blast! The music was fun and the food and service were terrific. The servers were of great help in deciphering the menu too. Very lively spot which is great for freinds who want to go out and have some FUN! DEFINATLEY ORDER THE OYSTERS!!!

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★★★★★

Went in the other night and sat on one of the big tables with some old friends and had a blast! The music was fun and the food and service were terrific. The servers were of great help in deciphering the menu too. Very lively spot which is great for freinds who want to go out and have some FUN! DEFINATLEY ORDER THE OYSTERS!!!

Pros: the atmosphere and the food! Fun!

Cons: Had to wait a little (awsomely packed) but well worth it.

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I do not understand how anyone can rate this as a bad restaurant, it was so good! I just came back from Spain and I am a very picky eater and can say the food and service were great!!! They have dishes that I never thought I could find here in the States and the athmosphere is really fun. Make sure to try the Pimientos al Padron, something people may not be used to but is so special. Every tapas we tried was amazing, and the waitress was so nice and flexible, at the end we asked if we could sit at the bar for our desert and coffee and she was extremely accomodating. You CAN NOT miss this place, it is an absolute must and is definitely on my list of top restaurants in Boston!!!

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★★★★★

I do not understand how anyone can rate this as a bad restaurant, it was so good! I just came back from Spain and I am a very picky eater and can say the food and service were great!!! They have dishes that I never thought I could find here in the States and the athmosphere is really fun. Make sure to try the Pimientos al Padron, something people may not be used to but is so special. Every tapas we tried was amazing, and the waitress was so nice and flexible, at the end we asked if we could sit at the bar for our desert and coffee and she was extremely accomodating. You CAN NOT miss this place, it is an absolute must and is definitely on my list of top restaurants in Boston!!!

Pros: Food, service & athmosphere

Cons: None, except that you may have a long wait and they do not accept reservations, but it is well worth the wait!

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I have been to Toro 3 times now and let me tell you THE SERVICE IS TERRIBLE!!! This last time I went (last nite) I was happy to see new faces hoping that the service this time will be better. The kitchen closes at 10:30pm and we plus my 2 friends arrived at 9:40pm.
We waited in the bar for about 20 minutes and then were asked to be seated in a table for 2!? We didn't really mind until the server arrived and say " this is you last chance, so order now"
Then, like every other time, they were serving the wine in water glasses!!! How classless is that? And their excuse is " That's how the wine is served in Spain" Well, l have been to Spain about 12 times? and was never served wine in a water glass...
The food is OK and the place is great, but man, if the owner happens to read this, please please buy some more wine glasses and hire a new well trained staff, just if you want your restaurant to survive ;)
Def. I am NOT going back to Toro. 3 times is enough of a try.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to Toro 3 times now and let me tell you THE SERVICE IS TERRIBLE!!! This last time I went (last nite) I was happy to see new faces hoping that the service this time will be better. The kitchen closes at 10:30pm and we plus my 2 friends arrived at 9:40pm.
We waited in the bar for about 20 minutes and then were asked to be seated in a table for 2!? We didn't really mind until the server arrived and say " this is you last chance, so order now"
Then, like every other time, they were serving the wine in water glasses!!! How classless is that? And their excuse is " That's how the wine is served in Spain" Well, l have been to Spain about 12 times? and was never served wine in a water glass...
The food is OK and the place is great, but man, if the owner happens to read this, please please buy some more wine glasses and hire a new well trained staff, just if you want your restaurant to survive ;)
Def. I am NOT going back to Toro. 3 times is enough of a try.

Pros: Good looking place

Cons: Terrible Service

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This was the second time that a friend and I ate here. While the food was delicious the service was deplorable! They would not let us wait inside at the bar for our table. Instead, they stated that they were at capacity and recommended that we go to another restaurant for drinks while we wait.
Once seated we were able to order and our server was outright rude! They actually snapped at my friend when he asked where our first order of Tapas was. (This was after being seated for 45 minutes.) After they dropped the first order of Tapas off they pretty much forgot about us and we had to ask twice where our Paella was. The menu states that it takes 30 minutes to prepare the Paella. We waited almost 2 hours.
Needless to say we will not be going back. I think we will stick with the original Tapeo on Newbury Street.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was the second time that a friend and I ate here. While the food was delicious the service was deplorable! They would not let us wait inside at the bar for our table. Instead, they stated that they were at capacity and recommended that we go to another restaurant for drinks while we wait.
Once seated we were able to order and our server was outright rude! They actually snapped at my friend when he asked where our first order of Tapas was. (This was after being seated for 45 minutes.) After they dropped the first order of Tapas off they pretty much forgot about us and we had to ask twice where our Paella was. The menu states that it takes 30 minutes to prepare the Paella. We waited almost 2 hours.
Needless to say we will not be going back. I think we will stick with the original Tapeo on Newbury Street.

Pros: Great Food

Cons: Very long wait and service was outright bad!

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Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy from service to food. Our waitress, no where to been seen most of the night, brought cold tapas, and they were either undercooked or over cooked. As for the paella it was definitely undercooked! took literally 12 min for the chef to cook, obviously someone failed to mentioned that to the chef since my mussels were of clam texture, chicken pink, and the sausage felt/looked like it was out all day sliced from the early morning.

Apparently this place only appeals to people that seem to go on thinking they know authentic tapas or to the ones that really haven't a clue on good authentic tapas.

A hint....... look at your waitress/waiters fingers when you sit down.. most likely its a preview of the quality of food!

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★☆☆☆☆

Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy from service to food. Our waitress, no where to been seen most of the night, brought cold tapas, and they were either undercooked or over cooked. As for the paella it was definitely undercooked! took literally 12 min for the chef to cook, obviously someone failed to mentioned that to the chef since my mussels were of clam texture, chicken pink, and the sausage felt/looked like it was out all day sliced from the early morning.

Apparently this place only appeals to people that seem to go on thinking they know authentic tapas or to the ones that really haven't a clue on good authentic tapas.

A hint....... look at your waitress/waiters fingers when you sit down.. most likely its a preview of the quality of food!

Pros: it has a bar

Cons: not an authentic tapas restaurant

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I have been to many tapas restaurants but this one beats them all. I actually read about Toro in Boston Magazine and was impressed by its accolades. I finally got to go two weeks ago and it definitely lived up to its reputation. The wait was reasonable especially for a Saturday night. I think I scared my waiter with my enthusiasm to try the oysters (which I highly recommend.) The food was fantastic and we tried ALOT. The only thing I didn't get to try, but will the next time, is the paella as the people sitting next to me we ranting and raving about theirs. Would go there again in a heartbeat.

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★★★☆☆

I have been to many tapas restaurants but this one beats them all. I actually read about Toro in Boston Magazine and was impressed by its accolades. I finally got to go two weeks ago and it definitely lived up to its reputation. The wait was reasonable especially for a Saturday night. I think I scared my waiter with my enthusiasm to try the oysters (which I highly recommend.) The food was fantastic and we tried ALOT. The only thing I didn't get to try, but will the next time, is the paella as the people sitting next to me we ranting and raving about theirs. Would go there again in a heartbeat.

Pros: The food, obviously

Cons: Service could have been a bit more upbeat.

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Fantastic food - some of the best tapas I have ever had. Fun atmosphere, but extremely crowded. On a Friday or Saturday night expect to have to wait at least an hour. Unfortunately they don't take reservations, but if you are just a party of 2, it's fun and easy to sit at the bar and share some excellent Sangria while waiting for a table!

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★★★★☆

Fantastic food - some of the best tapas I have ever had. Fun atmosphere, but extremely crowded. On a Friday or Saturday night expect to have to wait at least an hour. Unfortunately they don't take reservations, but if you are just a party of 2, it's fun and easy to sit at the bar and share some excellent Sangria while waiting for a table!

Pros: Excellent food!

Cons: No reservations and long wait on weekend nights

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So the food is okay, but not worth the price. The restaurant is too small, and if a meal for two costs almost 200 bucks, then you should at least be at your own table - most of the table in the restaurant are lined up against a wall with one long bench a la cafeteria. I could hear EVERYTHING the people near us were saying. The port and wine list is great. However, the service was disjointed and several people would try to come and take our food before we were done! In addition, the waitress ended up being pretty rude and chattering on in Spanish to my boyfriend as if I weren't there. Even though I understand Spanish, she seemed to not notice or care. Really annoying! Spend your money somewhere else. It's disappointing because, if everything else wasn't so bad, I might have enjoyed the food!

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★★★☆☆

So the food is okay, but not worth the price. The restaurant is too small, and if a meal for two costs almost 200 bucks, then you should at least be at your own table - most of the table in the restaurant are lined up against a wall with one long bench a la cafeteria. I could hear EVERYTHING the people near us were saying. The port and wine list is great. However, the service was disjointed and several people would try to come and take our food before we were done! In addition, the waitress ended up being pretty rude and chattering on in Spanish to my boyfriend as if I weren't there. Even though I understand Spanish, she seemed to not notice or care. Really annoying! Spend your money somewhere else. It's disappointing because, if everything else wasn't so bad, I might have enjoyed the food!

Pros: nice decor, decent food

Cons: overpriced, bad wait staff, bad seating arrangements

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I know some restaurants choose not to take reservations for some reason - maybe it adds to the 'mystique' of a place, who knows. But if you're not going to take them, at least be honest with people when they call ahead. I tried to go last night with a couple of friends and the host I'd spoken to earlier that day informed me that they did not take reservations, but there shouldn't be much of a wait because wednesdays aren't crowded. We got there and there was an hour and a half wait. Really disappointing because my friends had driven in from out of the city, so it unnecessarily complicated our evening. They've got good food - I've been there before - but that kind of disrespect is just unnecessary.

1
★★★☆☆

I know some restaurants choose not to take reservations for some reason - maybe it adds to the 'mystique' of a place, who knows. But if you're not going to take them, at least be honest with people when they call ahead. I tried to go last night with a couple of friends and the host I'd spoken to earlier that day informed me that they did not take reservations, but there shouldn't be much of a wait because wednesdays aren't crowded. We got there and there was an hour and a half wait. Really disappointing because my friends had driven in from out of the city, so it unnecessarily complicated our evening. They've got good food - I've been there before - but that kind of disrespect is just unnecessary.

Pros: Good food, fun scene

Cons: no reservations, host misled us about how long the wait would be

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I loved Toro- tasty food, wine, decor, and service. We waited for 45 minutes on a Thursday night, however, we were told one hour, so we were prepared to wait for a while. The food was very tasty and we enjoyed their wine selection. I am definetly going back to Toro pretty soon.

2
★★★★★

I loved Toro- tasty food, wine, decor, and service. We waited for 45 minutes on a Thursday night, however, we were told one hour, so we were prepared to wait for a while. The food was very tasty and we enjoyed their wine selection. I am definetly going back to Toro pretty soon.

Pros: Food, wine, decor

Cons: Looooooooong waits

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My girlfriends and I go all the time not only for the amazing food and scene but also for the hot guys working there! Clint is so nice, Chris is so cute and Jason is just...wow! These guys are so hot and they like to have fun too. I've never wanted to leave my number for anyone who's ever waited on me before but this place has made me re-think that notion. So ladies, If you're looking for a fun place to go with your girlfriends where you'll be amazed by the food as well as the HOT men with dreamy eyes and tattoos
ser ving it to you then try Toro. I promise you won't be disappointed. My girlfriends and I never are!

2
★★★★★

My girlfriends and I go all the time not only for the amazing food and scene but also for the hot guys working there! Clint is so nice, Chris is so cute and Jason is just...wow! These guys are so hot and they like to have fun too. I've never wanted to leave my number for anyone who's ever waited on me before but this place has made me re-think that notion. So ladies, If you're looking for a fun place to go with your girlfriends where you'll be amazed by the food as well as the HOT men with dreamy eyes and tattoos
ser ving it to you then try Toro. I promise you won't be disappointed. My girlfriends and I never are!

Pros: Hot men on staff

Cons: can't take them home ( or can I?)

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For the Valentine's Night special fixe menu that consisted of 5 courses, my boyfriend and I were very much let down, so much so that I had to post today. Even before, we were recommended "try the corn!" by perfect strangers and got jazzed. Maybe that's the key to this new spot. With crammed tables and rushed service (there were several empty tables -staff worked faster than the drivethrough crew at McDonalds to get us out of there!), I don't recommend the hefty change you dish out to dine here for the slightly arty presentation and moderate attempts on making a cheeze-it sized slice of tuna seem novel. Maybe we will return for the corn, but little else.

1
★★☆☆☆

For the Valentine's Night special fixe menu that consisted of 5 courses, my boyfriend and I were very much let down, so much so that I had to post today. Even before, we were recommended "try the corn!" by perfect strangers and got jazzed. Maybe that's the key to this new spot. With crammed tables and rushed service (there were several empty tables -staff worked faster than the drivethrough crew at McDonalds to get us out of there!), I don't recommend the hefty change you dish out to dine here for the slightly arty presentation and moderate attempts on making a cheeze-it sized slice of tuna seem novel. Maybe we will return for the corn, but little else.

Pros: Nice music, not too distracting, warm fire

Cons: Overpriced, rushed service, tight quarters, not relaxing.

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the food's good here, make no mistake. but the prices are pretty high, all things considered. and the waits can be outrageous.

2
★★★★☆

the food's good here, make no mistake. but the prices are pretty high, all things considered. and the waits can be outrageous.

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We've tried almost the entire menu but the corn by far is the best. I highly recommend the octopus cerviche, the shrimp and the cheese plate. Stay away from the cockscomb dish it's not very good. The price may be a bit high for the portion size but it's expected. Go before 7pm and you might get seated right away. It's a small charming place and the staff is very attentive.

2
★★★★☆

We've tried almost the entire menu but the corn by far is the best. I highly recommend the octopus cerviche, the shrimp and the cheese plate. Stay away from the cockscomb dish it's not very good. The price may be a bit high for the portion size but it's expected. Go before 7pm and you might get seated right away. It's a small charming place and the staff is very attentive.

Pros: corn , great wine, great cocktails

Cons: the wait, the crowds, one restroom

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After the line being too long at Mike's we stopped in Toro because the prices seemed decent for the South End. After recently having several horrible brunches in this area, I was looking forward to a different experience, and that is exactly what I had. The French Toast was fabulous. I didn't even have to use syrup because the soft apples so soft and warm. My bf got the huevos rancheros and thought it was the best attempt at latin food in boston. We also shared the corn side dish (which was fabulous) Both of us got brunch entrees, coffee and shared a side for $32. Great steal!

2
★★★★★

After the line being too long at Mike's we stopped in Toro because the prices seemed decent for the South End. After recently having several horrible brunches in this area, I was looking forward to a different experience, and that is exactly what I had. The French Toast was fabulous. I didn't even have to use syrup because the soft apples so soft and warm. My bf got the huevos rancheros and thought it was the best attempt at latin food in boston. We also shared the corn side dish (which was fabulous) Both of us got brunch entrees, coffee and shared a side for $32. Great steal!

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This past Tuesday election day, we decided to come to Toro on a weekday since it's usually pretty crowded on weekend. Our delightful waitress greeted us with a lovely smile and let us know items that were being highlighted that evening. She took such enthusiasm in described the Black bass, Lubena with fresh rosemary leaves, and garlic that she sold it to us. She recommended a fabulous wine to accentuate our meal. The food was spectacular we had several tapas including the salt cod fritters and fried potatoes with garlic mayo which were delicious, but the Lubena was the most spectacular dish ever. The waitiress deboned the whole fish infront of us and as she had mentioned it was the best fish I have ever had. My friends were amazed by this experience. We will definitely come again. Everyone should try this dish it is honestly incredible. thanks to our server for making such fabulous reccomendations!

2
★★★★★

This past Tuesday election day, we decided to come to Toro on a weekday since it's usually pretty crowded on weekend. Our delightful waitress greeted us with a lovely smile and let us know items that were being highlighted that evening. She took such enthusiasm in described the Black bass, Lubena with fresh rosemary leaves, and garlic that she sold it to us. She recommended a fabulous wine to accentuate our meal. The food was spectacular we had several tapas including the salt cod fritters and fried potatoes with garlic mayo which were delicious, but the Lubena was the most spectacular dish ever. The waitiress deboned the whole fish infront of us and as she had mentioned it was the best fish I have ever had. My friends were amazed by this experience. We will definitely come again. Everyone should try this dish it is honestly incredible. thanks to our server for making such fabulous reccomendations!

Pros: delightful and attentive service. The tapas are excellent but the whole black bass out of this world!

Cons: none

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I had many different impressions as I went to Toro this past Saturday it was quite hectic as usual but it felt that it was a faternity party. The bartenders at times were quite aloof and at times boderline rude! There were a couple at one of the large shared spaces encouraging shots of tequila and the champagne Porron. (as if this was a College party)I thought I was going to a trendy local spot. It's okay to have a great time but please take consideration of others! I will say the food was remarkable and the waitstaff pleasant but please bartenders smile, be pleasant, and mgt try to be sensitive to other guests. I felt at one point that I was at the Rattlesnake or on Avalon Street for gourmet tapas....I will go again to Toro but I hope there is no college party especially for the cost of drinks and food I shouldn't feel like I'm at a frat house!

1
★★★☆☆

I had many different impressions as I went to Toro this past Saturday it was quite hectic as usual but it felt that it was a faternity party. The bartenders at times were quite aloof and at times boderline rude! There were a couple at one of the large shared spaces encouraging shots of tequila and the champagne Porron. (as if this was a College party)I thought I was going to a trendy local spot. It's okay to have a great time but please take consideration of others! I will say the food was remarkable and the waitstaff pleasant but please bartenders smile, be pleasant, and mgt try to be sensitive to other guests. I felt at one point that I was at the Rattlesnake or on Avalon Street for gourmet tapas....I will go again to Toro but I hope there is no college party especially for the cost of drinks and food I shouldn't feel like I'm at a frat house!

Pros: great food friendly waitstaff and host

Cons: bartenders too aloof, too loud and roudy at times!

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I just moved to Boston from New York and was afraid I would miss the NY restaurant scene. But I have found my new hang out, not too far from my apartment in the south end. For dinner it is a great place to go with a bunch of friends after work and grab several tapas and cocktails. I love that thing you drink the spanish champagne out of, I ended up wearing half the bottle. I also love going alone before the rush hits to get a quick drink and a tapas at the bar before I head home. But I just tried their Sunday brunch and it kicks butt. I went with a couple girlfriends and we had pretty much everything on the menu. My favorites were the eggs with chorizo, so tasty, the almond butter, membrillo, banana pressed sandwich and also the heuvos rancheros. The food is absolutely delicious. It is a tasty brunch that does not leave you with that heavy feeling. Be prepared to have a drink at the bar if you get there during the rush.

2
★★★★★

I just moved to Boston from New York and was afraid I would miss the NY restaurant scene. But I have found my new hang out, not too far from my apartment in the south end. For dinner it is a great place to go with a bunch of friends after work and grab several tapas and cocktails. I love that thing you drink the spanish champagne out of, I ended up wearing half the bottle. I also love going alone before the rush hits to get a quick drink and a tapas at the bar before I head home. But I just tried their Sunday brunch and it kicks butt. I went with a couple girlfriends and we had pretty much everything on the menu. My favorites were the eggs with chorizo, so tasty, the almond butter, membrillo, banana pressed sandwich and also the heuvos rancheros. The food is absolutely delicious. It is a tasty brunch that does not leave you with that heavy feeling. Be prepared to have a drink at the bar if you get there during the rush.

Pros: food, scene, casual

Cons: wait

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at first, Toro reminds you of the NYC dining, which we all have come to hate, as in the table next to you is on your lap, literally. The menu at first glance is sooo overwhelming, an almost over abundance of options. It took us close to a half hour to order our few tapas. But once the food started flowing in we just kept getting more and more impressed. Fois gras is to DIE FOR! as is the
the corn on the cob, kobe burgers, rabbit and escargot. The amuse was quite tasty, once we finally figured out what it was, sea salted roasted peppers, which look ridiculously spicy, yet arent ! Atmosphere is what you would expect, southend trendy, yet the tables are so close together, we couldn't help not hearing our neighbors awful conversation the entire night. Brush up on your spanish wines before you go as the list is exclusively that.

2
★★★★★

at first, Toro reminds you of the NYC dining, which we all have come to hate, as in the table next to you is on your lap, literally. The menu at first glance is sooo overwhelming, an almost over abundance of options. It took us close to a half hour to order our few tapas. But once the food started flowing in we just kept getting more and more impressed. Fois gras is to DIE FOR! as is the
the corn on the cob, kobe burgers, rabbit and escargot. The amuse was quite tasty, once we finally figured out what it was, sea salted roasted peppers, which look ridiculously spicy, yet arent ! Atmosphere is what you would expect, southend trendy, yet the tables are so close together, we couldn't help not hearing our neighbors awful conversation the entire night. Brush up on your spanish wines before you go as the list is exclusively that.

Pros: food, wine, menu selection

Cons: noisy, crowded, no reservations

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I recently went to Toro's for Sunday brunch, it was a rip off. If I wanted to spend $12 for two eggs and toast , I would have stayed at home. Though I did have a brioche toast that was tasty
it was not worth the money. Brunch was not a good value at all. There are other places in town far better for Brunch. Ken give up the Brunch scene or give your customers something for their money.

2
★★★★☆

I recently went to Toro's for Sunday brunch, it was a rip off. If I wanted to spend $12 for two eggs and toast , I would have stayed at home. Though I did have a brioche toast that was tasty
it was not worth the money. Brunch was not a good value at all. There are other places in town far better for Brunch. Ken give up the Brunch scene or give your customers something for their money.

Pros: Great Service, excellent wait staff

Cons: Poor value, small selection, small plates

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I had all best girl friends visiting from California wanted to have some great food. My friends loved the ambiance, the food was honestly top notch, every detail of the presentation and the flavors all complemented each other. We loved the skirt steak, the baby potatoes and although I didn't get to have the shrimp my friends loved it! I was mostly though impressed with how approachable everyone was. I informed my waitress of my dieatary restrictions and unlike maybe servers that at times become irrate with this, she immediately informed the manager and the chef. The manager came to our table and reviewed with me what I was and was not able to eat from what my friend had ordered. That is quality service! The waitress kept checking in and reminded me that I couln't have the shrimp b/c of the dairy products. Our experience was outstanding. We loved every part of Toro. My friend even got to chat with the Chef John who aside from being quite talented was charming. Toro's food, ambiance and service is outstanding. Thank you for a great experience. This is my new favorite spot.

2
★★★★☆

I had all best girl friends visiting from California wanted to have some great food. My friends loved the ambiance, the food was honestly top notch, every detail of the presentation and the flavors all complemented each other. We loved the skirt steak, the baby potatoes and although I didn't get to have the shrimp my friends loved it! I was mostly though impressed with how approachable everyone was. I informed my waitress of my dieatary restrictions and unlike maybe servers that at times become irrate with this, she immediately informed the manager and the chef. The manager came to our table and reviewed with me what I was and was not able to eat from what my friend had ordered. That is quality service! The waitress kept checking in and reminded me that I couln't have the shrimp b/c of the dairy products. Our experience was outstanding. We loved every part of Toro. My friend even got to chat with the Chef John who aside from being quite talented was charming. Toro's food, ambiance and service is outstanding. Thank you for a great experience. This is my new favorite spot.

Pros: Outstanding food, attentive service and fun ambiance.

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LOVED TORO! Welcome to the S. End! I was smart this time and came to Toro this past Sunday at 5:30 pm and got seated immediately as they do not take reservations. Our waitress was delightful and reccomended a yummy cocktail Sol (something like that). We selected between four of us about 14 tapas and all of them outstanding. The garlic shrimp, kobe burgers and Corn were our favorites. This place has lots of charm. The waitress was so attentive and kind, with her Latin charm, even gave us a history of what tapas meant. Loved it. I can't wait til my next visit at Toro.

2
★★★★☆

LOVED TORO! Welcome to the S. End! I was smart this time and came to Toro this past Sunday at 5:30 pm and got seated immediately as they do not take reservations. Our waitress was delightful and reccomended a yummy cocktail Sol (something like that). We selected between four of us about 14 tapas and all of them outstanding. The garlic shrimp, kobe burgers and Corn were our favorites. This place has lots of charm. The waitress was so attentive and kind, with her Latin charm, even gave us a history of what tapas meant. Loved it. I can't wait til my next visit at Toro.

Pros: great food, excellent detail oriented service, great ambiance

Cons: all those tapas can add up

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After much anticipation I finally decided to try Toro. I was a bit skeptical as I had read some of the reviews about the service and long waits but decided to try it along with 4 of my friends visiting from Barcelona. We were all impressed by the friendly and attentive service. I loved the fact that most of the servers Spanish and as they delivered the food with their Spanish accent letting us know what we were having. Our server let us know about all the favorite tapas and made fabuluous recommendation on our wine. The Maiz Asado, was delicious. We also loved the atun crudo, the pork ribs were so yummy we had to order more. I will definitely go back to Toro. My friend who are Spaniards all were impressed that this was the most authentic Spanish cuisine they had ever tried in the states. Thank you TORO for a delightful experience!

2
★★★★☆

After much anticipation I finally decided to try Toro. I was a bit skeptical as I had read some of the reviews about the service and long waits but decided to try it along with 4 of my friends visiting from Barcelona. We were all impressed by the friendly and attentive service. I loved the fact that most of the servers Spanish and as they delivered the food with their Spanish accent letting us know what we were having. Our server let us know about all the favorite tapas and made fabuluous recommendation on our wine. The Maiz Asado, was delicious. We also loved the atun crudo, the pork ribs were so yummy we had to order more. I will definitely go back to Toro. My friend who are Spaniards all were impressed that this was the most authentic Spanish cuisine they had ever tried in the states. Thank you TORO for a delightful experience!

Pros: Attentive service, delicious variety of food, excellent ambiance

Cons: parking can be a bit of a hassle

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After three visits to Toro: Some of the food is great. But a lot of it hovers around a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10, which is a disappointment. Given the huge menu, I would go back again were it not for the bottom-of-the-barrel service. Sloppy, inattentive servers and bartenders with more attitude than I've ever encountered.

I have to add that it's pretty arrogant for an amateur reviewer to make assumptions about another reviewer's taste in restaurants. Pretentious snots get so caught up in the name brand ("It's Oringer, you rube!") that they're no longer even tasting the food, which is precisely the attitude that allows accomplished restaurateurs to rest on their laurels with a new project. Yum! Ralph Lauren sea urchin! Indeed.

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★★☆☆☆

After three visits to Toro: Some of the food is great. But a lot of it hovers around a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10, which is a disappointment. Given the huge menu, I would go back again were it not for the bottom-of-the-barrel service. Sloppy, inattentive servers and bartenders with more attitude than I've ever encountered.

I have to add that it's pretty arrogant for an amateur reviewer to make assumptions about another reviewer's taste in restaurants. Pretentious snots get so caught up in the name brand ("It's Oringer, you rube!") that they're no longer even tasting the food, which is precisely the attitude that allows accomplished restaurateurs to rest on their laurels with a new project. Yum! Ralph Lauren sea urchin! Indeed.

Pros: Some truly exceptional dishes: grilled peppers, confit duck, foie gras terrine

Cons: Self-involved, ineffectual servers. Some just-OK dishes: suckling pig, skirt steak

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ken originer does a nice job with the conceptual decoration. its a quaint, rustic place with exposed brick and pipes as well as chalk-board menu. location is a bit unusual, not in the busiest or best area locally, but it manages to draw an amazing crowd and people are willing to wait. My group of 7 showed up at 10pm on a wednesday and we waited 1 hour to be seated. If you can snatch some space at the bar, it makes the time go by easier than having to stand in the cramped doorway area. Try the spanish cavas, for fun - get it in a perron.

The wait is for those true-fans, as the food was sub-par at best. Don't get confused, Toro is not to be compared with Clio. Toro's menu plays on recent trends with mini-kobe burgers - though good, they are quite pricey for what you get. The most surprising dish was the corn on the cob in garlic butter. Make sure you order it, we ordered 60% of the menu items and it was by far the most memorable dish.

I think Toro is a temporary trend with uninspiring dishes. For better tapas, I'll stick to Dali and Cuchi Cuchi in Cambridge.

2
★★★★☆

ken originer does a nice job with the conceptual decoration. its a quaint, rustic place with exposed brick and pipes as well as chalk-board menu. location is a bit unusual, not in the busiest or best area locally, but it manages to draw an amazing crowd and people are willing to wait. My group of 7 showed up at 10pm on a wednesday and we waited 1 hour to be seated. If you can snatch some space at the bar, it makes the time go by easier than having to stand in the cramped doorway area. Try the spanish cavas, for fun - get it in a perron.

The wait is for those true-fans, as the food was sub-par at best. Don't get confused, Toro is not to be compared with Clio. Toro's menu plays on recent trends with mini-kobe burgers - though good, they are quite pricey for what you get. The most surprising dish was the corn on the cob in garlic butter. Make sure you order it, we ordered 60% of the menu items and it was by far the most memorable dish.

I think Toro is a temporary trend with uninspiring dishes. For better tapas, I'll stick to Dali and Cuchi Cuchi in Cambridge.

Pros: staff is friendly and knowledgable

Cons: long waits, location, overrated

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Can't comment on the food because it NEVER showed up! Can only comment about the AWFUL service!

My boyfriend and I have been looking forward to trying Toro since it's opening. We decided to stop by for Sunday brunch and were delighted to find the restaurant fairly empty. Took a table outside and placed our orders. Took about 30 min. before our potatos showed up. Thought main dish would follow soon after. Grew irritated as we watched people who sat down way after us receive food before us. An hour into the ordeal we watched our waitress and hostess whisper and point at our table. We then asked hostess where our food was. She looked at us with phony surprise - like she couldn't believe we were asking for our food! Said she would find out, then we watched as she went and stood back at her hostess "post" and never came back out. After a complete waste of an hour and 15 min., we finally threw in the towel and walked out without ever receiving our meal. Or an apology!

Will never return.

1
★★☆☆☆

Can't comment on the food because it NEVER showed up! Can only comment about the AWFUL service!

My boyfriend and I have been looking forward to trying Toro since it's opening. We decided to stop by for Sunday brunch and were delighted to find the restaurant fairly empty. Took a table outside and placed our orders. Took about 30 min. before our potatos showed up. Thought main dish would follow soon after. Grew irritated as we watched people who sat down way after us receive food before us. An hour into the ordeal we watched our waitress and hostess whisper and point at our table. We then asked hostess where our food was. She looked at us with phony surprise - like she couldn't believe we were asking for our food! Said she would find out, then we watched as she went and stood back at her hostess "post" and never came back out. After a complete waste of an hour and 15 min., we finally threw in the towel and walked out without ever receiving our meal. Or an apology!

Will never return.

Pros: Outdoor seating

Cons: Service deserves F

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a must visit if you are a foodie - delicious, authentic spanish tapas (and sangria). ok, not cheap and bill can add up as you try to taste everything on the menu, but it's not easy to transport a piece of barcelona directly to the south end. casual but hip atmosphere. yes, no reservation policy is a pain - go early if you hate to wait, but there are worse things than waiting while drinking pitchers of freshly mixed sangria at the bar.

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★★★★★

a must visit if you are a foodie - delicious, authentic spanish tapas (and sangria). ok, not cheap and bill can add up as you try to taste everything on the menu, but it's not easy to transport a piece of barcelona directly to the south end. casual but hip atmosphere. yes, no reservation policy is a pain - go early if you hate to wait, but there are worse things than waiting while drinking pitchers of freshly mixed sangria at the bar.

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