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Toro Restaurant

Toro Restaurant

Tapas Restaurant, Spanish Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
South End, Boston
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  • Maha A.
    Maha Alkhathlan3 weeks ago
    bone marrow, duck, & foie gra
  • Sree R.
    Sree RamanApril 6
    good brunch
  • Athena H.
    Athena HtMarch 19
    I really like the tapas, but the paellas were a little too much greasy. My group loved the corn!
  • Sebastian S.
    This place is so noisy and crowded. You have to wait more than an hour for a table. And it's not a Spanish place at all, they don't even have any Spanish beer and the tapas plates are very small.
  • Liam N.
    Liam NeeDecember 30, 2016
    Best of Boston 2016: Spanish Restaurant 🇪🇸 :: Tantalizing pintxos (uni bocadillo, Serrano ham–wrapped dates) & tapas (notable: crispy patatas bravas, set off by piquant tomato sauce & creamy aioli).
  • Earn N.
    Earn NichaDecember 22, 2016
    The best Spanish tapas restaurant in Boston! Get the corn and paella.
  • Elaine K.
    Elaine KayNovember 26, 2016
    Delicious tacos, wish it was a bigger space!!
  • J
    JNovember 6, 2016
    Some of the best Spanish tapas in Boston in a hip setting.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FurtakOctober 7, 2016
    Get the cauliflower, bone marrow, and shrimp
  • Rebecca Y.
    Rebecca YiSeptember 22, 2016
    Corn is a must - messy to eat so wouldn't advise new couples to order it ;] Lamb sausage was too salty for my taste. Get here early bc it gets packed.
  • Amerah A.
    Amerah AlobrahSeptember 18, 2016
    Very good food and service... One of the best restaurants in Boston👍 A must try
  • Aditi
    AditiAugust 16, 2016
    The tapas were okay tbh. I've had better especially for the hype that is toro. My favorites: foie gras and corn but nothing to write home about
  • Ha D.
    Ha DiemJune 7, 2016
    This place definitely lives up to the hype. Loved the pate, bone marrow and grilled corn.
  • Nikhil V.
    Nikhil VartyMay 11, 2016
    Corn, Great drinks, Veg Paella
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda VolkApril 16, 2016
    Amazing red sangria!! Everything is good. And the burger. All tapas all the time. Super crowded though. You'll have to sit touching a stranger.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonApril 12, 2016
    Usually a big wait but worth it. Not much room at the bar. Go across the street to the sushi place for some drinks as you wait
  • Neal J.
    Neal JainApril 7, 2016
    Menu is huge so need to order well. The corn, large plates@and anything with foie gras are fantastic!
  • Anastasia D.
    Anastasia DaukasMarch 30, 2016
    Corn is amazing
  • Udi B.
    Udi BaumanFebruary 26, 2016
    The food. Everything.
  • Kay R.
    Kay RhodesFebruary 19, 2016
    Try the dates, bone marrow, shrimp, setas y huevo, cod cakes
  • Barzillai G.
    Barzillai GanyaFebruary 16, 2016
    Crazy good sauce!
  • Anna L.
    Anna LomesFebruary 16, 2016
    The food is fresh, fun and flavorful! Yum!
  • Jon B.
    Jon BackhausJanuary 11, 2016
    The octopus. And the tequila.
  • Amy Z.
    Amy ZiffDecember 17, 2015
    Loved the beets which were a special but everything was super tasty!
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissDecember 11, 2015
    Perfect date spot, and you can skip the long line mostly by grabbing a seat at the bar. Oxtail marmalade on bone marrow was standout. Grilled corn, Uni bocadillo, and mussels all good too.
  • Jon W.
    Jon WatersNovember 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is amazing.
  • Jingshu H.
    Jingshu HuangNovember 6, 2015
    If you have a party of 2, get HALF ORDER!!! They have pretty impressive portions. Grilled corn is aweson. And the Seafood noodles.
  • Nora M.
    Nora McMahonOctober 25, 2015
    Everything here is amazing but the grilled corn is my favorite
  • Saja A.
    Saja AlHusseinOctober 7, 2015
    Best restaurant in Boston, The food is gooood!
  • Jon M.
    Jon MOctober 3, 2015
    Barcelona down the street does everything Toro does, only better.
  • Piqui B.
    Piqui BerriosSeptember 28, 2015
    Chorizo sliders
  • Antek P.
    Antek PrzybySeptember 24, 2015
    everything is amazing!
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PapastamelosSeptember 5, 2015
    The patatas bra as and bone marrow are delicious. Get a reservation for lunch!
  • Eisuke Y.
    Eisuke YamamotoAugust 22, 2015
    One of the best tapas place in Boston
  • Caroline
    CarolineJuly 28, 2015
    Paella Vallenciana, yum! The bone marrow and corn are also crowd favorites, do come early.
  • Charles K.
    Charles KannelJune 29, 2015
    Tuna! Duck! The bread even was amazing
  • Chantelle M.
    Chantelle MarieMay 6, 2015
    The corn dish was a little heavy but shrimp and mussels tapas were absolutely delicious!
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamApril 9, 2015
    The Pato con Membrillo is crispy on the outside and sticky n' sweet...so good
  • Regina
    ReginaMarch 14, 2015
    Be prepared to wait for your tapas, because this is a very popular restaurant and they don't take reservations. Great food, though.
  • Zac A.
    Zac AghionFebruary 15, 2015
    Bar makes a solid martini and there's an excellent selection of Spanish fare.
  • Sugair A.
    Sugair AlSugairJanuary 24, 2015
    Great food for an amazing price. Garlic shrimp are so delicious. Also, the cold smoked eggplant dish is amazing. The only downside is that open kitchen, you will leave with mixed odors.
  • Maria R.
    Maria RiabtchenkoJanuary 23, 2015
    Anything off the menu will be to die for, my personal favorites is the beef tongue 👅
  • Kristin S.
    Kristin SedgeNovember 16, 2014
    Everything is amazing. Must have the corn, tuna tar tar, bone marrow. Cocktails are delicious. Put your name in and plan to wait at least an hour. Go down the street for a drink and app while you wait
  • Vaughn A.
    Vaughn AllenNovember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Crazy good. Crazy, crazy good.
  • Frank W.
    Frank WangNovember 9, 2014
    The corn is amazing. Like cheesy grilled popcorn. Tuna tartare ia very well done. Jamon blanco is quite flavorful. Im not quite sold on the bone marrow but the flat bread that comes with it is good.
  • Katherine
    KatherineNovember 7, 2014
    Oxtail marmalade on the bone marrow and the corn and churros!!!
  • Joshua E.
    Joshua EddyOctober 28, 2014
    Bone marrow with oxtail marmalade and radish salad.
  • Janet H.
    Janet HOctober 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get the sangria. terrible.
  • Patricia
    PatriciaOctober 15, 2014
    Ok, I know $6 for two little bacon wrapped dates sounds ridiculous, but THEY. ARE. INCREDIBLE.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzOctober 8, 2014
    They have a vegetarian menu available for those in need. Enjoy.
  • Selcuk C.
    Selcuk CinarOctober 8, 2014
    Gambas Al Ajillo is my fav with Pinot Noir on tap! Service is perfect also.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KaufmanSeptember 21, 2014
    Bone marrow. Woot!
  • Pat A.
    Pat AddamsSeptember 18, 2014
    If you get served corn quickly throw it on the ground and get a free drink
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.September 9, 2014
    Amazing tapas; great for boozy brunch or Sunday funday with your besties.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 27, 2014
    Check out Toro as seen on Unique Eats Read more
  • Eugene S.
    Eugene SAugust 20, 2014
    We weren't served because we didn't have our passports on us. Our South African drivers licenses were not recognized as bring ID. Walked one block down the road and were served.
  • Storm M.
    Storm Mee WeatherAugust 18, 2014
    Best Grilled Corn
  • Storm M.
    Storm Mee WeatherAugust 18, 2014
    Bone Marrow.
  • Shivesalive
    ShivesaliveAugust 18, 2014
    Everything
  • B M.
    B MAugust 12, 2014
    Good tapas!
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HillAugust 7, 2014
    Can't find a single thing I did not love about Toro. As a Spaniard - and Spanish food lover - I loved Toro's take on tapas. Some authentic and some with a fun twist. All delicious.
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    A chic little spot where the tapas are intriguing little bites; the paella is excellent; and the vibe is cool. But the waits can be murderously long. Read more
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    Ken Oringer has created a chic little spot where the tapas are intriguing little bites; the paella is excellent; and the vibe is cool. But the waits can be murderously long. Read more
  • The Wall Street Journal
    A great spot in the South End with unusual tapas, big on pig. It has a super wine list and a really fun vibe. Read more
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJuly 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The pork belly with kimchi vegetables is fantastic!
  • Harvey H.
    Harvey HJuly 9, 2014
    get the corn
  • K K.
    K KagetsuMay 18, 2014
    Pulpo was amazing and very tender! Tuna was delicious as well.
  • Joe H.
    Joe HookerMay 3, 2014
    Get here 30 minutes before it opens
  • Rory O.
    Rory O'NeillApril 13, 2014
    Moonshine #weak
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenApril 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Wow! The Caña de Cabra is a fantastic new addition to the menu — Spanish goat cheese!
  • Francisca T.
    Francisca TanMarch 27, 2014
    Oysters at a whole different level. So flavorful.
  • Alex S.
    Alex ShalanMarch 20, 2014
    Best tapas in Boston. They don't take reservations but well worth the wait. Theres a wait list at the bar that's typically shorter than table service.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayMarch 13, 2014
    This tapas spot has an extensive menu to please any palette. The grilled corn is the standout dish but beware - the restaurant is small and does not take dinner reservations! Read more
  • mike c.
    mike carrollMarch 3, 2014
    Fantastic food and service
  • Ahmet T.
    Ahmet TMarch 2, 2014
    The Tailpipe and Jalapeño Bloody Maria were phenomenal. And bone marrow that is fit for royalty!
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GatlinFebruary 17, 2014
    (Best of Boston 2013-SPANISH) Improper Bostonian says, "Even as it's New York iteration prepares to open, this South End mainstay remains furiously popular and with reason."
  • Corey S.
    Corey SpaleyFebruary 17, 2014
    The grilled corn w/aioli
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SteyerFebruary 5, 2014
    The corn is incredible! Ahi crudo is amazing too. Be prepared to wait
  • Carly S.
    Carly SuberFebruary 5, 2014
    The churros are incredible!!
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    one of the best meals i've ever had!
  • Clark V.
    Clark Van Der BekenJanuary 29, 2014
    The Patatas Bravas is a good introduction into tapas and totally worth it when you're hungry.
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WJanuary 25, 2014
    Lived in Chile for 6 months and the Pisco Sours are legit here. Totally on point. Only lacking the proper glass.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MooiiiJanuary 21, 2014
    All time fav! Corn aioli
  • Hadeel H.
    Hadeel HassanJanuary 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss their famous grilled corn 😋
  • Katelyn
    KatelynJanuary 11, 2014
    Don't leave without trying the cow's milk cheese from Menorca, the Brussel sprouts and the corn w/cheese. The Rioja is delicious here too.
  • Vincent Y.
    Vincent YanceyJanuary 9, 2014
    The bone marrow and paella is awesome!
  • Gary F.
    Gary FurstJanuary 8, 2014
    A truly great tapas place a la Barcelona. Tough to find a better place.
  • Benjamin M.
    Benjamin MatthewsJanuary 5, 2014
    They do incredible things with eggplant and cauliflower. Try them!
  • Tony U.
    Tony UrsilloDecember 8, 2013
    Lots of places do bacon-wrapped dates, but haven't found any as good as the ones at Toro. Get two orders.
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinDecember 1, 2013
    get the uni bocadillo-- sea Urchin, miso butter, pickled mustard seed and crusty, pressed bread
  • CBM 
    CBM November 25, 2013
    The corn with aioli, cheese & lime is so rich it's like a dessert. Don't leave this restaurant without trying one! Also, the yellowfin tuna is a nice respite from the heavily fried dishes.
  • 💩Anthony K.
    💩Anthony KellerOctober 23, 2013
    Get here around 6 or earlier if you dont want to wait. Get the Verdad y Amor if you want a mix on a margarita that is strong and delish. Love Pork Belly, Dates, Ham Croquettes, and Yellowfin Sashimi
  • Akshay V.
    Amazing tapas
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CheungSeptember 22, 2013
    Two words: Bone. Marrow.
  • Bridget G.
    Bridget GravelSeptember 22, 2013
    Food is great...I'm a bit confused with the gangsta rap music playing and the hipster bartenders :)
  • Kevin Z.
    Kevin ZhangSeptember 15, 2013
    This used to be my favorite Spanish restaurant. Unfortunately the food has gone downhill...even the famous corn was mediocre, lacking the savory kick. Pâté de conejo was the standout. End of an era...
  • Vanessa Y.
    Vanessa YipAugust 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I don't even know if this has a name. When Luis asked me what I wanted, I mentioned I'd been on a spicy tequila kick lately. He lit up and asked "straight up or on the rocks?" Rocks, please. Yum.
  • Vanessa Y.
    Vanessa YipAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Maíz asado con aioli y queso cotija. Sure it's messy. Ask for an extra napkin, maybe bring some floss. It's so worth it. (Save some bread to wipe the plate clean when you're through.)
  • Laurel B.
    Laurel B.August 8, 2013
    Get the corn.
  • Wang N.
    Wang NingJuly 10, 2013
    so-called the most popular Spanish restaurant in town, only the chicken liver appetizer got me, maybe that's because i have ever been to Spain and tasted the authentic Spanish food
  • Engin A.
    Engin AksoySeptember 11, 2016
    allah tapas
  • Jorge J.
    Jorge JimenezMarch 16, 2015
    Buen ambiente!!
  • Jorge J.
    Jorge JimenezMarch 16, 2015
    Mejillones y las ostras son buenísimas
  • Jeysi Z.
    Jeysi ZarragaDecember 1, 2014
    Todo es divino
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