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1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
+1 617-536-4300
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (60 reviews)
“tapas” (172 reviews)
“grilled corn” (40 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Hours
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The important stuff first: the food. It was okay. Decent opyions for vegetarians, but not vegans. I'd go back to try some of their other dishes - the paella looked good but unfortunately we didn't try it. The grilled corn was good, but it's also...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jiffifi
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My husband and I came here to celebrate a new job and were not disappointed! We both had great drinks. We ordered the pan con atun, grilled corn, bone marrow, goat empanada, and the duck. We definitely over-ordered and I think the weak link here...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank margareidy
ToroBoston, Guest Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us! We look forward to hosting you again and providing another memorable meal.

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We haven’t been here for dinner because they don’t take reservations for dinner service, and I don’t want to wait 90 mins in the cold. Great news is that they accept reservations for brunch and lunch, and brunch here is delicious. We got the shrimp...More

Date of visit: November 2018
6  Thank rochelledcunha
ToroBoston, Guest Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback! We hope to see you back at Toro soon.

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Came here for our anniversary dinner. Truly enjoyed every dish, then came the Fois Gras... pistachio, sour cherry, brioche. One of my favorite dishes in a very long time. I’d recommend to anyone looking for shared plates. Excellent service, fun atmosphere, delicious cocktails.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jnythbrtndr
ToroBoston, Guest Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for joining us to celebrate your anniversary!

Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Simply amazing! Food- outstanding! We got the paella and a bunch of different tapas. They were all delicious and brought out promply. I would recommend doing this family style to be able to try a lot of different dishes and flavors. I especially liked the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ericaaispuroregan
ToroBoston, Guest Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for joining us! We hope to see you back at Toro again soon

Reviewed September 19, 2018

We took a punt and decided to head to South Side and risk the queues that we had expected. At 7-30 we were welcomed into an almost full restaurant and treated to a great array of tapas/ sharing plates. The gin cocktails were excellent followed...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michal K
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

They know how to dish out some interestingly delicious food. Everyone waited on our table!! Cannot even begin to describe the food- just go!! Fois Gras/ Churros with chocolate/ marinated anchovies!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Poleneater
Reviewed September 6, 2018

So many great dishes. If there's a long wait put your name in and grab a drink somewhere... It's so worth it! Even had the frozen gin and tonic on tap. Unreal! This place is delicious... service was awesome too!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ADR1717
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Toro doesn’t take reservations, but it’s worth the early arrival for the variety of Spanish tapas! The restaurant has great service and a nice vibe. We had the olives, goat cheese and fig spread, the garlic shrimp, and the grilled corn. Everything was superb and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank traveling_foodie15
ToroBoston, Guest Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for joining us! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your Toro experience and hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Toro does not take reservations so be prepared to wait for a little (or a long) time depending on when you arrive. The street corn is hands-down the best street corn I’ve had. The seafood paella is also delicious! I know some people complain about...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank AMW9219
ToroBoston, Guest Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back at Toro again soon.

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Questions & Answers
April 26, 2018|
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Response from ToroBoston | Property representative |
Hi there - we accept both lunch and brunch reservations through our website, and the Reserve app. We do not accept dinner reservations unfortunately.
January 22, 2016|
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Response from roinuj63 | Reviewed this property |
Thursday. OK - Kidding. At prime time - you should count on an hour - perhaps 90 minutes (assuming you have a "normal sized party" - if a large party - expect even longer... You can stop by and put your name in - and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-536-4300
  • E-mail
Toro is a Barcelona-style tapas restaurant located in Boston's South End. We serve traditional and modern Spanish-style small plates made with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Toro is owned and operated by James Beard Award-winning Chefs Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette.
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