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Toro

#52 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
South End
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1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
+1 617-536-4300
Today
17:30 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:15
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:15
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:45
Sat 16:30 - 23:45
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am baffled that Toro is #62 on your list when in my oppinion it should be on the top 10. Right after my flight landed, my friend took me to Toro with little hope to find tables available since it was after 10:00 pm. Fortunately there was a table and we were immediately seated. Superb and knowledgeable service, exquisite... More 

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Thank ChinoWW
ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your late night experience at Toro after your flight! We love to hear from our customers and are thrilled that you enjoyed both the service, food and beverage during your experience. We hope to welcome you back to Toro when you are next... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite spots in the neighborhood. I have dined at Toro for years now and its always been a consistent great experience. The food is amazing (I highly recommend the empanadas and corn) and the wine and cocktail selection is great. I advice sitting at the bar and enjoying the kitchen view. Also, the bartenders are... More 

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Thank Alejandro M
ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We sincerely thank you for your review. We are honored and thrilled to hear you have been coming to Toro for years and find your dining experience with us consistent and enjoyable each time. It is so rewarding for us to hear feedback like yours from our guests as we take all feedback very seriously and use... More 

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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a nice local hangout. Quite and comfortable with a very friendly staff and great service . While the menu is great with lots of choices. A lot of the items are hit and miss. It seems they are either too salty, sweet or acidic .They all Seems to be just one component away from hitting it all... More 

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Thank Jeffrey M
ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear Jeffrey, Than you for taking the time to review your recent Toro experience. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and service during your dinner. I am sorry to hear you found your dishes to be short of a home run. We will certainly share this feedback with our staff as we truly appreciating hearing from our... More 

Pepperell
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience! Entering an architecturally appeasing building that fuses an older brick structure with a warm modern design. Greeted and served by exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable staff. Comfortable seating. Then the tapas arrive …. One culinary masterpiece after another! Toro sets the standard for tapas perfection. We will return for more visits.

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Thank Don C
ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for singing high praises of your experience. Nothing makes us more humbled and satisfied than to hear that our guests enjoyed their food and service at Toro. We are so glad to hear you found the staff to be knowledgeable and welcoming. Feedback from guests like yourself is integral to our success and we regularly... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved Toro. The food was fun, interesting, innovative, and delicious. Our server was attentive, personable, and knowledgeable. And the place is totally cool! It was totally packed in there on a Monday night. Great energy. Highly recommend.

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Thank Shayla C
ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for your review of Toro! We are thrilled to hear found our menu interesting and innovative. We love feedback like yours and are so happy that your server was a highlight of your experience with us. We would love to welcome you back soon for a taste of some new seasonal dishes we... More 

Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We sat at the bar on a Monday around 9:30pm- didn't have to wait- had a really great bottle of red wine that was recommended by the bartender... and then came the most delicious food!!! So many dishes to recommend- definitely have the bone marrow, boquerones, The tuna belly, shishito peppers, octopus...honestly nothing wasn't awesome !!!

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Thank Kimberly L
ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your dinner at the bar at Toro! We sincerely appreciate when our guests take the time to share their experience. We are thrilled to hear the bartender was able to recommend a wine and tapas that you enjoyed. We would love to welcome you... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We visited on a busy week night. The service was prompt and friendly despite the crowd. Please continue the good service! We ordered several items and each was delicious - we LOVED the roasted corn and wine selection.

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Thank 801cam
ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for writing a review of your recent Toro experience. We thrive off of the opinion and feedback of our guests as it is an integral part of how we continue to improve. Hearing that the service was one of the highlights of your dinner is perhaps one of the best compliments we could receive. We... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Everything was well made and not pretentious. The service was outstanding. The waitress was efficient and unobtrusive. Highly recommend, though I hear dinner is hard to get a seat. Lunch was abolutely no problem.

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Thank dinabee45
ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for choosing to visit Toro and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your lunch. We love hearing take aways from each guest and appreciate all forms of feedback. Happy to hear that you also enjoyed the service as this is one of the highest compliments. Hearing from our guests is a huge... More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I come here every time I visit! Everything I've tried is amazing, the service is always outstanding. I only wish they took reservations. I've only gone for lunch because it's so busy at dinner.

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Thank Alana K
ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled to hear you are a repeat guest and make it a point to come to Toro for lunch when you visit Boston! We sincerely appreciate the feedback we receive from guests like yourself. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Sincerely, The Toro... More 

London
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Toro is a lively Tapas bar and restaurant in Boston's South End. You certainly have to wait for a seat but it's more than working worth it! The Spanish food is excellent and dishes have a slight fusion touch. Definitely try the gambas, which cone in an amazing tomato aoli sauce. Enjoy!

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Thank MES_London
ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you so much for the review of your visit to Toro. We love to hear what our diners try when they visit and always appreciate feedback on our dishes. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed the gambas while you were here! We look forward to welcoming you back to try some of the new dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:15
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:15
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:15
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:15
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:15
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:45
Saturday
16:30 - 23:45
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
Description
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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South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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