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Toro

#47 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
South End
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1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
+1 617-536-4300
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Today
17:30 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
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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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London
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Edmonton
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tapas sharing menu. They never rushed us, even though there was a wait. Excellent food and service best meal we had in Boston.

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Milan, Italy
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219 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for dinner with a friend, we had to wait a bit before sitting but it was fine. - Food: good, really good... unluckily the portions are a bit small (as often happens in tapas places), but everything was good - Cocktails: great... the food was very good, but for me best part of the experience were the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I never posted a review when I first discovered Toro a few years ago and for this I am sorry. We finally made it back last night and I'm thankful you still have the Uni Bocadillio! For all you sea urchin lovers, you must have this Sammie, followed by the chorizo, tuna tartare, octopus and the heavenly paella. The crispy... More 

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Kansas
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138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were at a business meal. The place is nicely designed and have great amiance. The cocktails were fine but nothing to write home. We took a variety of tapas. Pumpkin with mushroom (special) was excellant , roasted cauliflower with mint to die for, papa's brava, fillet, chicken empanadas and mini sliders. Everything was well and balanced spiced. The service... More 

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ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for your fantastic review! We always appreciate when our guests take the time to leave us feedback like yours about their experience. We are so humbled that you enjoyed both the new dishes and staples on our menu. We thrive on hearing positive and constructive comments from our guests and are so pleased you were... More 

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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a big hype about this restaurant. So we had high expectations and were very disappointed. They use too many spices and are not very creative in the food compositions. The service personal is very friendly and forthcoming, that is the only highlight in this restaurant. We will not come again and cannot recommend this restaurant.

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ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Toro. We really appreciate our guests' positive and constructive feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the service during your dinner however we are also sorry to hear you did not enjoy the food you tried at Toro. We sincerely hope to have... More 

Boxborough, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful! The food,wine, the atmosphere..Got invited by the friends. Got there at 4:30, right when the bar opens. That's what you have to do to get in. Otherwise you would wait for maybe couple of hours. They don't take reservations and I understand why. They are very confident that they would get a full house. Great variety of mostly Spanish... More 

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ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We sincerely appreciate our guests' honesty when reviewing our restaurant as that is the best way to make improvements and grow as a team! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the energy of the restaurant and the dishes you tried. I am sorry, however,... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the better restaurants I have been to. The atmosphere is upbeat and very comfortable and the bartenders are sure to exceed expectations with drinks. I was in Boston for business and meeting with long time friends and they had suggested Toro and could not have picked a better place. I highly recommend to anyone. You should... More 

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ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your fantastic review! Feedback like yours is so valuable to our operation and we regularly share both positive and constructive feedback with our team. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your service while at the bar. Our bar staff take great pride in delivering customized and thoughtful service to every customer who sits... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The long wait time may be inconvenient, but well worth the experience. This place is on my list of great restaurants to visit. Amazing food, friendly and attentive service with great ambience. It is a bit noisy, but even that in this place contributed to the atmosphere. This is a place you come for an overall experience not just to... More 

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ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for the kind words, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and would recommend Toro to others. We love to hear our guests left happy about their dinner from service to food. We try to balance our menu with plenty of options for every diner and customize the menu... More 

cornwall
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Think of a Spanish Tapas bar and visions of sipping chilled Fino and snacking on tiny morsels of delicious inexpensive food may spring to mind. Well you can forget that romantic image when you dine at Toro! This place may be busy and bustling but it certainly isn't a Tapas bar that any European would recognise. The portions are not... More 

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ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for your honest review and feedback. We certainly welcome critiques of all kinds as it helps is to improve our service and food at all levels. I am sincerely sorry to say your experience at Toro did not meet your expectations of a Tapas bar, in atmosphere and price. We would love to welcome you... 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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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