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The Black Toro

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79 Kingsway, Glen Waverley, Monash, Victoria 3150, Australia
+61 3 9561 9696
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12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I have been to the Black Toro three or four times, each time the waiter staff have been prominent on blatantly leaving the cheque on our table after our two hours has passed. We knew our booking was only for two hours, so it didn't matter. We still left happy customers. Tonight however, was a different story.... More 

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Thank CassandraAdem
Newcastle, Australia
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the hocks which was a huge meal, with a spicy Mexican sauce and grated apple on top. Really loved the taste, and topped off with a great glass of wine. not cheap, but definitely delicious and filling

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Thank paulpower2013
Melbourne, Australia
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122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Late review as we visited last year but my dining experience was memorable! The service was great and personable. We were told the specials and chose to get a few items on the menu to share. The food was delicious and so tasty. We will be visiting again very soon!

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Thank sandydlozano
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at this restaurant is good but the Mexican taste is not very distinct as in the other "taco" restaurants. The presentation of the dish is close to fine dining. Perhaps the spiciness could be improved to reflect the type of restaurant that it represents.

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Thank nibacchus
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As fans of good steak, we chose Black Toro - especially being local. Food was great, but being a cold night, only a few choose the outside tables, the rest crowding inside. Then difficult for staff and customers to move around - and very noisy . . .

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Thank dave b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another delicious set of entrees at this authentic Mexican restaurant. Guacamole with corn chips, mouth watering sliders, scrumptious pulled pork tacos to mention a few. Cold Coronas and attentive, friendly service. Could not ask for more. Officially my fave restaurant. Need to try a dessert next time.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Melbourne, Australia
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261 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to catch up with my son near his work and The Black Toro was suggested by his work colleagues. Luckily I booked as it was very full on the Thursday night that we visited and for good reason. It has a nice busy vibe, very good food and friendly service. Who knew that we could find such great... More 

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Thank adventuregirl1968
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The layout and staff here were great, and the flavors were fresh and delicious. Limited vegetarian options, and very dry coleslaw, with a hefty price tag, mean we will not be back.

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Thank zoefitzy
Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Recent family birthday dinner. Good service but also very good recommendations on food choices and volumes from the waiter. The only downsides are that it is a bit pricey, it's also quite noisy as the tables are very close and it's a small restaurant. Food was great so no problems on this front. The hock was fab. No BYO wine... More 

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Thank BeamMeUp_Melb
Melbourne, Australia
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145 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Yes, I have reviewed Black Toro before - last year, and so on revisiting I was pleasantly surprised that the place is even better! Front desk staff are great and customer service was excellent. Great entree of lamb tacos followed by the deliciously crispy park hocks - a real treat! The rice pudding desert finished a great meal. Do try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Kingsway, Glen Waverley, Monash, Victoria 3150, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Monash  >  Glen Waverley
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9561 9696
Description
- Modern Hispanic restaurant and bar in Glen Waverley serving innovative food using quality ingredients - Takes Reservations and Walk-Ins - Great for Groups and Special Occasions with waiter service - Catering - Outdoor Seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?