Tapa Toro

4.1
403 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Fun
Tapa Toro offers classic and contemporary spanish cuisine specializing in paella, tapas, and flavorful libations. It is classic beautiful Spain, from the art on the walls to the imported Jamon Iberico de Bellota and Calasparra rice, for perfect paella.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: at 11:00am-3:00pm Starting Saturday July 11th, 2015
Happy Hour 3-6pm Monday-Sunday in the lounge and bar area
Dinner Sunday -Thursday: 4:00pm -11:00pm
Dinner Friday -Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am

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Phone number
(407) 226-2929
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Wendy Lopez
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Catering
Please visit our website for our catering menu.
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Parking details
There is a complimentary parking structure as well as valet parking in the Orlando 360 center.
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Public transit
There are trolley's that run the length of I-Drive as well as public transportation and bus lines.

We are located at Trolley stop # 12-N
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Entertainment
Live entertainemnt most nights from DJ's to Flamenco dancing
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Special events & promotions
We have creative menus for fully seated and coursed dining experiences as well as social tapa style menus for cockatil parties and mixers. We also offer a range of family style menus.
On December 31st we will be closing at 8pm to set up for our NYE Gala. This is a ticketed event at $75 pp. Please visit https://tapatoro.restaurant/new-years-eve/ for more information.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 403 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Paella is a House specialty......we had the seafood one and still dream about it!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

This was an amazing experience. Celebrated a 21st birthday brunch and the food was marvelous.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Amazing experience!
Highly recommended

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Our family ate there on our vacation. It was fun to sample all the different small plates, trying new foods, and everyone liked most everything. Service was excellent. The A/C was broken, which made it uncomfortably warm (we were given small complementary cucumber gin and tonics). It was too loud, and the music was turned up even louder during the flamenco dancing, which was entertaining.

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

El menu fue cambiado y ya no tienen la misma variedad de tapas y vinos españoles

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Fun place with great food good atmosphere good service good prices of course great paella good desserts

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

We went early so restaurant was empty and quiet which is what we wanted and food was outstanding

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great place, delicious food and generous pour drinks

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Amazing service. Enrique was perfect as well as the food.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

My husband and I went Tapa Toro and we thoroughly enjoyed the food, the scene, the service and the entertainment. Definitely worth the money. It was energetic and fun, which is what we were looking for.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Food, service and entertainment were excellent.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The tapas were less than stellar, but the entrees were great. Flamenco dancer was fun, but VERY loud...

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great service and even better food and drink. Visiting from VA and our hotels bartender gave us this recommendation. What a wonderful time we had. The Seafood Paella was out of this world and the cocktails were awesome. Even enjoyed the couscous salad - going to try and recreate it at home!

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Nothing special. Restaurant was not well attended although it is located in a high traffic area. Food was good but nothing special or memorable. Server was not good. Immediately asked if we were ready to order after just sitting for 5 minutes - didn't explain the menu, point out specialties, make suggestions - she might as well have been working at a fast food restaurant. Had to flag her down to get a 2nd drink. Didn't engage with customers at all.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great waiter!! Very knowledgeable and friendly

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

I will give this restaurant a 5.
To our server Alberto from Dominican Republic, “You are The Best”

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

The tapas were good but the paella and sangria was amazing. If I went again I would go straight for the paella.

I was disappointed that I wrote on the reservation that it was my daughters 24th bday and also told waitress and there was no recognition of it. Someone a few tables away received a flair candle with I’m guessing a little token dessert. Not sure why we didn’t or if it was something we needed to order. The restaurant is at the level and cost that I would expect them to have done something.

Still the paella was amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Great place for groups or families. 2 Paella feed 6 people easily!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father’s Day celebration

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great Meal food was good as always, good value. The only issue was crowded as it was Father's Day and the staff was a bit flustered by the high turnout. They had a Father's Day special meal, was told they were out of it and the manager would be by with alternatives. He said they were cooking more and it would be done in 45-50 minutes, which was ok as we were ordering Paella as well and it takes 40 mins. We order and bam within 5 minutes they are bringing the Father's Day Special. Confusion. I ask them to take it back and bring everything together, not the end of the world. Was also delivered an additional appetizer that we had to send back. It was not a big deal just kind of comical.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was an amazing place to celebrate a special occasion, we appreciate the all staff to serve us and the Chefs for a wonderful food.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This is a fun, lively restaurant-especially on Saturdays when they have live flamenco dancing, good music great tapas. The paella was okay-a but oo smoky for my taste

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Awesome experience, food and music

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1.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Very loud and the food was pretty good but the service was miserable. I don't care how backed up the kitchen is, you can never serve 2 people and not the other 8 at the same time. The two who were served were finished completely 45 minutes before anybody else got their food. Even then, only 2 or 3 entrees came out. My boss and his wife got up and left after all this and when his entree was not what he had ordered. The drinks were slow to come and watery as they may have been sitting for several minutes before the server brought them. It was a pretty bad and embarrassing experience.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Excellent service and atmosphere. The food was plenty, of excellent quality, and priced just right.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Chafik wss our waiter onight, and he as phenomenal! We ordered the special he recommended, the pork belly, patatas bravas, iberico ham, and caesar salad, all wonderful choices! We ended up getting dessert after seeing them more it at the table next to us!

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Paella poorly made. The seafood was way overcooked, rubbery texture. Way too much lemon used overwhelming the rice, seafood and sausage is deli sliced. Worst Paella ever on this second opportunity. First was equally as bad. Other items we had off the menu were mostly okay. But, we were there for the "Paella". Traffic was slow at the place, very few people eating there while other spots in the plaza were pretty full. Hard to think about returning there a third time. Service people were attentive and nice. Manager was very empathetic about our experience, very professional.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Fun atmosphere with live flamenco dancer. Fabulous sangria! Good selection of authentic tapas. OK paella but not sure if they use real saffron in the recipe. Super friendly staff and service: server Natalia was delightful; paella chef much fun. Even though busy, the manager herself was warmly friendly. Definitely we’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great food. Somewhat loud. Service was good.

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2.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The food was ok. The food was brought out as it got ready, so people got their entree at different times. For a spanish restaurant, the payaya was very bad, too much lemon, brown rice and not fully cooked.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Definitely will return. Had two tapes, two specialty burgers, and a pitcher of sangria. Everything was delicious. Missed out on the flamenco dancing and show.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I had spoken with management about having a preset menu. I provided the desired menu. I also informed management that it was a double celebration (my daughters birthday and her high school graduation. I provided my credit card to secure preset menu at their request.
We arrived to the restaurant and while they had the reservation, they had no idea of celebration or of the preset menu. The food was pretty bad, the service was minimal, the attention to detail was non existent. I will never return to this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We went on a Saturday afternoon and inmediately were seated. The service was good. We ordered the kids paella- the chicken was burned and didnt like the flavor. Also we ordered the croquettes- were good, empanadas- no flavor, and octopus- was a little hard but the chickpeas were good.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food!

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1.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The Paella was burnt and not the best flavor. Also a small portion for the price and barely any shrimps. he dancer was not energetic. Very bland performance.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Amazing service!!! The staff was so friendly! The food was also amazing. There are options for everyone and the alcohol menu has some of the best drinks I’ve ever tried.

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1.0Dined on May 24, 2018

My experience was horrible. I booked the open table for 10:45 p.m. when I arrived the waiter advised that the kitchen would close in 10 minutes. why a restaurant offers a reservation if it will not be able to serve the customer well. We had to choose the dishes quickly and without the possibility of choosing dishes if necessary. They warned that the bar would open until 2am. we got the drinks and an ashtray for my cigar outside. Brought the bill to pay without us asking. At midnight they turned out the lights and left us outside. Who does this to a client when he warns they are closing at 2 am? terrible service. I do not recommend because they do not deliver what they offer.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Richelle, server, was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Unique setting fun and delicious. Paella enough for 4. Get the lamb ribs and mussels. Larger portions than average. 50 pp with lots of food and a pitcher of sangria. Bianca our server from Venuzuela was so attentive snd fun too. Will definitely come back. Don't miss.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food... a little loud on the music. But the food overcame it! Service was decent... could’ve used a little more attention. The dancers were great. Again, the food was superb

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