About Tapa Toro

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.

8441 International Drive #260
I-Drive 360 Complex
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Steakhouse

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 226-2929

Website:
http://www.tapatoro.restaurant/

Entertainment:
Live entertainemnt most nights from DJ's to Flamenco dancing

Catering:
Please visit our website for our catering menu.

Parking Details:
There is a complimentary parking structure as well as valet parking in the Orlando 360 center.

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

Executive Chef:
Wendy Lopez

Additional:
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

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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Tapa Toro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

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4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Excelente ambiente, todo muy rico!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Meh as a tapas restaurant. Service was excellent! Food was ok (and selection was quite limited). Paella was quite mediocre. Drinks were not bad. Nice ambiance.
I would say a pretty good place to be introduced to Spanish food , not really worth visiting for a person who knows Spanish food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent and our waiter was wonderful. My only small complaint would be that the food came out so fast that I felt a little rushed.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Wasn't blown away by this experience. Have been to this location prior so when it was a special occasion thought I'd return. The food compared to price did not match equally, small quantity vs large price. Plus the asparagus wasn't cooked enough and the melon with the salad wasn't ripe enough. We have to say our waitress Bianca was very attentive. We just had higher expectations based on prior visit so was disappointing especially with the location almost completely empty of customers you would expect top notch everything.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good food and service, but extremely expensive.

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·Dined 7 days ago

We don't like most of the tapas, and the food wasn't authentic from Spain BUT the PAELLA was one of the best paella we had in years, original, lot of seafood on it, it was really great

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was a very good experience. Love the music and the dancers. Made the best sangria.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Family style options are definitely not worth the price and neither was my individual churrasco selection. I‎t was too hard and hardly any flavor,

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We arrived just before they closed, starving from a hectic day with little to eat. Our waiter was very welcoming, and attentive. My white Sangria was perfectly refreshing. Our food arrived quickly from the kitchen, beautifully prepared and very creative. The grilled asparagus was amazing, as was the portobella mushroom cap, the lamb chops and the garlic shrimp! We were even entertained by a flamenco dancer on a small stage right by our table! We never felt rushed.
The prices were very reasonable and there is even a family style option for larger parties!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Loved every single minute we were in Tapas. Our server for the night Anthony outdid himself. We were super chatty since it was a girls night out, he was patient, informative and went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing night which we certainly did. Thank you Anthony for making our night that much better!!! We will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Music, Casual, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Awesome ambiance, food and service. Very vibrant locale. Flamenco dancer is awesome too!
Ask for Bria or Anthony. Great servers! Love this place!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The tapas are quite good. My husband enjoyed the grilled octopus and my favorite was the manchego cheese charcuterie tray with Ibérico ham. The churrasco with the salad was nice. The drinks were moderately good and the churros delicious. Nice touch with the flamenco dancer! Service was excellent!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Would not accept our show you a badge discount coupon from Surf Expo they said that it was already built into the price even though the price was full retail as stated on their menu

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2018

It was mediocre at best and overly expensive. I don't know that I'd go again.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 19, 2018

All good. Except the seating! It was the worse seats ever. I ended up with back pain.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

La comida dista mucho de ser española

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We celebrated a friend's birthday/bachelorette party here this past weekend. The staff was excellent. They were very friendly, accommodating and had great customer service. Our group was pretty big and we were on a little time crunch due to Orlando Eye reservations and the staff got us out right on time. We also thoroughly enjoyed the special drink out of the glass container, the livened the party up significantly and the flamenco dancing was absolutely fabulous.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We celebrated my daughters 19th birthday here. The food was delicious, fresh, and authentic. The ambiance and decor were much like Spain, where the old world meets the new world. Our servers, Jac and Andy, were very kind, attentive and knowledgeable on the menu items; they took their time to explain things and made sure our dining experience was top notch. Alejandra, the flamenco dancer, was full of life and was beautiful in her art form. We were treated like gold. We will be coming back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tapas, Fun, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had a vegan meal, but it came out long after everyone received their meal. Waited about 55 minutes for a stuffed mushroom cap. Stuffed to death with under washed spinach. Grit all throughout. The asparagus with lemon oil was tasty. Nothing life altering. Just...meh.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Grilled ocpotus for tapas is delicious! Paella is flavorful. Overall, some tapas dishes are tiny for the price. The flamenco performance adds a lot of ambience to the dining.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I went with my family when we visited Orlando. Great food and service!!! There was a great Spanish dancer! We had a blast!

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Cezar our server was very helpful on explaining about the food and what is good and how to order

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great meal on new years eve with great service but the noise level was far too high! During the flamenco show it was not possible to have a conversation at all and I had to cover my ears with my hands. It was better when the show was over but still the music was unnecessarily too loud. A pity since the restaurant and staff was very nice!

Tags: Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We reserved the early seating for NYE celebration. The pre-set meal was terrible. Three out of five people in my party had to take a digestive to digest the meal. The other two were smarter and did not eat the food. The flamenco show was hardly a show with one dance. It was a complete disappointment and waste of money. The paella looks good though but after this experience I’m not giving this place a second chance 👎🏻

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent spanish tapas restaurant with fun Porron presentation.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Booked reservation for 8:30p. Arrived 8:25p, told to wait extra 20m despite reservation. After waiting 10m and complaining, was seated at counter area not a table. Ordered Paella, 1 entree, and 2 appetizers immediately at 8:45p. Salmon was good but veggies stewed, apps were good. Arrived fast in 15-20m. Paella supposed to take 40m. Ordered it without chorizo. After 1hr, was told by manager it needed 8-10m more. After 1hr and 35m, found out they never made it but it was "coming out in 5m". At 10:15p, asked for check without Paella and left. They gave us a Paella to go, but seafood was undercooked and rice was not soft when arrived at home thus couldn't eat it. Manager shouldn't have lied, and should have told us the truth. Totally ruined our Christmas dinner with my daughter and my girlfriend and her kids.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We really enjoy our time there, the food was delicious and the service was Ok, a little slow, but we understand it was Christmas Day and they were busy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was delicious everything from the patatas bravas ,Gambas, chorizo, stuffed mushrooms crema Catalans and the sangria was amazing best I have had in quite some time overall extremely happy our waiter was amazing as well will definitely go back

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everyone was amazing and the food was amazing !

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The chicken and lamb paella was AWESOME!! My family and I were there for Christmas dinner and had a great time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Cheesy tapas theme scene with uninspired cookie cutter food. Got the family tapas expecting variety. Food was heavy and greasy. Ceasar salad had the cheap little perfectly square croutons.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 12, 2017

What a nice surprise Tapa Toro was! Very good food(Paella!), great entertainment and terrific service. Our server, Andy, made us feel like we were the most important guests in the restaurant. He was excellent. Also loved the Flamenco dancer. On the night we were there, a beautiful young lady performed, Castanets and all, every hour on the hour. She was so authentic, it almost felt like we were in Madrid. Or Barcelona. Highly recommended. Go...and expect to have a great night!

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Tapas, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The mussels and chorizo were the tastiest thing we ordered. The dancer was entertaining!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great place, food and atmosphere

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great restaurant! Family style option was great for a party of 10. Loved the Spanish dancer too!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fun place to eat. Pork belly was excellent, lechon dinner was also cooked well and balanced, chicken flatbread was good. Ceasar salad was dry, had to ask for dressing; fried rice pudding dry and lacked a sauce, tasted more like dry churros. Overall i would return for the entrees and entertainment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Late-night Find, Live Music, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Stumbled upon this place on a quick trip in Orlando with my husband and were pleasantly surprised with the food and service here! Everything we ordered was delicious, our server, Bianca, was great - made some excellent suggestions with food and wine that we loved. We only regret not trying the pallellla, it looked delicious! Next trip in Orlando, we will definitely be back with a pallella order!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The music was incredibly loud for the flamenco dancer and when she wasn’t performing. We would have liked to be able to talk to each other. The food was excellent

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanks giving

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