Tapa Toro

3.9
1000 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
At Tapa Toro, we combine contemporary, Spanish cuisine with a vibrant, energetic atmosphere – bringing a fresh dining experience to International Drive. Our unique paella pit, vibrant tapas menu, and extensive selection of imported wines will guide you through a culinary journey of Spanish flavors and culture in the heart of Central Florida.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1000 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.9
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4.0
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3.6
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Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

restaurante en un area muy comercial , pero esperaba mucho mas de la comida y servicio.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Tapa Toro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 stars!

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BrentF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Most of the tapas we tried were AMAZING! The only one I would avoid is the calamari. Not to say it was bad, simply the batter lacked flavor and the other tapas were so much better... especially liked the dates and chorizo.

Would definitely go again and the flamenco entertainment in the evening was a nice extra!

Tapa Toro
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much, Brent! We're glad you enjoyed most of the tapas and the flamenco dancing! We hope to see you again soon.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexandra did an incredible job as our server. Will come back soon.

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MaritzaH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience. Food was great and our service was great.

Tapa Toro
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much, Maritza!

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NicholasH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great atmosphere for a group. The music and live dancing made for a great overall outing, but the food was not the best. If you need a place to feed a large group, this is a solid option, but go for the experience and not necessarily the food.

Tapa Toro
Responded 6 days ago

We're glad to see you had a good time, but we're disappointed that you felt the food wasn't the best. We definitely want groups of all sizes to have a great meal! We take pride in our fresh and flavorful Spanish cuisine, so we hope you will come back another time and have a better meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

El peor restaurante de mi vida dicen que es español y no tienen ni idea de lo que es un restaurante español el servicio malo la comida muy mala definitivamente no lo recomiendo. Una de las peores experiencias culinarias que he tenido

Tapa Toro
Responded 6 days ago

Lamentamos que la comida no haya sido satisfactoria. Nuestro menú es cocina contemporánea con influencia internacional. Esperamos que vuelva a intentarlo con eso en mente.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La verdad súper bueno todo, lo recomiendo 100%, lo único que recomiendo en la cocina es si pudieran tratar un poco mejor al arroz de Paella que quede más suelto y no agregar tanta salsa roja o prapika. De resto súper bien

Tapa Toro
Responded 6 days ago

¡Gracias por tu reseña! ¡Nos alegra que haya disfrutado de su comida!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Super fun! Great food! Service is a little slow but since it is a Spanish restaurant, They embraced the Spanish lifestyle.

Tapa Toro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for 4 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was ok, nothing to write home about. Service was great.

Tapa Toro
Responded 6 days ago

We're sorry to see you did not enjoy the food, but we're glad your service was great! If there is anything specific about the food you did not enjoy, we would be happy to make other recommendations if you visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a Spanish ballerina show included !

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Pedraza4
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service and the seafood paella was good. The dessert was good

Tapa Toro
Responded 6 days ago

We're so glad to hear that! We hope we will see you again at Tapa Toro!

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BeatrizD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente sitio,
Lo recomiendo.
Agradable y ameno.
Buena ubicación.

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Mimi
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere.

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vipbthereviewer
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Loved our waiter Pablo, and he would be the only reason to return. Most of our food wasn't good including our cocktails. The octopus was over cooked and wasn't tender. The paella was closer to risotto then paella and also lacked the signature crust on the bottom.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Service was OK...on the slow and less attentive side. Food was hit or miss (pulpo was great, paella rice was not cooked and seafood was scarce for a seafood paella). By the way, I've been to Spain several times and have been to Latin America about half a dozen times. Energetic atmosphere...kinda gimmick for tourists. Bill came kinda forced to give a 20% tip. Definitely not worth the time/$ for a Saturday evening dinner. There's many other better tasting (and cheaper) Spanish restaurants around.

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AilA2
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I loved the place! Service was great! The music not too much. Didn’t have music all night and the flamenco “show” was good but didn’t last more than 15 minutes.

The food was delicious and the drink are not strong at all. Overall it was a good experience! I will visit it again!

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DanW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went here after seeing the location on a prior trip. My wife really wanted to see the dancing and have a good meal. The food was very good. The service was slow. The show started 30 minutes late and was not in the area we were sitting in. Would try again, but for the cost $$$, we will likely try something new.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This place has mixed reviews and we got the better end of the experience. My husband and I went on a Friday evening (reservations recommended because it is busy!), and from the second we sat down at our table, Fitzgerald gave us the proper amount of attention and every recommendation was on point with our taste preferences. We shared six small plates and the seafood paella (half of which we took to go because it was alot). Everything was cooked perfectly and flavored well, in my opinion. It lost a star on the paella because it wasn't amazing, though still a good dish. It was heavy on the tomato sauce and I prefer yellow saffron. The dancers were very entertaining - an added bonus, make sure to tip them! :) Ambiance is fine; it is pretty loud in there, which was no bother to us. We spent $$$, but we expected to do so and it was worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo estuvo perfecto,y nos encantó el lugar y la comida

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beachgirl
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sunday brunch with bottomless mimosa or sangria.. awesome and friendly staff with delightful flamenco dancer. Wonderful time.. the Churrasco steak and chicken waffles was so yummy !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderful entertainment for brunch

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EmZz
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Slow service and not attentive at all… had to remind them multiple times what we ordered and they still forgot an item. The food is pretty good though, good portion size for a tapas place. Unfortunately no special/in house non alcoholic beverage options

Tapa Toro
Responded on July 5, 2021

We're sorry to see that the service was not up to your standards or ours during your visit! We are doing our best to maintain the same excellent service we've always had despite the labor shortage, and we're disappointed we let you down during your visit! We're happy you still enjoyed the food! We do offer non-alcoholic sangrias and a delicious craft lemonade!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was incredible! We went for Bite30 2021 and the menu was phenomenal. The live flamenco dancers were amazing and so lively. 10000/10, will definitely be coming back.

Tapa Toro
Responded on July 5, 2021

We're so happy to see you loved the Bite30 menu, and we looking forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was not real Spanish food. It made my daughter feel sick. This was an offense to real Spanish food…

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CristinaJ
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Im a server so Im Not the one who usually does this but my experience was horrible. It was my birthday and they did accomadate me and my family seating wise and our server was very sweet. No complaint about our server. But other than that we all got our food at different times it was very inconvenient. My meatballs came with my family’s appetizers. And not all the appetizers came on time. Everyone got their entrees at completely different times. A well done steak came before my boyfriends fajitas. The drinks were not good at all and tasted like they had 0 alcohol. For the price it was not worth it at all and I debated whether or not to say something right then and there but it was my birthday and unfortunately our dinner was ruined. Then I saw it was someone else’s birthday and they got a dessert and when they sang happy birthday to me I got salt in a shot glass with a candle. Even if you have to pay for a dessert I wasn’t told about any of it so that seems every wrong. Nobody really ate and it was just very unpleasant.

Tapa Toro
Responded on July 3, 2021

We're disappointed to see your experience affected your birthday. In regards to the timing of the tapas, all of these items do come as they are ready from the kitchen and the meatballs are intended to be a tapa. We will definitely address the timing of entrees with the team! We do not provide complimentary items for birthdays, but if a birthday guest orders dessert we will make it special! We would not try to sell you an item for your birthday, but we still do our best to acknowledge it!

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multiplevisitor
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very nice server, we could not hear the server's explanations on the menu because the music was super loud. Tapas came out in the reverse order, hot ones came first, cold ones last. From the 11 adults in our party, food rating ranged from very good to less than good. I had 5 tapas, the garlic shrimp, cheese w bread, and the olives were excellent, the tortilla was ok, the lamb had no flavor and it was overcooked. I tasted the dates, and there were terrifically good.

Tapa Toro
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! We're happy to see that several of our items were enjoyed by all, but we will definitely be making our kitchen aware of your feedback on the Lamb Chops and the Spanish Tortilla. Our tapas do come out from different stations in our kitchen and are meant to be enjoyed sporadically. We hope you enjoyed those few items enough to come back and give us another try!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Our experience was not the best. When we arrived we were sat in front of the kitchen with all the traffic coming in and out of there. Then we were moved to a table that it was right in front of the exit with all the noise from outside because the main door was open and it was broken. Finally we were moved to better location. Then we ordered a meat paella, we told our waitress about my seafood allergy prior to ordering. We got served a seafood paella. We had to wait another 20 minutes to get our food served. Overall, the experience was not very pleasant. I was very disappointed with the service. The food was good. The price is a bit excessive if you take into consideration all of the inconveniences we had there. I’m not sure if I want to give it a second shot. We’ll see.

Tapa Toro
Responded on June 28, 2021

We never want our guests to leave feeling this way! We take allergies and restrictions very seriously so we will definitely bring this up to our team to make sure we are always taking caution. We're glad you enjoyed the food in the end and we hope you will considering joining us again in the future to give us another try!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dancers marvelous tapas delicious. Platter for 2 amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mother’s birthday and we wanted somewhere new to celebrate and this was the perfect choice!

Our server,Valerie, was completely attentive of our table of…17!!!!

All orders were correct she was super insightful and had great energy! The food was amazing the ambiance was energetic and fun. The entertainers, Jessica and Alejandra, we’re amazing with their Flaminco Tropical dances! I would highly recommend this place to friends!

Thank you all!

Tapa Toro
Responded on June 28, 2021

Wow, thank you so much for the wonderful review! We will pass along your kind words to Valerie and the dancers. We hope to see you again soon!

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apolinarr
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good for apps. The seafood paella tasted like nothing. Sangria had no fruits and tasted premade.

Tapa Toro
Responded on June 28, 2021

We're glad to see you enjoyed the tapas, but we never want to hear that about our paella or sangria! We pride ourselves on flavorful food, so this is definitely something we will address with our team! We hope you enjoyed the tapas enough to give us a second chance.

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MarcelaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

AN WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!
It was the worst dinner i’ve ever had.
Food was terrible (calamari with no flavor, croquetas de jamon frozen inside, pulpo a galega overcooked).
The sea paella was horrible, like knorr taste. Until the coke was bad.
The waiter was so late.
So much noise!!!!!
And so expensive!

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vipdonsmith
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Understaffed which is unfortunate but I actually have come to expect that, so I give them some grace and tolerance, just point it out as a reviewer. Food was mediocre.

Tapa Toro
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for understanding the effects of the labor shortage on our business as well as others. We take a lot of pride in our food, made with imported ingredients and a lot of love. We hope you'll give us another chance once the labor issues are resolved for a much better meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good food, atmosphere and service. This is a must go if you are in Orlando.

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vipOrlandoGurl2000
Orlando
33 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We went here to celebrate Father’s Day with my husband and my kids. As we entered the restaurant it seemed like they were having AC problems because it was extremely hot. We asked the server and they said they would get the manager to turn it up but we sweated as we ate our meal.The atmosphere is nice. The service was good. It was extremely LOUD in there. The food was horrible. The food came out quick, but was cold. The Paella was the only dish that was hot but soup. The meats were chewy. The drinks were horrible as well. We ordered a pitcher of sangria that tasted like juice. I ordered a Mojito that tasted like mint water. We went along with the servers recommendation and ordered a $55 per person service of a three-course meal which you would experience a little bit of everything but everything lacked flavor. The rice was undercooked in the paella. When we were done we asked for the check it so happened they charged us a 19% gratuity which the server claims was due to Father’s Day, outrageous! I will not be returning.

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EmmanuelG
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We had good expectations going into this considering it was located in the Icon international area. The restaurant feels too cramped, the chairs are hard like sitting on a rock. We ordered calamari and I’ve never had a bad tasting calamari until I ate here. The calamari had zero taste and I had them take it back. Then we were a party of 8 and all of our entree meals came out at different times, Like 10 mins apart. The food portions were very small for being so over priced. We were are not pleased and never coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We were seated immediately, and then not acknowledged by our server for 10 minutes. She said she'd be right back with water and came back 5 minutes later with glasses of water. (The restaurant was not at all busy). When we tried to order wine, they were out of literally our first 5 choices. We had to ask for the Bite30 menu. After all of this, we decided to leave without ordering anything.

Tapa Toro
Responded on June 17, 2021

We apologize for the delay in service during your visit. We are unfortunately experiencing a major staffing shortage like the rest of our industry, and many of our usual stocked items are having issues with supply as well for food & beverage industry. We're doing our best to maintain our usual standards and we hope you will give us another try in the future.

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GabrielB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food. great service. great atmosphere. love it all!

Tapa Toro
Responded on June 17, 2021

Thank you so much, Gabriel! Our team is happy to see your 5 star review!

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JeffA
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Felt very rushed for the style of eatery this is supposed to be. Entrees came to table before salads and tapas and it was rush, rush, rush.

Tapa Toro
Responded on June 17, 2021

We are disappointed to see you felt rushed, Jeff. Thar is definitely never our intention, as we always want our guests to relax and enjoy our entertainment during the evening! We hope you will give us another try in the future and have a better (and longer) experience with us.

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vipGriffster407
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with friends. Fun atmosphere, great service. The food was excellent. Offered both tapas style and entrees. Overall a great experience!

Tapa Toro
Responded on June 9, 2021

We're so happy you had a great experience for the birthday dinner, and we hope to see you again soon!

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You can order delivery directly from Tapa Toro using the Order Online button. Tapa Toro also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Tapa Toro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 226-2929.

Tapa Toro is rated 3.9 stars by 1000 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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