Tapa Toro

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$30 and under
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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.

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3.9
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4.0
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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Celebrating in laws visiting from France. Tapas plates were ok, pan de tomate was so so, the anchovies were yummy, beef and mushroom paella was delicious but was very small in amount for 4 people. I’ve had other paella dishes at other places and they were much more generous with their rice and protein. It was quiet and pretty empty that night because I’m assuming of the current situation so we didn’t stay for the flamenco dance performance which I really was looking forward to. Other than that, it’s a good place , nice ambiance and environment. Staff and servers were great.

Tapa Toro
Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to support us during these times! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to see you again in the future during our daily happy hour, for picking up take-out, or for delivery throuh DoorDash!

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JD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent services, the food was on time and delicious ad always, paella 🥘 100% recommended, service was outstanding 😊

Tapa Toro
Responded on March 16, 2020

We're glad to hear you enjoyed our delicious paella, Jose! We look forward to having you with us again and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for select bites and drinks at the bar area or to order some of our favorites to go. Ole!

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AD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and the flamenco is a nice touch. Tapas are delicious.

Tapa Toro
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you, Ashlei! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to having you with us again and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for select bites and drinks at the bar area or to order some of our favorites to go. Ole!

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JB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Having lived in Spain for a few years I love the food. Tapa Toro was ok. Not bad, not great. Our server Pablo was great though. Very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Food was ok. I would’ve liked to try the paella but we didn’t have that kind of time so I’ll likely give them another try.

Tapa Toro
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for giving our Spanish-inspired restaurant an opportunity. We're glad to hear Pablo provided excellent service and we look forward to having you back soon. Ole!

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OC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was super nice, explained the signature items & never rushed us. We had the Brussels sprouts for an appetizer, the beet salad, sea bass, filet, creama dessert....the food was fantastic. We can not wait to go back.

Tapa Toro
Responded on March 10, 2020

That's what we like to hear, Olivia! We're glad to hear you had a wonderful time with us and that you were able to enjoy some of our favorites. We look forward to seeing you again soon and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for delicious bites and refreshing drinks at the bar area. Ole!

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NM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Food was salty, drinks were just not good, and the music was so loud I couldn't hear myself think

Tapa Toro
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Nila. We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet expectations. We recommend our guests looking for a quieter experience to visit before 7 p.m., which is when our first flamenco performance takes place. We thank you for giving us an opportunity and hope to see you again in the future.

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EG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The food is bad, service is bad, menu is bad, just don’t waist ur money and time at this place

Tapa Toro
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Elmira. We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet expectations. We thank you for giving us an opportunity and will share your comments with our team for discussion.

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JU
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The place was empty and a lot of noise coming from the outside. Food was Ok but not authentic Spanish.

Tapa Toro
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review with us, Juan. We are sorry to hear our Spanish-inspired dishes were not to your liking. We thank you for giving us an opportunity and hope to see you again in the future.

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TZ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The experience at Tapa Toro was a disappointment, the Flamenco dancing was good and the food was ok, but the experience was what fell through. I made reservations since the website said that priority seating for the show was for those with reservations. The restaurant was empty when we arrived at 6:20, the show started at 7.

This was my boyfriend's 50th birthday, so I wanted to give him a nice Spanish dinner experience. I knew the paella is usually cooked to order and would take 45+ minutes (according to the website and the waiter (Tony) reiterated), so we ordered it at the beginning and I told the waiter that I would leave it to his judgement as to when to put the order in so that it came out at the right time.

We ordered 3 tapas and the Seafood Paella and added chicken to it, since a Mixto Paella was not an option. Our paella came out 15-20 minutes after we arrived, I told the runner that it must be a mistake and not ours since we had just put in our order and hadn't even gotten our wine or any of our tapas yet, so she took it back. The waiter appeared and he said it was supposed to be ours, but couldn't understand why I was upset that it had come out so soon. He had them put it back in the oven. I told him that it if was truly supposed to be ours to bring it back as I didn't want the seafood to be overcooked and he said that he looked at it and it needed 5 more minutes anyway. It didn't. The tapas came out and the lamb chops were great, but the Tortilla Espanola was obviously reheated the pan con tomate was on a foccacia-like bread-they were just ok, not great. The paella reappeared and we had to eat all the tapas and paella at the same time so it didn't go cold. The clams and mussels were overcooked and the added chicken was grill chicken laid on top - weird.

In all we were there 55 minutes from start to finish and definitely didn't get the Spanish Dinner Experience we were there for. The night was a fail and not worth the price tag.

Tapa Toro
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We apologize for your experience while celebrating your boyfriend's birthday. Dining with us should be a memorable, relaxing experience, and we are sorry to hear that it felt as if you were rushed out by received both your tapas and paellas at the same time. Our paella does take 45 min. to prepare, so you were correct. We will share your comments with our team to ensure this does not happen in the future. Thank you for giving us an opportunity.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

Tapa Toro
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to having you with us again and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for select bites and drinks at the bar area. Ole!

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DS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was outstanding. We had croquettes and paella. Some of the best I have ever had. Second appetizer did not appear at table but did show up on my tab. The service not best but waiter pleasant and place was packed. The problem with this restaurant is the noise level..... Extreme is an understatement. I left with a headache and sore throat from trying to have a conversation. Go at an off time when you can enjoy your food without feeling like you’re in front of the speaker in a club. Don’t fret over missing the entertainment. The flamenco dance is not the highlight of this restaurant. Do go for the food!

Tapa Toro
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review with us, Debra. We're very glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us, but we apologize for the sound levels. We will share your comments with our team for discussion. We recommend our guests looking for a quieter experience to stop by before 7 p.m., which is when the nightly entertainment begins. We invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. to enjoy bites and drinks at the bar area.

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W
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. We ordered two items never delivered. we asked waiter about one of them and he said if you don't tell me about it you will be charged? What? Not good service at all

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner, but we apologize for the service you received. We will share your comments with our team and thank you for visiting us.

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Y
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

NO GOOD SERVICE. NOT TO MUCH OPTIONS SERVICE WAS VERY POOR

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We apologize for your experience and thank you for visiting us.

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and the dancers
Our waiter Pablo was Amazing; we wished they would stay open later. We were having such a good time, we left at closing

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 23, 2020

Thank you for the review, Julien! We're so glad to hear that Pablo made your experience memorable. We look forward to having you with us again and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for select bites and drinks at the bar area. Ole!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We did a family get together for dinner. Group of 11. Our service was on the poor side. We kept having to remind the waitress about our order. Everyone’s food came out and mine didn’t. When asked I was told I didn’t order anything and when she checked back she realized she was wrong and never placed my order. The food was great, lots of vegetarian/vegan options.

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad to hear that you and your group enjoyed dining with us and that all dietary restrictions were accommodated. We do apologize for the service you received throughout your dinner. We always want to make sure our guests are well-taken care of. We will share your comments with our team and hope you give us another opportunity in the future.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to having you with us again and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for select bites and drinks at the bar area. Ole!

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a
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

dried out cheese board, out of food when ordered, terrible bread, and much to expensive!!

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. Would you mind elaborating on the comment "out of food when ordered"? We will share your comments with your team for discussion.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Estuvo el ambiente excelente y la música , pero la atención pésima muy demorado. El servicio les falta más gente para atender , el manager termino en la cocina ayudando a los cocineros a preparar paellas

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hola. Gracias por compartir sus comentarios con nosotros. Los compartiremos con nuestro equipo.

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CO
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

I don’t know if it was an off day or what! I know Spanish food take a little while to prep so I was in no hurry!, but you don’t go by my table more than 10 time without looking to see if I’m need of a refill my kids food should come with a drink and she took the order so quick that didn’t give me the chance to order the drinks and after kids food came And she asked if we needed something else, I barely turn ,seriously I barely turn to ask my wife if she wanted something and the waitress was gone again. After another 10 min another waitress approach and we were finally able to place our order and here the long wait again we waited for about an hour + for our paella by the way the flavor amazing!!! By flavor alone very recommended!!! I know this review it’s not very helpful but that how I’m right now for now I’m not coming back but I’ll probably give another try in the future

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review with us, Christian. We apologize for the service you received during your visit. We always want our guests to relax at our restaurant, not for them to feel rushed while placing their orders. Our paellas typically take about 45 minutes, but we are glad to hear you enjoyed it. We hope you and your family give us another opportunity in the future and stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for bites and drinks at the bar area.

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CL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

I made a reservation and got the worse table! It was literally a rocky start from beginning to end...I was so disappointed.

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review with us, Carla. Please feel free to reach out to us to further discuss your visit, as your review does not clearly let us know what your experience was like. Thank you.

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OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was really good. The service was amazing as well. We got all tapas and shared. The also have entree’s as well. The food was amazing and the dessert was really good (Churros). Overall great place. Will go back

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you! We're glad to hear you enjoyed sharing tapas and capped the meal off with delicious churros. We look forward to having you with us again and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for select bites and drinks at the bar area. Ole!

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Expensive for food quality, placed right next to the bathroom for seating when there had been plumbing issues and overflowing toilets, smelt horrible. Drinks were mostly ice and expensive. We had a fly and dine coupon and most the staff didn’t know how to use it. Waitress was still friendly and provided good service.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Birthday and Valentines Day

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are sorry to hear that your visit did not meet expectations. Please feel free to reach out to us to further discuss your visit.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not honor my reservation. Had to stand in line with other people who had reservations and had been waiting for upwards of an hour. We were told it would be a 10-15 minute wait even if we had reservations but it turned out to be much much longer than that.

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Kevin. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that there were issues with your reservation. Would you mind letting us know how long you waited before being sat? We would like to share this with our team for discussion.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nunca llegamos a comer porq la persona q nos atendió en el front dest porq solo llegamos 15 minutos tarde producto al tráfico día de san Valentín,y nos trataron mal y nos mandaron a la fila

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hola. Gracias por compartir sus comentarios con nosotros. Desafortunadamente tenemos que seguir sentando a nuestros clientes que ya esten en el restauran, y no podemos guardar una reservacion cuando no estan presentes. Esperamos que nos den otra oportunidad en el futuro.

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service and the food was not up to par with what you would expect for this restaurant.

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Sandra. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We strive to ensure our guests feel well-taken care of and are sorry to hear that the service during your visit did not reflect that. We hope you give us another opportunity in the future and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m.

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PI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambiance was very good! They had a Flamenco show. We went there for Valentines Day, we were looking at the paella to order. Our server told us that it would take over an hour for the paella to be served to us is since its freshly made and they were getting busy. So we opted for the couples special dinner menu option. The food took just as long. Almost close to an hour to get it and when we did the filet mignon was cold and not the greatest. I had asked for the steak to be cooked medium well but it came out as medium. My husband and I were not impressed with the food that night. We would give it one more try just for the paella. Hopefully it won’t disappoint next time.

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Pamela. We are sorry to hear that your Valentine's Day meal was delayed and not prepared to your specifications. We will share your comments with our team for discussion. We invite you to stop by our Sunday Brunch, featuring bottomless paella. You can learn more about it on our website. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Miss reservation for 15min due the the horrible traffic 1hr and 30 min in a suppously 25 min trip. Had to wait 35 min waiting like if I didn't do a reservation . By the time got table, show was gone. Any way, The setting of tables would not let me to see the show. After seated ,Waiting for service for more than 10 min.Asked for paella, and would hace taken one hr. Asked for bread No bread as entry. You can improve surely.

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review with us, Olga. We are sorry to hear that traffic caused you to miss your reservation. Unfortunately, we have to continue sitting the guests who are there, so we could not hold your table. Our paella does take 45 minutes to prepare, so we do let our guests know ahead of time. We do not offer complimentary bread, but we do have bread on our tapas menu. We thank you for visiting our restaurant and we hope to see you again in the future.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great music, beautiful show !!! Everyone was happy and so nice !!!!

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you, Maritza! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! We look forward to having you with us again and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for select bites and drinks at the bar area. Ole!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The food was ok tasty, but the service very slow they bring the main dish before of my drink even I ordered appetizer when I question the server, he said that don’t want my food to get cool ! Really 🤦🏽‍♂️ , my question was where are my drinks or my appetizer he just come with a morron answered that they make it my drinks even I order a wine
After 50 minutes that I was in the restaurant!

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We apologize for your experience and will share your comments with our team for discussion.

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MM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

My Steak and Potatoes came out cold. It was packed for Valentine's day, I was so hungry for the main meal and was sort of disappointed.

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 20, 2020

We strive to make sure our guests have a memorable visit and apologize for your experience. Did you raise this issue with an on-site manager or your server during your visit? We hope you give us another opportunity in the future. Thank you for sharing your review with us.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Love the food and the service but I did not like how loud the music was. Extremely loud I was unable to have a conversation with my friends in the table.

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 23, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the menu offerings and service but apologize for the music levels. We will share your comments with our team for discussion. We look forward to having you with us again and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for select bites and drinks at the bar area.

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I surprised my wife for valentine's day because she found tapa tora on line and had been wanting to go we had a great night the atmosphere was great, the food was amazing and the service was above what I could imagine overall great night.

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 23, 2020

You sound like a keeper, Kelvin! We're glad to hear that you and your wife had a wonderful experience celebrating Valentine's Day and that you enjoyed everything from the menu offerings to the atmosphere. We look forward to having you with us again and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for select bites and drinks at the bar area. Ole!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service

R
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Alberto was very attentive and recommended a Spanish beer that we both enjoyed.
The meal was good. Needed to delay the final course - desert (we were full). Overall, we enjoyed ourselves at this restaurant.

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and that Alberto provided excellent service throughout! We look forward to having you with us again and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for select bites and drinks at the bar area. Ole!

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N
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the excellent food.

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you for visiting us! We look forward to seeing you again and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for select bites and drinks at the bar area! Ole!

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great place to celebrate! The entretainment was really good!

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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w
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly and helpful wait staff, entertaining flamenco dancers!

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you!

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AP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my 40th birthday this past Saturday at Tapa Toro and had the best time! Evelyn and Maira provided amazing service. The food and drinks were excellent! Don't miss the artichoke dip, lamb chops, or tomato bread. The flamenco dancers were stunning. Every moment was just perfect! This is a must try!

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us, Alicia! We're glad to hear that your servers made your birthday celebrations memorable and that you enjoyed dining with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon and invite you to stop by our daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. for select bites and drinks at the bar area. Ole!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Our party of 6 found it difficult to communicate due to the noise level. Our waiter was a nice young man but did a poor job of taking our order on a timely basis and doing the basics of keeping our water glasses filled. Food was alittle slow to come out and drinks were really slow to arrive. They did work to provide some gluten free options for one person in our party.

Tapa Toro
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad to hear that your party's dietary restrictions were met but sorry to hear that your experience did not live up to expectations. Our nightly flamenco shows take place at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., and we understand that our atmosphere is not for everyone. We will share your comments with our team for discussion and we hope you give us another opportunity in the future.

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