Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge

4.7
125 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
In the tradition of Central and South American convivial dining culture, Toro Denver features a ceviche bar, small plates, steaks and other family-style entrees, plus, hand-muddled cocktails and local beer and wine. Relaxed and inviting, Toro invites you to share in authentic Latin ingredients, international flavors, and artful dishes at our Cherry Creek Denver restaurant.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 125 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Datenight24
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This place is very nice to go for a date night. The food is creative and pretty tasty. However, my steak was so undercooked I had to go home and place it in the oven to cook more. I had the restaurant week steak with an app and dessert. The steak was rare in the middle evn though the waiter insisted it was required to come out medium buy the chef. It was un chewable and nearly blue in the center. It was not properly cooked. After spending 100 on a date night you expect at least edible food. Not a fan after that experience. The papaya sorbet was to die for though.

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vipJMRDenver
Denver
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard Sandoval's restaurants never disappoint! At Toro, Cherry Creek North, in Denver-- we enjoyed the grilled avocado (to die for), grilled salmon, the Wedge Salad is a recipe I am dying to find, and the shrimp cocktail-- all truly delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Octopus was the best!

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Toro. Happy Birthday and thank you again for choosing to dine with us on this special occasion! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipMelissaB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious! Love the new decor and overall ambience of the space. I ordered the steak medallions with creamy jasmine rice and grilled veggies and it was a really wonderful. Yummy cocktails and a great wine selection. Guacamole price for the app size was a bit pricey but hey it's CC. I'll be back!

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Melissa, for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the delicious food, the new decor, and the overall ambiance of the space here at Toro Latin Kitchen + lounge. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I have been going to 1 restaurant for every occasion of our four year relationship. For this year on our anniversary, our favorite restaurant was closed😭 so we decided to try this one out. We were so stunned and amazed by how good this restaurant was that we decided to make this our new staple for every holiday and anniversary. You should really try it out!!!!

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge. Happy Anniversary and thank you again for choosing to dine with us on this special occasion! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipAHHA
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely incredible meal here for Restaurant Week. Each of the courses was beautifully presented, and every bite was amazing, rich with combinations of spices and garnishes I'd never think of putting together. Other diners were very socially distanced and the wait staff was wonderful. This was our first visit, but it won't be our last.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge!

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vipCraigT
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, with Covid requirements the place was probably more quiet than normal but service was outstanding and all the food was awesome and definately plan to go back when we can get a reservation.

Craig

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you, Craig, for your 5-star review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge. We hope to see you again soon!

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Motozono
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing top to bottom! Food was great, service was better, and the ambiance was just perfect. Even the drinks came out with an awesome flare!

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you, Motozono, for your 5-star review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the great food, better service, and perfect ambiance here at Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge. We hope to see you again soon!

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MarieR
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded all of our expectations. It’s simply among the finest restaurants we’ve dined at in Denver.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you, Marie, for your 5-star review. We are thrilled to hear we exceeded your expectations here at Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge. We are honored to be crowned "among the finest restaurants [you've] dined at in Denver". Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been better

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the way the the restaurant is decorated. Too bad it’s Covid because I can really picture how busy and popular the restaurant/lounge might be. The service is beyond amazing. The staff didn’t miss a beat. Kudos to the training. The food was tasty and drinks were as expected. Good date spot. I just wish restaurants understand the lighting for the ladies a little better. No more direct overhead lighting over a table...please. Some of us don’t need that type of shadowing. Vanity becomes us over 40 types....

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the decor and the amazing service here at Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge. We will make sure to share your notes with the team. Hope to see you again soon!

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Alyssa
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has quickly become one of my favorites in Denver. The drinks are fabulous, the food is outstanding, and I’ve always had great service. I highly recommend any of their ceviches, the salmon entree was impressive, and the flourless cake with peanut butter is delicious.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you, Alyssa, for your 5-star review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the fabulous drinks, outstanding food, and great service here at Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge. We are honored to be crowned "one of [your] favorites in Denver" and to have have your recommendation on our ceviches. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MariaC
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just fantastic! Best salmon ever! Appetizers tasty and fun!!
We will for sure go back!!

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you, Maria, for your 5-star review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the fantastic food here at Toro. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Kika
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toro was a great experience! My girls and I went for happy hour on a Friday and we enjoyed everything about the restaurant.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you, Kika, for your 5-star review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Happy Hour and the overall experience here at Toro. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, knowledgable service, delicious food. Would’ve been nice to get my husband’s birthday acknowledged, after all open table asks for “occasion”

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the delicious food and knowledgeable service here at Toro. We will make sure to share these notes with the team. Thank you again for choosing to dine with us on this special occasion. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipNoname
Denver
468 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Store based on the fantastic weekend brunch. Repeat visitors which speaks for itself. Food is fantastic in presentation and taste. Service is attentive and professional and the value-for-money is great on the food. A bit less so on beverages, from coffee to alcohol but not badly so and besides, they have to make a profit somewhere. The vibe is great, DJ spinning tunes too in the bar area (noise toned-down a bit from last time, thank you) and it's a unique, highly enjoyable experience in the neighborhood. To the question below, less than an hour ago I did recommend it to our next door neighbors.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch experiences here at Toro. We are honored to have your recommendation. Hope to see you again soon!

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Brigid
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant’s beautiful, service is great, I think the food choices aren’t so wonderful Had the vegetarian rice, two of us in our party had that we didn’t think it was anything special. Had the guacamole that was great. Ribeye steak very good Bison burger great

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you, Brigid, for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the guacamole, ribeye, bison burger, the great service, and the beautiful space here at Toro. We will make sure to share your notes regarding the vegetarian rice with the kitchen. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star review. Happy to hear you enjoyed the food! We hope to see you again soon!

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AshleyC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday and enjoyed one of the better meals we’ve had in a long time!!! We will be back

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you, Ashley, for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Toro. Thank you again for choosing to dine with us on this special occasion and Happy Birthday! We are honored to be crowned "one of the better meals [you all have had] in a long time!" Hope to see you again soon!

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vipAngelfoodie
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star rating and review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipfussyfoodie
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Enjoyed the food and our server. However, we were seated at a table right in the pathway of the door leading in and out of the restaurant. The temperature outside was in the 20s and the cold breeze coming in through the doorway hit us straight on and was extremely uncomfortable. The restaurant had a multitude of tables, but had blocked some due to the COVID capacity restrictions. I would recommend to the restaurant they revisit their seating arrangement plan or hang some kind of barrier in the doorway to block the breeze. It's only going to get worse as we get into the winter months and no one will want to sit in that area of the restaurant. It is a problem that needs to be fixed.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We will make sure to share these notes with the management team. Thank you for choosing Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge!

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morgank
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely recommend the bottomless lunch. Well worth the money and the options are extraordinary.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you Morgan for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge!

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vipKeriM
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I wanted this so badly to be fabulous. Everything was just ok or not great. I hope it’s early and that the food gets better over time but just didn’t seem like high quality ingredients. Drinks needed better experienced mixologists. We live in the neighborhood and cherry creek could use a great Latin restaurant.
I guess this is a chain- not sure if other restaurants are better.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 30, 2020

Keri, we appreciate your honesty about your experience. At Toro, we pride ourselves on providing excellent service and spectacular food. We would like to make things right. Please direct message me your contact information so our manager can get in touch with you. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review so we can better our service.

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BillS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my wife’s birthday. We enjoyed our first time there. Jenna was our server and she was great! We loved the atmosphere. Will go back with friends.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Bill! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipDana
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing culinary cuisine artistically presented. This food is fit for foodies. The service was also incredible and the venue a great place for a date or groups. We can’t wait to come back!

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you Dana for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so good Friday night that we came back for brunch !!
Grace was our server both times and was beyond fantastic.
Her recommendations were perfect and made the restaurant a great experience.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge!

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vipAngieH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch course was delicious and very original. Our server was great!

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you, Angie, for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the great service and delicious Brunch here at Toro. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation over a month ago for my birthday. Definitely worth it , best birthday ever! Especially for the big 50th birthday. The food was fantastic and the service was superb. Everything was so good that we went back the next day for brunch!! Would highly recommend Toro for any occasion.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Toro. Thank you again for choosing to dine with us on this special occasion and Happy Birthday! We are honored to have your recommendation. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, happy hour was a great value. Will definitely come back!

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the great food and Happy Hour here at Toro. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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EmersonG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I experienced amazing service. Excellent pace and attention. We will be going back. As always parking is limited in the area but completely worth it.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you, Emerson, for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the amazing service here at Toro. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipNelma
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was my favorite part - didn't sit on the patio outside because it was a bit chilly. Had the best table in the house. Tried enough different things on the menu. Greeted with a refreshing drink to cleanse the palate. Started with fresh guacamole. Lomo Saltado is well done, a fresh, fun take on a traditional Peruvian dish. Had the suggested ceviche...beautiful presentation and delicious to boot! Finished with a fun dessert and coffee...will go back!

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Nelma! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the guacamole and Lomo Saltado. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We really love Richard Sandoval’s restaurants, so we decided to try this new one. We were sat right away by the two hostesses, but it took awhile for our server to greet us and ask if we wanted anything. My husband ordered a drink & then we ordered the grilled octopus skewers, the fries, and some chips. The drink came out first, then awhile later, the fries came out & although they were a bit cold, my husband liked them. The octopus came out next & was delicious. After getting our food, our waiter did not check in again with us. My husband had to flag him down after 30 min so that he could order another drink. After waiting 20-25 minutes for his drink, we were about ready to ask for the check from the manager who came to our table to check on us thinking the waiter had not only forgotten the chips we had ordered at the beginning of the meal, but also my husband’s second drink, when our waiter appeared with the drink & then 5 minutes later dropped off chips saying he had forgotten them, but here were the chips! We had already finished eating and were about to leave!! An hour and 1/2 later he brought the chips that were supposed to be an appetizer! He did charge us for these as well... We let him know that we did not want anything else after he brought the chips & we tried in vain for 40 minutes to get his attention as he went to the other tables so that we could pay and leave. Eventually, my husband got tired of waiting and we went up front to ask the hostesses for help. Around 5 minutes later our waiter came over and gave us our bill. I handed him my card & he said thank you and left. He did not apologize to us at all. Even with the delicious octopus, I don’t think we will return. I’m not sure it’s worth it to wait an extra 40-50 minutes just to receive your check or not be given the items you’ve asked for in a timely matter. So the food was delicious, but the service was awful...

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 30, 2020

We appreciate your honesty about your experience. At Toro, we pride ourselves on providing excellent service and spectacular food. We would like to make things right. Please direct message me your contact information so our manager can get in touch with you. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review so we can better our service.

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vipTishR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The facility was amazing, food was wonderful and a great value! Service staff was kind, efficient and lovely in general. We will be back! The only feedback I have is that the mimosas were a bit sweet for me but that is totally subjective of course :)

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you, Tish, for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the amazing facility, wonderful food, great value, and lovely service here at Toro. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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davidmad1
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here was pretty amazing. We started off with happy hour sized guacamole and ceviche. Then the waitertold us about the dinner menu ceviche (Amarillo) and it sounded so delicious, so we ordered that too. Then came the entrance. The Mrs ordered the salmon, I had the 14 oz ribeye. Simply delicious. Great mix of flavors and everything was prepared perfectly. Will definitely be back here.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you, David, for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the amazing food here at Toro. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipYoda
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Some food did not come from the grill. It was not warm.
It was designed for the hotel guests. Not for Foodies.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 19, 2020

Yoda, we appreciate your honesty about your experience. At Toro, we pride ourselves on providing excellent service and spectacular food. We would like to make things right. Please direct message me your contact information so our manager can get in touch with you. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review so we can better our service.

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ShelleyF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Emelie was AWESOME!! The whole staff is Great!! Food is awesome!

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you, Shelley, for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the great service and awesome food here at Toro. We will make sure to share your compliments with Emelie and the rest of the management team. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipCarlo
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been there for both happy hour and dinner and both times were great. Very good cocktails and food, great service and atmosphere!

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 16, 2020

Thank you, Carlo, for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Happy Hour, food, and the great service here at Toro. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipAdrian
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Disappointing experience . We have eaten at the Toro restaurant in Cabo numerous times and the service and food was exquisite . The food tonight was great but the waitress had an attitude and was disinterested in creating a typical Richard Sandoval experience . She knew nothing about the food and when I mentioned that the capirhina had too much ice she balked and did not even apologize . She didn’t even thank us for coming . And the restaurant manager was clueless and no better . This restaurant will suffer the faith of Zengo because of poor service and the apathy of wait staff . We rather fly to Cabo for a true Richard Sandoval experience . We will not be coming back anytime soon . I thought RS trains his staff better.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 12, 2020

Adrian, we appreciate your honesty about your experience. At Toro, we pride ourselves on providing excellent service and spectacular food. We would like to make things right. Please direct message me your contact information so our manager can get in touch with you. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review so we can better our service.

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vipLouie
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our first time at Toro. Very interesting Latin influenced menu. The salmon is excellent and well and uniquely prepared. It's served rare to medium-rare but melts in your mouth. I was not that hungry and ordered the fish tacos. (You get 3.) I think there was too much sauce as you could not really taste the fish. The shrimp tacos at True Food is much better.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you, Louie, for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the interesting Latin influenced menu and the salmon here at Toro. We will make sure to share your notes regarding the fish tacos with the team. Hope to see you again soon!

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HEIDIh
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a really nice new restaurant in cherry creek north. I was impressed that they are able to keep the atmosphere hip and fun, despite COVID. The food was really good, the steak comes out on a sizzling plate and melts in your mouth. I highly recommend!

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you, Heidi, for your 5-star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the good food and fun atmosphere here at Toro, and we honored to have your recommendation. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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FAQs

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 253-3000.

Toro Latin Kitchen + Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 125 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.