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Toro, Portland, OR

Toro

4.2
4.2
62 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
A lively, modern Mexican Kitchen + Bar
Influenced by the bold flavors of Mexico.
Featuring seasoned steaks and authentic Mexican dishes

Toro offers private dining. Treat your guests to a fun evening out in one of our two private dining areas. Our team will help you plan the perfect event tailored to your needs and budget.

Open 7 days a week
Sunday-Thursday 3pm-10pm
Friday-Saturday 3pm-11pm

We look forward to serving you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 673-2724
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Pearl District
  • Cross street
    13th
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

62 Reviews
  1. HonestTruth

    Portland

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, drinks, and atmosphere were fantastic. Empanadas are the best in town. If you like Mexican food this restaurant will be your go to!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    18 reviews

    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    They made it right but a bad experience overall Poor service, food had to be redone. Love the location and wished for better. They can do better….a year ago had a great meal there.

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  3. JHdez

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff was very accommodating on our requests. Also, our waiter was very friendly and helped to make our night fun. Everyone liked their food, which came out pretty quickly.

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  4. WillS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food okay, service fast, drinks okay.. just okay overall

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    My partner and I went out for Valentines Day and wanted to try Toro. The server was amazing. He was friendly and very understanding. The food was tragic. We ordered several things from the menu: *the grilled octopus *queso fundido *ceviche *Agua chile The only thing we finished was the ceviche but even then there wasnt anything special about it. After trying each plate, we paid and left and made a new reservation at a different restaurant. We couldn’t get out of there fast enough. This place is only memorable for being the one place in Portland I don’t have the need to revisit.

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  6. LaurieM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cool vibe and location. Service and food were just OK. The Ribeye did not seem like a quality cut for the $. The Ginger and heat in the crust of the Banana Chocolate pie was overwhelming. Cocktails were great. Salsa was outstanding. Purple potato mash was really good. My wife enjoyed the chicken enchiladas.

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  7. Jojo

    Portland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent take on a fine dinning Mexican restaurant! Loved the flavors and service. Amazing Happy Hour too!

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  8. winofoodiepdx

    Portland

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I dined at Toro on New Year's Eve and they seemed overwhelmed. They kept taking people in, but they were running out of items on the menu - like the pistacchio mole, and eventually rice. The pork chop was tiny for the price, the fish tacos weren't crispy as stated on the menu. It kind of felt like our food had been ready but sitting under a heat lamp for a while. It just didn't feel fresh from the oven. On the positive side, the drinks were tasty and the guacomole and chips were good. The New Year's Eve vibe was missing - a DJ was supposed to start at 9pm, but they stuck him in some back room that very few people found (and when you did see it, it just looked sad). And there was supposed to be champagne toasts every hour, but I guess not in the actual restaurant. Disappointing.

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  9. MadhuM

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were disappointed with the lack of vegetarian options. As some of our party were allergic to nuts, the butternut squash enchiladas had peanut sauce and the server was not able to offer reasonable alternative substitutions to this.

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  10. ErikT

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, fantastic menu, and top notch staff. Fairly new restaurant, you can still get in without a reservation but I wouldn’t expect that to be the case for much longer.

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  11. GlennS

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food lacked authenticity. Would not recommend. Unfortunate because I was excited

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  12. JayneM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, service etc. we will definitely come back Thank you!

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  13. EnriqueG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Toro Mexican Kitchen has a great location and the Staff tries their best but they are not great, yet. The food experience was horrible; this is so far the worst restaurant I have visited in Portland OR so far. Drinks were diluted in spices; be very careful with the spicy margarita. If you want to experience good Mexican food, Nuestra Cocina, Matador, and Pro Que No are far better than Toro Mexican Kitchen. Toro, please work on hiring a great chef to revamp the menu, because right now, you are failing.

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  14. loverofPDXdining

    Portland

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They just opened in May and this was our first meal there. We have been looking for a good go-to Mexican restaurant and I believe we found it. People and service were very good. We will return regularly.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    shrimp tacos were great! appetizer platter only ok too much sauce in everything and tons of queso. salad had lots of kale so not my favorite but had quite a bit of chicken on it

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  16. TransplantDiner

    Portland

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful, creative food and great service. Definitely not your typical rice and beans place.

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  17. DenverLu

    Portland

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the entire experience….from comfortable seating to creative cocktails tovery well prepared food. Very few diners on a Monday so that was nice but hopefully others will enjoy soon too so they stay open. They are fairly new

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  18. Jules

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant we set at the bar, and server was attentive. Food was amazing and drink were even better

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  19. CABB

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I would say the experience was around 4.3 stars.... But because some of the weird reviews on here, I am rounding up. We were greeted by possibly the manager right away and sat in our choice of booth. Very polite and prompt service from him. Ambience - cute modern Mexican vibe. I travel to Mexico a few times a year, not just to coastal towns. TMK gives me a similar vibe to a restaurant in the Guadalajara financial area or the up and coming TJ financial area. Tip to management - lower the lights and add candles to your tables. It is WAY TOO bright for dinner. Service - above average for Portland. Our server was very sweet and very prompt. I have zero complaints on service. The food - quite tasty. We ordered more than a few items. Chips, salsa, guac, queso + ceviche to start. All great with the queso being a little too close to a jar/can. I still ate it. :) Then we ordered chicken empanadas, a chop salad and the beet salad. Empanadas were AMAZING and the salads were very fresh and tasty, albeit a little overdressed. Then we decided to try the chicken tortilla soup. This was SO salty, but had so much potential with the fresh ingredients. For dessert we tried the ricotta doughnuts! Another win. Perfectly balanced with cinnamon and sugar. YUM! Drinks - all I can say is try as many as you can. The spicy marg was SPICY and oh so good. Prickly pear marg, not too sweet and well balanced. Mango marg - fresh and tangy. Go to the happy hour (4-6p) and you will be very happy!

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  20. KrisP

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All good. Would go back. Waiter was excellent! Food was good. Good fried ice cream.

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  21. SteveS

    Tahoe

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is flavorful but tends to be rich. Waiter was very nice hopelessly slow. 1/2 hour to get a bottle of wine. Not going back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and service but super loud — hard to hold a conversation:)

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Not good. Super disappointing. Food isn’t authentic or tasty. Very bland. No crowd no vibe no good music.

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  24. 2dineout

    Portland

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food was excellent, except my main fish dish, which was overcooked. The space is very attractive and the service was very good.

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  25. iggley

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately the main courses were disappointing. Chips, guac, and salsa were excellent. The steelhead trout was overcooked. The veggie enchiladas came drowned in a sweet peanut sauce (?!?!) and my husband could barely eat it. Our server was incredibly sweet but we won't be back.

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  26. Rich

    Portland

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Chips and Salsa, a ceviche, the mole poblano and the lime enchiladas. Everything was great. The service was fast and efficient. We’ll have leftovers tonight.

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  27. meliw

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always like this place. Great staff and food. Quiet enough to have a business meeting but lively enough not to feel like you are in a morgue.

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  29. Curt

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Toro keeps us coming back again and again. It's consistently Delicious (with a capital D)!

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  30. SophiaV

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was short, curt, and showed little to no hospitality. Our drinks were taken before they were done and we were rushed out (of an empty restaurant). Overpriced for fine food.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. SmartRunner

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of four had the trio of devices, some empanadas, tacos and the beets salad. They were all fantastic. It’s on a greenway so fun foot traffic scene.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. LanceG

    Portland

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely space. Great outdoor seating. Friendly staff. Wonderful food.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. MaryG

    Portland

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, upscale Mexican food. We sat outside and it was very pleasant, great atmosphere, quiet but yet had a lot of energy. The only negative was our wait person. She was very, very slow, never came back to check on us, we had to ask twice for our drinks, overall very poor service. But I would still go there again and highly recommend this restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Cocktails, carne tacos and chips/guac were solid. The rockfish ceviche was not edible.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. Kenr

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I went with a group of 3 and we ordered chips, salsa, and guacamole for appetizers which was immaculate. We also got three cocktails the elixir, seafoam, and one of the rose ones. I tried all three and they tasted great. As far as the food I felt like 25 dollars for the ceviche sampler which was 3 small sample cups was not worth the price, and was very fishy. The taquitos were dry, the only other dish I liked besides the appetizers were the mole empanadas. We sat on the balcony and a houseless naked woman was right in front of the balcony the entire time. At one point she was up on the balcony right by our table, practically in the restaurant, and nothing was done.

    2 people found this helpful

  36. BOBITO

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    TORO HASN'T GOT ITS ACT TOGETHER YET. FOOD WAS SERVED LUKEWARM IN SOME CASES. A SOUP WAS SENT BACK BECAUSE IT WAS TOO SALTY TO EAT. OVERALL WE WERE VERY DISAPPOINTED. OUR EXPECTATIONS WERE NOT MET.

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  37. ToroNO

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken mole and chicken enchilada were very bland. The rice was very plain and had no flavor and the black beans were just OK. It's just they're missing great food and that would make it a really great place. The ambience is wonderful, the staff were really great and the location is super fun. At a place that has a tequila shot for $360, it should have food that matches that quality level. The enchilada sauce, which sounds great on the menu has a pistachio based enchilada sauce. It just doesn't cut it and has no flavor. Up the enchilada sauce flavor, make sure the chicken is not dry, give the rice some zing, add a few more condiments on the plate. It's pretty sparse. For the chicken mole, it was basically a piece of chicken with rice and beans. There were no greens or tomatoes or anything to add to this very plain plate of food. It looks like you served yourself in a cafeteria line.

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  38. marcic

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Empanadas were excellent. Personable staff nice space

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  39. Nomadmom

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous enchiladas, yummy imaginative cocktails, fun location overlooking flourishing NW 13th Ave. Recommend unless you want coffee after dinner; they don't serve it. But it's Portland. Lots of other places do.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. AlohaPdx

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun modern upbeat vibe with indoor & outdoor seating. Servers were friendly & accommodating. Menu offers variety but needs more vegetarian options on the main dishes. On the reasonable side of prices.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Toro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 673-2724.

Toro is rated 4.2 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Toro

1355 NW Everett St, ste 120, Portland, OR 97209-2655

Additional information

  • Cross street
    13th
  • Neighborhood
    Pearl District
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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