Toro Toro

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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Toro Toro offers a twist on the contemporary tapas experience, blending Pan Latin flavors and creative sharing plates. The Acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval has brought his latest concept all the way from Dubai to the nation’s capital. Guests can anticipate a spin on South and Central American ingredients and flavors through a variety of hot and cold small plates including arepas, ceviche and savory sweets all meant for sharing. Parties will also be able to enjoy Toro Toro’s unlimited tapas experience, with endless eats and the option of free-flowing cocktails. An extensive buffet will take center stage every Saturday and Sunday during the restaurant bottomless brunch. We welcome you to Toro Toro. Buen Provecho!
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch. Lots of food to choose from. We got the bottomless brunch. Way to much food but was nice to try everything. Service was great too

a
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had awesome time as always. I would request that you add more Vegan options on the menu.

m
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wish the restaurant was open later!

C
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I would recommend Toro Toro if you like out of the ordinary food. This is not the type of restaurant you want to go to if you aren't willing to try some different foods cooked in different ways.

DG
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great small plates, excellent for sharing. Interesting cocktail selections. Very accommodating when we called to push back reservation. Great for large groups.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What great food! Beet salad to die for, tempura fish/and short rib tocos spectacular. Sout out to assistant general manager, Ivana for her personal service. Couldn't ask for a better evening. Highly recommend!

N
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday Brunch at Toro Toro was relaxing and the food very tasty. It isa great variety of brunch favorites with unique flavors. Loved the unlimted mimosas and other drink specials and dont forget to try the tres leches cake and my fav chicken and waffles

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here was amazing! Best bottomless brunch service I’ve had in DC. Before our drinks were empty, our server was asking us if we wanted another. The food was great as well! I will definitely be going back!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was AMAZING! The food was amazing and they took their time to create each plate. They seemed to have really kept the quality of food although everything was bottomless. The service was also amazing! I never knew brunch could be that organized. LAURA was a great server and very attentive. We literally could not get to the bottom of our drinks Or food if we wanted too haha. My group eats and drinks a lot and she was able to keep up quite nicely. Can’t wait to go back! Nice job TORRO TORRO.

MR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was very pleasant and fun. The food was excellent and music inviting. My husband and I had a great evening.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Valentine’s Day understaffed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Will come back again!

KB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so friendly! Perfect for a date, birthday or girl's night. Love love loveee the brussel sprouts!

MT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Though the tapas selections are not as plentiful at Toro Toro as at other restaurants, the dishes I tasted were excellent. I guess the chef wants to specialize and perfect a few dishes rather than have many that are mediocre. Definitely try the empanadas. You won't regret it.

I went on a rainy Monday night and the restaurant was calm and quiet. I suspect that it can get noisy at peak meal times.

BB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

They were clearly understaffed. Our reservation was at 2:30 brunch is over at 4pm it was not stated when I made the reservation. 2:30 shouldn't even be an option. They sat us at 2:40 watched the staff ask each other for 15 mins who is taking our table then a waiter felt sorry she came over to take our drinks by that time I had gone to the bar to ask for a manager. He was very busy so he just said sorry what do you need. Asked for a few of everything seeing that it was 5 adults, food took forever to trickle out, coffee took 15mins creamer I had to go ask someone else and take silverware from other tables. The noise was horrible I get its busy but other places are built to handle that amount of noise I heard ringing and left with a headache. The food was ok nothing great and we requested certain things before 4pm that didn't come out the manager not wanting to brought out the food and after saying the 2 mamosas we ordered we on the house tried to charge us for them after I requested we get our 2 dishes seeing we barely got any food. For sure not going back for brunch and that is we have a party of 15-20 that normally brunch a few times a month.

OT
West Virginia
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch options were stellar and the bottomless cocktails were tasty and not watered down. Will definitely go again!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great food! And drinks!

b
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we sat at the bar and service was very good and attentive, without being in-your-face. we had some good small plates, nothing really special but enjoyed the crispy brussels sprouts, short-rib tacos, and grilled chicken skewers.

SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience for a friends dinner out. We did the bottomless dinner and drinks and most definitely for the most bang for our buck with this option:l. We worked our way through every dish and the drinks were delish. Matija our server was fantastic. He was attentive, friendly and always made sure we had everything we needed.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Amazing food, outstanding value but wayyyyy too loud

LT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but the server Martin kept forgetting to order our food and drinks, we had to order churros 4 times before we got them at the end of the meal. There was a lot of food that we didn’t even get, but we got really annoyed of asking again and again so we decided to just pay and leave.

NT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch!!!! You must go! Try everything. You can with the offer. The mango mimosa was everything.

AJ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The unlimited brunch is so good. You could either order the dishes or you can ask them to bring them to you-- which I think is the best way to enjoy their brunch. We didn't like our seats at first and they were so patient with helping us find a seat that we liked. Also the bar that has the garnishes for the bloody Mary's is AMAZING! Definitely going back there soon

VM
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch with a large group. They were very accommodating--went above and beyond--and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend Toro Toro for the unlimited brunch.

s
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty and the tapas were just the right amount to please but not overstuff. I enjoyed the entire meal from start to finish. We got short rib tacos, masa fries and swordfish dip. The masa fries had a strange but tasty peanut sauce. The other two were amazing dishes. I also got a ceviche that was perfect. My hubby got the filet main dish and I thought it was awesome but he felt it was a little salty. Service was spot on and the ambiance was lovely too. Would highly recommend!

C
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our small plates were top notch. It's definitely a little noisy even when the room isn't full, so it was hard for some people in our party to hear others speaking to them - had to shout a bit. But the flavors were fresh and varied and everyone enjoyed themselves.

GC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very attentive. Would definitely recommend

MV
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great for a group dinner!

G
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's very convenient to the Silver/Blue/Orange Line and a real 'find'. Toro Toro is not overcrowded and has a reasonably priced menu with plenty of choices. I'll be back very soon.

L
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

AC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I dined with my mother, sister, and daughter for brunch. The food was excellent as were the drinks. I love the unlimited tapas and drinks concept. We tired a number of different items which we enjoyed. My biggest complaint was for the lack of parking in the area. It might help their business if the restaurant provides valet parking given how tight street parking is in the area

DH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We came here with two couples. It was a nice lively atmosphere, but we all agreed the food was just okay. We ordered every ceviche on the menu, plus a few other dishes including beef skewers and short rib tacos. The dishes were fine, but uninspiring. Even with all the ceviches lined up, there wasn’t a significant distinction in taste between them and hardly any seafood in them at all. And the taste of each was bland. The drinks were also just okay. All in all, there was nothing that we tasted which was particularly special.

SG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT
The best restaurant in DC for an event, party of 10+ Unlimited tapas and bottomless drinks at a fixed price - way to go!!!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice dinner before catching a show. Did the family special with unlimited dishes. All dishes were awesome. Didn’t meet a single one we didn’t like. Excellent cocktails.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The menu isn’t what it used to be, hair was found in the food, and the drinks took a really long time to come out.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting with a dear friend

OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pork Belly Benedict is not as good as it looks. The hard-boiled eggs destroy my experience. Churros was too soft to be like a stick shape,which is over sweet.

LC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good, however the drinks were not the best. The margaritas are not fresh made and the beers menu a little poor.
The waiter and the bartenders were nice.
The host not so much. We asked for a different table and she looked unhappy to help.

IB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The beef short ribs are the best I have ever had. Lean tender full of flavor. The traditional guacamole is a must-have I could eat my weight in that

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom out to lunch. The good was great! The waitress was great. We had the endless brunch. Everything was great. My suggestion would be for them to create and have more vegetarian options.

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