Toro Toro

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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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c
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Pricey for the size of the plate but everything was delicious. Service was just OK. It felt like the waitress was trying to turn over the table as fast as possible. The place is very very noisy

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days 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

L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Definitely recommend!

MP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The tapas were very good and varied. Their unlimited menu is a great value for the food.

D
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The service was very slow and not all items made it to the table. The food that did arrive at the table, however, was delicious.

R
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Expensive small plates (and mains) with very little protein mixed in. e.g. the octopus main had only a single tentacle, there was hardly any fish in the ceviche and the green salad at $10 was as interesting as a chain restaurant's standard $3 side salad. Flavors were good, but after a very slow $140 meal my husband and I were still hungry when we got home.

KA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was not fully cooked and came to the table barely warm.

r
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience. We arrived early for dinner reservations. The hostess suggested we enjoy happy hour in the bar. Great drinks, great prices. Once seated we enjoyed a great wait staff experience as well as great food. We did select one item, short rib tacos, that didn't live up to our expectations. Overall, an excellent choice for dinner.

a
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
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.

IL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance, and wonderful service!

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!

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

This spot was great!! Service was super attentive and the food was amazing! $$ worth the bottomless brunch.

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

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