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Toro Toro

3.6
3.6
1320 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
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.

We welcome you to Toro Toro.

Buen Provecho!

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Tapas / Small Plates, South American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 682-9500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Richard Sandoval

  • Private party facilities

    Across Latin America, food is more than a meal. It's an event. Toro Toro combines the warmth of Latin American dining, with an array of hot and cold plates meant for sharing, in a trendy lounge environment. We welcome you to Toro Toro. Buen provecho!

  • Private party contact

    DC Events Team: (844) 829-4417

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Between 13th and 14th on I (eye) Street

  • Parking details

    Numerous Parking garages around us. Street parking available right out front and around Franklin Square Park

  • Public transit

    McPherson Square Metro Stop

  • Entertainment

    DJ's and festivities every Thursday-Saturday, 11pm-close. All Night Happy Hour Every Thursday, 4pm-close 50% off Wine Bottles Every Monday, 4pm-close

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    We ended up leaving because only the bar (which seats about 10 people) was open. They were only serving happy hour food. I wish they had said they had a limited bar menu available on Open Table; I would’ve booked somewhere else.
  2. AM

    AMC23

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant was closed when I arrived! No notice or update on their website.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked reservation, confirmed as requested. Showed up and place was closed temporarily.
  4. D

    Drew

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in for lunch, had ceviche and a Cuban sandwich. Food was good, service was good.
  5. S

    Soho6102

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    The restaurant promoted a Cinco de Mayo event until 10 pm but ran out of food by 7 pm…could only order a Margarita because they ran out of Mojitos? It turned out they had a special event downstairs, perhaps they should have closed the restaurant to the public. Strange first visit.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great margaritas and food for bottomless brunch!
  7. W

    Wayne927

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch experience.
  8. DT

    DocTShine

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff. Thanks for a good dining experience.
  9. EA

    EvelynA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    It was horrible, the waiter never came to our table. The guy that sat us down originally had to be our server we didn’t get service until 25 mins after sitting there. Our whole table was starving and we all ordered bottomless brunch and the drink service was very poor. After the first hour we had to go get up and ask where are the drinks and we wanted more food and got the check instead. We basically all felt rushed to leave and it didn’t even feel like a brunch experience at all. My friends and I were pretty excited about trying brunch at this location but after this experience we will not be coming back for brunch.
  10. TS

    TSReston

    Washington DC

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of my favorite places in DC. Service is always friendly and engaging. Food is always amazing. They do have HH until 7pm so you get get drinks and small plates for $6. Highly recommended.
  11. A

    Anthony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really high quality food ingredients, and amazing flavours :) It is hard to find delicious and healthy food inside the USA, this restaurant transports you as if you were eating directly in a South American restaurant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing, they explained everything so thoroughly, answered all our questions and made our brunch so much more enjoyable.
  13. S

    Suziecruzie77

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager was great and even gave us free churros
  14. SG

    SarahG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend and I came to toro toro to celebrate our birthdays which are a week apart - the food was amazing and the bottomless tapas was a really fun way to chat and enjoy and now have to think much about what we wanted - and was SO reasonably priced! We also got bottomless drinks which were delicious and free flowing. And to top it all off our server was so sweet and brought us both a glass of champagne to celebrate! The service was great, social distancing was appropriate, amazing price for value and delicious food! What more could you ask for?! 10/10 would recommend!
  15. NG

    NicoleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, Had a very good and attentive waistress. Menu is severely limited but was tasty
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven’t been here in years but the food was delicious as always
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Terrible service terrible management please save your money
  18. FE

    FEVENW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and our server was amazing! We tried the family shared meal. It was a great experience!
  19. YB

    YohannyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    pression was HORRIBLE We had a reservation for 4 at 1:45pm. We get to the place a couple of mins before and the young host ask us to wait 10 mins because there was not table available. He said we can wait at the bar area but not at the bar or we can wait OUTSIDE. Which I replied of course not. I mean it was 44 degrees at the moment. After 25 mins of wait we asked him, what is going on and how long? He went around the restaurant and came back and said that they didn't have a table for us, like WHAT?? So we tell him we didn't just walked in, we have a reservation and came here in time, call the manager (which never showed up by the way). After a couple of mins the host informed us that he might have a table and proceeded to sat us down, finally!!! Brunch is $39, bottomless. Options are very limited and portions are tiny (i guess normal for brunch???) the waiter Daniel tried his best but they looked over crowded and not enough waiters. They brought everything on the menu and then you re order what you like. They messed up everything and brought whatever We asked Daniel for a Bday tres leches for my friend and the put a candle in it, which they never turned on . Time is supposed to be limited to up to 2 hrs, there were people there from the time we got there, left and they were still there. No wonder why they didn't have tables available. I don't think I would come back honestly
  20. GR

    GoldcoastResident

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our visit to Toro Toro. We arrived early and they were able to seat us. We ordered the ceviche and pisco sours to start. I was surprised that chips came with the ceviche but it made it easier to share. The drinks were slightly sweeter than we were used to. The entrees came out quickly. We had lomo saltado and chaufa rice. They both tasted great and we received large portions. The inside was decorated nicely with cowhide accents and steer skulls.
  21. PY

    PYT2Sweet

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I always enjoying to Toro Toro for brunch & I did not know what to expect since the pandemic. Let's just say, my Husband was pleasantly happy about our anniversary brunch date. I've taken him there for happy hour, but this experience was different and more enjoyable for him. I love how they have incorporated social distancing & serve the food to you. I truly enjoy the unlimited menu items & the creativity the staff and managers put into it. I cannot wait to go back, because whoever they had on the bar for the margaritas, had a nondrinker, drinking up a storm! EVERYTHING was satisfying!!
  22. JK

    JoyK

    West Virginia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and atmosphere for brunch. Not full pre-COVID menu, but great variety and so happy to be able to come back!
  23. R

    Robin

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I had the sweet corn empanadas (okay, not great - I'd pass on this one), Black bean soup (really nice, topped with cheese), plantain (okay, not great and I really like plantains), 2 short rib tacos (these are excellent), 1 fish taco (these are excellent), salmon ceviche (it's really good but you have to visually hunt for the salmon), and chicken skewer (it is good). This was all included in their Family Deal $39 a person. If I did it again, I have more tacos and skewers. Very quiet at this time.

    Toro ToroResponded on October 9, 2020Thank you for your 4 star review. We appreciate your honest feedback and as always we will use it to make adjustments in our experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and thank you for your support during this challenging time for our industry. Toro Toro Management

  24. M

    Mandy

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I have always loved Toro Toro and believe it serves a quality brunch. However, the last time I attended brunch it was loud...very loud. The quality of the food was great (although I miss all the options that were on the buffet). The bottomless mimosas are always a plus for me when it comes to brunch and I love the fact that they offer 3 different kinds (mango or passion fruit are a hit). Overall, I love the brunch but I wish the other patrons weren't so loud and disruptive.

    Toro ToroResponded on October 9, 2020Thank you very much for your review and the feedback on your brunch experience in terms of the ambiance. We will be sure to address this in our pre-shift and manager meetings. Thanks again, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Toro Toro Management Team

  25. BS

    BrownSkinBrunchin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ToroToro is taking amazing precautions balancing the COVID-19 Pandemic. Tables are spread out and food during brunch hour is bought to you. I wish they took temperatures at the door however they are asking you wear masks until seated. This was my first time going and I'd rate it a 10/10.
  26. e

    ehenley00

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall the food met our expectations. I have a gluten allergy and Toro Toro was very helpful in ensuring the items I ordered we're GF. Guac, Ceviche, Black Bean Stew and Fried Rice were excellent! Fried Rice was not GF so I didn't try, but I was told it was great. We also ordered the Chorizo skewers, which was okay, but I wouldn't order it again. We really enjoyed our drinks. Overall atmosphere was great, and service was good.

    Toro ToroResponded on October 9, 2020Thank you for the review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Toro Tor. We hope to see you in again soon, cheers!! Toro Toro Management Team

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    The male bartender was the only person who seemed like he wanted to be there. I felt forgotten after my host took a while to take my order.
  28. AR

    ARINZEO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a good food.. Amazing server and Environment was perfect for my date.. My wife loved it.. Coming back soon

    Toro ToroResponded on October 9, 2020Thank you for your five star review! We are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Toro Toro Management

  29. LR

    LynetteRR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed Toro Toro this passed Sunday. This is my first time going there since the pandemic. I feel that Toro Toro had done a great job adjusting. I can’t wait to go back again.

    Toro ToroResponded on October 9, 2020Thank you for your 5 star review. The health and safety of our guests and team members are our number one priority an we are taking additional precautions and sanitation measure to ensure our guests feel comfortable dining with us. We truly appreciate your support during this challenging time for the restaurant industry. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  30. BM

    BostonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for bruch. Staff was amazing and very professional. They were respectfully the COVID 19 protocols and your personal space. Everyone was in masks and gloves the whole time. The food was delicious. I didnt know where to start so i had a little bit of everything and it was... Totally worth it. I go back over and over again!

    Toro ToroResponded on October 9, 2020Thank you for the 5 Star Review

  31. OB

    OlgaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. Definitely recommended it
  32. JW

    JenniferW

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband there for his birthday. Ambience was nice, low light, very romantic...drinks were good, dinner was great, and dessert was amazing...our waiter Daniel was excellent.

    Toro ToroResponded on October 9, 2020Thank you very much for the 5 star review. I am very happy to hear you had a good experience here at and hope to see you back in again soon. Toro Toro Management Team

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have eaten here for my birthday dinner and now for brunch. One of my favorite spots in DC. Great food and great drinks! Always recommend, I will say it is very lively during brunch (i.e. lots of sound in the restaurant). Overall loved the experience and our server and all other servers were kind and well informed
  34. JC

    JCWulf

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant with friendly staff and incredibly accommodating especially during a pandemic. Always a joy coming here for their bottomless brunch.
  35. A

    Alexis

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my 38th birthday with a few of my neighbors and everyone had a great time. The waiter was great and was on top of everything. I've been twice before and loved it so I was glad that my friends could experience it since it was all their first time. I wish I had gotten the meats but didnt. We all got the la familia and unlimited cocktails and of course, it didnt disappoint.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I had a 2:00 reservation for a party of 2, we did not get seated until 2:30pm. I was there for the bottomless brunch until 4pm god 39.00. I did feel rushed since we were not seated right at 2, but the staff was accommodating and around 4:30 a server did come and ask if we needed a refill . I really liked the place and would definitely be coming back . I enjoyed the ambiance and the entire vibe . Next time I will get there earlier just in case there are any delays
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We arrived at 11:47 to my 11:45 reservation. Our server was excellent the food was great until 1 pm our server tells us it’s last call for what is supposed to be a two hour service. Apparently according to the host we have exceeded our two hour limit and proceeded to give us the check. As we see there crowd out front getting larger I can only assume they over booked their reservations. I tell the server what time we arrived and that there have been other tables there longer than we have. After another person came to confirm if what we were saying was true we got to finish our two hour time frame. After feeling rushed to leave I don’t think the food was that spectacular and awesome for me to experience that again.
  38. CS

    CedricS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant Week
  39. SM

    SandraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food was on point ,the place was nice ,service was great and the employees were very friendly and helpful. was a great experience and I would highly recommend the restaurant .
  40. DC

    DCdidh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I’m finding that restaurants are not the same as prior to the pandemic. Food and service have declined. Unfortunately, many factors may be the cause but I look forward to when things return to a pre-pandemic state..

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Toro Toro using the Order Online button. Toro Toro also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Toro Toro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 682-9500.

Toro Toro is rated 3.6 stars by 1320 OpenTable diners.

Toro Toro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Toro Toro

1300 I Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 13th and 14th on I (eye) Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Tapas / Small Plates, South American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Numerous Parking garages around us. Street parking available right out front and around Franklin Square Park

  • Public transit

    McPherson Square Metro Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Richard Sandoval

  • Entertainment

    DJ's and festivities every Thursday-Saturday, 11pm-close. All Night Happy Hour Every Thursday, 4pm-close 50% off Wine Bottles Every Monday, 4pm-close

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 682-9500

  • Private party facilities

    Across Latin America, food is more than a meal. It's an event. Toro Toro combines the warmth of Latin American dining, with an array of hot and cold plates meant for sharing, in a trendy lounge environment. We welcome you to Toro Toro. Buen provecho!

  • Private party contact

    DC Events Team: (844) 829-4417

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