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Toro Toro

4.6
1305 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.

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1305 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been here in years but the food was delicious as always

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Terrible service terrible management please save your money

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FEVENW
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!

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YohannyB
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

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vipGoldcoastResident
Chicago
11 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.

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PYT2Sweet
Washington DC
3 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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Virginia
7 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!

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Robin
Los Angeles
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 Toro
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank 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

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AmandaD
Washington DC
9 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 Toro
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank 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

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BrownSkinBrunchin
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.

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vipehenley00
Washington DC
15 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 Toro
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank 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

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
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.

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ARINZEO
1 review
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 Toro
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank 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

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LynetteRR
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 Toro
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank 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!

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BostonM
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 Toro
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for the 5 Star Review

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OlgaB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. Definitely recommended it

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JenniferW
Baltimore
1 review
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 Toro
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank 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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
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

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JCWulf
Washington DC
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.

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vipAlexis
Washington DC
39 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
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.

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CedricS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week

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SandraM
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 .

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DCdidh
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..

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Went there for restaurant week. Endless tapas for $40 that kept blowing us away. My girlfriend and I had almost everything they had available. The ceviche and all dishes with pulled pork were so, so delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

More food could be given at once and the options are very limited for the amount paid.

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vipMojoejon
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular brunch......! The lime wheels in the Margaritas were a nice touch......

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RickR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and our waiter/bartender was excellent. I have never been taken care of at a weekend brunch the way that Toro Toro and staff took care of us. I will continue to come back for many times more. Thank you for making us feel like a million bucks!

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to go celebrate our 4 year anniversary, and it was great. The food was delicious and the server Lorena was very helpful

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CharkeraE
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and the bottomless plates and drinks for brunch really made it a value. The only problem I experienced was the waitress seating me indoors when I requested outdoor seating during reservation. Other than that, it was a phenominal experience.

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NicoleC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, great wine and outstanding service, I’m glad they are open and willing to safety accommodate customers during this pandemic.

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vipElizabethL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with very good service. We ate outdoors, which was nice, but they’d do well to add in some citronella candles or fans, since it got a little buggy. However, the excellent food, amazing drinks, and friendly service means I’ll definitely be going back.

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HenryC
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, good service and attention, great selection of wines, nice quiet atmosphere.

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CherelleG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was amazing. I received a 5 star meal as well as service. The waitress gave amazing suggestions. My friends would recommend this place to any and all. Thank you!

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Maddy
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

I had a reservation for brunch. I arrived before my dining companion and the maitre d' offered me a drink while I waited. It turned into almost a 30 minute wait, but the maitre d' assured me that we would still be seated when my companion arrived. I was offered a margarita while waiting. It was disappointing...very watery and bitter...maybe the agave nectar had been omitted. We were seated immediately when my companion arrived. We tried the Bloody Mary and after a few sips, we decided they tasted as if it was merely tomato juice and a very small amount of vodka. There were no garnishments. Our food came immediately. The brunch doesn't offer very much for vegetarians. The only vegetarian items were the fruit cocktail, huevos rancheros, empanada with corn and cheese, and plaintains. My dining companion, a carnivore, said the other dishes weren't all that great. It was very difficult to converse during our meal. The restaurant is a very large space and conversations seemed to be bouncing off the walls. It could be because the floors are concrete. Also, the restaurant was not even half full, so there was really nothing to absorb the sounds. But, the service was exceptional. And, they were very good about cleaning between diners. Once the pandemic is over, I would give ToroToro another try...not for brunch, but possibly dinner.

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SabrinaS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere with Awesome service! Definitely worth the price for the meals provided.

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LexiW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic and they have great margaritas! Empanadas are sensational and the grilled chorizo is my favorite!

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GloriaG
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toro Toro is fantastic. I miss going there regularly since I'm not working in the district anymore. Both the food and the service is great. Highly recommend if you're in the area.

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fanofood
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and very fun... will be back!

FAQs

Toro Toro does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Toro Toro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 682-9500.

Toro Toro is rated 4.6 stars by 1305 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.

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