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About Toro Toro D.C.
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
Washington, DC 20001
Tapas / Small Plates, Latin American, South American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - Late
LATE NIGHT DANCING
Friday - Saturday: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm in the bar and lounge
Between 13th and 14th on I (eye) Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
DJ's and festivities every Thursdays through Saturdays after 11pm
Numerous Parking garages around us. Street parking available right out front and around Franklin Square Park
McPherson Square Metro Stop
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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 New York City - esque lounge environment. We welcome you to Toro Toro. Buen provecho!
Toro Toro D.C. Ratings and Reviews
I came across Toro Toro last minute and my experience here was amazing! The food was delicious, the service was great and the atmosphere vibrant! I have nothing but great things to say about Toro Toro! I will definitely be going back soon! My compliments to all the staff and the chef.
Brunch: hot food and coffee were cold, options were ok, restaurant was very loud and noisy but not in a fun energetic way. Service was good, servers were very nice and responsive, plates were cleared promptly as it is a buffet brunch and table can get cluttered quickly and even though we were late for our reservation they still seated us right away.
Visited twice so far and love this place, love their food, love going down stairs to dance to the DJ music, our favorite dessert is la bomba it’s ice cream scoops with sweet sauces and a chocolate cover that just falls on ur table and it all falls out beautifully
Had a great dining experience at Toro Toro. The food quality was excellent and the fusion tastes were well thought out and planned. We had a small issue with one of our dishes and the manager came and personally addressed it well beyond what was necessary. We were all very impressed with their level of customer service. Great choice when dining in D.C.
Went to Toro Toro for my 30th birthday celebration -- we were a group of 8. We opted to do the tapas experience ($49/person) and that's where things got a little confusing. I'd say 6 times out of 10, we were brought food that we did NOT order, while they were holding back on what we had actually ordered. Finally, it came to a point where some of the order never came out, and we were told by the waitress that they can't bring food just for us to take home. Like what?? We ordered, and are paying for that food. If it bothers you so much, we can take a bite out of everything and box up the rest... The rational was lacking there.
Then the waitress charged my sister 3 different times, and every time she's called the restaurant, the manager has been quick to offer her a free meal and drinks but she's yet to receive her money back. The dinner was on Saturday and it is now Wednesday! I chose this place because I'd previously been there for brunch, but gotta say -- Shady, very shady Toro Toro!
The food didn't have as much flavor as I would have thought. We ordered pork belly tacos, pancetta brussel sprouts, and braised short rib arepas. The flavor was very bland. Pork belly needs basic seasoning and we felt there was absolutely none. The pancetta brussel sprouts had a sour taste to them. The churros had more of a soft, donut texture, and not crunchy like other churros I've had. The restaurant itself is very nice and has a great ambiance, but the food could be better.
Music was too loud for us. Even a notch down would have been more enjoyable. Food was very good and the service was good. Our female server was courteous but not friendly. Not many diners there. When we left, the male and female employees at the front were busy talking and didn't say thank you for coming in or even acknowledge us. Employees should never underestimate how much their behavior can affect a dining experience.
Our waiter did not keep the mimosas or soda flowing like they usually do. I could literally see him chatting it up with bartenders while holding my drink instead of bringing it to the table, after I had to remind him for it.
He also seemed to get butt hurt when he heard me tell one of my friends that one of the desserts wasn’t good at all, but the other one was.
Toro toro has also reduced their buffet options and the service is just not as good or as friendly as when the Brunch clientele was less colored.
I work on 1250 i and often come for lunch or happy hour: the service is completely different (better). Why lower your brunch standards?
I used to come here for Brunch all the time. I haven't been in awhile and decided to go this past weekend. Unfortunately the quality of food and value of the brunch has decrease. The mimosas used to come in wine glasses, now it's a little champagne glass. The food is good, but used to be better. Unfortunately, I no longer think it is worth the price.
I really enjoy the food at Richard Sandoval's restaurants and Toro Toro doesn't disappoint in this area. The picanha steak, ahi tuna tacos, arroz chaufa, lomo saltado empanadas were delicious. The food comes out one or two tapas at a time which is fine but I would have liked for them to come out a bit quicker. Also, we waited a bit before anyone came by to give us a menu and get our drink orders. The atmosphere is nice and the staff is friendly. However, this is my second time here and both times there was a wait. I would have rated a 5 - if the wait wasn't a concern.
This was my second visit to Toro Toro and I was so impressed with the first visit that I decided to have my birthday dinner here. The ambiance is great, they have a fantastic menu which is more than worth the money. Everyone in my party did the unlimited tapas menu and cocktails. Definitely worth it!! The food was great, with a wide variety of options, and the staff was extremely accommodating, attentive and welcoming! We had a birthday cake, so they were great with presenting it to the table, slicing and serving it for us, as well as packaging it back up. I would most certainly recommend this for a visit, and with the lounge downstairs after you eat and drink all your fill you can go downstairs and dance it all away! The first visit was during a weekday evening for family dinner with my young son in tow, and the second visit was a Saturday evening, so two very different times with very different crowds but an equally fantastic experience on both occasions. My favorite dish is the fried rice and the margaritas are great!
I've been going here for years and its been a go-to for brunch. I was in Sunday and it was a terrible experience. With a reservation it was a wait to get seated. Once seated we didn't see a waiter for almost 15 minutes. After that it was flagging people down to get any service or drink refills. Absolutely terrible service!
My husband and I came here for a date night and also to try out the restaurant week menu. The place was nice, a bit too dark but overall it was a nice place to have a romantic date. Our server was knowledgeable but when he had more than one table, we weren't able to get his attention. Also disappointed that they were out of brussel sprouts, our server said he took the liberty of ordering some type of broccoli dish for us but that never came out. Instead beets were brought out. I do not care for beets so I feel like the server should've just asked us what we wanted instead. The lomo saltado and plantains were the best part of the meal! The ribs were quite disappointing. I was expecting more from that dish. Overall it was a good experience and I would return to try other dishes. Service just needs a bit of work.
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