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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.

Buen Provecho!

1300 I Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Latin American, South American

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

BRUNCH
Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

DINNER
Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - Late

LATE NIGHT DANCING
Friday - Saturday: 10:00pm - 3:00am

HAPPY HOUR
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm in the bar and lounge
Thursday: 4:00pm - close (All Night Happy Hour!)

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 682-9500

Website:
http://www.eattorotoro.com/

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

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

Public Transit:
McPherson Square Metro Stop

Executive Chef:
Richard Sandoval

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Samar Choueiri for more information:

Private Dining

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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (40)
Good for Groups (31)
Good for a Date (20)
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Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fun (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Authentic (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Business Meals (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Healthy (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

This was a ton of fun - we loved the all you can eat tapas, not only because there was lots of food, but because there were so many choices, such diversity of beef, pork, chicken, fish, vegetarian, vegan, some typical Latin tapas and many very original small plates too, not to mention great desserts. Among our group of 6 , we each took the $39 special, some had extra drinks, and overall terrific value - particularly as some of our group are genuine "foodies", and we felt the quality, preparations, originality were exceptional. We had a great evening, not often do 6 foodies leave a dinner and say, "wow"!

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·Dined 3 days ago

It was upsetting to see how far they have fallen off.
The quality of food was short from what we had last time we visited (which was about 6 months ago), the wait staff didn’t come to our table until we approached them, the drinks were supposed to be “spiked” and they were pure lemonade, and when we got them switched it took them at least 20 minutes to get back with our inquiry. We ended up just leaving early and disappointed.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

food was good. service was GREAT. my mimosa glass was never empty. we came for my boyfriend's birthday and the wonderful chef Viviana brought out a happy birthday dessert and a champagne toast. Will definitely be back!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was good except the noise level was too much to have a proper conversation without screaming. But as the dinner rush was over, it got quiter.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was amazing, and very reasonably priced. We had a party of 9, including one vegan, and all of us were completely happy with the selections.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

I enjoyed the ambiance but I was disappointed with my meals. I ordered the fried rice with no meat and they bought me the dish with steak in it. I then ordered the Miso Salmon and when I began to eat it I noticed it was raw on the inside. I eventually just settled for the Spicy Shrimp and a couple of glasses of cabernet. The waitress was very apologetic and I appreciated that immensely.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I took a group of 6 to Toro Toro for a business dinner. We all had the tasting plate and it was the very best. Our waiter, Dylan, did an excellent job of selecting various things for us to try. He was very engaging and could not have done a better job! He did an excellent job of interacting with us while not being invasive (a true gift)! Our group totally enjoyed the food and the experience! Dessert is a must!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Only reason it's not 5 stars is that it's very noisy . Otherwise, fantastic.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server was extremely attentive. The food was delicious, came out quickly, and the portions were large for the amazing price. I went for my birthday dinner they had a variety of healthy options in addition to the heavier dishes. Some MAJOR take aways from the meal included the mojitos, tortilla soup, arroz chaufa (fried rice), crispy shrimp, pork spare ribs, churros, and la bomba dessert. They were all phenomenal. Some things to skip over - margarita, guac with plantain chips, salmon tiradito, and miso salmon. Not that these weren't also yummy - just not "must-have-again" dishes for us. All in all, great experience and would absolutely go again. The atmosphere was fun, modern, and lively. Great for big groups.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Energetic environment, great food, great service. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Stopped in tonight with a coworker and good friend for restaurant week. The food was very good and our server was ON POINT. She kept the plates coming, checked in frequently, and proved to have a comprehensive knowledge of the menu as her suggestions were spot on. My only complaint is that my drinks were much weaker than i usually have here and also much sweeter. I ordered the Caipirinha, as usual, but tonight they were just off. Thats all. Given my total experience i was still overall quite pleased and will return yet again... more than likely for brunch for the mimosas.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Loved the service and food.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, and great service! Well worth it for restaurant week.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The restaurant week deal was amazing! I’d definitely go again

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food and service! Great drinks! Take advantage of unlimited tapas menu with drinks!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had their Unlimited Small Plates..a pretty good deal, the portions are just enough, so you can try several different things. Service was great- thanks to Celia and the rest of the staff. We will be coming back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent ambiance. The food was great. Everything came out nicely and in a perfect temperature.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 24, 2018

All the dishes were delicious (though some hinted at a bit too much salt, it never got into "too salty" territory). You can definitely get your money's worth. For dessert: leave room for "la bomba," a spectacular ending to a spectacular meal!

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I wanted to wow my mommy with an experience she has never had! Toro Toro did just that!!! We had so much fun from te moment we entered! Everyone was very welcoming and swept us to our table ASAP! My mom enjoyed the decor of the restaurant. Our waiter was extremely attentive and informative! He kept us laughing and the food coming!! I really loved Toro Toro provided a memorable experience for my mommy:) We will definitely be back:)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Recently visited for dinner during DC Restaurant Week and had a great experience. First, Restaurant Week was an INCREDIBLE deal here - $35 per person for unlimited tapas! I ordered a cocktail, a prickly pear pisco, that was excellent! The other cocktails available were not as inventive but I think the menu was more limited than usual. All of the food we had was great - the spicy shrimp, beef empanadas and all of the vegetables we had were highlights. The steak skewer was actually not super impressive so maybe give that one a pass. Dessert was also delightful - we ordered La Bomba and it was quite the spectacle! Downsides: service was pretty slow, we spent almost three hours on a Tuesday which is a lot, but it is tapas so what can you do. Also, the waitress tried to charge me $20 for the Restaurant Week unlimited cocktails add-on despite the fact that I ordered only one cocktail a la carte, so make sure to check your receipt for any mistakes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Service, food and drinks were awesome. We'll definitely coming back. Celia, our server was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Loved everything about my experience. The service was great, the food was delicious and the ambiance was fun. The fire alarm went off towards the end of my meal, but the staff made even a fire alarm a fabulous experience. They turned on the heat lamps outside, brought out free appetizers, champagne and wine for everyone. We had such a good time we ended up staying outside even after the fire alarm was off and having another glass of wine. Highly recommend. The staff makes this restaurant 5 stars.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Authentic, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great menu, fun food, great for sharing. Lots of interesting choices, terrific service

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Awesome food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

First time ever we didn't enjoy our brunch.
Coffee was frozen, and burnt,
Items finished from the buffet and took a long time to be replenished...

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My sisters and family went here after a Kennedy center show (Get on Your Feet!) so it was fitting with the theme. :) The food really delighted everyone in the group. They had exceptional pinchos, empanadas, guacamole and plantain chips, salmon, and La Bomba dessert, which was so fun! And Service too! We arrived around 5 pm on a Sat night so it was empty, and the service was attentive but not hovering. Our waiter was informed, accommodating and spot-on in his reviews. We will be back VERY soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of the best brunch spots in D.C. My friends and I had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and filling and enjoyed the variety of drink options.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent service! My glass of mimosa remained full throughout the whole brunch!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I have been here two times and it has been amazing! It is pricey but worth it! The server Jose and very energetic and did a great job!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vegan, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Birthday dinner for my friend and myself who have birthdays on January 1st—aka National
Hangover day, if you will. We had an excellent time, our waiter was very attentive and engaged, and although we were the only table in the restaurant he treated us excellently, did not rush us at all, and helped us to have an awesome birthday dinner. 10/10 would return.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was good but a little pricey...service was just okay...wouldn’t waste time going back.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Kitchen was horrible but we had a great waiter. Dillion was amazing and very attentive but unfortunately the kitchen wasn’t interested in maintaining the same line of service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall the experience was pleasant.Will be going back

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This place is the best place for brunch in D.C! Affordable and tasty. I've been here twice already and every time I go to D.C I make it a point to stop in here!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Tapas
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good value and service. Menu has depth, and the dishes were fresh and delightful. Would return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Toro Toro was decent for a Brunch spot, but still left more to be desired. The selection of brunch options for the buffet were decent but I was a little upset that there wasn't more. The restaurant itself was lively and energetic!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great time. Have been here time and time again. Will always come back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great choices of plates, and wonderful for sharing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

it wasn't crowded when we were there; very good service and food was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I've been before, so the only reason I'd recommend myself or anyone going is because I know they can and have done better. Granted, it was Christmas holiday week, but more reason to probably get it right.

Food was mediocre to me and the drinks really left a lot to be desired. I've had much better drinks in previous visits. Seems like they were being hard-pressed to skimp on the alcohol.

Again, I would go back because I know they have done better in the past and would expect it next visit.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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