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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
Thursday: 4:00pm - close (All Night Happy Hour!)
Between 13th and 14th on I (eye) Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Samar Choueiri for more information:
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
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"!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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