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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

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.richardsandoval.com/torotorodc/

Entertainment:
DJ's and festivities every Thursdays through Saturdays after 11pm

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:
TBD

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

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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (32)
Good for Groups (21)
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Special Occasion (17)
Fun (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Casual (12)
Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Romantic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
People Watching (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Maynor was a great server. Food was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious, varied food with superb service. Cocktails excellent too. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Tapas, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent and original tapas. Great selection of tapas and easy to share. Original cocktails too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Tapas, Spicy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It took awhile for someone to come get our order, but after that all was fine.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and service .... good central location .... waitstaff et al were professional and and a credit to your establishment.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Fun, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Delicious selection of Latin American food prepared creatively!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The restaurant was very alluring, they attended us very quick, it was weird though they had the bartender come serve us. Food came fast! Very nice ambiance. I would def recommended the Mahi Mahi tacos- to die for!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was subpar right from the start. Bottomless mimosa were delicious and the best part of the day. Food was not fresh.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Delicious food, good service

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was actually quite disappointed by a lot of the tapas that we ordered; however, we did enjoy the beef tacos, ceviche, mushroom flatbread, and the 'pan' that comes to the table was delicious! Now; as for the other items, I RETURNED the tortilla soup(it was awful), the arroz chaufa didn't have a drop of salt, the lomo saltado didn't have a drop of salt, the empanadas with corn were OKAY...... I have been to plenty of tapa-style restaurants, Latino, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Peruvian..... and quite frankly TORO TORO wasn't good.... as much as I wanted to love it we didn't even like it. I have never left a negative review, but we were so dissatisfied!! I'm sorry..........

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Overpriced and overrated. Bartender needs help with drinks, completely watered down. Some food items were delicious but the not so good ones were many more. Was really looking forward to this place but was disappointed.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

La bomba dessert is amazinnnngggggg, we loved it!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

First time and was very impressed, great menu, fantastic food, great service. Fun music, will go back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Authentic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was too loud. Only had two options for desert. They used to have several. Same for steaks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The best lunch option ever!!! for $19 bucks you are able to eat from a wide range selection!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic food and ambiance. Would definitely go back. Pork belly tacos and smoked guacamole were delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food! Perfect for small plates or tapas. Loved our server!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We are foodies and the brunch we had at Toro Toro was once of the top 3 brunches we've ever had!

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My parents, my boyfriend and I went to Toro Toro for brunch, and it was a wonderful experience. They have everything a traditional American brunch would have and a ton of even more delicious food to fit the restaurant’s Latin heritage. Would recommend!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Terrible service, portions were tiny with no warning on menu as to their size. Basically a meal is the size of a small appetizer

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Sunday buffet brunch with bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary's was well worth the cost ($39).

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Brunch was AWESOME! Very great experience! Will come again!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife snd i went here for the bottomless brunch. We were seated immediately and received exceptional service the whole time. The food was delicious and fresh and our server was very attentive

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Toro Toro's $19 lunch deal is one of the best bargains around. Waiters don't bat an eye as you order favourites again and again. The only danger is how full you'll be afterwards.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Was great!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Thank you. You make a difference in the DC area. Good service and great food quality.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very disappointing dining experience. I have been there a number of times and the experience has been good but this time it left a lot to be desired.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Don’t go by the pictures on yelp or open table, half of the stuff on the picture they don’t have, owners shouldn’t fill the people, Our Waitor was rude and short with us. I will never come back

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was bad she messed up on our checks Have to wait for a long time to get our checks swipe card so many times

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My server Dani was amazing!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always delicious. The buffet selection is super fresh.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. The service was phenomenal (Elvis was our waitperson). And, the lunch value on the $19 tapas -- fantastic! Best kept secret!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I love this brunch. Amazing food options. Amazing drinks. It was a little busy and the service was a little slow. But it is usually amazing. Must try.

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