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Toro Toro D.C.

4.4
719 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Good for a Date
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!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Latin American, South American
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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!)
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Phone number
(202) 682-9500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Sandoval
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 13th and 14th on I (eye) Street
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Parking details
Numerous Parking garages around us. Street parking available right out front and around Franklin Square Park
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Public transit
McPherson Square Metro Stop
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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

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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!

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What 719 People Are Saying
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4.4
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Dylan is the best waiter ever!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Perfection !!!!!!

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

The food tasted fine, but the portions were very small. The broccolini dish litteraly had three small stalks of broccoli. The tacos were probably the worst part. Each of the tacos had about 1/2 ounce of meat in them. Ordered a drink that was so watered down, we had to send it back. Service was not attentive...disappeared for long periods of time.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Waiter was nice but so busy that we didn’t see him for long periods of time.
And food wasn’t bad but average
Babies screaming in background for like two hours. Not restaurants fault but didn’t help our experience

Mojitos was tasty.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing meal. Such a great place.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Best value in dc. $39 all u can eat tapas. Extra $20 for bottomless drinks?? You are crazy not to go! Oh yeah, and the food is delicious too!!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The service wasn't the best. We had to ask another waiter to refill our drink more than once since ours was nowhere to be found. Also, the buffet they stopped replenishing after 2:30 even though brunch ends at 4pm. The guacamole was excellent, other than that the food was not good and considering it is endless food, you would think they would at least try to continuously put out fresh food AT LEAST until 3:15/3:30. No! The mac and cheese was NOT good. Where was the cheese? I heard so many good things about the brunch at ToroToro, but was highly disappointed.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Food has really fallen off. Although the drinks kept coming it seems like they only put a splash of vodka in the lemonade....

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Tapas were delicious. Drinks very good!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

My husband loves tapas restaurants, so thought we would try this one out on our way to the Pink concert. $39 for all you can eat off the dinner menu (minus the Grill items - $10 add-on). Menu items range from $6 to $14 each, so $39 is a great price. If you want unlimited drinks (including alcoholic beverages, it's an additional $20. $20 for all you can drink. You order what you want, but then they still bring items you haven't had a chance to try. We actually had to tell them we were stuffed and to not bring any more food, even though it was delicious. I would definitely recommend and return to Toro Toro.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

need to improve in service. people working there doesn't seem happy to be there or understand simple requests

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great place with a great crowd and ambiance. The restaurant has a lounge downstairs which had excellent music!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was my birthday, i do wish the servers would have acknowledged it even with a candle or complementary dessert. They didn't, yet id specified on the reservation. It's not always that ur actual birthday falls on a saturday. I was clearly wearing a sash.It just woulda made the brunch extra special than any regular dining. Nyway other than that it was good.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We loved the food and the atmosphere, our waitress was super friendly. We had a reservation for 730, told a hostess that we were grabbing a drink to wait for our friends, but she never checked us in so our table was given away and we didn’t sit down until 45 minutes after our reservation time when we grabbed a seat at the bar instead. That was the only negative part of the evening, but the rest was great! The dishes are a little pricey for small plates, but still a very cool and enjoyable atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My son was visiting from New York and so I decided to take him to my new favorite - Toro Toro. We had a wonderful evening and as usual, Toro Toro did not disappoint. We were stuffed to the gills but thankfully decided to try the La Bomba, a wonderful combination of cream cheese mousse, sorbet, ice cream, berries, chocolate crumbles and caramel and chocolate drizzle. It was wonderful!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Loved the food and the service. Drinks were a bit watered down. Would have no problem recommending with those caveats

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food and service.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Needs a better wine selection.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This used to be one of my favorite places to brunch - it's gone down hill. The buffet was tiny and not worth $39. The food that was available was lackluster. Advertised on menu that they had a made to order guacamole bar - it ended up being a bowl of runny guac on the buffet. Won't be going back.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We did a tasting and were able to sample a number of different items on the menu. Thank goodness we did this because almost everything we ate was A+. I loved the entire experience and would come back here next time we’re in town

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Express lunch is fantastic. I could come daily. Great service.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Nice place. Service from the bar tender was outstanding

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food and the staff was awesome - perfect for a group, chill place with good food and drinks. Totally worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Went here with a party of 8 for my birthday. Table ordered the special for unlimited plates and drinks (around $70 PP). It was well worth it, the food was delicious we ate almost everything on the menu. Our waitress was very kind, courteous and the manager checked up on us from time to time. I would definitely recommend this restaurant .

Side note: Plates were small for this special but you could order as many as you want. Dishes were vibrant and tasty. Nice relaxing ambiance.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Haven't been in a few months. Was disappointed by the reduced food selection at brunch for additional seating. The values has decreased. However, the service was awesome and the bottomless drink option is still worth it! Our server never allowed us to have an empty glass all the way to last call.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I wouldn’t do brunch here again.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Really a nice place. Great for after work with a crowd.
Some of the best tapas anywhere and the greatest servers and staff.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Menu has very few gluten-free options. Not recommended for those with Celiac disease.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had party of 8 to celebrate my sister’s bachelorette party! The food was delicious, the bar was outstanding and the atmosphere was amazing, just slightly noisy! However I will recommend Toro Toro again and I will visit again!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I was having lunch with a colleague after a morning-long meeting. We decided to try Toro Toro because we like to visit places that neither of us has been before. We decided to go with the lunch special that included all of the small plates on the menu for $19. We chose a few items and then our server suggested even more. We had everything from beef skewers to brussel sprouts and everything was delicious. I asked about the weekend brunch and found out they have a buffet and a bottomless mimosa bar! I will be back when I have more time to over-indulge!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Absolutely loved the food. Did the all inclusive small plates and really enjoyed everything. Plus our server was entertaining and very helpful. Would definitely come back.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Music from the club below made it a little difficult to talk at the table but otherwise we very much enjoyed our evening

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great variety and good value from an all-you-can-eat-to-order menu. Full points for flavor, freshness, and fun. And the servers were helpful and responsive. Loved everything.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food & service were exceptional as always. Thank you Dillan!
Music far too loud. :(

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The food was good and pretty much made up for the service, which was incredibly friendly but inattentive nonetheless.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Food was great, service was great. Can’t beat it.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The service was absolutely fantastic with an attentive staff handling our orders and refilling our drinks. He made a booboo on the initial check but immediately told us and fixed it with a new receipt before we even signed. Food was great and a good size for 2 ladies. Drinks were sweet but paired with the food nicely.

I’ll be back again on many other occasions!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fantastic service and food. Don’t try doing the math just get the all you can eat special and enjoy all the fantastic choices.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Nice spot for dinner, great ambiance, music was a little too loud for having convo. Food service was good but there was always a delay on refilling drinks. We seemed to have two waitresses assigned and there was a disconnect between them as to who was to check in on our status. Fix those couple issues and Toro will be aces. Look forward to coming back

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Never disappoints!
Great food!

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