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Mariankatu 8, Lahti 15110, Finland
03 7825 388
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth to visit.

Nice decoration, friendly service, good food and more than enough to eat. I took garlic steak and my wife had chicken. Both were really delicious. Apple dream as desert - simply WOW. Only problem was long list to select, difficult to select...

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Ilkka H
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Salo, Finland
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Salo, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nice decoration, friendly service, good food and more than enough to eat. I took garlic steak and my wife had chicken. Both were really delicious. Apple dream as desert - simply WOW. Only problem was long list to select, difficult to select...

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We ate here with my partner, he rated his pepper steak within top 3 steaks he has ever eaten and we have travelled many places around the world. Lahti is my home town and love coming back here, interior hasn't change over the years and neither the quality. It's always excellent, very good service and very attent waiters. We loved... More 

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Lahti, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Plus signs: very good steaks and traditional Spanish bistro atmosphere. Minus sign. At weekends you just can't walk in because all desks are reserved :)

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Lahti, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Peppersteak served in a cast-iron pan is best in town! Kaupungin paras pippuripihvi, valurautapannulta tarjoiltuna!

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Lahti
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place is famous for it's pepper steak and it usually delivers. Otherwise the food is quite average. Book your table beforehand to be on the safe side.

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Turku, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

It may be they can make good steaks, but why even have vegetarian dishes on the menu when you have no clue how to prepare and season them. I ordered a veggie pasta, and the veggies were soggy, and the cream sauce was watery. My partner had a chicken dish, and that was very ordinary.

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Lahti, Southern Finland, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Best beef restaurant in Lahti. The place is small and popular, so you should book a table in advance.

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Living in London, I'm not a regular eater of Reindeer. I was keen to try it when I went to Finland, and I have to say, I was super impressed with the Reindeer steak I was served at El Toro. Quite outstanding! I'll certainly keep an eye out for it going forward.

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Lahti, Western Finland, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very good stakes and wine ,but the price was slightly high! Good Service all the way! One of the best Stake Houses in Lahti!.......................................................

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Lahti, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

El Toro has been around for more than 30 years, and is very well known in the area for it's "living legend"; the pepper steak served on a hot pan. If you love meat dishes, you will love this. I've been eating steaks in dozens of restaurants in Spain, and only a couple of them can compete or surpass El... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mariankatu 8, Lahti 15110, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Lahti
  • Phone Number: 03 7825 388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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