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Mariankatu 8, Lahti 15110, Finland
03 7825 388
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Ranked #2 of 53 Restaurants in Lahti
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Spanish, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Lahti
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Haemeenlinna, Finland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I visited in El Toro with my wife at the end of February. Skiing World Cup was just started in Lahti. We didn't have reservation, but we were able to get a table. Service was very friendly and attentive after we got seated. Atmosphere was cosy and warm. Tapas as a starter was excellent choice, lot of variety and good... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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141 reviews 141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

El Toro has been at the same place looking the same way as long as I have been visiting Lahti (25 years) but still it is a very safe choice with excellent food and good service. Their “pepper steak” served in a hot cast iron frying pan is world famous in Lahti and no doubt that this is what you... More 

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Additional Information about El Toro

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

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