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El Toro

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Mariankatu 8, Lahti 15110, Finland
03 7825 388
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11:00 am - 11:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Steaks

Always El Toro in Lahti if you like to eat the steak. tested all other restaurants also in Lahti but always back in el Toro. we like feast on snails and blinis as a starters, all of the main dishes are tasty and high quality, we also like the bovine calf liver in this restaurant. Traditions of high... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Helsinki
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Helsinki
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Always El Toro in Lahti if you like to eat the steak. tested all other restaurants also in Lahti but always back in el Toro. we like feast on snails and blinis as a starters, all of the main dishes are tasty and high quality, we also like the bovine calf liver in this restaurant. Traditions of high quality, also... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

After reading positive reviews and comments about the particular restaurant, we decided to have a look. Food across the selection was simply far below the expectations. Tapas served as started was okay, but obviously very much regular pre-prepared components. Eatable, but nothing special. Main courses were as bad as they can get without calling them criminal. Maybe the mistake was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Excellent service and food, except only few option of Sherry and no Manzanilla. Worth to go. We did not have reservation, but still they found a table for us. :)

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Helsinki, Finland
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56 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This restaurant has looked the same for the last 20 years and is seriously outdated in interior and menu wise as well. A leap to the 21st century would do good for this place as there are no other steak restaurants in the area. The steaks are rather expensive, but you probably won't find better ones in Lahti hence the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Traditional steak restaurant, fine decoration and Spanish atmosphere. Not terribly expencive. Several family occations held there. Recommend

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Salo, Finland
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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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48 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?