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Toro

1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
617-536-4300
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Ranked #60 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Winnipeg
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were referred to this restaurant by the hotel clerk and we were so happy we listened. There are no reservations so we arrived just before 5:00 in order to get a table for the first seating. Drinks in the bar to start and they were very good. A table on the sidewalk with a little breeze and some shade,... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My friend had suggested this place to me before our trip to Boston and since it was a short walk from our B&B we decided to try it out. We got there at the start of the supper time rush and being only two people we were seated right away. The atmosphere inside was great, and the waitresses were very... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was really excited to try this restaurant on my trip because a couple of locals recommended it. We went for lunch on Tuesday afternoon with our airbnb host, as a thank you treat for our amazing stay in Boston. Service: terrible. The waiter was immediately disappointing. He seemed completely disinterested in anything to do with human interaction. We were... More

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london
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been a regular at Toro for the past 4 years. TAPAS style , great small plates. Love the corn on the cob, patata bravas. Great wine selection and wonderful casual atmosphere. Be ready to queue up as this place is always busy.

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My girlfriend and I came here for a late night dinner, we were greeted by a overflowing restaurant! There was an >1 hour wait, which was frustrating, but totally understandable. Also peeked our interest as to why the place was packed, must be something worth while! We grabbed some drinks down the street while we waited. Pleasently surprised, we recieved... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lots of hype here. Paella is outstanding but would have loved a more crisp bottom. Was a tad wet. Dates with blue cheese wrapped in ham were the best thing we ate here. Sweet corn with cotijo cheese is usually my favorite was not satisfying this visit. It begged for salt and was over-cooked. Patatas bravas sauce tasted like Campbell's... More

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Have been here a number of times and have never been disappointed. Has a NYC restaurant feel to it as the atmosphere is vibrant and can be loud at times. The food is excellent and they make a Paella that's worth every savory moment. You'll have to wait for a table during busy hours, but it's worth the wait.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went to Toro for a friend's birthday and it was EXCELLENT! Be warned, the waits are long. We put our names on the list and enjoyed some wine at the cute Japanese restaurant just across the street. The timing was perfect! The restaurant itself is small and cozy. It's also quite noisy so probably not a good place for... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Tapas restaurants, to me, are great places to go with 4+ people as you can order many different things to share. Our group of 6 had a fantastic time and ordered about half of the menu. Everything was delicious, but the standout was the Paella Valenciana. Highly recommend checking this place out on your next trip to Boston!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I met a friend for dinner here on Saturday night-and the food was EXTRAORDINARY! It definitely lived up to its freakishly high Zagat rating. Word of caution, but please don't let it stop you, You'll wait for your seat. They don't take reservations, but you can stop by-leave your name and number & the awesome Hostess will call you when... More

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