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1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
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Ranked #91 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Lisbon, Portugal
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84 reviews 84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent combinations with tons of creativity. Loved the bread with tomato, the sea urchin with caviar, the tuna belly, the octopus with olives and much more. The portions are not big, so I thought we would never finish, but we almost cleaned up the plates. That means the bill is a little higher than you think initially, unless you eat... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Since we were heading to an event, we arrived at 5:20PM on a Friday and had a drink at the bar while waiting for table service to begin at 5:30. The drink selection is decent but there is no beer on draft. The bartenders and servers were very helpful and personable. We ordered 6 plates for the two of us,... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The menu was incredible and much of it was gluten free. They were very sensitive to even bread being on the same surface. The menu ranges from uni to bone marrow, paella to yellow fin tuna. Every bite was exquisite. If you are just looking for a quick meal, skip this place. If you are looking for an evening of... More 

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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went to Toro on New Year's Eve. Food was fantastic - lots of good choices of tapas, many of which were healthy without losing any taste. Often we find tapas places don't have good entrees, but Toro was different. Had one of the best fish dishes we've ever had - the sea bass tasted buttery smooth. Drinks were also creative... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This restaurant is the ideal atmosphere that my fiancé and I love!! We went on a Saturday, it was packed but we found an area to enjoy a cocktail near the bar while we waited to be seated. The cocktails were fab, and the tapas was extremely flavourful. Highly recommend the corn, and the sliders. We almost went back for... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have spent plenty of time in Barcelona tapas bars and so were excited to try Toro, modeled after a Barcelona tapas bar. We were not disappointed, the place was jumping, crowded and noisy and the tapas came quickly and were delicious. We went on a Saturday night and the place was full. It is a long, narrow room with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch on a Tuesday here. The restaurant was not too busy - no reservations were needed. Every dish we had was wonderful, as was the wine. In particular we would recommend the cold eggplant dish, the red curry mussels, bone marrow, beets salad and pain con tomate. We will definitely return next time we are in... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

I love this place. Always have a great meal. The drinks are different and the food is delicious. I would go back for the tripe and that is something I thought I would never say! Service is always on point and I can't wait to return.

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Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There's plenty of hype about this South End tapas bar. There's certainly a cosy, inviting vibe with an impressive wine list and selection of beers. Ultimately it's the tapas you're here for though and sadly it's reliable but pedestrian. It is one thing to let ingredients express themselves naturally, and tapas, especially pinchos, are meant to be uncomplicated drinking food... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Went for lunch to avoid the crowds. Tried several of their pinchos and two of their sandwiches. The food was delicious and very flavorful. The only complaint I have about the food was that the chicken on my "Milanese bocadillo" tasted very a bit strange and had a tough texture. Nice atmosphere and overall great food.

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Additional Information about Toro

Address: 1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
Phone Number: 617-536-4300
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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