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492 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-2014
716-886-9457
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 17
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  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The 2nd time wasn't the charm...

My wife and I went to Toro Tapas Bar with some friend a couple of months ago and we did not have a good experience with our drinks, food or the service. But being the positive thinking people that we are we thought that we would give Toro another chance. Big mistake and this time will be our last... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Zak Z
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Buffalo, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife and I went to Toro Tapas Bar with some friend a couple of months ago and we did not have a good experience with our drinks, food or the service. But being the positive thinking people that we are we thought that we would give Toro another chance. Big mistake and this time will be our last time.... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Wanted to like this place so much. Menu showed promise. But even with the value that a Groupon provided - we just found most of the food boring and executed in a very mundane way. There are better tapas choices in Buffalo for the money

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Great atmosphere, superb waiters, good portions of interesting food. Bone marrow was awesome and came with crispy toast loaded with beef cheeks) highly recommend it! Pre drinks if you are going to 1oak, avenue or meat packing

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Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The food, as always, was delicious. I was pleasantly surprised by the service because last time I went, it was extremely slow. The restaurant was not full at 7pm on a Saturday but the service was very quick. We had the tuna, panini, quesadilla, salad, and the beef tacos. The quesadilla was definitely my favorite. Such great flavors. I wish... More 

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WNY
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102 reviews 102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Love sharing tapas with my family here. Glass of wine, 2-4 orders to share and of course dessert! Spicy shrimp is great! Roasted lamb and they have specials. If you like tapas, you will want to visit Toro in Buffalo on Elmwood.

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Buffalo, NY
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Great beer selection, and wonderful drink/martini menu. I love when restaurants have cocktail menus in addition to wine and beer lists! Local beers were available, which was nice. We had wonderful service and were glad we had reservations as the place was packed. We ordered 3 of the vegetarian tapas-Toro salad (a special that night) with a Sangria dressing, a... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Toro has good food and a nice bar. I like the contemporary, open atmosphere and the bench seating.Their salads are particularly good. The Tapas style gives you a chance to share several plates, although there are always entrees on the menu. You oder both rich food and lighter fare, which makes it a good choice for groups.

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Amherst NY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Great new place on Ellicott St in Buffalo. Nice tight menu with a lot of variety, greeat wine selection and pricing and excellent service.

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Cambridge, Ontario
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81 reviews 81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My husband and I visited here tonight and made a reservation ahead of time, which was good, as they were very busy. The service was good and there were some interesting items on the menu. However, we noticed their "signature" dish was paella, so we decided to try that. What a disappointment! The rice was extremely bland, and it lacked... More 

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orchard park, ny
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was our first visit to a tapas bar/restaurant & we expected much more. I thought "tapas" meant large portions to share but these portions were barely enough for one person let alone the table (all four of us). We tried the bison quesidillas & did not like them at all...you have to like that kind of meat. We also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 492 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-2014
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-886-9457

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 4:00 am

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