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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: Late Night, Reservations

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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
Great food

Ok. So we started off on the wrong foot. The food order did not come in so they were short on the menu. Drove from the airport opposite RJ where I needed to go to try the place. Parking was lucky but you might need to go around the block a few times. It's street parking. The service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Jaime U
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Caeur D Alene
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Caeur D Alene
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307 reviews 307 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ok. So we started off on the wrong foot. The food order did not come in so they were short on the menu. Drove from the airport opposite RJ where I needed to go to try the place. Parking was lucky but you might need to go around the block a few times. It's street parking. The service was very... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Buffalo, New York
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173 reviews 173 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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23 reviews 23 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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