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“Tourist trap” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Toro Salao

Toro Salao
367 Calle Tetuan, San Juan 901, Puerto Rico
+1-787-722-3330
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Ranked #73 of 639 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Elmwood Park, IL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

A 15℅ tip is automatically added to the balance due, unlike every other restaurants we went to in San Juan. Food is just okay, but overpriced.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Incline Village, NV
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Another restaurant one of the commonly owned restaurants around Plaza Colon. We went in for drinks and snacks. A perfect spot.

Visited December 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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120 reviews 120 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Excellent service; Food Ok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Another restaurant with excellent service.

I ordered the salted cod and calamari, unfortunately the salted cod is too salty (tasted more like salt than cod). The server (Emmanuel) offered (instead of me asking) to exchange it for something else. So i got the chicken empanada- great choice. I also had my 2nd calamari of the day. It was good, not great compared to the calamari I had during lunch (at Al Dente).

Overall, I'll go back when I'm in old san juan and try other food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cinque Terre, Italy
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Our server, whose name I believe was Pablo, was excellent. I have a life threatening seafood allergy, and eating out can sometimes be a challenge, especially in places with lots of fish everywhere (which makes sense in islands, I know). Having said that, he was incredibly helpful with the menu and even had the kitchen specially prepare an appetizer I was eyeing so it wasn't fried in the same oil as the shellfish. This was one of the best restaurants I've been to in terms of this attention to detail and care about people with allergies. Thank you!
We had tapas, which was good, and sangria, which was better. The small pitcher was more then enough for us, and in addition, the spicy margarita on the menu was also great.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

We walked by this place several times and decided to stop last night and really glad we did. Great little place sat outside with all the beautiful lights. Ordered the tapas and they are great. Worth a visit for sure.

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