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“Wonderful addition to DC Restaurant Scene” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Toro Toro

Toro Toro
1300 I (Eye) Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
+1 202-682-9500
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Ranked #288 of 2,497 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $8 - $55
Cuisines: Peruvian, Steakhouse, Latin
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Across Latin America, food is more than a meal. It's an event. It's a celebration that's shared, savored and enjoyed with the finest spirits. Discover the tantalizing cuisine of Toro Toro Pan Latin Steakhouse, brought to the Washington DC area by acclaimed Chef, Richard Sandoval. Toro Toro combines the warmth of Latin American dining with a trendy New York City-esque lounge environment.
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Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Wonderful addition to DC Restaurant Scene”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This has quickly become one of my go-to places in downtown DC. The food is incredible, varied and plentiful. The staff are incredibly attentive and the Latin fusion concept is fresh and different. Judging by the happy hour crowd every night, this also has become one of the hot new spots downtown.

Depending upon your hunger level Toro Toro, you can order from a variety of excellent small plates; from several featured meat dishes; or the full monty of a little bit of everything. The small plates are split into cold and hot. A few favorites are seafood ceviche, seared scallops, grilled caesar and the shortrib flatbread. The grilled octopus was flavorful but overcooked.

The meat offerings are fewer than a Fogo de Chao but are very well prepared. The New York strip was one of the most flavorful, tender steaks I have ever had. It would be worth the visit all by itself.

Finally, Toro Toro is a great spot for happy hour. The downstairs bar is something that must be seen and experienced. They also serve some very innovative signature cocktails as well as the more traditional offerings. Just a warning that it is vibrant, energetic crowd in case your are expecting something quieter.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing Space”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a great meal! From the tequila to the grilled meats and asparagus! The empanadas were amazing and tuna ceviche was excellent! Really not a bad item on the menu especially the sword fish dip!

We actually saw Richard Sandoval working in the kitchen working; which is a surprise as most celebrity chefs are more about marketing! He worked the room as well! He is much thinner in person! Top chef made him look like Paul Prudhomme, but he is much smaller in person and very charming!

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Meat is very, very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had the churrasco skewer (it's not only churrasco, it's different types of meat), It's a good portion that serves two people and includes two sides (not very big) but very delicious. This place is a must for special occasions. The atmosphere is great and romantic. Would definitely go again.

It can get expensive but in our case the "La Bomba" dessert for two was what got the bill up.

Visited April 2014
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douglassville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Birthday dinner.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nice place for a special dinner. Waiter was prompt and had good recommendations. Go with the specials. Great outside seating, good food. Very trendy. Would return again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Went to the bar side for happy hour. Great value. The steak wrapped in bacon was awesome. Will defiantly return.

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