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“Great place to have a drink and chill” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Toro Toro

Toro Toro
Al Sufouh Road | Grosnvenor House Dubai, Tower Two, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (The Marina)
+971 4 317 6000
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Ranked #167 of 5,571 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Latin
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Marina
Description: Toro Toro by famed Latin American Chef Richard Sandoval spans over two floors on the marina's edge. Poised to turn up the heat considerably in the city's already famed dining scene, it pioneers tastes from Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo and offers a multitude of Pan Latin dining experiences paired with an infinite Cachaca Bar.
Montreal
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“Great place to have a drink and chill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We went to Toro Toro on the second floor (Pub/Lounge) and had some tapas (Which are really great!! Try the Calimars!!). We also ordered 2 bottles of white wine. They do have an interesting wine list. The place is very nice (Great decor, ambiance etc..). The music is good and not too lound (So you can hear each other talking). We couldn't find a table for 3 so we sat on the long table (Shared with other people) and that did not bother us at all. If you're looking for a nice place to chill and have a drink with some friends, Toro Toro is highly recommended !

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Yammy yammy quality food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Great place for a dinner on ground floor or drinks on first floor.

Top quality food. Reasonably sized portions. Best if you share them.

Great choice of starters. In fact, you don't need to order main dish but better get few different starters

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“First time reasonably good, but a very disappointing return”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Returning to this restaurant I remembered the initial irritation, no signage or directions from the hotel entrance. Once you do find it, the doormen are very large and friendly, and the front of house hostesses are simply gorgeous, but unfortunately it all went downhill from there on.

Formulaic menu, badly explained by inflexible waiting staff who appear to be so terrified of stepping away from their over trained, pre-programming style of customer service, that they do not listen and seem to be on a script they won't deviate from.

A couple of the starters were good, Tuna Tartare with Avocado, and the Causa Limena both lovely, but the Calamri was average and the main course steaks were dreadful. For a Very poor and limited variety of wines by the glass, poorly served at an unsuitable temperature.

A disappointing evening, after 17 years here in Dubai, I will vote with my feet and return to some of the many relaxed, vibrant and friendly steakhouses the city has to offer, Toro Toro I won't be back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Lovely Decor and very good atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Visited this place for the 1st time and have to say was very impressed. When we went in it was quiet as early evening but by the time we left it was extremely busy and very good atmosphere. Never ate there but the food look of high standard as it was coming out. Service brilliant as is most places in Dubai. Located in the Grosvenor hotel and very nice location.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Toro Toro forever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, great atmosphere. The meat is absolutely fabulous, service is for me one of the best in Dubai. The Italian executive chef of the Grosvenor is always checking if things go straight. Thumbs up ! But on weekends bood in advance as the place is very trendy.

Visited May 2013
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