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El Toro

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Mariankatu 8, Lahti 15110, Finland
+358 3 7825388
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a true gem in Lahti. Best stake in town. Even if you don't normally eat red meat, here you need to try!

Thank Eija K
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269 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Place is a bit dated but looks traditional Spanish inside. Entrance steps not great. Service efficient and friendly. Had a wonderful seafood soup and a nice steak so all good with the food. Tapas dishes at other tables did not look anything special. Wine was also nice and, for Finland, good value! Lahti is not overburdened with good restaurants so... More 

Thank Kenny131
Varkaus, Finland
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Close to the center of the city this restaurant is a good choice. We had chicken and liver and both tasted great! Salad as starter was average but very fresh. Lot of choices in the menu, mainly of meats of course. Price level is somewhat high for the local comparison. Atmosphere is somewhat 70's Spanish but decoration is bit dull... More 

Thank Maukka68
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is quite old and very much used for business dinners. The speciality pfeffer stake is worth to try. It is served right from the hot sizzling pan.

Thank PNieminen
Lahti, Finland
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

This restaurant has good reputation in Lahti, but I was really disappointed last time I visited the restaurant. The tapas plate was just basic frozen fast food fried and cold cuts from the fridge. Not worth the price. The best thing is the sauces are always good. The main dish is quite mediocre, but the gravy makes it better. I... More 

Thank annamanna
Vantaa, Finland
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

I inderstood that this a the place in Lahti, if you like to eat good steak. Well I cannot agree that. Well maybe ok steaks and some dishes. However overall, quite poor. We ordered tapas plate at first. Well that was most poor I ever seen. Ao small, and things were like directly from local supermarket, vacuum like stuff. Beef... More 

3 Thank KJE-Rev
Lahti, Finland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have never understood the success of this restaurant - the atmosphere is vague and the food is average. I have followed my friends there several times and every time it has not positively supprised me. I'm not a real beef eater, so maybe that's the reason.

Thank Anita P
Nuremberg, Germany
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

A traditional, tired-looking steak restaurant with uneven food and unenthusiastic, classic Finnish-style service. I had an outstanding fish soup followed by a main dish and a dessert that could have been prepared by the kitchen of a local gas station. Maybe one can navigate here more enjoyably through the dinner with some local assistance for making educated choices of menu... More 

Thank ArthurD68
Lahti, Finland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

A traditional steak place which has been quite long in Lahti. Good quality food and nice service. We liked it.

Thank jambe2015
Lahti, Finland
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

El Toro is a traditional Spanish restaurant in Lahti. They serve excellent food, very tasty. Their beef is superb.

Thank HanneleH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mariankatu 8, Lahti 15110, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Tavastia Proper  >  Lahti
  • Phone Number: +358 3 7825388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?