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El Toro

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Mariankatu 8, Lahti 15110, Finland
03 7825 388
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Lahti, Finland
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

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Lahti, Finland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Lahti, Finland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Place looks traditional, it is decorated on a little bit old fashion way. Atmosphere is nice and there are either big tables in the front of the restaurant for bigger groups, or nice quiet tables for smaller groups isolated with demi-walls. The service and food is excellent !

Thank Marja P
Lahti, Finland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I usually eat pepper steak in this restaurant, because I like the taste very much :) I have to say it is probably the best steak in the world. El Toro Lahti is the only reason why I do not eat pepper steak when I travel around the world. I do not know about the other foods, because I eat... More 

Thank Harry S
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Always El Toro in Lahti if you like to eat the steak. tested all other restaurants also in Lahti but always back in el Toro. we like feast on snails and blinis as a starters, all of the main dishes are tasty and high quality, we also like the bovine calf liver in this restaurant. Traditions of high quality, also... More 

Thank JSFinn
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

After reading positive reviews and comments about the particular restaurant, we decided to have a look. Food across the selection was simply far below the expectations. Tapas served as started was okay, but obviously very much regular pre-prepared components. Eatable, but nothing special. Main courses were as bad as they can get without calling them criminal. Maybe the mistake was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, Spanish, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
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: 03 7825 388

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