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El Toro

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Mariankatu 8, Lahti 15110, Finland
03 7825 388
12:00 pm - 10:00 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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242 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 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 

Thank annamanna
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 

1 Thank KEHaag
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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16 reviews
15 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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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 3 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

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Restaurant Details

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