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“If you are looking for a place to spend...”
Review of Toro Salao

Toro Salao
Ranked #58 of 1,007 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $74
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“If you are looking for a place to spend...”
Reviewed January 10, 2010

If you are looking for a place to spend some time with your friends and share some tapas... This is not it! Tapas can go terribly wrong when you order hummus for 4 and you only get one toast!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Nice Outdoor Seating”
Reviewed March 25, 2009

We ate here for lunch the day before our cruise. We chose to eat inside and it was a very pleasant seating. We ordered a few different tapas to share. I would rate the food as just average. Nothing exciting. The service was quick, but not friendly. Prices are a bit higher than I would expect to pay. I would try other restaurants in the area.

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New York, New York
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8 reviews
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“Pretty Good Food in Nice Outdoor Setting”
Reviewed March 17, 2009

The location is great, right in the heart of Old San Juan, and it is a nice outdoor setting. The tapas were pretty good, but small portions, so (if you are an American), you have to order a decent amount if you want to fill up. The prices were a bit high too, since I think you are paying for the location and ambiance. The service was just ok, they disappeared for a while at a time, and didn't really interact with my group in a fun way. If you are looking for a good outdoor setting, this is worth checking out, otherwise I'd stick to some other restaurants in the area.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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“Great tapas in San Juan”
Reviewed February 17, 2009

We were recently in San Juan for a day before leaving on a cruise. While walking around with our 5 year old for the day, we came across Toro Salao. It was VERY HOT outside but there was a wonderful area across from the restaurant that was packed wth patrons. We chose to eat inside to cool off a bit. We were quite pleasantly surprised with the excellent selections. We enjoyed a few mojitos and then ordered a number of small plates. They were EXCELLENT! From the olives to the shrimp, just wonderful. We live just outside of NYC and can be very picky with our meals. This reminded us of a trendy resturant we would find here. It was an excellent lunch! The bathrooms were not very impressive (read: Clean) but the rest of our experience there was wonderufl!

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Chicago, IL
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“Great Tapas/Raciones with a Puerto Rican Twist”
Reviewed December 17, 2008

We enjoy tapas in Spain, Chicago and where ever we can get them. The tapas and raciones here were really good, especially the raciones. They take some traditional spanish tapas and raciones and give them a very interesting and tasty Puerto Rican twist. The prices were about average for expensive San Juan. The staff was young, but very nice.

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