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Review of Oro Toro

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Oro Toro
Ranked #2,372 of 3,709 Restaurants in Athens
Price range: $59 - $147
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Athens, Greece
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Avoid”
Reviewed May 16, 2011

The restaurant had a special offer of two main courses, one starter and one salad at €49,50 for two. The waiter guided us to order just that but forgot to mention that the main course we ordered was not included as it had the letters SP next to it and we should have read the bottom of the menu were this was stated. For ordering wine he tried to get us to order without showing us a wine list, the wine list only appeared after repeated requests and we ordered a wine at €22 then he told us that that was not available and suggested a similar one which he named as wine of the day at a higher price. For a restaurant that served only two tables for the period we were there we were left with the impression that they expected us to pay for all their costs. No wonder others did not choose it.

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank spil-ath
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  • English first
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English first
Athens, Greece
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346 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 630 helpful votes
“Steakhouse with a romantic atmosphere...”
Reviewed December 2, 2010

I'm talking about the Vrilissia restaurant (I've never been to Vari). Both indoors and outdoors is beautiful and romantic.
Food is always good, but there were some changes at the menu (unfortunately some interesting appetizers and main dishes have been removed). Well, the fillet (tenderloin) is fine and the fajitas (beef, chicken or shrimp) are still on the menu to give some tex mex flavor. Salads are of a good variety, empanadas (mini cheese pies Argentinian style) is a must, wine bottles come for reasonable prices (choose carefully).
There is a 15% discount now for the total bill, Monday to Friday, if you order by 20:00!
There are also 2 set menus for 25 or 29 euros pp (valid everyday, lunch or dinner).
You get salad, empanadas, choice of main (NOT from the expensive ones, but still a good choice) and a glass of wine or draught beer.

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1 Thank AthanasiaGreece
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Athens, Greece
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52 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“One of the best steak houses in Athens, but overpriced”
Reviewed October 28, 2010

The Vrilissia branch of Oro Toro is a pleasant, cosy place located at a convenient spot in the Vrilissia suburb. It is good for both couples and families with children, for both teens and the middle aged and for both a tet-a-tet and large groups (their space arrangements are very clever and the service adjusting to any need). The management cares for every detail, it caters properly for non-smokers and provides a rich menu that leaves steak-lovers but also ... vegetarians enthusiastic. A nice garden is offered in summer at the Vrilissia branch (use of garden is forbidding from fall to spring, as Vrilissia suburb can get too cool to freezing). Disadvantage: Prices could be lower, at least by 20 percent.

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Thank travelquick
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Athens, Greece
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best steak house in town!”
Reviewed June 2, 2010

Oro Toro in Vrilissia is a real treat for anyone looking for a great steakhouse in Athens, Greece...given that a steak house is not a traditional restaurant in Greece, Oro Toro Vrilissia has managed to provide us all with an amazing selection of meat, exceptionally made dishes, great service and value for money prices. Top compliments to the chef for the amazing mango zangy salad, the unbelievable house dressing and the exceptionally well prepared and cooked meats! It was the first time I actually enjoyed a steak in Greece, which was cooked perfectly for my taste (and according to my order!).
Try the appertizers, everything the chef recommends...and the desserts...but the meat is a must! Not to mention the unbelievably tender crab legs!!! wow!! and if you are lucky, there may be a soup of the day!!! Summer time there is outdoors seating as well.

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1 Thank xtermie
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Athens, Greece
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Anniversary tradition for us! (Vrilissia)”
Reviewed March 23, 2010

We love the Oro Toro in Vrilissia. Yes, it's expensive (that's why we keep it for anniversaries) but worth it! Great steaks, drinks, atmosphere and service. I would highly recommend it!

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Thank brionnaj
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