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Toro

1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
+1 617-536-4300
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (50 reviews)
“tapas” (123 reviews)
“grilled corn” (34 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
All hours
CUISINES
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced for the Tapa portions. The sever staff focused more on quick turnover of there tables, rather than quality service.More

Thank Cheese1968
ToroBoston, Public Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write about your Toro experience. We will be sure to share your feedback with both our kitchen and management teams, in order to always work on continuing our guest experience. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting to be back on the beach in Spain, but was very pleased with the flavors! The least interesting were the sliders, but even they were good. Will try it again.

Thank NoIberostarFan
ToroBoston, Public Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write about your Toro experience. We will be sure to share your feedback with both our kitchen and management teams, always working to improve our service. We hope to see you back again soon! Best, Rachel rbecker@littledonkeybos.com

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Even though they told us there was a 1 1/2 hour wait, one server went out of our way to serve us in the bar area. The tortilla española was ok, but the gambas and pulpo were amazing. The maíz dish was really good as...More

Thank Eddie R
ToroBoston, Public Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Eddie, Thank you for your feedback! We will be sure to share this with our kitchen and management teams, and look forward to having you back at Toro soon. Best, Rachel

Reviewed 29 April 2017

This place has great food and a great atmosphere, The staff are very helpful and friendly and recommended some dishes for us. I would highly recommend this place and the Shin was amazing!! I would recommend booking as it gets very busy but well worth...More

Thank Tom L
ToroBoston, Public Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Tom, Thank you for taking the time to write about your Toro experience. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, and look forward to having you back again soon! Best, Rachel

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed an afternoon of tapas and seafood paella.... The flavours of all three tapas were a delight to the palate.... Then to top it off the seafood paella was superb!! Our server Phoebe was very knowledgeable and provided exceptional recommendations. Overall, an amazing dinner -...More

Thank Telosman
ToroBoston, Public Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write about your Toro experience. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and service here at Toro. Hoping to see you again here, soon! Best, Rachel rbecker@littledonkeybos.com

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for our first meal at the start of our holiday and I'm so glad we did! I absolutely love tapas food, yes it's not the normal Spanish dishes, but I really liked that and it was really refreshing to have something different to...More

Thank Linzi8484
ToroBoston, Public Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Linzi, Thank you for taking the time to write about your Toro experience. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal here at Toro. Hoping to see you again here, soon! Best, Rachel rbecker@littledonkeybos.com

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Loved it! Try the grilled corn. It was addictively delicious. There were 4 of us dining. Loved the pork belly, the hamburgueses , and the mussels. All were wonderful as was our waiter.

Thank JolaMK
ToroBoston, Public Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hi there, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Toro, and thank you for taking the time to write this feedback. We surely hope to see you in again soon! Best, Rachel

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

As a spaniard I can tell you that the food was terrible. Half of the menu is not even Spanish, but Latin American. The few spanish things that were on the menu were awful. Soggy patatas bravas, too much brava sauce that was not made...More

Thank NievesP21
Reviewed 14 April 2017

What a gem! Great food, great service. The oysters were spectacular as was everything else we tried but I loved the oysters the most. Yummmmmy.

Thank Kim N
ToroBoston, Public Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Kim, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this feedback! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Toro. We hope to see you back again here soon. Best, Rachel

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I cannot describe how amazing the flavors were at this place. The food is outstanding. After going out for excellent food twice a day for a week in Boston, I didn't think I could come across anything better. Until Toro came along... Every dish was...More

Thank Natasha S
ToroBoston, Public Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Natasha, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your Toro experience. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed it so thoroughly. We hope to see you back at Toro next time you're in Boston! Best, Rachel

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LilyK89
I want to go to Toro on a Friday night during prime dinner hours, how early should I get there?
23 January 2016|
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Response from Raymond R | Reviewed this property |
Thursday. OK - Kidding. At prime time - you should count on an hour - perhaps 90 minutes (assuming you have a "normal sized party" - if a large party - expect even longer... You can stop by and put your name in - and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:15
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:15
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:15
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:15
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:15
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:45
Saturday
16:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-536-4300
  • E-mail
Description
Toro is a Barcelona-style tapas restaurant located in Boston's South End. We serve traditional and modern Spanish-style small plates made with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Toro is owned and operated by James Beard Award-winning Chefs Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette.
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