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Steakhouse, European, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 20 November 2021

This is an old restaurant in Lahti and their pepper beef is famous here. Anyway, almost every main dish is about 40 euros. I have eaten here twice and afterwards tried to survive with bread and water. This time it was also funny, how they...picked plates etc. away from half of us and others had to wait that almost 10 minutes while some of waitresses walked around doing nothing.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

This place was super good. Excellent steak. Absolutely 5 stars. I will eat here every time when I visit in town. High recommendation.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 March 2020

I first went there in 81 with many more visits to follow later on and actually not a lot have changed since then - interior still the same, menu pretty much the same like in 81 - which of course could be a good sign...for tradition and quality. They still serve the same kind of starter salad with baguette! However, the price/quality ratio isn't what it was before. Had the legendary peppersteak (150 gr) for Eur 32,60 (!) which was ok but not at the level it has been before (maybe the cook had retired by now?). Summary: still ok but not #1 in Lahti anymore.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 8 November 2019

Quality of meet is best in town, no question of about it. Allways tender and so smooth, you just cant get that from anywhere else from Lahti

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

If you want to have a good pepper steak in Lahti, El Toro is the place to visit. The meat is well prepared and juicy and the sauce is very good indeed. The atmosphere is a bit dark and stuffy though, the place could do...with a small revamp.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 20 February 2019 via mobile

They say El Toro has the best steaks in Lahti. It may well be true, but there are other aspects as well when it comes to a good restaurant. The menu has been the same for ages and the interior is from the 90's. It...might be a good idea to make changes and bring the restaurant to 2020's. So much has changed in 20 years and in my opinion El Toro hasn't been able to develop at all. Having said that, the food is good, but not worth the money when I compare to other restaurants in Lahti.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times over a number of years. I have enjoyed it every time. I don't think the decor has changed- ever. However, I don't mind. I am quite sure that I have only had one item from their menu....Same item every time, the " pepper steak of the house". It's one of my favorite steaks. Tender, creamy and full of flavour. I'll be back again and againMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Despite the name the food is more of a general mix of grills, meats with vegetarian options. The peppersauce steak is apparently legendary and the chicken options were excellent.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Visited on Tuesday, by 8 persons, without booking. Restaurant wasnt empty, however service was quick and good. Meat (usually you order meat at that kind of restaurants, right )))) was good - all of us got good piece of meat according to order. Few beers...have been very local, which is good to try...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Very much a meat based main menu but interesting starters including snails which were good. Friendly service and quality meat ensures a pleasant evening here. Maybe a little too much sauce with the steak but you can always leave or mop up with the bread...as they do in Spain. Happy to go back anytime.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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1 January 2022|
Response from Miika H | Reviewed this property |
Paikalla näytti olevan aika montakin henkilöä "roikkumassa". Selittää korkeita hintoja.
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El Toro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4