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El Toro

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Mariankatu 8, Lahti 15110, Finland
+358 3 7825388
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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173 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Good place with nice spanish atmosphere. Friendly people working here but i still think the price were a bit too high for what you got served. I had fish, perhaps I should have taken a steak. It was good but maybe not 25-30 euro value. But overall still really nice place. Go here if you want a good meal in... More 

Thank Tobiasm1975M
Hollola, Finland
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

It's difficult to say where could be better food than in this place. When food is good enough it depents your and your company's created or existing atmosfere, and of course servising as well, what kind of your total memory will be.

Thank Raine A
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Very old restaurant in Lahti but has been very popular since I can remember. Me and my mum visited the restaurant for late saturday lunch near 3pm. Restaurant was almost full booked!! I took only main course but we got green salad and bread for starters, which were quite basic but free of charge. I have had meat dishes before... More 

Thank Jenni K
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This is a true gem in Lahti. Best stake in town. Even if you don't normally eat red meat, here you need to try!

Thank Eija K
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296 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

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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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016 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 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 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
Vantaa, Finland
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 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 

3 Thank KJE-Rev
Lahti, Finland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mariankatu 8, Lahti 15110, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Tavastia Proper  >  Lahti
  • Phone Number: +358 3 7825388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?