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1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
+1 617-536-4300
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (58 reviews)
“tapas” (167 reviews)
“grilled corn” (37 reviews)
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Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for our anniversary dinner. Truly enjoyed every dish, then came the Fois Gras... pistachio, sour cherry, brioche. One of my favorite dishes in a very long time. I’d recommend to anyone looking for shared plates. Excellent service, fun atmosphere, delicious cocktails.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply amazing! Food- outstanding! We got the paella and a bunch of different tapas. They were all delicious and brought out promply. I would recommend doing this family style to be able to try a lot of different dishes and flavors. I especially liked the...More

Thank ericaaispuroregan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a punt and decided to head to South Side and risk the queues that we had expected. At 7-30 we were welcomed into an almost full restaurant and treated to a great array of tapas/ sharing plates. The gin cocktails were excellent followed...More

Thank Michal K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They know how to dish out some interestingly delicious food. Everyone waited on our table!! Cannot even begin to describe the food- just go!! Fois Gras/ Churros with chocolate/ marinated anchovies!!!

1  Thank Poleneater
Reviewed 6 September 2018

So many great dishes. If there's a long wait put your name in and grab a drink somewhere... It's so worth it! Even had the frozen gin and tonic on tap. Unreal! This place is delicious... service was awesome too!

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Toro doesn’t take reservations, but it’s worth the early arrival for the variety of Spanish tapas! The restaurant has great service and a nice vibe. We had the olives, goat cheese and fig spread, the garlic shrimp, and the grilled corn. Everything was superb and...More

Thank traveling_foodie15
ToroBoston, Guest Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for joining us! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your Toro experience and hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Toro does not take reservations so be prepared to wait for a little (or a long) time depending on when you arrive. The street corn is hands-down the best street corn I’ve had. The seafood paella is also delicious! I know some people complain about...More

1  Thank AMW9219
ToroBoston, Guest Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back at Toro again soon.

Reviewed 24 July 2018

Had dinner here recently with my husband while visiting Boston and absolutely loved Toro. We sampled so many dishes and they were all delicious. The dates were divine as was the Iberico Ham. The foie gras was heaven on a plate. The first two bottles...More

Thank bmfree
ToroBoston, Guest Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad to know you enjoyed your meal at Toro. We appreciate you joining us and hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome Tapas and Pinchos at this small plate, casual Spanish restaurant. Servers were very friendly and informative. Manager went out of his way to get us a cab after dinner when our Uber app didn’t work. Chefs have James Beard awards. Interesting and very different...More

Thank xsivjosh
ToroBoston, Guest Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for joining us! We're glad to hear you had a memorable experience at Toro and hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 8 July 2018

We sat at the bar since the wait was an hour and a half .....Bartenders were fabulously friendly and helful as was all the staff. Food was exceptional even the hamachi which I wondered if this would be risky at a Spanish restaurant! Really a...More

Thank Cataract
ToroBoston, Guest Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for joining us! We hope to see you back again soon.

South End
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restaurants. It is also home to art galleries,
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Questions & Answers
26 April 2018|
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Response from ToroBoston | Property representative |
Hi there - we accept both lunch and brunch reservations through our website, and the Reserve app. We do not accept dinner reservations unfortunately.
Lily K
22 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
15:30 - 00:00
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
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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