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#58 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
South End
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1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
+1 617-536-4300
17:30 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:15
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:15
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:45
Sat 16:30 - 23:45
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St. Catharines, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 - definitely worth checking out this spot.....

Thank Telosman
Level Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 try. I loved the goats cheese, beef and pork, other dishes were nice, maybe not... More 

Thank Linzi8484
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 review

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 More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 correctly and you do not put alioli on patatas bravas!!! It's just not spanish tapas!

Thank NievesP21
Allendale, New Jersey
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 review

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 More 

Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 better than the last. Oysters, then tuna, then goat cheese, then prawns... all amazing! The... More 

Thank Natasha S
ToroBoston, Public Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this review

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 More 

Leominster, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the empanadas which were not made with the traditional dough. They were passable but not the price is not really with it. The mini burgers were good but could have used a little salt. The bone marrow was not good the pulled pork was unnecessary and the marrow was under cook. The ham was good but overpriced. The churros... More 

Thank adesosa
ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for your review and honest feedback. We take the opinion of our guests very seriously and always share all positive and constructive comments with the team. We are very sorry to hear you felt some of the brunch dishes were not up to expectations and cooked improperly. We hope you will be willing to return... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can find a coupon for a full tasting with wine it is awesome and not to be missed. One of the best in Boston

Thank Tanya G
ToroBoston, Public Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Tanya, We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at Toro. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of having you back again soon. More 

New York City, New York
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting colleges in a Boston for 2 nights We liked the place so much we ended having lunch again the next day. Excellent food and atmosphere. A tapas place like this would cost 3 times as much in manhattan with half the food quality. From Cauliflower to Boqueria everything was great . Must visit in Boston .

Thank AABereket
ToroBoston, Public Relations Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to visit us, not once but twice! We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your dining experience at Toro. We hope to serve you again soon. More 

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127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is amazing! Small, cozy, energetic. Creative cuisine, great drinks, upbeat atmosphere. And the food! Wow! We had five different tapas selections while we visited one evening, and everyone of them were amazing! For much of my life, I have not been a real fish and/or seafood fan, with the exception of shrimp cocktail. When we were at Toro,... More 

Thank InSearchofQ
ToroBoston, Manager at Toro, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for your review of your experience at Toro. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at the bar from the food to the ambiance and service. We take all of our guest feedback seriously and use it to constantly strive to improve. We are especially happy to hear the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:45
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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