introducing one of my fave restaurants in bean – toro by ken oringer.
man i dont know where to start. i have nothing but love for this place. toro is a barcelona-style tapas restaurant. they serve spanish-style small plates – tapas. full bar with an awesome cocktail and all spanish wine list. it is accessible by the subway and street parkings usually available. the wait can be long on weekends. i usually come here during weekdays and wait is about 20 mins. i would grab a drink at the bar and my table would usually be ready before i even finish my 1st drink.
very loud and cramped seating. service is acceptable.
today i came to toro with 2 friends. we got there around 6:30 and were seated immediately. i asked for something fruity and summery and the waitress suggested this gin drink. it was fruity and refreshing, exactly what i wanted at the moment.
my friend got this – a vodka drink
corazon- smoked buffalo heart with romesco.
i dun eat hearts so i did not try. my friend loved it. i bet its good too.
mejillones escabeche – warm marinated mussels, fennel, garlic toast.
this was my FAVE dish of all, but i think they changed the recipe. the one they used to have was amazing. this one was good, but not as good as the old one they used to have. im sad that they changed it.
this was the one version
Atun Crudo- yellowfin tuna with white soy, spicy cucumbers, citrus and avocado. they have something like this @ neptune
but this one jus took it to another whole new level.
asado de huesos – roasted bone marrow with radish citrus salad and oxtail marmalade
im not too obsessed with this dish but whoever i come here with they all tend to love it.
uni bocadillo – pressed uni sandwich with miso butter and pickled mustard seeds. simply delish. the taste of ocean.
valenciana paella – shrimp, mussels, clams, chorizo, chicken, and calasparra rice. fresh seafood and tender chicken + bold and flavorful. LOVE
beef tongue. im not a big fan of beef tongues but i totally enjoyed this. best beef tongue ive ever had.
crispy pork belly with snails, fava beans and vidalia onion puree. i am not a fan of pork bellies but this was delish too.
patatas bravas – fried potatoes with alioli and spicy tomato sauce
maiz asado con alioli y queso cotija – grilled corn with alioli, lime, espelette pepper and aged cheese. people rave about this like crazy, but i wasnt impressed. altho it was good, but there are many other things that more worthy to try!
hamburguesas – grass fed mini burgers with smoked tomato, alioli and pickled red onion. it was delish but kinda fills you up. i wouldnt get it again.
the food worth EVERY SINGLE penny you spend here. food is amazing. nothing will disappoint.
this place gets 5/5 bunny belly
1704 Washington St
(between Springfield St & Worcester St)
Boston, MA 02118
Neighborhood: South End