Boston Magazine, Toro is rated in the Top 50 restaurants in Boston. It was also voted as the reader's favorite for tapas in the Boston Phoenix. A couple co-workers and I tried to eat here earlier during our travels, but at 8pm we were told there was a 1.5 hour wait for three people (Toro does not take reservations). Armed with this information, a couple of weeks later, a few of us arrived a couple of minutes after the restaurant opened.
Escalivada Catalana-Smoked eggplant, onion, peppers, and tomatoes with sherry vinegar and olive oil
Gambas al Akilo-Griddled garlic shrimp
Costila de Bourguigon-Braised beef short ribs with bacon, mushrooms, and pearl onions
Lamb Sausage-One of the specials for the day
Valenciana Paella-Shrimp, mussels, clams, chorizo, chicken, and Calasparra rice.
This was one of our least favorite dishes. The texture of the rice was a little undercooked, but when I told Mike this he said that he read that traditional paella contains undercooked rice.
Calamar-Marinated grilled squid with fresh chickpeas, preserved bergamot, wild greens, and mint
Another tapas containing lamb. (how descriptive!)
1704 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118