Toro

Authentic Spanish tapas in the South End by Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette. Killer wine list and a cocktail program that is Boston's best kept secret.

Hailed as Boston's best kept secret, Toro is a Spanish tapas restaurant and bar that has been serving the South End since 2005. Created by James Beard Award-winning Chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, the menu features Barcelona-inspired hot and cold small plates, designed to be served and enjoyed tapas-style. The beverage program features classic-inspired cocktails and an eclectic, carefully curated wine list. Toro is open seven days a week for dinner, serves lunch on the weekdays and features a special brunch on Sunday. Due to our small size we are unable to accommodate dinner reservations and seat all parties on a first-come, first serve basis. We do accept lunch reservations of any size and take brunch reservations for parties of 6 or more. Come enjoy our open windows and patio all season long!

Three new to the menu sexy snacks: Ventresca stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Mussels & Clam Escabeche and our redesigned Tortilla Española 🔥🇪🇸 #tapas #españa #tortilla #dinnerbell

Ribs. It’s what’s for dinner. Just make sure they come smothered in our Date BBQ 😉🙋‍♂️ #sundayfunday #bbqribs #dinnerbell

Happy Valentine’s y’all. Hope you get as cozy as the anchovies and boquerones on our Tosta Matrimonio ♥️ #forgetflowers #treatyourselftotoro #pancontomate #tortamatrimonio

We have space for walk ins all day and night tomorrow it’s never too late to EAT CORN AND BE MY VALENTINE. ❤️🌽 #happyvalentines #bemine #streetcorn #vday #torodatesarethebestdates

Brighten up this grey day with our new BOCADILLA DE VENTRESCA - tuna belly conserva, giardiniera, little gem lettuce, hard boiled eggs, caper aioli on a soft italian roll 🤤 #new #lunchmenu #tunasandwich #bueno

Happy Birthday Em K! We love you like we love San Sebastián! Pretty sure this is gonna be the best year for you, and #teamtoro can’t wait to witness it all!🥰🎊 #birthdaygirl #weddingbells #sansebastian

Nothing says let’s celebrate like tapas!! 🥳 Did you know Toro is happy to host your large parties from 8 to 20 people with a variety of selections from our menu including the above Gildas, Ventresca-stuffed piquillo peppers (which @kenoringer claims #bestthingheeverate ) Jamon & truffle butter sammys, and Octopus w gooseberry. The restaurant is available in its entirety to host your private events, weddings, and corporate functions up to 50 people seated and 80 people for cocktail-style dining. Our culinary and beverage teams will work with you to create a memorable experience for all occasions. 🎊🦐🐷🐙🌶🍷🍻🍹 #tapasforall #groupdining #largeparties #privateevents #privateeventspace #bostonevents #bostonweddings #celebratewithtoro

This new Azul y Garanza by the bottle is a super fun organic juice coming from Navarre 🇪🇸 a perfect sip with the Txuleton 🥩 and an excellent way to welcome the weekend 🍷 #cheers #stupiddelicious #steakandredwine #tgif

Come warm up over some tripe stew and a hoodie. Back in stock. Only at @toroboston #boogiewithahoodie

This Ensalada Rusa is everyones new fav, and there are so many reasons why: Yukon gold and cipolini onion conserva, salt cod, piquillo peppers, guandilla peppers, lima beans, white anchovies, black anchovies, razor clam aioli and mixed olive filets. 🔥 #instantclassic #ensaladarusa

First we #brunch. Then, we close at 3pm to do whatever it is that people whose team is not playing in the Super Bowl do...can’t recall. Also, if you have not had this Trout Toast yet what are you waiting for?! #sundaybrunch #superbowlsunday #happyholiday #sportsfans #patsnation #always

Come grab our G.T.O.T.M with Bully Boy C.U.L.T gin, vermouth, honey and tonic and you’ll be #drinkingforacause so that @r.e.p.3 can #runforacause in the Boston Marathon supporting our pals @lovinspoonfuls 🙌 #🍹#🏃‍♂️ #LFG #bostonmarathon2020 #runRobertrun

#HBD #nocomment #noemojis #thatsyourpresent #teamtorolovesyou

bring the ~ spain vibes ~ with this new #snack 🎣🔥 pair our new crispy smelt with cider #🇪🇸 #spanishtapas #newclassic #toroclassics

2/27 • BEN SUKLE @ TORO 🔥
At birch, Ben uses his traditional training and non-traditional experiences to craft an accessible and engaging menu. The name @birchpvd comes from childhood nostalgia as Pennsylvania Dutch birch beer was something Ben cherished growing up. In the same way a birch tree starts from its roots, Ben takes a “from the roots up” approach to all aspects of dining. The cuisine is creative and modern and expresses the best of New England's seasonal environment, the same is tru at his newer restaurant @oberlin_pvd. Ben has been fortunate enough to be nominated for Best Chef: Northeast by the James Beard Foundation and having birch included in Bon Appetit's list of Top 50 Best New Restaurant in the Country. See stories for links to this and more. #savethedate #bensukle #torochefguests

Rise and shine with this Dutch Baby!🌞 Popover pancake, sultanas, vanilla syrup, smoked butter🔥 #sunday #brunch #notyourmamaspancakes

Don’t sleep on our cocktail menu rn. #saturday #cocktail #vibes

Happy Birthday @daveskap !! Posting this bc it’s exactly what a Saturday night behind the bar at Toro feels like right?? 🤪🔥 Enjoy your day! #teamtoro loves you! 🥳💋 #hbd #weeeeee

Cozy up like two Duck Drummettes this year - our Valentine’s Day dinner reservations are open now. ❤️ #hurry #yourewelcome

Secreto ibérico a la Parilla 🔥
Iberian‎ pork steak, pickled red cabbage, raita #jamoniberico #porksecreto #lunchanddinner

MADRID 🇪🇸😎 Staff trip 2020. We out here. Learning, groovin, eating all the things! Stay tuned to stories. Next up, San Sebastián! #JKFoodGroup #stafftrip2020 #culture #cultura #realworldmadrid #randd #teamtoro @ Madrid, Spain

Introducing our Orange Creamsicle, with OJ, honey maple molasses syrup, cream and 100% #dryjanuary approved. #dreamy #delicious #wintercitrus

Leading the bar team at Toro these days is Rob Dunn. His favorite food to cook and eat is meatballs, a love instilled in him at an early age by his grandma. While he cooks he listens to Sea Shanty’s, old sailors songs, preferably acapella. If he sat down at the bar at Toro he’s drinking our Bodegas Grant Oloroso Sherry. Next time you sit down at the bar with Rob ask him about the pirate life for him. #HumansofToro #yohoyoho #teamtoro

Kitchen closes at 8:30 tonight. Plenty of time to come in and try this new Morcilla sausage with white beans, salsa verde, and chicken skin. #sundayfunday #chickenskinchicharon

A light and airy, flourless chocolate cake topped with orange ganache and chantilly cream is now at Toro. Happy fckn Friday. #glutenfree #lethemeatcake

We love our spirit free cocktails all year, but since #dryjanuary is a thing, come try our new Driver’s Side with tarragon syrup, cranberry shrub, lime and soda. 🌱 #cheers #zeroproof #noscrubs #justshrub

New year, new guest chefs! SAVE THE DATES ✏️🗓
💥2/27 Chef Ben Sukle of Birch and Oberlin in Providence, RI is coming to hang!
💥 3/26 Chef Mike Anthony of the legendary Gramercy Tavern in NYC will be cooking with us!
#toroguestchefseries #yeschef
#gramercytavern #birch #savethedate #guestchefs @ Toro

This year, only eat salads packed with flavor 💥🥒🎣 #boquerones #charredcucumber #smokedvinaigrette #2020vision

What a year! We’re closed today to try to recoup from all the dirty bravas we had in 2019. Thanks for a great year. Here’s to more fun, more corn and more perfect playlists in 2020! #cheers #happynewyear #newyearmorepaella

Fideo of House Rabbit Buttifara porcini mushrooms and shaved horseradish is JUST one of our NYE specials tonight 🔥 also roasted Filet Mignon w bone marrow bordelaise and Lobster w bok choy and uni butter 💥🥂 #nye #letsdothis #happy2020 #dinnerbell #yeschef

New cocktails 🎊 On the left, the Pacharàn Grande, @biminigin gets mixed with a 2-month house made Concord Grape pastis, @stgermaindrinks and plum bitters. On the right the Braga Bridge is @avuacachaca and @xicaru_mezcal with Maracujá (a Portuguese family made and Fall River imported passion fruit liqueur) and mole bitters, over 1 XL black tea ice cube. #cheers #cocktails #boozy #tistheseason

Warm lobster, glazed root vegetables, uni butter 🔥🔝 #NYEdinner #lobstah

We’re closed tonight, see you tomorrow at noon 🍽 #theholidays

Filet Mignon Asado, bone marrow bordelaise, potato purée 🔥 #abouttonight #tistheseason

We’ll be closed tomorrow, off dreaming of a white Christmas. Tonight, we’re seating until 8pm. Thursday we open back up at 5pm. New Year’s Eve we’re accepting reservations! Happy Holidays ya filthy animals. ✨ #tistheseason #merryandbright #happyeverything

Fluke Tempura
Squid ink tempura batter
Saffron alioli
#tgif

Let the holidays begin 🎉 #tgif #extralongweekend #happyholidays #order everything 📸: @bestfoodboston

Some #toroclassics never change.

Rioja Braised Short Rib, Prune, Potato. #toroturns14 #toroclassics

HBD @gregtails ‼️ You’re dry wit and killer cocktails help make the #toroteam stronger on the daily. Thanks for always showing up for your guests with whatever they need, we hope your birthday is full and happy 🎈#hbd #COOTE

Toro Turned 14! Thanks for coming out and being the best fam. Cheers to the dawn of a decade and a half. Food and drink specials running all weekend 🔥 More pics at the link in bio, all by @hautedamned 📸 #toroturns14 #prosonly #behindtheline #toroturned14 @ Toro

Our De La Fiesta Menu 🔥 #ToroTurns14 today and to celebrate we are running these specials tonight and all weekend. From the top:
Rioja Braised Short Rib, prune, potato espuma
Morcilla Shepherds Pie, apple butter
Smoked beef tongue, black lentils, salsa verde
Suquet of lobster, monkfish, uni, romesco

Tonight tonight! #ToroTurns14 and we are closing the kitchen at 9pm in order to get [email protected] the very stacked special menu we are throwing at you from tonight. Pictures here are 4 of the NINE cocktails on menu tonight that the staff has created over the last year and a few from way before that! (Verdad) Also, take note that we do have a few props for our PHOTO CONTEST. So break out the flashes and don’t forget to tag #toroturns14 📸💥 #seeyoulater #tonight #letsgetit

It’s finally here - the @kenoringer 30 Day Eggnog - jam packed with flavor and booze and holiday spirit. Grab one tomorrow when you come to celebrate! #toroturns14 🎊💥 #tistheseason #eggnog #boooooozy

Morcilla Shepard’s Pie, morcilla sausage, pom purée, apple butter. Hitting the menu Thursday at dinner as a throwback item for our 14th anniversary celebration, running all weekend while it lasts. #shepardspie #toroclassic #toroturns14

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Bar

Culinary Team

Chef Owners Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnnette
Executive Chef Josh Elliot

Attire

Casual

Services

Groups Kids Outdoor Waiter Walkins

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Dinner Drinks Lunch

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1704 Washington St
Boston, MA
02118

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
Friday 12:00 - 00:00
Saturday 16:30 - 00:00
Saturday 00:00 - 01:00
Sunday 10:30 - 00:00
Sunday 00:00 - 01:00
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