Toro Toro

100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
305-372-4710
Toro Toro

Laine Doss

Details

  • Mon - Thu: 11:30 am - 1:00 am Fri - Sat: 11:30 am - 2:00 am Sun: 11:30 am - 1:00 am
  • $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Business Dining
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Toro Toro opened as a part of a $30 million renovation of downtown's InterContinental Miami. The restaurant, located to the left of the hotel lobby, features sleek wooden fixtures; an expansive, elegant bar; and a handsome 110-seat dining room. The cuisine, orchestrated by owner and James Beard Award-nominated chef Richard Sandoval, includes dishes within the scope of pan-Latin fare. The food still requires fine-tuning, but favorite dishes include smoked swordfish dip -- a hefty pile of smoldered flesh with a thick, creamy aioli and piquant pickled chilies -- and the pepito steak sandwich, which stuffs puréed black beans, caramelized onions, fried sweet plantains, slivers of steak, and melted jack cheese into a hoagie roll. Desserts include carrot cake, comprising a quenelle of house-made spicy carrot ancho sorbet with tart cream-cheese foam, and a cigar-shaped flourless hazelnut chocolate cake, served with buttermilk ice cream and apricot compote. The latter component doesn't fit within the pan-Latin theme, but the treat is too well-constructed to dispute.

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