Search More

Locations

Toro Toro

100 Chopin Plaza Miami, FL 33131 | Downtown/Overtown | 305-577-1000

Location Description:

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.


Related Stories (32)

Details

  • Cuisine(s): Latin American, Steakhouse
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Street, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Business Dining, Wheelchair Accessible

Upcoming Events

Related Stories

  • Short Order: Deals
    Toro Toro, the restaurant located in the swanky InterContinental, is currently competing in the semifinals of the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Top Shelf Cocktail Competition. The...
  • Short Order: Booze Hound
    If you're looking for a place downtown, and we mean right downtown, to get stuffed on all the tacos and beer you can fit inside of you, look no further than Toro Toro. The restaurant,...
  • Short Order: Holidays
    Father's Day is this Sunday, and chances are your dad might want nothing more than to stay on the La-Z-Boy and watch the game. But the recliner will always be there -- these Father's Day...
  • Short Order: Booze Hound
    We've all had them. Those neon-green frozen things, reeking of cheap tequila and tasting like chemicals. That, dear friends, is not a margarita. The real drink is elegant and perfectly...
  • Short Order: Just Desserts
    Dessert is always a luxury. However, there is a line, when that cherry on top of the dessert becomes just plain over-the-top. Miami, a town known for extravagance, is so indulgent in...
  • Short Order: Holidays
    If you're not into eating A Christmas Story-style Chinese dinner on Jesus' birthday, not to worry, there are plenty of other places to get good grub. Although if you are into Chinese,...
  • Short Order: Blogger's Bout
    At Toro Toro, the year-old, pan-Latin restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel, guests can enjoy a lunch buffet during the week and a bottomless brunch during the weekend. But which option...
  • Short Order: Holidays
    Repeat after us: Sanksgiving. It's the proper way to pronounce Thanksgiving in Spanglish. (Please don't call it día de acción de gracias, you dweeb.) Anyway, have you begun prepping for the...
  • Short Order: Holidays
    Come Thursday, there's only one way to avoid hoards of trick or treaters banging down your door: go out. Hide your candy in the cupboard, turn off the lights, and abandon house and home for...
  • Short Order: Booze Hound
    While some people think Halloween is a kiddie holiday, we disagree. We think it heats up long after the children are tucked safely in bed, faces washed of excess chocolate. Because it is...
  • Short Order: Miami Spice
    Miami Spice is one of the best dining deals this city has to offer. With nearly 200 restaurants offering three-course meals at great prices, what could possibly sweeten the pot? Well, how...
  • Short Order: Booze Hound
    Miami Spice is a big deal, but you already know that. As important as the food are the drinks, and Toro Toro recently held an internal competition including its top bartenders in the hunt...
  • Short Order: Miami Spice
    Toro Toro opened in late 2012, and now has joined Miami Spice, which includes an impressive selection of over 100 restaurants. The pan-Latin restaurant at the InterContinental Hotel is all...
  • Short Order: Chef on the Small Screen
    When Top Chef Masters season five premieres Wednesday, July 24, on Bravo, Miami will have someone to root for. Chef Richard Sandoval, the man behind Toro Toro at the InterContinental...
  • Short Order: Booze Hound
    For broke foodies across the 305, the year's best season is almost upon us: all hail Miami Spice! Starting August 1, our favorite annual event kicks off at hotspots across the city, which...
  • Short Order: Things to Do this Week
    If you invented an inspired excuse to get out of work today and you're headed downtown to revel in the glory of the Heat -- we're jealous. But all of that madness is likely to leave you...
  • Short Order: Neighborhood Joints
    What's better than brunch? Nothing. Except when it's bottomless brunch. It shouldn't be mistaken for buffet brunch. See, bottomless means you get to sit down and order à la carte. No items...
  • Short Order: Brunch Report
    Your mother birthed you, fed you, clothed you, and defended you from the bully down the street. She put Bactine on your skinned knees and nursed you through your first heartbreak. Her...
  • Short Order: Local Specials
    Ok, so we may have lost game one against the Bulls, but that means nothing. Haters are already getting excited. Uhh, remember in 06' when we were down two and then came back and won four...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day (which is September 16, by the way). Cinco de Mayo is actually the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, when the...
  • Short Order: Brunch Report
    Toro Toro charged into downtown at Miami's Intercontinental last fall. Soon after opening they began to offer brunch service on Sunday. Now, with summer charging in and Cinco De Mayo just...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    Have you ever wondered which fork to use? How to butter your roll, or what to do if you drop your napkin? These simple etiquette questions can strike fear in your heart during a business...
  • Short Order: Holidays
    Easter. For some, the day means waking up before dawn to attend sunrise church services with family. For others, it means an egg hunt with the kids, a parade with silly hats, or the...
  • Short Order: Booze Hound
    Whew! After a long, grueling winter filled with blizzards, sleet, and subzero conditions, we are so glad to welcome spring officially today.OK, so there were no snowstorms in Miami. But...
  • Short Order: Brunch Report
    Should we find ourselves in Downtown Miami and in need of [a few] mimosas and some serious eats, Toro Toro's new brunch service will swiftly cater to the hungry. The Pan-Latin steakhouse...
  • Short Order: Holidays
    Can it be here already? Christmas is just around the esquina. As of today, Miami has 5 days to scrounge up plans, coordinate with the relatives, designate dishes, and have an overall panic...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    To say Miami's Toro Toro is the product of an ambitious game plan is an understatement. James Beard Award-nominated chef Richard Sandoval's expansive empire includes 34 eateries, with U.S....
  • Short Order: Review
    To say Miami's Toro Toro is the product of an ambitious game plan is an understatement. James Beard Award-nominated chef Richard Sandoval's expansive empire includes 34 eateries, with U.S....
  • Short Order: Holidays
    While the rest of Miami hurries to Publix and Fresh Market for last minute shopping lists, the smart people of this good city will stare good and hard at this list -- and with just a quick...
  • Short Order: Restaurant News
    Open your windows, turn off your air conditioner and enjoy this glorious weather! It's fall in Miami and as the temperature cools off, the restaurant scene heats up!Already we're seeing...
  • Short Order: Booze Hound
    Halloween is right around the corner and soon the streets and bars will be filled with zombies, sexy witches, and vampires -- all thirsting for a cocktail.You want to know what's even more...
  • Short Order: Restaurant Opening
    Toro Toro opens tomorrow, October 25, at the InterContinental hotel in downtown Miami. The restaurant is part of a renovation of the hotel, which was once Miami's largest and finest...

Best of Award Recipient

Loading...