Toro Toro

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    October 21, 2014

    Toro Toro Offers Free Drinks During Top Shelf Cocktail Competition

    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 contest is between all of the North American InterContinental hotels in a bid to create Bacardi-inspired drinks. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Tacos y Chelas: All You Can Eat Tacos and Beer at Toro Toro Every Saturday

    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, inside the lobby of the InterContinental Miami, plans to offer an all-you-can-eat taco bar on Saturdays with an eve ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014
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    July 7, 2014

    World Cup 2014: Where to Eat, Drink, and Watch the Finals

    World Cup fever is reaching epidemic levels in Miami with only four teams left vying for the crown. Two of those teams are Brazil and Argentina, which has both expatriates and locals amped up for the matches on Tuesday and Wednesday. These games will turn Miami into a festive shit show with diehard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Buns & Buns: Balance Could Lift Heavy, Rich Dishes

    Buns & Buns established its affinity for the misogynistic era of the 1950s early last summer when it released a minute-long teaser video that opened with dozens of women's tanned, oiled backsides sunbathing on an unidentified beach. "Incontestably, we all like our buns hot and steamy," it said befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Iron Fork 2014: Restaurants Announced; Ticket Prices Go Up on Sunday

    The New Times Iron Fork/Miami Spice kickoff, presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, brings Miami's best restaurants under one roof for one night only. On Thursday, July 31, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Hyatt Regency Miami will turn into nirvana as dozens of South Florida's best restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Father's Day Brunch in Miami: A Guide to Meat, Beer, and Cigars for Dad

    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 brunch specials will not. This Sunday, forgo buying yet another tie and show Dad some love by treating him at one ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Iron Fork & Miami Spice Kickoff Returns: Pre-Sale Starts Today

    Iron Fork, presented by Downtown Development Authority, returns! The event, which combines our awesome chefs' competition with a preview of Miami Spice, is bigger and better than ever, with a new location, delicious food, and an epic battle between two of Miami's finest chefs. See also: Giorgio Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Margaritas

    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 balanced. There are conflicting stories about the margarita's genesis, but many claim the drink, made with fresh l ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    Miami's Five Most Over-the-Top 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 sweets that we are actually leaving out the Guinness World Record-holding $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae at Serendip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Valentine's Day Dinners in Miami

    Valentine's Day is this Friday, February 14 and if you haven't made your dinner reservations, we suggest you stop whatever you're doing and get on that! Luckily, just about every restaurant in Miami has a special offering. From complimentary champagne to dining in the dark, here's a rundown of roma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Toro Toro: Buffet Lunch vs. Bottomless Brunch (Photos)

    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 offers a better deal? To find out, Short Order recently visited Toro Toro for both meals. Pictures of the sma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Ten Best Thanksgiving Dinners at Miami Restaurants

    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 big day? Because it takes a long time. You have to brine the bird, mix the stuffing, peel the potatoes, min ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Halloween Spirits: The Ten Spookiest Cocktails in Miami

    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 then that the spirits come out to play. And by "spirits" we mean the ones that come in a bottle. We've scared ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Miami Spice: The Top Ten Boozy Deals

    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 about free (or discounted) wine, beer, or cocktails? Done and done. Here are our ten favorite boozy Spice offer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Spicy Ginger Snap Mojito Recipe: A Miami Spice Cocktail

    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 for what would become the official cocktail of Miami Spice for the restaurant. For three weeks contenders mixed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Miami Spice at Toro Toro: Small Plates Galore

    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 about sharing. The menu regularly features a selection of small plates and meat platters family style. The firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Iron Fork 2013: Who Had the Best Eats? (Photos)

    Last night, during Miami New Times' Iron Fork at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Short Order sampled food from more than 30 restaurants. This morning, we present you with a photographic recap of our favorite eats, spanning from milk and cookies to short rib and foie gras agnolotti ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Toro Toro's Richard Sandoval to Appear on Top Chef Masters: Watch Party Scheduled (Video)

    Andres AravenaRichard Sandoval set to heat up Top Chef Masters.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 Miami, will pit his skills against a dozen other big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Toro Toro's Miami Spice Cocktail Competition: Free Samples, $5 Drinks

    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 means we get our gourmet eats on sale. (Miami New Times, by the way, is sponsoring the kickoff at the Arsht Cent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Iron Fork and Miami Spice Kickoff: DeRosa, Rapicavoli to Compete

    The super-mega Iron Fork/Miami Spice Kickoff, presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, is getting closer, and two chefs are training hard for a battle of skills and wit in a challenge that is so intense that only one can make it out alive. What two Miami chefs are brave enough to acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Miami's 14 Best New Eats and Drinks for Summer

    In an effort to always bring you The Best, we rounded up a few eats and drinks from around town that are mostly new for the season, starting with a summer classic: Ceviche. Its acidity energizes, its light, yet filling and when done right, it never sacrifices flavor. For a place that's got it down, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Toro Toro Goes Bottomless, Adds New Dishes and Cocktails (Savory Photos)

    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 out in the open, no food under hot lamps, mo overabundance of caviar waiting to be eaten à la Biltmore. OK, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Toro Toro Bringing Pan-Latin Menu To American Airlines Arena For NBA Finals

    The 2013 NBA Finals start tomorrow, marking the third consecutive year that our hometown White Hot Heat find themselves in the ring of fire. Last year we came out winners, and while haters may say it's too soon to start getting our pots and pans ready, we local foodies know when something is cooking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Best Mother's Day Brunch Deals in Miami

    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 thankless job included getting up early to wake your lazy butt for school, loaning you money when you spent your ren ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Miami Heat Plays Tonight: Watch Parties at MPP and Toro Toro with Octopus & Beer,

    The Miami Heat is on, and no we're not talking about the weather. Defending champions (is it too soon to predict this year's outcome?) and our lovable hometown team swept round one of the playoffs and begins young two tonight against the Chicago Bulls. What do you have to say about that Lil' Wayne? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Cinco de Mayo: Miami's Ten Best Places to Celebrate

    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 Mexican army kicked France's butt May 5,1862. In any event, Cinco de Mayo (or Cinco de Drinko) is celebrated in ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Toro Toro Celebrates Cinco De Mayo All Weekend, Now Serving Brunch Saturday

    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 around the corner, the restaurant is giving drinkers and eaters more reasons to celebrate. They have extended C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Eatiquette at Toro Toro April 24: Dine With Style, Raise Your Profile

    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 dinner or important social occasion. Whether you are trying to close a deal over a meal or impress your date w ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    March 20, 2013

    Seven Spring Cocktails From Miami's Best Bartenders (Recipes)

    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 there were at least four days when we had to turn the space heater on -- and that's enough for us to know we are n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend

    An entire week of nearly-perfect can only be topped by one thing: A weekend in the Redlands. Now, before you write off South Florida's farmlands, remember this: There is barbecue down there. The weather won't get any better. While you're there, you can pick up local vegetables for the week. Also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Five Places to Get Brunch in Miami for $30 or Less

    Plenty of restaurants in Miami serve a fantastic brunch spread -- but most of them are expensive. And let's face it: Not all of us are doctors and lawyers who can afford a $65 Sunday brunch at Edge or even a $45 brunch at La Gloutonnerie. Racking up a bill of 85 bucks a person isn't exactly pleasan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Toro Toro Joins the Brunch Club in Downtown Miami

    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 that New Times called "bullish" for its ambitious fare and moderate prices, is now offering brunch on Sundays fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Christmas 2012: Miami Restaurant Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Guide

    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 attack realizing CHRISTMAS IS LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY. Not to worry, though. Short Order has Miami's restaurant ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    December 6, 2012
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    December 4, 2012

    Toro Toro Charges Into Downtown Miami

    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. locations in California, Arizona, Colorado, New York, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. He also owns a fast-casual ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    Thanksgiving 2012: Miami Restaurant Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Guide

    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 phone call (or click of the mouse), Thanksgiving dinner will be taken care of without so much as breaking a swe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    October 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    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 restaurants come onto the scene in anticipation of the arrival of snowbirds flying south for the winter, tourists ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Toro Toro: Rodizio Grill and Crafted Cocktails in Downtown Miami (Photos)

    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 convention property. With many new hotels opening in downtown, the InterContinental's facelift, which includes artwork ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Toro Toro, Pan-Latin Steakhouse, to Open at InterContinental Hotel

    The thought of hotel restaurants doesn't sound the least bit appealing to most locals. If South Beach were a mouse trap for tourists, over-priced, mediocre quality hotel restaurants would be the cheese. Of course, there are exceptions to this. Restaurants like Hakkasan at The Fontainebleau and D.B ... More >>