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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 installations and interactive coffee tables in the lobby, will help the hotel regain competitive ground.

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Toro Toro, located in the hotel's lobby, features an oversized bar decorated in rich browns and golds. An adjoining lounge features welcoming leather chairs. The dining room is also decorated in earth tones, with red flower arrangements and candles used as accents. Chef Richard Sandoval, a James Beard nominee, is spearheading this second Toro Toro (the original being halfway across the globe in Dubai).

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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