TripExpert Score based on reviews in 15 publications
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15 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Toro, located in Boston's South End district, is a little slice of Barcelona in the Northeast. Full review →



Superstar chef Ken Oringer delivers dozens of tantalizing tapas for gregarious urban hippies and festive parties.


Boston Globe

Ken Oringer, of Clio fame, has created a chic little spot where the tapas are intriguing little bites; the paella is excellent; and the vibe is cool.


DK Eyewitness

The name is a bilingual pun of the Spanish for “bull” and the Japanese for bluefin tuna belly sashimi – no surprise, given the chef-owner’s love of Spanish tapas and Japanese sushi.


Fodor's Tick Choice

Small plates such as grilled corn with aioli and cotija cheese are hefty enough to make a meal out of a few, or you can share the regular or vegetarian paella with a group. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Delectable Barcelona-style tapas at your own pace, start with the house special grilled corn, making sure everyone gets a piece. Full review →

Just make sure to try the lunch-only milanesa bocadillo—a chicken cutlet sandwich that’s worth the trip all by itself.

Gayot 15.0

Displaying all the brick-and-wood rusticity of its progenitors, it contains an open kitchen turning out Spanish tidbits, authentic in spirit as well as in their ingredients. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The menu features simple but sublime tapas – grilled chilies with sea salt, corn on the cob dripping with lemon and butter, and delectable, garlicky shrimp. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Fun, fresh take on tapas. Full review →


On the Grid

Toro is a true Barcelona-style tapas restaurant serving traditional and modern Spanish-style small plates made with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Full review →


Rough Guide Tick Star

A hip and lively tapas bar brimming with sassafras mojitos... and inventive tapas plates such as the octopus ceviche.


Time Out 69

Ken Oringer's smash take on a tapería is an atmospheric spot. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Located in the heart of the South End, Ken Oringer’s Toro specializes in Spanish pinxtos (snacks) and tapas. Full review →



Owner Ken Oringer and Executive Chef Jamie Bissonnette take the bull by the horns at this Barcelona-style place for small plates Full review →



You might have to "fight for a seat" at this no-reservations, "packed-to-the-gills" South End "mob scene" from Ken Oringer (of Clio), but "go, go, go". Full review →

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