Next up in the tour of South End eateries…drumroll please….Toro! Yay! If you live in Boston you’ve heard of it. You’ve either waited for hours for a table or put off going because of the wait. See, Toro is delicious, helmed by none other than celebrity Chef Ken Oringer, it is also tiny. And doesn’t take reservations.
Well folks. There’s a trick to it. The restaurant opens nice & early on Saturday, 4:30, to be exact, you go, give your name to the hostess, sit at the bar for a drink, and when they begin dinner service (5pm) you will be promptly seated. Much later than 5 and you’re waiting for upwards of 1-2 hours. No joke.
Luckily, Bri-guy and I were aware of this scenario and also has 8pm Symphony tickets (I know, we’re such adults) so the 5pm dinner was perfect. We had plenty of time to savor each course, enjoy our wine leisurely, and make it in time for the show.
Toro has been on my “list” now for ages, and I perused the menu before going, but wasn’t sure where to start. Through the magic of the interwebs, (thank you Twitter) I connected with fellow HWS alum and Boston blogger, Anna, from dear friend. I’ve seen her write about Toro before and knew she was a big fan so I wanted to see what she recommended for food. And boy, she did not steer us wrong! She suggested the corn (it’s a KO specialty), and the Patatas Bravas- such delicious potatoes! As well as a couple other courses. Thank you Anna!!
Trust me, order the Maiz (grilled corn on the cob, rolled in butter, spices, & cheese. HELLO). It’s the best thing ever. And the Medjool dates. And the duck drumettes. If only to say “drumette.” And the churros. Oh I was so happy.
I apologize for the lack of pictures, but it was awfully dark in there and the photos I did take just don’t do the food justice. All I can say is go. Saturday, 4:30 go to Toro.