I have anticipated visiting Toro Toro in DC for quite some time but had the pleasure of doing so in Dubai! Funny, huh. Well, thank God for my 20/20 vision because I actually saw the sign from the other side of the Dubai Marina and just knew that I had to make reservations for my friends and I to eat there.
Toro Toro (which means bull in Spanish) is a Pan Latin restaurant that offers a delectable variety of dishes with influences from across South America. They are known for their interpretation of the Churrasco which is a Portuguese and Spanish term for grilled meat. It was really cool to have the skilled passadors come to our table and perfectly (and I mean perfectly) slice the meat for them to enjoy. Now to be honest with you all, I don't eat red meat or pork so I am unable to recommend certain dishes but I will say from the looks of my friends empty plates, it must have been delicious.
We ordered several different hot and cold plates as the food is served tapas style for everyone to share. I have to tell you that after my first bite of the tuna takaki, I was just hoping they didn't want to try it. It was absolutely deeeeelicious! I could taste the savory citrus-based marinade of traditional South American flavors that are reminiscent of foods that I was raised eating. Don't even let me describe the sautéed scallops! I'll just say I could have eaten two more orders by myself (no judgement please).
This is what I ordered (to share of course):
- Churrasco Skewer – serves 2
- Brazilian-style Picanha steak
- Waygu rib eye steak
- Australian lamb chop
- Achiote marinated chicken
- Steamed asparagus seasoned with truffled hollandaise
- Tuna tataki seasoned with rocoto sauce/ leche de tigre / avocado
- Chicken anticucho seasoned with aji mirasol/ red miso paste / garlic ginger/ sweet potato purée / cucumber
- Sautéed scallops seasoned with lomo saltado sauce/ potato huancaina sauce
- Roasted potato seasoned with truffle/ chimichurri / parmesan
and for DESSERT....
- Chocolate espresso cake !
After the delicious meal, we got a tour of the restaurant and I was in awe. I mean the decor was to die for.
If you are traveling to Dubai, Toro Toro is the place to visit to experience delicious Latin cuisine and fabulous ambiance!
Located in the Grosvenor House Dubai | Phone + 971 4 317 6000 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in visiting in the United States:
1300 I st NW | Washington, DC 20005 | Phone (202) 682-9500