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Toro Tapas Bar
European Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 11:00 pm
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492 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222
492 Elmwood AvenueUSNew YorkBuffalo14222
(716) 886-9457
$$European Restaurant, Spanish Restaurant
European Restaurant
Spanish Restaurant
Bar
Today 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:00 – 11:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 11:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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"Toro is absolutely amazing."
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"Great place to share food, good ambiance and cool concept!"
"Pricey, but worth it."
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teri jones
2 years ago
Neil, the boss, hung up the phone on me when I was very politely complaining about the security (police officer) who shoved me, a young woman, so much so that I have bruises on my arm and accused me of swinging at him when all I did was back into him. Neil did not want to hear anything and instead accused us of harassment if we dared continue to call the restaurant. Why would anyone patronize a place where you are threatened by a police officer to be taken to jail and physically abused and the boss of the place does not even care and has the same aggressive and abrasive manner as that policeman in his late 40s for manhandling a woman for no fault of hers. One wouldn't "call" to make a complaint if one did really "get lucky" for not going to jail after "swinging" at a police officer. I would have been in jail had I "swung" at the police officer now wouldn't I?
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Gwendolyn Sterling
7 years ago
Toro is absolutely amazing. If you haven't been to a tapas restaurant before, they'll be happy to describe how it works and all the waitstaff is extremely friendly. They have a great martini/wine list but more importantly, we've NEVER ordered a bad plate there! Anything from a goat cheese tart to lobster corn dogs to BBQ pork rolls....delicious! Expect to spend a lot ($20-30 per person plus drinks) but it is absolutely worth it. You will be sharing the food, so make sure to go with people you're comfortable eating off the same plate with. If you'd rather get a traditional, single-person entree they have them available as well.
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A Google User
6 years ago
I have been to Toro several times in the past year, and things started out ok, mainly because I went during Happy Hour with some people from my office. Dinner however was a disaster. The wait staff constantly seemed like they had somewhere better to be. At one point, on a different night the bartender actually started yelling at wait staff from behind the bar. It just seemed very unprofessional and unorganized. I understand that this is a Tapas restaurant, but the portions are small, even for those standards and way overpriced. If I wanted wheat bread with olive oil, I could make that at home and not pay $10 for it. I also understand that the point of a Tapas restaurant is not large portions or good deals, but to enjoy the atmosphere with friends. I shouldnt have to be concerned with whether or not my server is going to be a jerk or if we will have enough food. I cant justify going there again.
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A Google User
4 years ago
The cost is far overpriced for both the amount of food you get and the flavor. The atmosphere was also not worth the money. I think it could be better. There is a restaurant called Tapas in Rochester which is built on the same concept and pricing...but they are sensational! Every detail is perfect. Try it.
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Jean-François Simard
a year ago
Great place to share food, good ambiance and cool concept!
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Joe Murphy
3 years ago
Great food. Pricey, but worth it.
A Google User
7 years ago
Was there on a Friday night when i attempted to sit on the window sill seat when an extremely snobby/rude waitress told me to move because she wanted to clear a nearby table. I said "But I was just going to sit on the window sill" and she snapped back "I WANT TO CLEAN THAT." I moved but her attitude was very noticeable. After she was done cleaning she came over to me and said (condescending) "You can't sit there anyways because that table is reserved" (mind you I was sitting on the window sill, not at the table). I just looked at her and said "Do you really work here with that attitude? You should take a customer service course." and she said back extremely nasty "Do you want me to get the manager to throw you out?" I said okay and then she stomped away and never came back. I was a paying customer and planned on sitting down for dinner. She gave me a HUGE attitude but never said anything to people who were sitting at the other window sill near another table. That "reserved" table didn't show up for another hour. I will never spend any kind of money there again. Toro and Empire Grill are becoming infamous for their horrible customer service...word of mouth travels fast.
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A Google User
3 years ago
I wouldn't know. Tried to go there on Sunday (1/29/11), had a reservation for 5 (when they opened) that I made online, but they weren't opened. When I came back to get my car that was parked in front of the place, they still weren't opened. So much for going there.