Tapas at Toro


1704 Washington Street
Boston, MA
United States

Perhaps the best way to encapsulate Toro, Ken Oringer's and Jamie Bissonette's Spanish small-plates lovechild, is simply to describe events that befall under the steely, watchful eye of the wall-mounted namesake bull: A never-ending crush of happy, oil-slicked, uni-lapping diners on all sides of the wooden communal table. Tripe stew, veal sweetbreads, dewy salads - an endless sequence of small gems sailing out of the kerchief-studded open kitchen. At the insistently carefree bar, an inky Tempranillo splashed into a glass tumbler; a "Saicar" thrust to your lips. And despite the beef heart, foie gras and mighty variants on pig parts strewn freely about the menu, Toro is a sleeper vegan-friendly spot (the cauliflower a la plancha elevates the dorkiest cruciferous vegetable to foodgasmic heights).

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Curator Christine Liu

Christine Liu careens around the city one darling bite at a time. Her writings on local food, drink and fashion have been published in The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Budget Travel and DailyCandy Boston. A resident of Somerville, Christine is often seen indulging her penchant for small pleasures, like squirting sriracha on noodles, sipping negronis at midnight, and taking her MacBook for refreshing little walks.

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