Toro Toro

Grosvenor Tower Two at the Marina side
Dubai Marina
3.0 star rating 22 Reviews
$$$ - Mid-Range
 +97143998888
  Work Hours: Sat - Wed (7:30 PM - 2:00 AM)
  Special Work Hours: Thu & Fri (7:30 PM - 3:00 AM)
Payments: Credit/Debit Cards
Parking: Private, Valet
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Bathed in striking burnt orange tones with a dramatic centrepiece floor-to-ceiling fireplace, Toro Toro by famed South America Chef Richard Sandoval spans over two floors on the marina's edge.Poised to turn up the heat considerably in the city's already famed dining scene, it pioneers tastes from Buenos Aires to São Paulo and offers a multitude of Pan Latin dining experiences paired with an infinite Cachaça Bar.

22 Reviews

smeg
 Dubai, UAE
Toro Toro
13/07/2014 

I was invited to a birthday party on Thursday at Toro Toro which is a Brazilian restaurant located in the Grosvenor Tower at Dubai Marina. It was my first time and didn't know what to expect but I love Brazilian food and was pretty excited. You valet park or get transport to the Grosvenor Tower and then walk past the Embassy side and take a left and Toro Toro is pretty much the only thing behind the area. In typical Dubai fashion it had a red roped off area but we had already pre-booked a table for 10 people so had no problems walking through in VIP style! We meet the group upstairs at the bar which is pretty huge and had a few pre-dinner beverages to get into party mode. Our table was actually downstairs and we sat down and started reviewing quite an extensive food menu. Toro Toro has a lot of sharing and tasting plates which is a great way to try a wide range of dishes without over committing the stomach too early in the night. The boys (5 of us) decided to lash out and go for the 650g churrasco skewer (3 of them) no less with a mix of accompanied sides. The rest of the ladies went for the smaller signature plates which actually turned out to be quite large and pretty good value for money. When the skewers came out the smell was divine and we could barely wait for the them to cut of the meats and put them on the table. It was a ton of meat, not literally, but we did have doubts about how much food was on the table. Then we tasted the meats and they were all just so well cooked and the flavour just poured out of the cuts. We'd ordered medium and medium rare so it was good to see the difference in the cooking and taste. The table was silent for some time apart form the intermittent sighs of food joy and before we knew it, we'd totaled everything on the table...and we were full to the eyeballs. Overall, the service was excellent and the food was perfect. They also accept Emirates Airlines platinum card for 20% off the total bill which was about 800aed of savings. Nice! Would recommend as a surprise for a romantic night out with great food and wine or as a group event. Top notch!

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Gavtek
 Dubai, UAE
Toro Toro
06/07/2014 

Visited Toro Toro for the first time with some visiting work colleagues. Started with some drinks upstairs, the Sri Lankan head bar man really knows his stuff, the most knowledgeable person about alcohol that I've ever met. He recommended a lovely Chilean drink that was very similar to Aquavit. On to the food, we skipped the idea of ordering lots of small sharing plates and instead went for all you can eat meat. Most of the meat tasted great but service-wise I felt they were too keen to fill the table with carb-heavy sides. One of the waiters dropped the carving knife on the floor and was going to carry on using it until we protested. He walked off to get a new knife with the dropped knife resting against the meat. D'oh!

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Cotty
 Dubai, UAE
Toro Toro
05/06/2014 

I've been here at Toro Toro Dubai Marina in Grosvenor House a couple of times before. From the time you will enter the place, you will feel welcomed by their atmosphere. The staff will provide your table and assist until you get your orders. I remember when we had our dinner here, we ordered some meat which is 100000% cooked to perfection. It was soft, tender and juicy... all the spices that they put all together will be melting in your mouth from the first and last pinch. The Salmon Ceviche from this place, OH! its fantastic! Right amount of ingredients and really tasty. I like their bar also with this various selection of beverages and they also have this welcome drinks.. which is really cute, lols!

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ZMan
 Dubai, UAE
Toro Toro
16/11/2013 

I have not been to Toro Toro in awhile so I came with some friends last night for dinner and the food is much better then I remembered. Before I get to that I would like to talk about the security with this place. I mean when you walk into Toro Toro you go through 2 security stops before you can get to the bar or your table. There is a large gentleman at the door that does a full back ground check before he lets you in, I hate when restaurants do that in Dubai.....you are not a club but a restaurant. You don't need a 150KG linebacker guarding the entrance to the restaurants and you don't need 1km or red rope either...I hate to bring this to your attention but there is no one standing in line to get into your restaurant so just let me in without giving me a full body cavity check already. It just looks pathetic with all that red rope and a guard when no one is trying to get in.

Ok so I get through security zone 1 and move to the sweet ladies at the counter at security zone 2 which is nice because there is like 10 of them which they are all attractive so I don't mind this check point. The lady finally confirms my booking and she shows me to my table. I really do like the ambiance of this place and as a little tip com early and have a drink at the bar...it's pretty cool.

The service was good and the staff are friendly. Watch out for the sommelier because he will pick something really expensive so don't just say, " pick something nice out for us"....probably our mistake. We ordered the chicken wings and the short ribs flat bread which both were excellent as our starter. For our mains we tried to order the Argentinian beef which they were out of supposedly do to big orders the night before. I mean come on Toro Toro you are and Argentinean steak restaurant...where is my Argentinean beef! Instead of that we ordered the Australian wagyu sirloin and it was delicious. Cooked perfectly well and simply awesome.

I know this review may come off negative but it was a great meal, ambiance was wonderful and we had a good time.

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kazneas
 Dubai, UAE
Toro Toro
16/08/2013 

Great service and great food. The Salmon Ceviche, Zucchini Flower Empanadas and the Tres Leches cake are must-try!

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Toro Toro
07/08/2013 

I don't like the atmosphere there. feels like jail. food is ok. there are much better steak houses around town.

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Toro Toro
31/01/2013 

Went to Toro Toro in the Grosvenor House Hotel last night. If you haven't been before, it's worth checking out. Toro Toro is a two level massive steak house. They have HUGE tables available that are great for big groups. They have different sections such as a bar area, drinks lounge and various dining rooms both on the ground floor and 1st floor. I suggest ordering their mixed plate of lamb, beef, chicken. If you like seafood, the ceviche and squid is also good. I loved the food and the service was great. If you're in a group of 4 -6 I recommend asking for a round table with the spinning table centre.

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cloud
 Dubai, UAE
Toro Toro
05/12/2012 

When Toro Toro first opened up it seemed like the Grosvenor Hotel area of the marina was finally receiving a well needed face lift. However, the excitement was short lived due in short to their inability to cook good food. I have been here a few times and every time I have been bitterly disappointed with sub standard food, accompanied by extremely incompetent waiters (the type that feel they should order for you ... and who challenge your decisions again and again!!). This place so badly wants to be a zuma but unfortunately will never be so.

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Toro Toro
01/12/2012 

The only good things about this place is the decoration and music. Service is poor and food quality is really average. They have the potential to be better.

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Toro Toro
21/11/2012 

I usually go to Torotoro bar on weekends for drinks before going to club, but last week i had a brunch there with some friends and it was amazing, the food selection was good from all types of cuisines to choose from, the staff were professional and nice towards us, the whole brunch package with alchohol was around 450 AED this is not bad for a 5stars dinning in dubai, we really enjoy the view of marina while dinning i am happy to find out that this place offers brunch package

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Toro Toro
04/11/2012 

Came here on Thursday with some friends. Snagged someone else's reserved table (they never came) and was surprised the staff was AMAZING...honestly the best bar service I've ever seen in Dubai....before you can even finish your drink they were there to offer a refill and very good with specific orders (mojito, no sugar). Perhaps they thought we were some VIPs but either way I was very happy with my 4 hours of chit chat and chilling in a relaxed setting. The decor and layout aren't completely unique...very similar shape and color palette to Embassy or even Bar 44 which are both neighbors but this is definitely a classy crowd. Lots to look at and not overly loud you can enjoy your time to the max. Two thumbs up.

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Toro Toro
14/10/2012 

Came for mid-week drinks on Tuesday and it was much busier than I expected considering there wasn’t a ladies night offer on that I’m aware of.About halfway through we decided we wanted some sharing plates and were able to sit at one of the long shared table things without a reservation so that was nice.The food was delicious but overpriced for the portion size.I was also there on Friday a couple weeks ago and it was rammed to the point where you had to fight your way through the “hallway” along the bar but it was not a great crowd in my opinion.I will definitely be back mid-week, though would probably skip it on the weekend.

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alexk
 Dubai, UAE
Toro Toro
07/10/2012 

Definitely one of the top 10 restaurants in Dubai! The Tapas are excellent and the Wagyu steak was top notch too. Service was very professional, the only real issue they have is that they open at 8pm and they won't let anyone in before.

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eiBeauty
 Dubai, UAE
Toro Toro
26/07/2012 

They must have spent a pretty penny on the decor because it feels rich and I like being able to order tapas style so everyone can nibble and share as they wish in big groups. The menu choices are also refreshing since they take their lead from Latin American fusion and is a nice change from Japanese all the time (which I still love but just not every evening). It's not normally busy during the week days so I find it a great place to catch up with a friend or friends and still hear them while sipping on a good selection of wines and cocktails.

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KOOKI
 Dubai, UAE
Toro Toro
26/04/2012 

went there last night with friends for late dinner and some drinks... as it was 11.30 pm as we r always late for everything...(usually the last ppl to order food b4 kitchen closes) we were running there... so so so surprised when the door man said that the kitchen closes at 1.30 am. WOOOWWW isnt it wicked for ppl who starts their evengs late!!! i was sooo happy knowing that i can check the menu slowly at that time. :) the place is huge!! u can easily play hide and seek there r get lost. interior is very nice-5 stars. music amazing!!! dining area is preety descent a bit boring but lounge is cool. couches very big,soft and u can have ur dinner in lounge area and its very comfortable. service nice,polite, knows their menu very well, so if u dont really know what to order u can go with a staff advice! drinks descent size and good in taste. food, food, food..... some plates great (wagyu stake was just perfect!!!!!! bbq octopus and yellow tail sashimi yumm, bbq prawns yumm overal no complains and i like to complain sometimes. smoking area is a smoking area its so big that u dont even smell cigarettes so its ok for both smokers and non smokers. a bit quite but still in a good company great place to go. for descent dinner for 4ppl 1300 dhms-descent price compare to some similar places!! b back there for sure.

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Lizzi S
 Dubai, UAE
Toro Toro
19/04/2012 

Great food and an array of tequila based cocktails you must try! The weekends means the bar is rammed and so i suggest reservation.

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Toro Toro
03/04/2012 

I used to love this place but had a terrible experience here on the weekend. Not really to do with the service, that is always great here. More to do with the crowd/ambience. Used to be filled with marina residents, an even ration between men and women. Friday night was a meat market - I was with another girl and a guy, and a horrible excuse of a man whispered to my male friend "Which one of your girls can I have?" !!!!!! My friend almost showed him his fists when security stepped in and had words with the guy but did not throw him out. And the preying eyes of the rest of the men in the bar were no better. So... this is another bar which has gone downhill after successfully launching. Needless to say we were out of there in a flash and I doubt I will be back anytime soon. Very disappointing.

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Toro Toro
13/02/2012 

Fantastic food. Good bar and the bartenders know how to make a proper drink. will be going back again and again

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William
 Dubai, UAE
Toro Toro
24/10/2011 

Went here for a birthday, inside is pretty cool, but they need more bar staff. Didn't try the food yet.

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saifo
 Dubai, UAE
Toro Toro
05/10/2011 

So i call up on a Sunday to reserve a table for Monday or Tuesday and they give me this huge story on how booked they are and the only table they have is in the smoking section for Tuesday at 830pm. so when i get there it was pretty empty and never really got busy,it was a Tuesday though. other than that the food was good and so was the service. definitely try their caipirinha drinks and for main course do their mixed grill...smoked sword fish dip was good to. Also nice bar scene up stairs.

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