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Toro Salao

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Pub
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367 Calle de Tetuan, San Juan 00901-1924, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-3330
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel often and come from NYC where we don't like to wait nor settle for mediocre. I highly recommend this restaurant in every facet. From the food to the drinks to the service to being greeted with a smile and in English to boot!

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Thank Habaholic
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had an amazing dinner here tonight. The empanadas were perfectly golden, the shrimp were cooked perfectly, the flatbread was divine, and the Sangria was the best I have had in my week in this lovely city. The service was also fantastic. We were helped by Joel who gave us personal service and made sure that we... More 

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Thank Gabriel F
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food mediocre at best. Drinks none of us finished them. Not good. Service was OK,tho had to wait 20 minutes for 3 drinks and another 10 for the other drink. Place was piratically empty. Will not repeat.

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Thank elvmari8
London, ON
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting 20 minutes to be seated on the patio, our server disappeared for over 10 minutes when we asked for the wine list. He was polite enough but after a half hour of waiting to eat at this restaurant, we started to order and were told 4 of the 5 tapas dishes we wanted were not available that day.... More 

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Thank pallavijoshi
Apex, North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Am in Puerto Rico for a wedding; came early to explore. Dined here per Google recommendation. Had their mahi fish tacos and they were very good - the fish was fresh, fried in crispy panko; served with a sort of pico de gallo, chopped romaine and their special Mediterranean tartar sauce. I spiced it up with their homemade hot sauce... More 

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Thank C S
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location where we hope to drop in grab some tapas quickly and be on our way. Unfortunately that was not ment to be. Even though it was already 2 pm and the patio was only about 60% full the wait staff couldn't keep up. After waiting almost an hour our waiter shared with us that he accidentally didn't put... More 

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Thank mtuttelman
Detroit, Michigan
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tapas at Christmas were a first for my family and I, but when in old San Juan ... Outdoor seating at Toro Salao provided the perfect back drop for a memorable Christmas dinner. The sangria was sublime and everything from the mahi mahi tacos to the paella were a hit.

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Thank DANDYLYONS33
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was beyond delicious. Make sure to order a few tapas for the table so you can enjoy as much as you can of what they have to offer. Great sangria as well. Couple blocks from cruise ship docks so easy walking distance.

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Thank Anthony Q
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though perhaps not the top choice for a nice Old San Juan restaurant, Toro Salao still offers a solid option for a nice dinner outing, particularly for those looking for an alternative of local cuisine. Self-described as "tapas," it is not tapas in the literal sense....but rather a selection of small plates/appetizers that cross the gamut. Relatively veg friendly and... More 

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Thank HumbleRumbleBK
NJ
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place on passing when we were in the city. We had the Ibiza mahi mahi tacos and sangrias. Mahi mahi tacos were okay, nothing out of the world. Sangrias were good.

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Thank archchandra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 74
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Television
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 367 Calle de Tetuan, San Juan 00901-1924, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-722-3330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?