When I travel, I focus on trying all new restaurants that I’ve never been to before! Well I had to let this slide on my recent trip to Boston; one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, Toro, also has a location in Boston… and the Boston spot is the OG location!! And given I could eat at Toro every day, I totally made a point to hit up the Boston location while I was in town (for just 2 days!), and I’m so happy I did!!…
As expected, the ambiance at Toro is amazing. You feel as though you’ve been transported to a Barcelona tapas bar and the bar vibe is sexy and trendy. The drink menu was so delicious I had to order a drink… even though it was just barely noon! There are a few go-to gluten-free items I order every time I go out for tapas: grilled corn, shrimp, Spanish omelette, Octopus, and PAELLA! I started with the Gambas (griddled garlic shrimp, cascabel chilies, lemon and parsley) and Grilled corn that was drenched in alioli, lime, espelette pepper, aged cheese (total food porn). Both of these appetizers are a must, especially for the dairy-lovers! I dabbled in each appetizer but saved room for the main attraction- the Paella! The Paella was gluten-free (no modifications needed!) and the half portion my friend and I ordered was large enough to feed at least four. The paella we ordered came with mussels, clams, shrimp, Spanish pork sausage, chicken, Calasparra rice… I seriously was at a loss of words when I was eating. I wasn’t even hungry after a few bites but I couldn’t put my fork down!
Toro is perfect for your next date night, Girls Night Out, dinner with clients or the fam, and more! I highly recommend anyone living in or traveling to the Boston area to go and check it out!