Foodie Find: Toro Toro
The swanky downtown spot offering Latin flavors in a modern and rustic setting.
Toro Toro is the downtown swanky spots to sip and dine that’s — from a visibility perspective —hidden in plain sight. Tucked into the centrally located yet highly iconic InterContinental Miami, the restaurant and lounge has the potential to fly outside an unknowing radar. Meanwhile, insiders are enjoying the modern and rustic space of rich woods mixed with contemporary touches of brass, leather and marble — a farmhouse feel elevated to meet the luxe expectations of Miami’s downtown execs. (Continued….)
The food is prepared with Latin flavor. You won’t want to miss the Chiharron de camarones of crispy shrimp, aji amarillo and avocado. The Guacamole is a presentation culinary captivation, as the fresh avocado is first mixed with the usual cilantro and onion but then covered with thick cubes of bacon and served with plantain chips and flanked with large smoked paprika chicharron. The charred grilled wings arrive tasting of flames, the preparation not overpowered by the kimchi sauce. And the churrasco sandwich is thick with beef, provolone and garlic aoli. The baby kale caesar is also served in spectacular fashion, with fresh greens, grilled corn manchego cheese and jalapeno ranch.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.