100 Chopin Plaza
Phone: (305) 372-4710
Web: Toro Toro Miami
Status: Opens Tomorrow
Ever wanted to experience a meal at a restaurant in Dubai? Well now you can. Sort of. For those of us who don't have Dubai as the next stop on our itinerary, one of their restaurants is coming to us. Starting tomorrow, October 25, the pan-Latin steakhouse Toro Toro will open its Miami outpost based on the original across the pond. James Beard-nominated chef Richard Sandoval is behind the restaurant, and he also has another Miami spot: Kokoriko Natural Rotisserie in Brickell. Toro Toro is located in the newly revamped InterContinental Miami in Downtown, an ideal spot for a place with origins in Dubai. The restaurant features a long, slithering bar which will likely become popular for happy hour and game watching, while the dining room is warm and elegant.
Sandoval's menu includes cold plates like smoked swordfish dip, hot plates like short rib arepas, and lunch items like burgers and sandwiches as well as entrees. Other larger plates like a 14oz Omaha ribeye, bacon-covered barbecue salmon, and pork belly burgers top off a very meaty menu in both offerings and size. If dining with a larger group, go "rodizio style" and get endless amounts of picanha steak, Angus ribeye, lamb chops, and sausage carved table-side (like Texas de Brazil but fancier). The libations are Latin-inspired for cocktails with liquors like tequila and pisco as the focus, along with a very global wine list of 100+ bottles. While Toro Toro will only be open for lunch and dinner, the hotel's breakfast-only restaurant, ¡Ol?!, is opening tomorrow as well.