Toro Kitchen + Bar
The Spanish cuisine here (and, when we can eat in, the ambience) always takes us to the Iberian Peninsula in a heartbeat, with its bright colors, earthy flavors, and jamón-centric platters. The owner hails from Santander, in northern Spain, and both locations (this one and downtown) feature food and wine from all over the country. Order this to go: paella, paella, paella. It reheats easily, it’s a perfect one-dish meal, and here you’ll find seven varieties, from a vegetarian version with mushrooms and olives to arroz negro, with baby octopus and squid ink. Accompany that with a variety of tapas (we’re fond of the croquetas, the pulpo gallego in any form, and the stuffed dates). Pro tip: The full menu is available for takeout. Also on offer: picnic packages, family meals, and pitchers of sangria. The outdoor patio hosts live music on Wednesdays and Fridays, weather permitting.
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.
City: San Antonio