Toro Kitchen + Bar
Toro takes a powerful stance with food that lands us right in Madrid—or maybe Valencia. Stylish tapas include such surprises as a thin, tender slice of eggplant, flash fried with just a dust of panko and smeared with local honey. And then there are the croquetas, creamy concoctions of Manchego and jamón serrano. The Toro paella was more country than seaside, with generous portions of ribs, chicken, and sausage and a sprinkling of shrimp and mussels. The small inside is loud and bar-centric, but the spacious covered patio, while a bit sparse, is a pleasant space for dining and conversation. The lunch menu is limited and economical.
City: San Antonio