Toro Toro – Jumeirah at Etihad Towerstorotoroadmin
Last night I had the pleasure of attending Toro Toro Abu Dhabi’s soft launch. This Pan Latin restaurant located at Jumeirah @ Etihad Towers (behind the hotel…some may remember it as Scott’s old location) is a vibrantly colored and festively decorated two-story building.
My friends & I were welcomed by lovely hostesses who ushered us upstairs to the lounge for welcome drinks. Their huge outdoor deck boasts a great view of the marina & will be gorgeous when the weather cools.
Portion sizes are generous & made for sharing with reasonable pricing compared to restaurants of similar quality in Abu Dhabi. We tried the Smokey Guacamole, Vegetarian Ceviche, Short Rib Coca Flatbread, Tuna Tacos, Crispy Prawns, Whole Fish in Banana Leaf, Steamed Asparagus & Potato 3-Ways. All of the dishes were phenomenal so we basically cleaned our plates. By far the best meal I’ve had in Abu Dhabi in a while.
Due to an unfortunate miscommunication, or maybe fortunate one, the following happened…
I asked our waiter for the “Omaha” ribeye steak as a main & patiently waited what seemed a fair amount of time after the rest of our food arrived. I was shocked when the staff delivered the whopping 1kg “TOMAHAWK” steak (well, I guess the word Omaha is in there) instead of the 300g one I ordered.😱
This dinosaur sized portion was totally unexpected, but extremely tender & delicious. Definitely NOT the mistake you want on your bill though as this mighty meat costs around 400dhs.
Needless to say, we all left overly-stuffed & completely satisfied after the fantastic experience. Can’t wait to visit again when they officially open!