Not gonna lie, my first time dining at Toro Toro was meh so when they invited me back in for a meal, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go. My mom convinced me though – she was visiting and wanted to hang out in DC so I thought, why not? I’ll pretty much do whatever to make my mama happy so we went to go get our nom on.
It wasn’t the best meal I’ve ever had, but the food was good. I went like 2 years ago, and they definitely improved for the better. They recently hired a new chef so it makes sense that the food’s changed. We got a bunch of things to share so keep reading to learn more about my favorite noms.
The two starters we got were solid: roasted beets ($10) and their tempura mahi mahi tacos ($12). The former was standard, but I feel like it’s pretty hard to mess up a beet salad! It came with goat cheese, caramelized walnuts, green apple slivers, and was topped with a beet vinaigrette. The mahi mahi was really quite delicious, and that means a lot coming from me because I don’t really eat fish, lol. It was topped with roasted peppers and drizzled with chipotle-paprika aioli.
For entrees, we got their Chicken Milanesa sandwich ($15) and their Toro Toro burger ($16). The sandwich, pictured above, was really on point. It contained crispy breaded chicken, black bean, avo, pickled chilies, oaxaca cheese, mexican slaw and chipotle aioli. The flavors worked well together, and my mom and I definitely went to town on this baby.
The burger wasn’t as good though so I’d pass on that. It came on a pretzel bun and the meat was topped with chipotle aioli, avo, oaxaca cheese, bibb lettuce, tomato and chimichurri.
We couldn’t leave without getting dessert so we got their Tres Leches cake ($8), a vanilla sponge cake with mango cream, seasonal berries and passion fruit sorbet. It was way too sweet for my mom, but I actually enjoyed this dessert and would get it again.
You also can’t go wrong with their La Bomba. It’s a chocolate sphere with cookie crumbles, assorted sorbets & ice cream, and seasonal berries. It serves 2-4 people and costs $15! It’s very instagram worthy – your waiter will come out and “smash” it in front of you so make sure you have your camera handy.
Alright guys, that’s a wrap for today! I hope you enjoyed reading my latest food review. For more on noms, make sure you check out this tab on Sensible Stylista or peep my second blog, Nomtastic Foods! You can also read more about my DMV adventures here if you’re interested. Until next time, friends.