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Nov 12, 2009 12:38 PM

Toro - first time - what to order?

Any recs for Toro? I don't eat red meat or pork and would love recs - thanks!

1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

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  1. The carmelized lime caipirinha and the corn, beloved corn.

    1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

    1. I often bring a friend with similar restrictions, and the vegetable dishes are great here: pan con tomate, maiz asado, pimientos del Padron, escalivada Catalana, grilled Brussels sprouts, grilled cauliflower, vegetarian paella. Plenty of good chicken and seafood, too: I especially like the uni sandwich, the Catalan seafood stew, and the salt cod fritters.

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      1. re: MC Slim JB

        I love, love, love the bacon wrapped dates that are stuffed with manchego. Love.

          1. re: MC Slim JB

            oh no! is bacon pork????? (i don't eat pork either, but love me some good bacon!) ;)

            1. re: twentyoystahs

              I could only think of this exchange:

              Lisa: No, I can't! I can't eat any of them!
              Homer: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Lisa, honey, are you saying you're *never* going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
              Lisa: No.
              Homer: Ham?
              Lisa: No.
              Homer: Pork chops?
              Lisa: Dad! Those all come from the same animal!
              Homer: Yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal!


      2. we love love the tuna crudo. pan con tomate w. anchovies, tortilla espanola, patatas bravas and any gamba dish too. have fun!

        1. the eggplant, the eggplant ,the eggplant. sigh (I WANT some. NOW!!) And did I mention the eggplant?

          1. My boyfriend and I go to Toro often and I have the same dietary restrictions....THE GRILLED CORN, Chicken & potato empanadas, Pan con Tomate, Garlic shrimp, the hummus, Tuna tartare...and did I mention THE CORN?! It's really delicious!

            1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

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            1. re: BellatrixStar

              Thanks for your recs, and for making me laugh - yeah, bacon is pork - for me, it's a kosher-esque thing.

              We ate the eggplant (great!), corn (AMAZING!), garlic shrimp (excellent), tortilla espanola (delicious) , and the fried potatoes (loved the aioli with them).

              Incidentally, my friends got the date/bacon combo dish, and loved them --

              thanks again!

              1. re: sallyt

                It's a Kosher thing, but you're ok eating shrimp? I was under the impression that only seafood with "fins and scales" was acceptable dining. As shrimp doesn't fit this criteria, isn't it just as forbidden as pork?

                I only ask because a good friend who keeps kosher has been telling me for years she can't eat shrimp (or any shellfish) either, and I'd love to be able to expand her horizons.

                1. re: keith

                  This was my family's version of kosher when I was growing up - no pork, but shellfish outside of the house was ok (thus why it's kosher-esque but not really kosher). So - I love shrimp, eat it frequently (and eat it in my home) but have never touched pork in my whole life. In my experience, people have different versions of kosher according to their childhood experiences - and it can vary by family member (my sister loves bacon).

                  So, yes, if your friend is keeping kosher by the books, definitely no shellfish...