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Oct 4, 2012 10:14 PM

Is it packed at Toro's on Friday after work?

Where to park?

And do they take reservations?

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  1. I assume you are referring to Toro, Ken Oringer's restaurant, and not some other place called "Toro's" that I am unfamiliar with.

    Toro does not take reservations. You should certainly expect it to be packed on a Friday after work -- really, you should expect it to be crowded all the time.

    And you should avoid trying to drive and park, unless you are willing to use a parking garage or enjoy driving up and down Mass Ave trying to get lucky. I don't know where you'd be coming from but it's much easier to take the T. The South End is highly walkable.

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    1. re: FinnFPM

      Don't get MC started on the apostrophes!

      Never had a problem parking on the street by Toro - but yes, it will be packed!

      1. re: CambridgeFoodie

        Slim, I think, was the one who got ME started on the apostrophes.

      2. re: FinnFPM

        Nobody goes to Toro's (which I believe is named after its owner, Ken Toro) anymore: it's too crowded. Except everybody goes there.

        It's not unusual for Toro to fill up and start quoting hour-plus waits for tables by 6:00 or 6:30pm on a Friday. Getting there for the five o'clock dinner opening is one way to beat the inevitable rush. Smaller parties (twos) are always easier to seat than larger ones.

      3. Weve always found on street parking around there but yes it's packed and no res. get there before they open

        1. They usually have a valet out front too if you're into that sort of thing.

          1. Depends. If you leave work right at 5:00 and you work nearby, not so much.