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cookfood Jan 5, 2013 04:29 PM

some girlfriends coming in a few weekends-we love wine and food and are excited to head out-we were thinking about toro-for tapas and wine. It just seems more social and kinda different than what we're used to.
I also saw estragon-but wasnt too sure-our hunch was toro.
any thoughts??

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    cookfood RE: cookfood Jan 5, 2013 05:02 PM

    just found a post a few hours ago about the same thing...and since we are staying on the waterfront we will be doing toro-thanks! of course i welcome other suggestions and input.

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      purple bot RE: cookfood Jan 5, 2013 10:05 PM

      Toro is wonderful, but not on the waterfront. You could cab it or maybe take the silver line from south station. Also, there's pretty much always a wait at Toro (unless you get there right at 5:30), and most definitely if you go at prime time and/or on the weekend. Think 1 hr+. Haven't been to Estragon myself but have heard good things. You also might consider Taberna de Haro in Brookline, right on the Boston line. It's smaller and cozier, but still pretty great.

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        Spike RE: cookfood Jan 7, 2013 10:33 AM

        Toro is lots of fun and good food though it's very loud.
        I've usually had a good experience except for last time with the thinly sliced spanish ham...had a weird stale olive oil taste..

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          huuvola RE: Spike Jan 7, 2013 11:04 AM

          Haven't been to Toro, but I'll put in a good word for Estragon. Great tapas, good service, nice cocktail list, pleasant atmosphere. As a bonus, they take reservations (unlike Toro).

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          foxspirit RE: cookfood Jan 7, 2013 12:02 PM

          I haven't been to Toro but I'll put in a good word for Estragon as well. I've been several times and tried different things, its always been somewhere between pretty good and great. Also, the sangria is good!

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