Toro or Coppa?
-much bigger menu
-full bar w/ excellent red sangria
-tremendous paella valenciana which we cannot NOT order
-ditto their changing foie gras and the cold eggplant dish
-loudest room i've ever experienced
-no res. and always a line (restnt fills as soon as the doors open, even on weeknights.)
-nicest staff you can imagine. A 'Yes' place all around.
- some neat creativity on @ plate
-some sidewalk seating
-small menu but pretty consistent quality dish to dish
- a real neighborhood spot; you see the families and singles who make it a second home
I love the food at both these places, but even though it is rather larger, Toro is still the tougher table, involving the potential for a long wait at pretty much any time you might want to go. (If you are by yourself, it's significantly easier; one seat at the bar is relatively easy to snag.)
If you're going with one or more people, make a reservation at Coppa and save yourself the dread hassle of being jammed into a packed bar while waiting for a table at Toro.