Co-Chef/Owners Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette along with partners Doug Jacob and Will Malnati opened Toro in the iconic former Nabisco Factory. As South Chelsea’s incarnation of Boston’s Barcelona-style tapas bar, chefs Oringer and Bissonnette feature an eclectic menu focusing on both traditional and modern tapas, combining regional Spanish flavors and techniques with local and market-fresh ingredients.
The Spanish-focused cocktail menu from their in-house team features a dedicated section of Spain’s cocktail of choice, Gin Tonic variations. The wine program, helmed by Caitlin Doonan, emphasizes Spain and the old world, with a focus on small producers and growers, and features an extensive sherry list. Expect regional rotations exploring all the best Spain has to offer.
Designed by New World Design Builders, the team behind ABC Kitchen and Willow Road (Malnati’s and Jacob’s first restaurant together), the 120-seat dining room channels the spirit of Barcelona’s lively tapas bars and features a mix of both industrial and refined elements. With nods to the building’s history as a factory as well as capturing the surrounding cityscape through expansive 18-foot windows, the space invites you to either dine with friends or enjoy a cocktail and quick bite at the sleek bar or busy plancha. And if you’re really curious, order a porrón off the wall guarded by the head of our well-fought Spanish bull.