Tapa Toro is located in the Orlando Eye 360 complex near that giant ferris wheel on International Drive. As the name might hint they are a Spanish Tapas restaurant, featuring paella and tapas style dishes inspired by the cuisine of Spain with their own unique twists.
In addition to the great food they have a nice bar and outdoor patio atmosphere and Flamenco dancers that dance through the dining room at regular intervals. Tapa Toro serves a nice selection of wines, sangria and cocktails.
Started off our meal with the grilled octopus, as you can seen from the pictures this dish had a spectacular presentation. The tentacles had a nice char on them. The green sauce shown is a green olive puree. Flavor was good, octopus was tender and not chewy. Though the green grapes seemed a bit out of place, I can see the chef wanting to add some sweetness, they were such a small part of the dish it really didn't matter.
Next up was the pork belly with carrot puree, arugula and Marcona almonds. The milder puree was really creamy and played really well with the light crunch of the almonds and the richness of the pork. I really liked this dish the best of everything we ate.
Datiles con pan - Medjool dates, goat cheese mousse, pan rustico, preserved lemon curd, honey and arugula. I really enjoyed this as well, the lemon curd had a great tang to it and the goat cheese was mild and creamy.
Croquetas de Jamon - Kurobuta ham & potato croquettes with aioli
|Croquetas de Jamon|
|Chicken liver pate|
|Paella stove at the round bar|
All in all I'd definitely return to Tapa Toro there are at least a dozen other items and some cocktails that I wanted to try. As with all tapas style restaurants it's best to go with a decent sized group and share many different tapas.
Menu can be seen on their website. http://tapatoro.restaurant/menu/lunch-and-dinner/
8441 International Dr #260
Orlando, FL 32819