While on my trip to Swim Week in Miami, my party and I ate lunch at ToroToro restaurant. ToroToro has locations in Miami, DC, and Dubai. This Restaurant is known for its amazing selection of meats which we were excited to order. The assorted meat selection of Churrasco style included Pichana steak, Omaha rib eye, Argentine chorizo sausage, Achiote marinated chicken and Australian double lamb chop.
As we arrived we settled in with some wonderful drinks, one of them - a delightful mimosa.
I looked around and admired the lounge environment of this place, featuring dark wood, wrought iron and leather seats, making for a sleek, sophisticated setting.
The first thing that was brought to us was Picadillo Empanadas, which is ground beef stuffed in pastries and covered in a delicious sauce, fried lightly and crunchy and not at all greasy.
As one of my guests was not feeling well she ordered chicken soup or Caldo de Pollo as it is named there, consisting of chicken broth, shredded chicken, rice, onion, cilantro, tomato and chayote. It was some of the best chicken soup she has ever had, full of fresh ingredients and wonderful spices that made her feel so much better.
In addition, before the main course we were treated to Cachapas which is corn pancakes, melted cheese and tomato jam.
Our waiter was very friendly and explained to us the way the restaurant works in regard to the food choices and pricing.
We had a mozzarella plate with avocado and tomato drizzled with delicious dressing, called Choclo Empanada.
In addition was Hamachi Tiradito which is yellow tail sashimi, soy sauce, lime, covered with thin slices of green apple and avocado with a delicious sauce.
Another plate was Tortilla Espanola, consisting of eggs, potatoes, piquillo peppers and chipotle aioli - served as a frittata.
Alongside, there was a bowl of marinated melon assortments and a plate of fried plantains with crab.
The plate of Tuna Ceviche was indeed refreshing, served with sweet potato, cucumber and quinoa.
The bread came as round crunchy balls of delight, warm just waiting to take the pats of butter.
Our table was served by various waiters refilling our water and making sure we had enough food.
The smell of churrasqueira enveloped us as the main dish was served. The smells and tastes transported us if at least in our minds to an Argentinian Rancho.
For dessert, my companion indulged in the Mexican Chocolate Waffle, consisting of abuelita chocolate, cajeta, nutella and crema fresca ice cream. I had a brisk assortment of fruity sorbets.
All in all, I found the cuisine of Chef Richard Sandoval tantalizing with its unique spin of Central and South American flavors served in a warm, Latin atmosphere that contributed greatly to the exotic feel of this excellent restaurant. I consider this one of Miami’s premier dining locations.
The ToroToro Restaurant is located inside the main lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami, at 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131.