Miami Spice at Toro Toro: Small Plates Galore
Toro Toro opened in late 2012, and now has joined Miami Spice, which includes an impressive selection of over 100 restaurants. The pan-Latin restaurant at the InterContinental Hotel is all about sharing. The menu regularly features a selection of small plates and meat platters family style. The first one on every visit? Colombia. Toro Toro immediately serves up pandebono -- an alternative to bread. And a great one. Just careful cause these bad boys are filling,.
At the luxury dining price point -- $39 per person -- Toro Toro's Miami Spice is filled with choices -- five in each category. And since it's all meant for sharing, if your entire party opts for a different choice, then well, you got yourself a party.
Joey Scorza's winning cocktail, the ginger snap mojito, was picked by diners in an internal competition that put Toro Toro's mixologists up against each other. The drink features Domaine de Canton, Art in the Age Snap, mint, lime, jalapeño-infused syrup and salt on the rim. So good we couldn't even wait to take a picture before downing half.
Going the healthy route? The Toro Toro chopped salad packs chayote, edamame, queso fresco, crispy pork belly, roasted corn, tortilla and sherry vinaigrette into one. OK, so pork belly isn't exactly healthy, but it's delicious, and the reason why we ordered this in the first place.