Toro Salao Review
The name means "Salty Bull," and there's something about this place that makes its moniker entirely appropriate. (And it's not just the bullfighting posters that decorate one of the two-story-high walls.) This popular Spanish-Puerto Rican tapas restaurant was opened by Emilio Figueroa, who helped turn the southern end of Calle Fortaleza into the city's top dining destination. There are plenty of small dishes to share, such as the pork in a sangria reduction; the tender seared octopus salad; and Spanish-style flatbread pizzas, called cocas. The dining room, with a bar lit up in lusty red, is pleasant enough, but the tables that spill onto the adjacent cobblestone square are even better, perfect for people-watching. Pair your tapas with a tropical white sangria, infused with brandy or our favorite, the refreshing rosemary mojito. Stop in on Saturday night for live Latin jazz.
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