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Toro Bravo

Toro Bravo

| On 10, May 2014

I find menus tough work. Food is such an important aspect of my life and I love so many flavours that having to choose one main from a list of 6+ can be very hard for me! #firstworldproblems

Which is why I love tapas! Ordering small plates to share with a group of friends, having a taste of everything and (hopefully) loving it all is my idea of a great meal.

Toro Bravo is a refurbished Latino version of its predecessors, Bravo Wine Bar and Bistro and Bravo Bar.b.que. The attention to quality wines and cocktails remains but the food menu has been given some Spanish spice with tapas, raciones and larger plato’s.

With an extensive menu of delectable sounding dishes, even ordering multiple plates to share from Toro Bravo can be difficult.

Here are my recommendations for dishes that will not leave an ounce of regret for having been ordered.

The charred spiced chicken with salted cucumber threads and lemon yoghurt was cooked to perfection with the chicken breast being melt-in-your-mouth smooth. Add the freshness of the cucumber and lemon yoghurt and I could happily kick the rest of my group off the table and enjoy this all myself.

Another favourite were the chicken and green chilli spring rolls with sour orange dip. Spring rolls ought to be at any banquet and this Spanish version did not disappoint!

The calamari. So good. Seriously, if a restaurant can’t cook calamari properly, they don’t deserve to be in business. Luckily for Toro Bravo, their calamari was delicious.

Whilst the food was well cooked, the service was lacking in energy and extra care would see me returning sooner.

The best way to get over poor service though is simply to pour another glass of wine and continue eating great food! Both which are extremely manageable at Toro Bravo. So a fun night is determined!


The details

What: Toro Bravo

Where: Brunswick Central, 455 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

When: Tues to Sat Noon till late, Sunday and Monday from 4pm


Review Overview



Toro Bravo provides an easy, inner-city option for tapas with well cooked food but their service needs some training.