Where The Local’s Eat – Toro Latin Kitchen & Bar
By Jake Snook
Variety is something that Cabo never lacks. Whether it be entertainment, activities or culinary spots, Cabo San Lucas has always been known for having just about everything you could be looking for in the form of choice selection. As expected, locals always seem to find these spots a little bit faster than the tourist area; that’s why we decided to hit a hometown favorite this month, Toro Latin Kitchen & Bar.
Inside the entrance to Punta Ballena lies a curvy driveway lined with palm trees and foliage, directing your party to the opening of Toro’s phenomenal layout. With a cigar bar, indoor outdoor seating, and a beautiful ocean view, there isn’t a bad seat in the house.
With a 4.5-star rating on TripAdvisor, Toro Latin Kitchen & Bar combines local Mexican cuisine, seafood, sushi and Peruvian flare to inspire the kitchen from appetizer to dessert. Richard Sandoval, a critically acclaimed chef and restaurateur has been deemed the “father of modern Mexican cuisine;” it’s proven daily as Toro requires reservations for six out of seven nights of the week. The combination of Pan Latin cuisine combines freshness and robust flavors that bring tourists, locals, businessmen and celebrities all together under the same roof for fine dining.
Starting the meal with the freshly-made guacamole topped with baby sea scallops will have the table fighting for the last friend plantain or tortilla chip to clean the bowl. Anything from the Ceviche bar will lighten the mood as daily-caught sea dwellers are prepared with organic juices and the sushi rolls with fresh rice that holds it all together.
Crispy soft crab tacos are a great table filler to precursor the meal but if one thing is going to hit your table when you visit Toro, it is the Dry Fideo Northern Mexico Style Octopus dish. Topped with Mexican adobo chorizo, the smell of the spice will rip from the kitchen to your table as the meal is prepared. Crema fresca, a light green sauce and Peruvian criolla sauce allows for the saltiness to subside and lets the freshness erupt when combined onto one fork.
Find out more about Toro Latin Kitchen on TripAdvisor or research Richard Sandoval for other restaurants that may be located near you at home. We here at Destino want to remind you that good food is best shared with great company; go see what this spot has to offer. Happy eating!