August 20th, 2016
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami FL 33131
What I tried:
HIT: The interactive La Bomba dessert, while similar to Alinea’s famous tabletop creation, is still decadent and enjoyable. Fresh berries, dulce de leche, creamy strawberry ice cream, cream cheese mousse, and almond cookie crumbs all collide to create the sweetest possible ending to your dinner.
MISS: The ceviche was borderline warm. Erratic service most of the night: (barely hot) entrees served while we attempted to finish appetizers, repeatedly asked if I finished my food (even while I still had a fork in my hand), rushed to place dessert order. Rush, rush, rush, seemed to be the name of the game. Several men in suits stopped by briefly to ask how it was going, but never lingered long enough to actually listen to my answer. Why ask?
Located inside the Intercontinental Miami Hotel, Toro Toro initially beamed with potential. After looking through the regular menu, my interest was piqued enough to perhaps return soon. By the time my Miami Spice dinner was over, that was no longer the case. Sadly, it seems this restaurant was more interested in turning tables, than it was in offering a memorable experience. Actually, I take that back. It was memorable, just not the kind one wants. On to the next one.