El Toro Restro Bar Review

Located right on top of popular beer joint The Dubliner Irish Pub, this Mexican restaurant is a great place to kick back and relax over lunch or dinner. We particularly like doing lunch here, as the set lunch menus are really bang for your buck. The alfresco area is also great for you to just have a smoke or drink, and relax awhile before your food arrives (Tip: There are also two huge sofas in the corner that are great to just chill out in). Setting aside, the food here is pretty good. The first set meal we ordered was excellent: Our starter of prawns ceviche with lime and lemon juice, cilantro, red onion and capsicum whipped up our appetite for our main course of Fish Veracruz. The grilled fish was fresh and tender—marinated with just the perfect amount of salt and pepper. The mixed vegetables and paella rice that accompanied the dish was also flavorful; and we cleaned up our plate in an instant. The set also comes with a soup of the day—bonus points for an already commendable set. Our other set fared well for its generous serving of chef salad and quesadilla. Our choice of sirloin steak (you also have the option of chicken or fish) for the quesadilla was right on the money, and toasted brilliantly with mixed cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes and onions. We were rather full so we skipped desserts, but diners can simply add on for their choice of desserts. Will we be back? Definitely, after a hard day’s worth of shopping on Orchard Road.UPDATE: El Toro is currently applying for Halal certification and has stopped serving alcohol.El Toro has moved to 7 Purvis Street as of May 2012.