Toro Toro in Doha is one of Mexican-born celebrity chef, Richard Sandoval’s restaurants which focuses on Pan Latin flavours. The food creations are a wonderful take on Latin American traditional recipes from Peru to Brazil and plays with the Asian influences on South Amercian cuisine. Already a huge fan of Peruvian food I was rather excited to enjoy a dinner at Toro Toro which has also branches in cities like New York, Mexico City and Acapulco to name just a few!
Located on the man-made island ‘The Pearl’ the restaurant makes the most of its location with large glass windows, offering fantastic views over the beautiful surroundings of Qanat Quartier and the Arabian Gulf.
The smart interior of the restaurant comprises of dark charcoal walls, leather furniture and two fireplaces which create a lovely ambience.
As a little appetiser, we had cheese bread with chimichurri and another lovely dip (I can’t remember the name!),
as well as a couple of cranberry and lime juice shots.
The concept of the restaurant is to order a selection of small plates that are meant for sharing. We started with a plate of seared conchas – scallops with rocoto lime butter sauce and parmesan cheese which were beautifully presented and absolutely delicious!
Next we had a plate of ‘Tuna Tataki’ – pan-seared slices of tuna and sliced avocado, dressed with Rocoto Leche de Tigre sauce.
The ‘Ceviche Huachinango’ – sea bass marinated with traditional Leche de Tigre and canchas was beautifully fresh and a delight to eat as well.
Our next plate consisted of ‘Crispy Prawns’ – panko bread crumbed prawns dressed with melcocha sauce topped with argula, mango and red chilli salad.
The potato puree with manchego cheese accompanied our last dish
Palomilla de Res – seared prime beef tenderloin served with sautéed onions and capsicums with mango passion fruit sauce which was a lovely ending to a fantastic meal. Each plate was delightful and high in flavour – a lovely way to sample a range of exotic and delicious dishes!