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Torito Tapas - pleasant evening with good food and great service !

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Torito Tapas - pleasant evening with good food and great service !

Bigtigger | Dec 7, 2006 01:53 AM

When a friend proposed dinner at Torito Tapas tonight, I did not know the recent plaudits lavished on this Kensington Market restaurant (cheek by jowl with the struggling La Palette which could learn a thing or two from Torito's service !)

We were struck by the willingness of the staff to please - more bread ? no problem. Fill up the wine glasses. How about some water ? This sort of relaxed but very attentive service is, sadly, not matched by many of the five-star eateries in town.

Food was uniformly very good - toothsome salad with almonds and cheese, an outstanding lamb loaf in a saffron-almond sauce, fine hanger steak, great plate of the Spanish version of prosciutto, roast taters with chorizo in a tomato sauce - quite spicy - and a lovely almond cake with quince and creme fraiche to share for dessert. Very reasonable wine list.

Simple, warm room with a variety of seating available, at the bar, on high stools at high tables, low down at regular tables - nothing too much trouble.

A winner !

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