EL TORO Spanish Restaurant
508-2, ZhongXiao E Rd, Sec 5
Hours: 12-2 pm, 6-9 pm
(closed on Monday night)
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
MRT: YongChun Station, Exit 4
Parking lot nearby.
El Toro's Spanish owner/chef Daniel Negreira Bercero prepares tasty cuisine and labels his restaurant as a place where Taiwanese patrons can savor an authentic Spanish dining experience. Daniel moved here after marrying his Taiwanese wife, but was quite a celebrity back home, having won numerous culinary awards. "I hope to introduce true traditional Spanish cuisine, as well as creative dishes to my customers in Taiwan," he says. His passion for cooking means daily visits to local markets, where he selects fresh ingredients that are incorporated into that day's dishes. Thanks to the fact that he personally handles every order, the Spanish food variety here is almost limitless. Diners can place advance orders for custom-made dishes, priced according to ingredient cost. On Friday and Saturday nights, you can enjoy magic shows, Flamenco dancing, and violin and singing performances. --By Josie Wu, translated by Ann Lee
A. Crab Meat Salad with Lime Vinegar (NT$150) uses a dressing made with diced carrots, parsley and olive oil.
B. The delicious Stuffed Chicken with Pine Nuts (small NT$100, large NT$300) has layers of stuffing exuding fragrant aromas and savory textures.
C. Although not as appealing appearance-wise, the Pork Cheek Bone dish (NT$100) has a delectable aftertaste that not many can resist.