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New Latin Steakhouse Toro Toro Serves Up 52-Ounce Mezcal-Flambeed Prime Tomahawk

Chef Richard Sandoval’s restaurant is now open at the revamped Four Seasons Hotel

The new Toro Toro includes a ceviche bar
Photo: Toro Toro

A new Latin-influenced steakhouse opened over the weekend at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston in Downtown Houston. Chef Richard Sandoval’s much-anticipated Toro Toro in Houston serves steaks, seafood, and exotic game, all influenced by flavors from Central and South America.

Toro Toro’s dinner menu in Houston begins with appetizers like smoked guacamole, short rib tacos, and sweet corn empanada, along with options from a ceviche bar.

The menu emphasizes sharing, with dishes presented tableside, like a 52-ounce mezcal-flambéed prime tomahawk steak. There’s also a “Churrasco Mixed Grill Skewer,” including an array of meats inclusing Brazilian-style picanha steak, rib eye, chicken cusco, and lamb chops. The grilled options go beyond beef: order Spanish octopus or even game meat like South Texas antelope, sourced from Texas’ Broken Arrow Ranch.

All steaks are served with Argentinian chimichurri, barbecue sauce, and grilled shishito peppers, with steakhouse-style sides available to purchase like lobster Mac, grilled avocado and cheese, or truffle fries.

This is Sandoval’s sixth Toro Toro, joining outposts in cities like Fort Worth, Dubai, Washington D.C., Miami, and Doha. Chef Rafael Villalpando is the  new Houston location’s chef de cuisine, most recently working as the chef de cuisine at Toro Toro Fort Worth located within the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel. Sandoval, the self-proclaimed “father of modern Mexican cuisine,” also founded Bayou & Bottle, on the hotel’s first floor.

Octopus anticucho at Toro Toro
Photo: Toro Toro

New York City design firm Meyer Davis is responsible for the look of the restaurant, which is located on the hotel’s third floor. A stone bar is flanked by blackened steel shelving with backlit onyx light boxes, and Toro Toro’s dining room is dressed up with distressed oak flooring, marble-clad fireplaces, and Texas-inspired saddle leather accents. There’s also a 2,700-square-foot private event space decorated with works from female Latina artists and cactus plantings.

In the dining room, Toro Toro’s bar is set off by blackened steel shelving
Photo: Toro Toro

Toro Toro Houston will be open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 10 p.m.