This is no museum, but a place where you can buy bottles of wine with the certificate of origin of coming from Toro, and you can even taste it in your wine cellar accompanying it with some tapas (cured meat, foie gras, cold cuts, etc.). There are over a hundred types of wines at all price ranges, but all have the designation of origin of Toro. It is open on Mondays until Sundays from 12 am to 1 am (Saturdays until 2). It is located in the Plaza Mayor, surrounded by many restaurants and bars, it is near the tourist office.
One of the most emblematic places in Toro is the Café Pub Moderno, which is located right in the fun part of town, in front of City Hall Square, and is surrounded by a lot of different bars and restaurants. It's very versatile because it's open throughout the day as a café, a tapas bar at noon, and a pub for drinks in the evening. It's decor is very "old cafe" looking (despite the fact that it's only been open for 20 years). Inside it has predominantly wood and mirrored walls, and plaster moldings on the walls. There were also Halloween decorations at the time because it was the day before Halloween. The only thing I didn't love about it was that at 4 in the afternoon (I was having coffee) the music was blaring, and it was Techno!
Alegria Restaurant is one of the establishments in the lively Plaza Mayor. It has great eats and is one of the most traditional and popular in the city. It is small, at the entrance is a bar area where you can have a wine with tapas, then there is a small, non-smoking dining room with about 8 tables. The dining room is a little bit in the Andalusian style, the socket wall tiles, the decor is made from antiques (a collection of watches), as well as decorative plates, vases and various frames with awards and diplomas obtained by the establishment. It was Sunday and had a menu priced at € 20 per person. The dishes are home-cooked and seasonal. For the first course we chose the scrambled of the house and for second course stewed sweetbreads and roast suckling pig (piglet). It was all delicious, and more than ample in quantities. What they were not good at were the desserts: the donuts (it was All Saints day) were typical profiteroles but they were lousy, but the Swiss roll was better. Our waiter was a very nice, he greeted us well and gave us recommendations on what to order. The room was busy but we were served fairly quickly, although we had to wait a bit to order. A highly recommended place to return to.
The El Pillo Bar is owned by Rodrigo and Inma, and it has signature tapas created with quality ingredients, for example the chicken breast with pickles tapa, and the tuna belly or quail with peppers tapa. Besides, they also have pretty cheap little dishes of jerky, tongue, cheeses etc. And they have a lot of wines from Toro.
Run by Pepe and his wife, the La Reja Bar has its specialty mostly in shrimp tapas, as well as octopus and, what I like the most, the humble "palomita." I say humble because it consists of a pork rind covered with potato salad, but what a yummy yummy salad. And, of course, competing with shrimp and octopus tapas isn't easy, you try doing it. You can also get advice on wine, Pepe is an expert sommelier.
Having lunch or dinner at the Hotel Juan II is a must if you're passing through Toro. The specialty is the lamb (18 €), but I always order the John II clams (17 €), or prawns with garlic (you'll be amazed for only 11 €). One unique feature this hotel has is its large wine reference. Although it's a bit outdated, there are wines at unbeatable prices here, such as an Almirez from the Iguren Bodegas for only 18 €.
The Inn Zamora it seems to be the oldest, and the cheapest, in the square. They have tapas, pinchos are more characteristically nose, tongue and ears in breadcrumbs. They also serve very cheap dishes and calamari that have nothing to envy to those of "The Shining" by Atocha. As for the wines, all are D.O. Toro.
You can spend an entire morning at Bar La Esquina De Colás tasting their snacks and wines, so we recommend that you the cod tapa with a champagne reduction and half of a sweetbread casserole. You can accompany it with a "three moons" Verdejo or with a glass of Almirez from Bodegas Iguren. It's the only bar in Toro that gives you individual cups of this wine for 2.50 €. If you haven't tried it yet, you should.
I've always been craving to have a tiny winery where I can celebrate with my buddies alone for lunches and dinners ... Where we can speak and do not hear anyone or bother anyone ... Well, I have it! I found the Bodeguita del MARIA de MOLINA of Toro (Zamora). This is the place for me, I do not have to worry about cleaning, or food or anything! Just call them in advance and they can prepare for the occasion. Tell them what you want and you get it. Your space in EXCLUSIVE *** MARY MOLINA. Few people know this place ... but there is room for everyone.
This small bar is run by "Kiko" ex-legionnaire, he uses Asturian cooking, that addresses the lack of salt, and is a master in people skills. Until recently you could only have quality giant mussels, anchovies or cheese from Zamora. However, now you can have grilled tenderloin, kebabs, mushroom etc, which are all typical of this type of cuisine.
Neighborhood bar next to the door that surprised me by the quality of its covers. There stood the 5 types of cooking cod fillets, lovely, with thick, soft tortilla for € 2:00. you are served coffee with lunch, and tender chicken gizzards ... If you must go through this bar, they don´t have a lot of wine but friendly owners make up for it. The waiter is a bit stale but okay.
In mid-June is when they have the "tapas by Toro" event and this bar has been the first place champion for three years in a row. You can try the "el buen rollo," the "canino," or the "preña" but we're not going to tell you what each one is. Next to this bar is where you'll find the Diego Deli where you can buy fine wines and food from the area. By the way, the manager is Carlos and he's very friendly.
Among trees of the Plaza de Santa Marina you can dine on the stone steak for two, it is better if you add a simple mixed salad with tuna and green asparagus, if you also order a bottle of Elias Mora 2009 Oak the night will round out. If you want you can only ask for a coffee or an ice cream. Inexplicably so, we have repeated the experience several times and have always dined well.
A seventeenth century winery to visit that is good value for money. A quiet place to eat that is part of the inner city wall. Carrilera and game tenderloin with pears in wine, beef carpaccio or chuleta de aliste, everything is good. 30,00 € / person.
In the town of Toro is where you can find the La Viuda Rica Restaurant, which offers its clients a friendly and welcoming place to dine. The cuisine at this restaurant is excellent. It's modern and creative and you have the option of ordering a la carte, as well as some delicious tapas combinations. The restaurant also has an extensive wine cellar.
The María de Molina Restaurant offers its visitors excellent service in a friendly atmosphere that feels nicely decorated, safe and warm. The restaurant features a full menu that has all kinds of dishes, from sweet to savory. Their cuisine is one of the best options from a nutritional point of view, as well as taste. The staff will take care of making you feel great. You just have to get comfortable, they'll take care of the rest.