Perfect spot for long conversations, drinks and good grub | Barcelona style tapas bar, Toro + Ko, Citywalk, Dubai

Citywalk boasts of some of the nicest eateries in Dubai. By the way, did you know that that The Square in Citywalk is a licensed area so you can actually get drinks there. Wohoo! We recently discovered another place, Toro + Ko which is a Barcelona style high end Tapas bar located in The Square and were really looking forward to trying it out.


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Ambiance |With carefully designed interiors, the wooden furniture here is contrasted with lots of green plants. The industrial look is colourful yet modern giving the place a super chill vibe.  We have to say, each restaurant in Citywalk is simply prettier than the other.

They’ve got a lovely outdoor seating area and an equally lit bar so you can happily enjoy the beautiful Dubai weather. The place is the perfect spot for long conversations over some good grub.

What to eat | The menu features a lot of tapas which are essentially small plates of food. The great thing about ordering tapas is that not all the food comes at the same time. They are served as and when they are prepared so the table is never empty and since the portions are small, you can try out a variety. Sounds fun right?

Begin your meal with Pan De Cristal Amb Tomaquet that is the traditional Catalan bread imported from Spain (since it can’t be made in UAE’s climatic conditions) served with garlic and tomato sauce. The bread is thin and crunchy. If you like a bit of heat, do ask for their chilli sauce on the side.

Some of the dishes that stood out for us were the Mejillones Al Azafran (mussels in saffron sauce), Lubina Escabeche Gaudi (Seabass escabeche with almond sauce) and Brocheta De Pollo Moruno (chicken skewers).

Treat your taste buds to the Txangurro A La Donostiarra that is a San Sebastian style cheese crab. This one’s basically bliss on a plate! Another favourite was the Gamnas Al Ajillo which are garlic prawns served in a warm garlic oil broth that were absolutely delicious. Trust us, you won’t be able to stop yourself.

In Spain, paellas are a way of life and honestly we loved the Paella Mixta with lobster, prawns, mussels, chicken and chorizo. They are are made individually to order and mixed on the table so you get the caramelized rice at the bottom that is very essential to the overall flavour of the dish.

For desserts I wish we could sample everything they have on offer. We tried the Crema Catalana (creme brulee), Dessert of the day which was Chocolate fondant with raspberries (yumm!) and Churros Con Sus Salsas which was an obvious choice. Served with 3 sauces, chocolate, velvet and dulce de leche, it was a treat!

Personally, we would love to go visit the place again for sure! P.S. Ask for Biraj, he gave us some of the best recommendations from the menu.


Where: The Square, CITY WALK, Al Safa& Al Wasl Road Intersection, Al Safa, Dubai
Meal for two: AED 410 approx
Toro + Ko Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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