A liquor license application has been posted out front 1300 I St, NW for a restaurant called Toro Toro:
“New Restaurant steakhouse specializing in Part Latin cuisine with inside seating #260, Total Occupancy Load #500. Requesting a Sidewalk Café with #52 seats and Live Entertainment, DJ Dancing and Cover Charge. Dance floor located in basement approx. 400 Sq. Ft.”
Toro Toro is a Richard Sandoval restaurant:
Toro Toro is a creative blend of Pan Latin styles and flavors. Chef-owner Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include Bon Appétit Restaurateur of the Year and Mexico’s Toque d’Oro, artfully spins South and Central American ingredients into small plates designed for sharing.
The beverage menu features innovative, hand-muddled cocktails, a collection of Latin wines and a variety of sugarcane spirits, which may be sipped at the Rum and Cachaca Bars. The vibrant décor fuses traditional and contemporary tastes, the perfect setting to savor Chef Richard Sandoval’s acclaimed cuisine.
DC’s Toro Toro restaurant will be located near the McPherson Square metro right across the street from Franklin Park: