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Toronado

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

190 Ratings
Ratings: 190
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
Taps: 58
Bottles: 250
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4026 30th St
San Diego, California, 92104-2602
United States
phone: (619) 282-0456

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @toronadosd

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Reviews by Errto:
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4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

I visited the famous Toronado while in SD to see a friend. It was a Sunday and we got there early-ish, so there wasn't much of a crowd.

This was the first, how should I say this, "purist" beer bar that I went to. The appearance, though cool with lots of dark wood and vintage posters, is a bit austere and I didn't see any beverages besides beer available for sale nor any TVs, particularly noticeable music, or anything else to take away from the central focus. Appealing in a way, though ultimately I prefer beer bars that are a little more of a mixed bag. YMMV.

They had a small but fairly decent food menu including some nice specialty sausage that I liked. Draft list was large. I enjoyed RR Damnation and Pliny the Elder as well as NB La Folie, and my friend had a Celebrator, a Bernardus Prior 8 and we also split a bottle of Nøgne Ø's winter beer whose name escapes me. Extremely extensive bottle list including many sought-after rarities, but they ain't cheap.

Overall, a great place to visit for any beer pilgrim. And that's not to mention the spontaneous tasting we got invited to randomly!

More User Reviews:
Photo of markgugs
4.56/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of bonkers
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of hayesjw
4.2/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Scottie_A25
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

I came here for dinner on 12/12/14. Really wanted to check this place out because I'd heard a lot of good things. The beer selection was fantastic and the service staff were knowledgeable and friendly. I was disappointed in the food though. Ordered the Jidori Chicken Sandwich and didn't like it. To be fair though, it's a beer bar and not a restaurant so I can't knock the food too much.

Photo of grilledsquid
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of HopHead84
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of The_Jerk
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Great selection of beers on tap. Food is average from what I had that day. Ambience is good with right amount of seating. Would like them to update their tap list more often but that's just me. Now only if Toronado would open up another location in L.A. then I would be in heaven!

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4.68/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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Toronado in San Diego, CA
99 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.