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Toronado

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ToronadoToronado
BA SCORE
99
world-class

197 Ratings
Ratings: 197
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.48
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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Place added by: kleffman on 06-29-2008

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Ratings: 197 | Reviews: 111
Reviews by portia99:
Photo of portia99
4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Came here on a Saturday afternoon with a couple of work friends. Having already been to the San Francisco location, I had an idea of what to expect walking in here. Place was laid out much like the SF location with the trademark Dutch half door at the entrance (very cool touch in my opinion), bar all down the right side and half a dozen tables along the left side. Huge chalkboard over the bar with the selection on tap. Lots of great stuff from all over the country and world...southern Cal/SD area was well represented by a number of Stone (3 Ruinations - DDH, standard, cask dry hopped on Amarillo), Alpine, Alesmith, etc. I sampled several on tap and finished sharing a Cable Car Kriek ($55 I think...not cheap but still seemed reasonable)...passed on the '09 Cable Car ($90), and I think I heard there might have been an Izzy kicking around behind the bar too. Server/bartender was friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Took a little while to get a drink as the line at the bar was fairly long and really only one bartender to handle everyone. Crowd seemed a bit more upscale than I was expecting from the surrounding neighborhood (actually more the area a few blocks away that we drove thru coming from the highway...the immediate area around the pub seemed fine). Vibe inside was casual...pretty loud inside and was at times difficult to carry a conversation, but nothing out of the ordinary or unexpected. Definitely a place to return to on a future visit.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Buck89
4.95/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.86/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of smb
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Kylo76
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.89/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of kingpin1010
4.91/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of markgugs
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of bonkers
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of hayesjw
4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Scottie_A25
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
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 -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Stevedore
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
5/5  rDev +11.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
4/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of atrocity
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Kalenm
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of HopHead84
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of The_Jerk
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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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Toronado in San Diego, CA
99 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.