The Black Toro Windsor
The Black Toro in Windsor is more of what makes the Glen Waverley original so popular. The dining room has a deep-grey colour palette punctuated by pops of vibrant orange and green, hanging plants, and tall jars of pickles. A staircase takes you to a moody function space with an exposed-brick wall and hanging lighting.
For food, fish tostadas and ceviche are a focus here. One such crispy tostada carries soy- and yuzu-cured tuna, a smear of avocado and salsa macha – a mix of ancho chillies, pasilla chillies and yuzu with crushed peanuts, sesame and pumpin seeds for extra crunch. Other new snacks include cheese and herb stuffed peppers, and porcini mushroom doughnuts. Other popular dishes include wood-grilled corn and Wagyu beef sliders. .
Groups will find plenty to share at The Black Torro. Try large “Familia” dishes, such as grilled baby barramundi, sweet corn fideos (short noodles cooked into a Mexican-style casserole with stacks of cheese), and grilled and pureed corn. Or lamb barbacoa. First the lamb’s brined and marinated in a chilli and pepper mixture, then it’s wrapped in banana leaf to cook overnight for 12 hours in a barbeque-style Barazza oven. It’s served with soft mini La Tortilleria tortillas, a herb salsa verde and salsa roja.