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Italian Market’s Torero tapas bar closes after just five months

The tapas place called Torero, which brought a shot of late-night life into the Italian Market when it opened in December, has already closed.

Adios, amigo.

Adios, amigo.

The security grate was rolled down during its posted hours last week and its Yelp entry says the restaurant has “moved” to Upper Darby. It seems that it actually merged with a restaurant there called Tabblon. Too bad, since it was getting great reviews on Yelp as recently as two weeks ago.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

First Pics: Torero tapas and paella bar opens in Italian Market

Torero Bar, the tapas place that we told you this week would be opening soon at 940 S 9th St. in the Italian Market, has already opened with an expansive menu that includes much more than just tapas – and one helluva happy hour.

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Torero replaces El Costeno

Chef Miguel Martí Rossello, who was most recently chef at Mixto in Center City, drew from his heritage growing up on the Catalan-speaking island of Mallorca off Spain’s Mediterranean coast. There’s a section on the menu of traditional tapas like patatas bravas and garlic shrimp and sliced meats including jamon iberico. But there is also a large selection of meat and fish entrees (and some really unfortunate misspellings) on the menu: langostinos, skirt steak, octopus, cod, lamb. Brunch will also be served, starting at 10 a.m. on weekends.

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Kitchen is open till 10 p.m. nightly, but a rotating roster of pinxtos (Basque word for tapas) and the full bar will be served till 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Full menu is below.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Tapas place called to Torero Bar coming to Italian Market

The Italian Market is getting another shot of nightlife in a new tapas place called Torero Bar, which is shooting to open in the next few weeks.

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We’re pretty slim on the details so far, but word is that Torero will open in 940 S 9th St., the site of the current El Costeno taqueria and in between Villa DiRoma and the new Cardenas Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom that opened this fall.

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