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.


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.

The description we got was that it would be a tapas and paella bar. Not certain that it will have a liquor license, and we don’t remember seeing any orange application signs there recently, so we’ll see.

We’ve left a message with one person believed to be behind the effort and will update with more details as we get them.

UPDATE: Got a few more tidbits. The chef is Miguel Martí Rossello, who currently works at Mixto on Pine Street. And yes, there will be a liquor license. Here’s a blurry picture of the inside.

Certainly looks like it has potential.

The menu should be coming soon. Torero means bullfighter, by the way, an all-encompassing term that includes bullfighters such as the picadores, rejoneadores, banderilleros and the matador. The matador is the one who makes the final kill.


3 thoughts on “Tapas place called to Torero Bar coming to Italian Market

  • December 2, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    They were making a giant paella live in front of the place on Saturday — smelled amazing. Best marketing ever.

    • December 3, 2013 at 10:53 am

      El Costeno was my favorite place for take out in the area. Big shoes, good luck.

    • December 3, 2013 at 11:54 am

      Torero opened yesterday. The tapas tasted amazing good…the chef Miguel is from Spain and he knows how to make Spanish food…ill be back to try other new plates from the menu. Looks good !!!

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