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Chef Richard Sandoval Opens Toro Toro Restaurant in Marrakech, His First in Africa

Written by FDM

Marrakech gets a new lifestyle destination to its credit. The global restaurateur and father of modern Mexican cuisine, Chef Richard Sandoval, is opening his first Toro Toro restaurant in Marrakech at M Avenue.

Global restaurateur and father of modern Mexican cuisine, Chef Richard Sandoval, brings his fine pan-Latin cuisine to life with the opening of Toro Toro restaurant in the bright city of Marrakech at M Avenue.

“With over 50 restaurant concepts around the world, our goal is to bring the powerful and vibrant flavors of Latin cuisine to every corner of the world,” said Chef Sandoval. “Our new concept in Morocco will bring authentic Latin ingredients and innovative new techniques to a burgeoning market that we have yet to tap into”.

Inspired by the art of cooking over a fire, Toro Toro Marrakech offers grilled meats over a wood fire, meats presented and cut at the table accompanied by traditional Latin flavors – Ceviche, Tiraditos, and Antojitos, all in a family setting where sharing is the rule.

The prestigious architecture house LW Design was commissioned to create an unexpected contemporary dining experience in the heart of M Avenue Marrakech. At the entrance stands the majestic copper Bulls, a powerful symbol of the Toro Toro brand.

Inside, the restaurant is enhanced by wood and velvet accents on the furniture, typical exotic patterns on the walls, and references to Latin America in various decorative elements that served as inspirations for Chef Sandoval. The Bar creates an ideal meeting space for arriving diners, while the open kitchen provides a vibrant and lively focal point, inspired by the passion, sounds, scents, and energy of Latin America.

As Chef Sandoval’s first concept in Africa and more specifically in Marrakech, the design is also inspired by the eclecticism of the ocher city. It offers a sultry, fiery vibe, incorporating dark walls and dim lighting alongside chic wood and velvet furnishings. The dining room stands out for its warm and rich color palette through the walnut wood, black marble tables, and earthy tones on the sofas and chairs accented by bespoke light units, wall coverings ornaments, and terracotta tiles.