El Toro – Where Steaks Are Done Well (or Medium or Rare)


In the court of law, it is all about “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” At El Toro House of Meat, it’s all about “the meat, the whole meat, and nothing but the meat.” Right on the price, and right on the corner of Sukhumvit soi 29, sits El Toro House of Meat, a steakhouse and butchery all in one. Behind its glass-fronted entrance, there are a small number of tables at this relative newcomer to the steak scene in Bangkok. Standing guard at the entrance is a display case of fresh cuts of beef, pork and lamb, imported from the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Also on hand is the restaurant’s specialty – Thai Wagyu beef, chilled and dry aged.

In fact, co-owners Jacob Schenhav and Jair Da Rosa raise wagyu cattle at a farm near Phitsanulok, a 600-year-old city found in lower northern Thailand. The offerings at the restaurant on any given day include T-Bone steaks, prime rib, pork sausage, lamb chops, tri tip, tenderloin, picanha (rump cap), strip loin, and rib eye. You can order your meat like you would from any butchery and take it home with you, or you can have their chefs prepare the meat right there in their open kitchen.

The meats are grilled over a charcoal flame. If you are eating in, included with the meat are bread sticks, a mixed green salad, home baked bread, a baked potato, mixed vegetables and passion fruit mousse for dessert. Flame grilled steaks and chops not your thing? There are other options including a couple of burgers, a chicken steak, a salmon filet, and even a chef salad. El Toro House of Meat is open every day from 11am to 11pm. El Toro House of Meat 519 Sukhumvit Rd. Klongtoey Nua Wattana, 10110 Bangkok Tel: +66 2 662 2880