MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There’s a lot of meat being served at the all-new Toro Toro Restaurant at Intercontinental Miami, and that’s no bull!

Acclaimed chef Richard Sandoval added the Pan Asian restaurant to his list of 35 eateries around the world.

“We like to say it’s a Pan Latin steakhouse. The whole idea is to come and share small plates and the menu is compiled of foods from all over South America,” said Sandoval

Intercontinental Miami has almost completed its $30 million renovation project. Known primarily as a business hotel, the plan is to transform the bay front property into both a chic destination for tourists and a dining destination for locals.

“I think this part of Miami has been in a renaissance,” Sandoval explained.

“This really is an up-and-coming area and the owners decided to reinvent the property and bring me into the equation,” he added.

The average check for lunch is $20 to $25 per person. Dinner is about $35 per person, but can get pricier depending on what you order.

CBS 4’s Lisa Petrillo began her lunch tasting with a smoked swordfish dip with plantains and a perfectly flavored swordfish ceviche appetizer.

“The flavors are wonderful,” Petrillo rejoiced.

Chopped lam skewers are the perfect light bite, as is the yellow tail/Hiamach dish, a unique blend of Peruvian and Asian influences.

The creative Bento Box lunch comes with a piece of grille salmon, a salad and Tres Leches for dessert.

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Lisa Petrillo