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El Toro Blanco
El Toro Blanco

El Toro Blanco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eltoroblanconyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 645-0193
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

    Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am

    Saturday: 10:30am - 12:00am

    Sunday: 10:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Josh Capon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: We offer a variety of options for large party reservations of 8 or more. Additionally the mezzanine dining area can be booked as a semi private area that accommodates up to 22 guests for seated dinner and 30 for standing cocktails. For more information please email sarah@eltoroblanconyc.com to customize your experience.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Ave and Downing St.
  • Public Transit: A/C/E @ West 4th Street
    B/D/F/M @ West 4th Street
    1 @ Houston Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from El Toro Blanco
Mexican restaurant featuring a substantial seafood menu of ceviche, tacos and entrees with coastal influence, guacamole bar, and extensive tequila bar.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Visited for the 1st time on Sunday at 3:30, open table listed available reservation and next available at 5 so we assumed we would be still served lunch/brunch. We were advised that only limited midday menu was available, I asked hostess to ask kitchen if we ordered quickly could we still order from lunch menu. She returned to advise that "all brunch items had been thrown out" and asked for manager who never presented him/herself. Tried to make the best from starting out with bad taste in my mouth. From limited menu food was good but somewhat expensive for Mexican..not sure if I'll be going back to experience full menu anytime soon."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "El Toro Blanco was the best Mexican food I've had in the city. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Good drinks, best guac ever! tacos (lobster and al pastor) a hit or miss, Camarones en mojo de ajo Really good. We ordered to share and were pleasantly surprised when they brought on two different plates. The roasted tomato and lobster sauce was the highlight of the night. Service was good and attentive. The tables outside were too close to each other and you could hear the conversation from the table next to us."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Food was great but there were just some service issues like things coming late or being forgotten. I would definitely recommend and go back again."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "decent food at decent prices. impeccable service; option of sitting in or outside. exceptional short ribs empanandas and orange flan are memorable. first was not greasy--crispy on the outside, moist on the inside. flan was not at all sweet."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "such a cute spot! somehow i've missed this place until recently, and definitely plan to be back. the outdoor seating and pitchers of margaritas are a must. loved the sonoran cheese crisp. prices are bit high for the fare but, overall, well worth it."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had some vegetable enchiladas, made of the remains of that day's kitchen basically, cauliflower and broccoli mostly, lots of cream… disgusting. This place demonstrated that is only apt for brunch."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This is a great spot for a group of friends, ready for a night out! It's got great energy and an awesome vibe. They got great options for food: from plates you can share to individual tacos. Don't miss out on their churros - they are delicious! For pictures please visit @bucketlistNY on instagram."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "First time here for lunch during Restaurant Week. Very impressed. Sat outside on a breezy, not so hot, afternoon. Had the prix-fixe Restaurant Week lunch. Everything was delicious. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Staff was great and food was delicious. I especially appreciated the interior of the restaurant, it was nice."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Great service. Nice Decor. Food was Superb. Restaurant week menu provided good options. The tamale was excellent."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The drinks were delicious and worth the price, however the food was very overpriced for what you got. The food was good but you can get it elsewhere for much less. Outdoor seating was nice."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was mediocre but the drink was good. The waitress was decent. Overall experience was fair but could have been better"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Abbiamo visitato il locale in occasione delle Week day e ci siamo trovati molto bene, vivace l'ambiente, ottimo il cibo. Fantastici i dolci."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We sat outside, which ended up being a great choice on a beautiful evening because it was dark and somewhat loud inside. We split the queso fundito, which was delicious, and each got tacos which we both loved. Very nice, great service, gorgeous neighborhood."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Had a great birthday dinner here with friends. We shared the guacamole and queso to start, which were tasty, but the highlight was the tasty dessert they served me complete with a sombrero plopped on my head. The interior is modern/trendy and overall really liked the place."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "...you'll love El Toro Blanco. Best Chile Rubbed Mango Margarita, Lobster Ceviche and Escuela Vieja Tacos. And then there's Chef Josh Capon of SpikeTV's Frankenfood. Cheerful, Talented...A Culinary Superstar!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We Sat outside Drinks, Food and Service was both as advertised...Very Good !"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great outdoor dining. Once made a reservation for 9:15 and didn't get seated until 10:15, so there is that."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Really enjoyed everything about this place from the interior to the service to the food. Took two family members here for a birthday and had a blast. Tacos were incredible."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was my third visit to El Toro Blanco and I continue to enjoy the uniqueness of the Mexican menu items. They have amazing cocktails, terrific ceviche, fresh flavorful guacamole, fish tacos, tamales, you name it, it's on offer. The restaurant also offers a weekday prix fixe menu including an appetizer and entree. The service is attentive without being intrusive and the staff is knowledgeable. So if you want to explore the cuisine of Mexico, run over to El Toro Blanco and enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I've been to El Toro on many occasions. I went with friends and I went on a date. Very great experience and atmosphere. I recommend the guac, the mango habanero margarita, and Mexican street corn."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We ordered a few plates and shared everything. Things show up in any order so we just are as it showed up and ordered more as we needed it. Dessert was extremely tasty as well"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I've been there several times, have enjoyed the drinks and food - as well as the service. A waiter saw me using my fork to put hot sauce on chips and brought over spoons. Eating outside is preferable for me as the noise level is not to my liking."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Very extensive Tequila menu and the staff was helpful in making choices. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Excellent outing. Brendan was an excellent server. We will be back soon."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I have eaten here on a good number of occasions and it's always a fun experience with great food, delicious cocktails and intelligent staff. Not to mention the guacamole!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Sexy environment, but flavor in tacos was lacking."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Im not a Mexican food critic, don't eat it often enough. Went with a friend who is and wanted real non-Dos Caminos style. I enjoyed everything they served, and my friend the expert vouched for its authenticity. So very good food and ambience. Cute restaurant. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We ordered guacamole that never came. Iced tea took 45 mins to arrive. Water was only refilled once. Our server never came by to check on us. And all we got was a lame apology and no attempt to make up for it at the end. Food was tasty but far too overpriced for the portion size and quality, particularly given that other "upscale" Mexican restaurants in the area are better at a lower price point. However, the patio was gorgeous and the margarita strong. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Josh Capon has done it again! Great food and great drinks, all with great service. If you're craving food from south of the border, but with a creative flair, this place is it. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The salsa and chips were better than most high end mexican places. The spicy mango magarita was delicious! We had the guacamole, tuna ceviche, queso fundito, short rib empananas, and the fish tacos and all of it was good. The tacos are very small. The place is a little pricey but I still loved it. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Went for Saturday brunch. Sat outside. Great food. Horrid service."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great brunch! Sat outside, great people watching. Great experience."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food is consistently delicious. I've been here numerous times and will certainly return and recommend it to others."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Huevos Benedict was deelish!!! Margaritas were on point"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Fantastic food and superb service, we're offset a bit by the deafening noise level."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The layout & decor of the restaurant was inviting - The staff was warm and friendly. Our server was informative - good personality - and never left us hanging! The bartender was friendly. The food was spectacular (creative versions of empanadas, tacos, enchiladas, guacamole). The price points were good - appetizers vs entrees. I went with a group of 5 friends and everyone enjoyed El Toro Blanco. I am taking my boyfriend here soon."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, especially the tacos! I can't wait to go back to try more."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Well-Executed overall dining experience -Friendly and attentive staff -Nice variety on the menu -Fresh ingredients -Delicious meal (Had pork, goat, and beef tacos for app, flank steak for main, and chocolate tacos for dessert) -Good vibe, nice ambiance -Great location"
    Dined on 4/14/2014