Excellent lunch spot if you're
Excellent lunch spot if you're in the neighborhood. I have to get back and try it for drinks / dinner!
2/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, waitress recommende
Excellent food, waitress recommended several dishes and was very helpful with our selections.
Overall, it was a good experience and we would go back.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the micheladas! Octopus
Love the micheladas! Octopus and fish tacos were delish... Skirt steak was perfectly cooked, although didn't love the cheese enchilada. Fun scene.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
delicious mexican. amazing
delicious mexican. amazing chips/guac.....and tacos. highly recommend. Great for gluten free diets...menu indicates which dishes have gluten. overall......amazing.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Restaurant was casual but
Restaurant was casual but nice. The food was delicious. Our whole family of 5 enjoyed their meals and we would all go back.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for brunch. We were seated
Went for brunch. We were seated right away. They allowed us to select a booth rather than a regular table. Our drinks were great, and the food was decent. I'll need to go back to sample additional dishes before making a judgement on the overall food quality but we all liked our selections. Service was excellent. We lingered for a bit after eating and they were totally cool with it.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for a special birthday.
Went for a special birthday. The food and drinks were great, but the server was a bit impersonal and borderline rude. She even rolled her eyes once after we ordered something. With all of the amazing places in the area, I wouldn't rush back.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
it was so noisy we ate so
it was so noisy we ate so fast and wanted to get out as we could not even speak to each other
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, amazing drinks, attentive server, tres leches cake is a must.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The empanadas were amazing
The empanadas were amazing for an appetizer and the El Toro margarita was perfection.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
classy spanish food
The chicken enchilada and the brisket empanada were yummy.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just So Brilliant!
I've been wanting to go to El Toro Blanco since it opened and it was well worth the wait! The place was pretty busy, but nothing too crazy. The chef was out of the kitchen and the scene was just so lively. We started off by devouring the queso which they had melted to perfection. The charred octopus tacos were cooked perfectly -- not too squishy and not too rubbery. The flavors all worked really well together. We then shared the carne which just tasted wonderful with the cheese enchilada. We finished off our meal with the not to be missed specials of the evening, the caramelized banana empanadas and strawberry horchata. This would definitely be my last meal -- that's saying something.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
exceptional food at extremely
exceptional food at extremely reasonable prices for NYC
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
yummy swordfish tacos!
Need I say more? The El Toro margaritas are excellent, the guacamole for the table is a must, and the chicken enchilada is absolutely yummy. But the swordfish tacos--yes, they are small, but--are so exceptionally tasty and leave you room for dessert!
Excellent, very attentive service as well. Bravo!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
all things to all people
This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant; the food is always excellent and and the ambience changes with the hour.
It is lovely for lunch or dinner on the sidewalk, early dinner is quiet and fine for kids, after 8 is lively and full of young attractive
people, and the music and noise level increase accordingly.
I have never been for brunch but I hear it is terrific.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I love coming to El Toro Blanco! Out of the 5 times we've been in the last 6 months (since discovering it) food is always on point. I always order the Escuela Vieja tacos, Mexican street corn, and the guacamole no onions. Great stuff. Also don't forget to order the coconut and chocolate chiles sorbets. We eat out everyday and live in Queens but this West Village spot is definitely one of our favorites!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice to find a pleasant spot for some outdoor Mexican. Food and drinks delicious and it was a little loud and crowded inside so we opted for a quiet outdooor table on a nicely warm night - it's a wide sidewalk there, a good distance from the traffic with a diverse group of West Villagers passing by.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Food!
The staff was very nice and helpful. Really enjoyed the meal. Nice place with outdoor seating as well. Will definitely return.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were perfect. Would recommend this place to friends!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family had a great time
My family had a great time and meal at El Toro Blanco. The food was excellent and interesting. The table service was great. They were attentive, friendly and helpful. The bar staff were rude and slow. Nice outdoor seating available as well. I would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone who likes upscale Mexican with creative flair.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this restaurant through ThrillistNY. It was rated as one of their top 25 bars/restaurants in NYC and they nailed it! Our reservation was honored right on time. The choices of tequilas was incredible, from the standard names you know, to many/most that I have never heard of. Our waiter was extremely helpful in suggesting our food as well as tequila. It was a perfect, spur of the moment "Date Night" for my wife and I. It's also situated in a great neighborhood (SoHo), so we walked off dinner. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you want great Mexican food and great cocktails!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it for a birthday brunch!
Wonderful brunch spot, inside or outside tables, but have also had great dinners here. Food is nouveau Mexican, with some classic dishes, too. Have not tried everything yet, but hope to go back enough times to check out many more of the delicious dishes. Huitlacoche quesadillas were delicious, but have never had them with shrimp - they were delicious. Sonora cheese crisp with carne asada was a superior cheesy disc with meat on top - all great!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative & Exceptional Mexican
I am a big Mexican food fan and was excited to finally try El Toro Blanco. It did not disappoint. Everything was delicious. The menu authentic and innovative. Lots of variety on the menu to accommodate many palates and all delicious. Love their tequila selection and the fact that they are happy to accommodate dietary requests.
The room never felt too loud though it is energetic, and the space is great.
Cannot wait to go back to try more menu items.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still the best
Delicious food, tasty drinks, and great service. Nothing negative to say about this place. The hostess was very accommodating and we even got a booth (my fav). Two very enthusiastic thumb up!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Owners of Lure have done it again!!
We loved El Toro Blanco. The cocktails were perfect. The food was very good. Our only complaint is that the chips were a little greasy. The dessert (Tres Leche) was a bit dry. The scene is very cool. We will be back soon.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mexican Comes to NYC
This is consistently one of my favorite go-to spots in the city. The food and drinks are remarkable and the same every time I come back. Try and sit in Celeste's section. She's one of the most welcoming servers I've encountered in the city, as is the hostess, Emily. Both set an amazing tone for all that's to come.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Drinks and Service
I think my friends and I tried every type of margarita on the menu. All were delicious, but we'll be back to continue the debate of which is our favorite - the Rosalita or the Chile Rubbed Mango margarita. The Al Pastor, Grilled Swordfish and Crispy Fish tacos were all amazing. We'll definitely be back to try more dishes on the menu. The outdoor seating area was perfectly relaxing and laid back for a Sunday afternoon and the staff was friendly, helpful and attentive.
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sunday morning brunch
We enjoyed our brunch. It was on a very quiet Sunday. The patio is very nice. The waiter said it gets busier in the fall when more people are back in the city. The food was delicious. Would like to go back and try the dinner menu.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I love the food here. The service is always great and the food never disappoints. I love this place.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The guacamole and three types of salsa were out of this world. The Carnitas Michoacan tasted like nothing I've ever had before. The Mexican Chocolate Cake was honestly the best dessert I've had all year. Also, Mario Batali from Iron Chef was eating there as well. This place is awesome!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Street corn a MUST!
Have been here for dinner and enjoyed it and now went for brunch. Delicious! Including fab cocktails of course!!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
I'm familiar with Josh Capon's other restaurant Lure and was happy to find this newer gem. The food was great - fresh ingredients and the best guacamole I've had in a restaurant (and I've had a lot!). We had the empanadas, swordfish and pork tacos, and one of their specialities -- the cheese crisp. Everything was terrific. Plus we had terrific cadillac marageritas! I would definitely eat there again - eager to sample more of their menu. Ambience is high energy (best for adults) and quite dark.... you may need a flashlight to read the menu!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great brunch spot!
The service was great - very friendly and attentive staff. We had the guacamole with 3 sauces. I did not taste the sauces, so can't comment on them, but the guacamole was fresh and very tasty. Also, thought it was a decent amount for two to three people. I had the tostada chopped salad with steak. The serving of steak in my salad was generous and I say that because I've had salads where they only give you a few strips of steak and it's disappointing. This salad was hearty and delicious! My friend had the Alambre dish and said it was delicious, cheesy goodness. We shared the mexican chocolate cake and I have to agree with other reviews - it is one of the best desserts in the city! We plan to return for dinner soon!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome mexican food!
Our second time there and not disappointed! Great food :)
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it! - NYCFoodJudge
Best Mexican food! My husband and I love coming here! The staff is super friendly. We always order the guacamole, tacos, and Mexican street corn.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss the chili mango
Don't miss the chili mango margaritas and the guacamole. We also had the chicken enchiladas and they were good but not great. Filled with beautiful young people, the noise of conversation and music is ear-splitting. Still, you won't be disappointed.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had friends visiting from Texas and decided to take them to El Toro Blanco since it is fairly new - we had a great time!
The food was very good and our waiter was delightful - we all had a wonderful evening.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Do not leave without eating the corn!!! It's 5 dollars and will change your life.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We wanted to dine like locals in NYC and chose this place in the West Village. The atmosphere, food and service were wonderful. The guac was to die for!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the Monday prix fixe menu
The Monday night prix fixe menu is awesome. Excellent food and lots of it. The Mexican chocolate cake was the absolute highlight. FABULOUS.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Spot - There is
Excellent Spot - There is fairly good mexican all over the city. Great ambience, loud but not overshadowing a conversation,boisterous and fun. The food - excellent. We tried tons from the menu - ironically our tacos were good But our mains were outstanding as well as both appetizers.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A++++ on all points of service. My husband and I love coming to El Toro Blanco! The food is great.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Typically I refer to myself as a loyal to Dos Caminos and rarely venture to any other Mexican food hot spots when friends/relatives are visiting. HOWEVER, I took my mother to El Toro Blanco this weekend and boy am I sure glad I did! The drinks were amazing, the salsa trio and queso fundido was delectable, and the overall ambiance of the restaurant was great as well. Highly recommend this gem in the west village!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Arrived Stressed - Left Relaxed
We were nicely welcomed at the door by the maitre de and although we arrived late for our reservation, they were happy to accommodate us. Very nice selection of three types of tequila which we ordered and drank with our appetizers, main course and dessert. Food was good and atmosphere very good.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
best chips and guac of my life
and this is saying a lot, because I grew up in San Diego. Eager waiters/waitresses take food away prematurely, so if you like to eat everything you buy (and it's expensive stuff), watch out and protect those plates.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service was
Great food and service was amazing. Good tequila selection as well
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM