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TORO Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.toro-nyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 691-2360
  • Hours of Operation: M-W 5:30pm - 11pm
    Th-Sat 5:30pm - 12am
    Bar M-W 5:00pm - 1am
    Bar Th-S 5:00pm - 2am
    Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: corner of W 15th and 11 ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Manhattan parking garage located on west 15th between 9th and 10th avenues.
A word from TORO
Award winning authentic Barcelona-style tapas by Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette in New York City's Meatpacking District.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "The music was so loud; it felt like a club and not a restaurant. Toro tries to be more experimental rather than let the ingredients speak for themselves. The tapas are overpriced for the portion that you get. The patatas bravas, one of the simplest and most common tapas, which we were served last by the way, were subpar - the romesco sauce was barely on the plate. The boquerones portion tasted very fishy, and they were served alone - something I found odd. The croquetas dish had three (makes a lot of sense for a table of two, huh?) and were very greasy. The blood sausage dish was mediocre - the texture of the al dente fava beans with the sausage was not great. The only dish that was good was the octopus. Wouldn't recommend Toro to anyone."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "The restaurant is great as far as the food, drinks and table service. The biggest issue we had was that we showed up early for our reservation and had to wait over an hour to sit. After checking in with the front 5 times over the course of the hour, they finally agreed to buy us a drink at the bar as we had been waiting for so long. Definitely try this restaurant - but not when you're really hungry!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "This was our 4th visit and our 4th round of following dishes that are hard to give up: setas (wild mushrooms with poached egg), white anchovies in olive oil with drop of red pepper and bread crumbs, new dishes were gazpacho, lamb blood sausage and beans. Only issue is noise is very loud even early evening and they do not bring bread without asking, a natural desire to soak up sauces."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Terrific food and great atmosphere. Would be a little loud for a business dinner, but fabulous for a big group or a night out."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Good food but extremely noisy! I will not come back."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Innovative interpretation of Spanish classics. Beautiful restaurant. VERY loud. Next time I'd go early for tapas and drinks--when it's still easy to talk across a table--and then move on."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Loved my dinner here! Ordered (among other things) the Puplo a la plancha, the huevos diablos, setas (mushrooms with a farm egg) , and the croquettas de baccalao. Everything was outstanding! The noise level wasn't bad until around 7:30-8pm it got a bit louder, but still manageable. Definitely going back to try the rest of the menu!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Went with some girlfriends. Sat by the bar before our table was ready. They have great drinks; loved the sangria selections and the cape town mule. The soft shell crab sandwiches and baby squid over farm egg are both must haves! The hamburgers were very good too. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the food, although it is very salty. Great drinks. Great atmosphere. Downtown vibrant. Not quiet. But still classy."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I've been to Toro twice now and each time has been fantastic! The menu has so many amazing items it will take two or three trips to try everything that looks delicious. I leave the restaurant and book another reservation immediately. Nothing has been bad and my server each time, Matt, has been knowledgable and enthusiastic!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food and portions are very good. We ordered the Paella (small) and the size was quite large, plus 3 other dishes recommended by our waitress which was all TOO much food. If you order a paella be careful not to over order. Very cool vibe and great ambiance for groups of friends, a fun dinner out. Suited for the younger crowed who want a great meal with some fun. However the service was not the best. They rush you quite a bit and when you ask for recommendations they rush through the menu so fast you don't even remember what they recommend. Great spot, but the service can improve. It was my boyfriends birthday that night and I could not even get a hold of the waitress outside of our table to ask for a birthday desert discretely."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "For someone who has never experienced true spanish food, then this restaurant may be a viable option. But for a diner looking for true authentic Spanish flavors comprising of simplicity and brilliant quality of fresh ingredients, there are likely better options."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "This is the best Tapas food in New York or any other since Spain. The restaurant is physically beautiful and every item on the menu is great. The service from all cannot be better. There is an exciting vibe in the restaurant starting about 8PM. Prior to that, it is very casual dining."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We ordered many tapas, but my favorites were the Deviled eggs with tuna belly, Croquette de Bacalao, Papatas Bravas and the Pulpo with potatoes and charred onions. The vinho verde was a good value and very good!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We came here on a suggestion from some close friends of ours who happen to be foodies. They did not steer us wrong. The food was excellent and the service was attentive and friendly. We will definitely be coming back here."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The tapas was great. We were a froup of five, and picked a lot of different dishes that we shared. That worked well, we ate as they came to our table. Sometimes I thought the time between each dish was a little bit too long, but at the same time this gave us time to let the food sink and really enjoy every dish. I think the music was too loud though, it was hard to talk to each other. But the place had super cool interior!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Lively atmosphere. Service was great all around. Food was good to great - bone marrow and octopus small plates outstanding. Very loud. Will certainly return."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The waitress gave us a recommendation to get the croquettes and after 1 bite I pushed it aside. The tuna tar tar was good and the veggies but overall I was unimpressed with toro."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Everything was absolutely great !! Maybe a little noisy but that is what makes the special atmosphere I will go back"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Had a fantastic dinner here. The menu offers nice variety. Every dish we had was delicious. Uni bocadillo, the crudo, octopus, lamb blood sausage, home marrow and the blowfish tails (fun and unique). Great service . Our waitress really knew her stuff. She recommended blood sausage and the blowfish tails and we were not disappointed. Fun but casual atmosphere. Looking forward to coming back"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Toro is best Spanish I've had since Spain. Bone marrow is to die for so as many other items on the menu if you're adventurous with your food."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "One of the best tapas experiences I have had outside of Spain. The food is incredible, the service was spot on, the place is NOISY. If you like great dining experiences, TORO does not disappoint. I cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food here was awesome, and the menu offers a great variety. Our waiter was super helpful with ordering, and did not pressure us to order more tapas than we could handle. The pace at which the food was brought out was also great. Overall, an awesome date night- I would highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Would not return-from the greeting by the snooty receptionist who would give us any table but the one we wanted-preferring to leave the better table empty until 9pm--through to the waiters inattentiveness -- totally disappointed. Cocktails were brought AFTER THE WINE WAS SERVED -- Really? The only good service came from the bus staff, pleasant, smiling & generally congenial. The bill goes up very quickly - if there are an even number in your party, you need to double up on items since they serve 1 toast with the tuna belly for example or 3 squash blossoms, for example. So much nicer when a restaurant offers to put 4 items for a small supplemental fee rather than forcing the double order. Four of us easily spent $600 without much thought."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food and music. The bartenders and waiters are all knowledgable about the dishes."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This place is great in Boston but it was not good here. The place was empty and our waiter was horrible."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The service was impeccable- the food was delicious -- a bit too loud for conversation even with only one other. Very impressed with servers attentiveness to an allergy at our table. Wine and most food was amazing. Have already recommended the restaurant to many people! Just turn down the music.. Congratulations on a great restaurant in a tricky neighborhood - was well worth the trek"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "we were recommended to order 4-6 plates per person, which was obviously way too much. 5-6 TOTAL would have been perfect. so we figure we weren't well advised."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The noise was extremely high, we couldn't talk. Service perfect, wine delicious, Jamon and bread also delicious. Paella very very bad! Toasted!!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Fabulous tapas menu, creative and delicious, great meat packing loft style space, hip crowd, all right on. Service, though a disaster, rushed asked 3 times for our order, had been seated 15 min with extensive menu then couldn't find server the rest of the night. Empty wine glasses, no help whatsoever, at top tier prices. Check for two close to $300!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Wow. It is must go if you want to have fun and eat well."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Octopus was world class. Dessert was magnificent. Staff at the door could lose the attitude."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent food. Very nice, airy, and sunny setting. The music was entirely too loud."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Trendy in many ways- (good) foods, (young) décor, (super trendy) location, and this one is not like NY but very friendly service which is a gen in NY!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a great time Friday! I would recommend it to anyone who ever asked me! I will definitely be returning as I did not have enough room to try everything I wanted, and I think the menu changes somewhat regularly."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Came early and seated immediately. All service was great. Ordered 6 dishes to share and the first two were very oversalted/close to push away and pass on, but we didn't. Ham and pig face fritters were chopped too fine and there was no distinctive taste to it, sort of a coated and deep fried undefined ball. Abalone dish was cooked perfect but again overpowered by topping. The abalone itself was delicious and cooked perfectly. I love sweetbreads and couldn't pass on the crispy offering. It came drowned in a sweet sauce and tasting the sweetbreads wasn't possible. The lobster, sea urchin, and parsnip was a standout, not over salt or sweet and every taste came thru. Overall I'd say pass on this well touted restaurant."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Toro has in my opinion cemented themselves as the preeminent Spanish restaurant in NYC. The food is innovative and delicious. The service is excellent and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "What a mistake. This is not fine dining, it's a pickup spot for the bridge and tunnel crowd. Deafeningly loud accented by frequent screaming . Average food thrown at you haphazardly . We were warned the paella would take 40 minuets and ordered 4 small plates to start . The paella came out in 15 before any appetizers bland and burned to the pan. The other plates came with long spells of time between , none but the salad very memorable. And the server never ordered our White Sardines which we waited patiently for but left without . Our server tried appeasing us by topping off our wine and a free dessert wine but could be plainly seen drinking between the infrequent visits to our table. Our complements to the bus staff who were most efficient."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "All the food was remarkable, and they present it in such an artfull manner. Just a delight."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Couldn't be more pleased with our experience! Each dish that came out was better than the next. The white Sangria was off the charts and since it was rather busy and our entree took a while to come out they gave us a free round of drinks while we waited and we weren't even complaining! That is good business right there. These managers know how to run a place, need more of this in NYC. Just wish there was a big building obstructing their view of the water!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014