TORO
TORO

TORO

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.toro-nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126912360x
  • 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: Vegetarian / Vegan, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • 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
TORO reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (103)fit for foodies (102)good for groups (80)vibrant bar scene (68)special occasion (57)neighborhood gem (38)late-night find (24)notable wine list (20)romantic (19)scenic view (7)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Ridiculously expensive
    mag4108VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Delicious food, nicely decorated, friendly stuff, very loud though - and ways too expensive. The priciest Paella were ever had. I would go back anytime if pricing was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud and subpar
    glgl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food over an hour late
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dishes
    ProsNConsVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy!!!
    Marceloosa
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good food but extremely noisy! I will not come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Viva España
    Fresh
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Tapas Place
    sfilomena
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Chic Loud
    Horsedoc
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Really enjoyed the food, although it is very salty. Great drinks. Great atmosphere. Downtown vibrant. Not quiet. But still classy.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You'll want to keep coming back!!!
    GavChristopherVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Dinner Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not authentic
    Foodwine1202VIP
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Tapas
    IrkyO
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    WeezieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Eat
    Toro
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food in great localities
    Macarona
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but loud
    Traveler
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Lively atmosphere. Service was great all around. Food was good to great - bone marrow and octopus small plates outstanding. Very loud. Will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Say no to ham croquettes!
    sm123
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Everything was absolutely great !! Maybe a little noisy but that is what makes the special atmosphere I will go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas with an edge
    JeanVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Spanish
    London
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tapas Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SKIP IT -- Really overhyped
    eatermomVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Toro!
    Tablefor3
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food and music. The bartenders and waiters are all knowledgable about the dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This place is great in Boston but it was not good here. The place was empty and our waiter was horrible.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best service, delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too much food
    sebbis
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise & Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The noise was extremely high, we couldn't talk. Service perfect, wine delicious, Jamon and bread also delicious. Paella very very bad! Toasted!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab Food....But
    Tastytom32VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Wow. It is must go if you want to have fun and eat well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food Was The Star
    jtable
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Octopus was world class. Dessert was magnificent. Staff at the door could lose the attitude.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jim10011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent food. Very nice, airy, and sunny setting. The music was entirely too loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for New Yorkers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely
    lam890VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Much Salt & Sweet
    OpenTableUserVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Benchmark Spanish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annoyingly Loud
    Robby
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Toro was amazing
    DaChuckster
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    All the food was remarkable, and they present it in such an artfull manner. Just a delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic