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El Toro Blanco

480 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Authentic (7)
  • Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
  • Casual (5)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Thursday: 11:30am - 11pm
Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am

Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 645-0193
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Josh Capon
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Cross street
6th Ave and Downing St.
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Public transit
A/C/E @ West 4th Street
B/D/F/M @ West 4th Street
1 @ Houston Street
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Special events & promotions
El Toro Blanco hosts an array of special events, private parties and dining functions for parties up to 130 guests in various formats. Our staff is happy to customize any package or menu to meet the needs of your event. Please do not hesitate to ask if there is anything else you would like included in your special occasion. We can accommodate corporate events, holiday parties, birthday celebrations, anniversary and engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, conferences, seminars and much more.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We offer a variety of options for large party reservations of 10 or more. Additionally the private dining area can be booked as a semi private area that accommodates up to 30 guests for seated dinner and 60 for cocktails.

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What 480 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNeverlandBondMatt (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Overall, really good.

vipChez (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely staff and service and not too crowded or noisy but food is truly sub-par. Was shocked at how lousy the food was. Neither myself not my friend could eat one of the dishes I ordered (al pastor tacos wherein the pork was clearly re-heated and didn't taste remotely of pork but just old meat) and the other, old school ground beef tacos, was barely edible: dry and gristly ground beef. My friend had hanger steak which was better. But how do you make horrible tacos at a Mexican place? Server was super nice and gracious as was the hostess. But won't return Bc food so bad.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was nothing to brag about and the drinks were over priced. The service was on point and the ambiance was pleasing. Wish the food and drinks were worth going back for.

Nana (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Our party felt like we weren't important enough to be attended as others were. Diversity is needed in this space. The pitcher of Margaritas was over prices for tasting like lime juice. When requesting the second pitcher we were completely ignored as the pitcher was ten times sour than the first one. It was never adjusted. I won't be going back.

Niyah (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The server was very pleasant but the food lacked seasoning. The drinks were alright and expensive for happy hour. We enjoyed the music played and dessert.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

I went for Sunday brunch during Restaurant Week and despite being listed as participating in it they insisted they were not. Service was indifferent and spotty. Very loud oldies pop hits made brunch conversation difficult, it felt like a chain restaurant on a Friday night. The food was ok, overpriced. Not good enough for NYC, sorry.

ChristinaG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great cocktails, if you like tequila and margaritas. It is the perfect place for a friends' small group get together, because a lot of the dishes are shareable.

Dafoodlover (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My first, but not my last time here. Everything was awesome, from the smile as you entered the door, to the smile as I left. Food and service was awesome. I was quite happy with my first cocktail. The waitress exchanged it with no problems. Will truly be visiting again..

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was good and friendly - the food ok - drinks were nice - we had a nice time

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Ultimately the food was good, but prices and service were a little outrageous. The guacamole is $26 for a large, and while it’s tasty, that’s just straight up ridiculous. And steak taco’s are $18 for two little tacos. Completely an overpriced underwhelming experience. I’m shocked it’s still around.

vipRocky (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Always a terrific Mexican restaurant. Also, very good Margaritas.

vipTHJ1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The food here never fails you. It is delicious, the serving sizes are great, fresh and delicious!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

I loved the seating options that included cozy banquets and plush benches. Food was spectacular if you’re in the mood for Mexican

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We had a really wonderful and delicious brunch excellent waitress looking forward to coming back soon

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was awful. This is not my first time at the restaurant and last night was so bad i likely won’t go back.

vipLizNY (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I have been several times and this was my first larger party, business meal. It was equally as good as previous meals. The margaritas were fabulous and the menu great for a larger party as everyone can really get their choice of portions. I had requested - and received - a round table that was perfect for our conversation, even after the place became more lively. Service was great - friendly and efficient. I enthusiastically recommend for business or pleasure dining.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great place. Trendy. Good food but a bit overpriced. Certainly not a cheap night out.

vipBadRevieasdfa (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Well, I made the reservation for lunch, confirmed by the restaurant and Open Table and then showed up the and the restaurant was not open until 4pm.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Delicious tuna ceviche, highly recommended 🐟. Super nice lobster tacos 🌮

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything, from the service, food to ambience was amazing! Would come back here in a heartbeat and would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.