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About El Toro Blanco

Mexican restaurant featuring a substantial seafood menu of ceviche, tacos and entrees with coastal influence, guacamole bar, and extensive tequila bar.

257 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

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

Cross Street:
6th Ave and Downing St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 645-0193

Website:
http://www.eltoroblanconyc.com/

Public Transit:
A/C/E @ West 4th Street
B/D/F/M @ West 4th Street
1 @ Houston Street

Executive Chef:
Josh Capon

Additional:
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

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.

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.

El Toro Blanco Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
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Fun (5)
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Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Spicy (4)
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Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall, really good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·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..

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·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

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Romantic, People Watching, Fun, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·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.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The restaurant was closed when we got there with a confirmed reservation. So unprofessional! Left us with no warning, no call no email no nothing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food was good and the prices are moderate. I’d recomendable this place for creative Mexican seafood. And for the mezcal and tequila offerings.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was all good except maybe octopus tacos are not a good idea. I love octopus, but didn't seem to stand up to the other taco ingredients so didnt' get much from it. Regretted my order somewhat although always like to try new things. 2 tacos for picing is a little off.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was very slow

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was amazing and so were the drinks! Get the Menzana and Mexican corn

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My favorite Mexican food in the city. Good drinks and service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

El Toro Blanco was fun! We really enjoyed the margaritas and guacamole starter. Our tacos were a little hit or miss, but the steak taco in particular was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had a great time. But they did not mark my Open Table reservation as attended.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Outstanding food especially the guacamole. Excellent value and fresh delicious ingredients

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The guacamole and the tacos were excellent but I found their food prices a bit pricey. They even charge you for the chips and salsa!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food is outstanding! The waitstaff is friendly and professional. This has become a favorite! I'm becoming a regular!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Always great

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Guacamole was great. Rice and beans were typical Mexican fast-food style. The salad was very simple and the tacos were ok. Good for groups but not the best in the area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent food, great cocktails, wonderful service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Although the waiter was very nice, it took forever to get someone to get our order. Food although mexican was too spicy for our taste, none of the plates we asked for...were available mild or with the spicy sauce on the side and we were told sauces were premixed already. But most dissappointing, thru my reservation I requested a special "Happy Bday" treat for my friend with dessert, dessert came and no comments, no candle, nothing.

Tags: Spicy, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

It was an 8 month anniversary and the staff was very pleasant. The food and drinks were amazing as usual. I love their watermelon margarita.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Saturday night at 10 PM, the service was horrible. I don't think they are always like this.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Mediocre food. Nothing special. Boring space except for windows. Rosa is so much better.

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vip
 (México)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food! It was just delicious!
Service was amazing as well!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was really good! Fresh guacamole and chips, crispy fish tacos, perfectly cooked steak and the shrimp enchiladas were popping with flavor!
Did I mention the delish margaritas and fresh fruit soda cocktails!

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