Toro Cantina

4.5
573 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
TORO takes a modern spin on traditional Mexican flavors while staying true to classic techniques. Heirloom corn is sourced from Mexico and nixtamalized in-house, and ground to make the freshest tortillas. TORO highlights an extensive tequila and mezcal list, along with a made-to-order guacamole bar set in the middle of the dining room for viewing. Enjoy a meal in one of the beautifully designed dining rooms or on the stunning patio in the warmer months. For larger parties, an event room can accommodate groups of 40-90 guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 573 people are saying
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franka
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Kallie was a great server. Loved her . Food was excellent as always

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HowardK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Toro offers a unique Mexican dining experience definitely upscale presentation of food is excellent some very unique appetizers generally speaking at the end of the day it is the food is average American Mexican but it’s still a great place for a Nice Mexican dinner especially if you like upscale cocktails…a very very nice bar

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good but has been better during past visits. I ordered the chicken fajita and the chicken seemed a bit dry. Although our waitress was friendly, she seemed to be annoyed when we asked questions. Overall, good experience.

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vipBfoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Special dinner with my daughter before heading back to College

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Nick
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We were seated in corner booth that faced everyone seat, facing each other. It was odd, to look up at people looking at each other. Food was ok. Drinks were good. El Loco is better

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BarbaraM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner with friends. Food was excellent. A little noisy, but otherwise everything was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town with the best service! It’s my go to place to eat and everyone who works there is so friendly. Thank you to the Toro Cantina staff for being awesome. Special shoutout to Autumn!!

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vipJoy123
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Waitstaff was very good. Food was okay, but expected better for the price point. The best thing was the guacamole. Probably won’t return.

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Dissapointed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I made New Years Eve Reservations 2 weeks in advance. Me and my date were squeezed into a corner less than 6 feet away from another couple. There were empty tables that never were filled during our entire visit. Waitress took a long time to attend to us. Once she attended to us we were ready to order. Food came fast and mine was excellent but a very small portion for the price. My date had a Burrito, which was ok. Again overpriced. His drink was super sour too. It was a frozen Margherita.

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vipMEG09
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve Dinner a success!, though the place was packed with guests , we were seated on time and food was exceptional as always. and on the dot too. ( Rib eye and Lobster Quesadilla, Tres Leches ) Callie was excellent and very pleasant , great place to dine as always. Way to go Toro Cantina

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipMark
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service.

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vipNanette
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Service and restaurant were wonderful. But the food was not great. Too much onion, dry, and overcooked. I won’t return there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

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JavierJ
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience1

THE MOST OVER PRICED RESTURANT IVE EVER WALKED INTO. ABSOLUTE THIEFS OWNERS SHOULD BE THROWN IN JAIL

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leah our waitress was amazing.
Food was good.
My third time coming. Music was great. Always love the vibes.

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RobK
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Or server was on point, food came out in a timely manner. Staff was attentive but also gave us our time Overall great place to eat

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RCatchen
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible bar staff. They are always friendly and welcoming. They have great suggestions if you don’t know what to try next.

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vipfoodfan
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was very good, love the guacamole and free salsa they start you with. The rest of the food (fajitas, burrito) was good, not great. If this place was 30% cheaper, I'd eat here more frequently than I probably will.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy with the service food and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We were seated promptly, but the table was in the back corner and was very cold and the tables were wobbly. We were moved when asked. The server was nice, but took quiet a while to great us and the flow of the meal wasn’t right. We received or appetizer before drinks and we had to ask for chips and salsa as well as any refills. I don’t recall any general checkins on how the meal was going and the check was just dropped without asking if we wanted desert, which we were planning on getting but didn’t bother because it seemed like an inconvenience to the server. The food is always amazing, which keeps us coming back, but a better dining experience would improve our chances of returning sooner.

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LindaB
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The overall ambiance was very nice. We started with the guacamole which was excellent. My husband had the roasted chicken enchiladas which were good. I had the pork tamales which were okay. I found that they were mostly masa and not enough filling. Both our dinners were lukewarm. After we mentioned it to our waiter he did offer to heat them but we declined. The manager ended up comping us with a free dessert. We had the churros which were very good.
The noise level was pretty high. Overall it was a good meal and I’m sure we’ll go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and the food was delicious

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vipBilingualkitty
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a reservation and were seated promptly after we arrived. Our server was very attentive and the food was great.

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JonN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience.

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vipDineThyme
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was very good - our server Tisean was very helpful with navigating the menu and his service was great. Definitely ask your server for advice as many of the portions are either too small or too large, but Tisean made them just right!

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SMO6
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always good, every time I go to Toro. The service was great, better than other times I’ve been there

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MarissaN
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious - I have the shrimp and steak taco with a spicy Jalapeno margarita - HIGHLY recommend both!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Drinks are small and overpriced. Food was not amazing. I love chicken enchiladas and these were not an authentic version. To salty, overcooked.

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phillyd
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic mexican cuisine. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is very clean and organized.
A great place to eat!

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JohnT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent portions huge lots to take home for lunch. Deserts were enormous and wonderful ( tres leches and flan). Will definitely return when in Albany

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vipAnneMarie
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the first time in over a half dozen times I’ve been there, we were seated near the bar. The atmosphere was much better than sitting next to the bathrooms with bright lights and no ambiance. . It was lively but not too loud. Service was excellent food was excellent drinks were excellent. Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cocktails were good as was the draft beer. We were seated promptly and the service was friendly and attentive. Beef fajitas were very good, flavorful and tender. Pork tamales had good flavor, could have used a little more filling. The fondita was more like queso but was flavorful. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good and service was quick even though it was very busy. It was really loud and hard for some people to hear.

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JackieK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed my meal. I ordered fajitas and butternut squash soup. Everything was tasty and plentiful. I was contentedly full.

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WendyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food, again, did not equal the hype. Pleasant enough in summer when you can sit outside and enjoy drinks but otherwise, not so much.

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HeidiR
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent except it was a little hard to hear over the music. I will definitely go back.

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CelesteS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Tiro. Our first was shortly after restaurants opened fully this past summer. The food was excellent. Our server was super sweet and knowledgeable. Our only issues was with the time it took to get our meal. We did find out they had a skeleton staff.
Our experience Friday evening was vastly different. Consistently though, the meal was excellent. Our server Jordan was quite attentive and made our experience very enjoyable. We are already looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here for date night with my husband. The dining experience was great. Place was a little too cold though and music a little too loud. Other than that the food was delicious and we both enjoyed our time here. Place is always busy around dinner time so I highly suggest making a reservation, or you should expect to wait in the waiting area for a table. Service was great. Overall a good night, will come again.

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Nodiana3456
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Music was way too loud. Place was freezing. Food was beyond terrible. Waitstaff very nice.

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Toro Cantina is rated 4.5 stars by 573 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.