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Toro Cantina, Albany, NY

Toro Cantina

4.5
4.5
686 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Authentic, bold, spirited. Albany's newest Mexican restaurant. From the restaurant group that brings you 677 Prime and Prime Burger, take a tour of your senses with a modern take on traditional Mexican plates, preparation, and atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 949-2211

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 686 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Good for groups

  • Upstate New York

    Hot spot

  • Upstate New York

    Lively

  • Upstate New York

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Ben, communicated the specials, and the mezcal special wonderfully. Provided great explanations of the menu, and the dishes. The food was prompt, and incredibly juicy and delicious. Ben really helped to make my dining experience one of the best I have had. Thank you.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kennedy our waitress’s was amazing, attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu and drinks
  3. JS

    JeffreyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Alejandro was excellent. He was thorough without being intrusive and very helpful with the menu. A great asset!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were passing through and have never eaten at. Toro before. Food was good andntlservice was great.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I both had tacos and tried several sauces. I had the shrimp al ajillo specialty tacos. So yummy. The Papaya habanero sauce is supposed to be very spicy but we found it to be sweet… tasty but not spicy. And our server Benjamin was great. Only downfall was that they couldn’t make lattes or cappuccinos, something was wrong with the machine. Otherwise awesome dinner.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was excellent. We had a party of 4 and everyone got either burritos or tacos. The fajita burrito was a hit. Service was great… until it wasn’t. I think the kitchen got swamped when we ordered dessert. It took about 1/2 an hour for 2 little desserts to come out. There was a heavy scent of cannabis through the ventilation system…. Maybe why food wasn’t coming out so quickly??
  7. k

    kimberlyc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was beautiful, the food was delish!!!!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place for a girls night out! Great food (and very helpful for food limitations) Great ambience!
  9. j

    jenndes

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to Toro a few times and enjoyed our food and experience each time. I always make reservations because this is a busy restaurant. Expect a long wait without reservations. Everything here is fresh and delicious! The house Margherita, chicken burrito, salsa & chips are the best I've had in the area.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    We had a male server and as a table of 6 ladies, we all left with a bad taste in our mouth for him. Everything about our experience was amazing and Toro is our go-to for most things in our group. Our server was rude and condescending. We all argued over who was going to order more drinks because we were scared of him and his attitude (all because he was visibly annoyed when one of my friends didn’t like a drink she ordered) or who was going to get his attention for anything. It was all too much rudeness considering the 3 plus hours (and apps, drinks, entrees and desserts) spent at the table Bottom line - I do not want to be sat in his section ever again and I feel bad for anyone who has to deal with him
  11. r

    rasmos

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good waitress!
  12. j

    johng

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome, the service was really quick and our waitress was so friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was great with the music playing and the lighting. Great place to eat and hang out with friends
  13. n

    none

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Server Blossom was spot on! Drinks and apps were great. Unfortunately dinner took longer than normal and was mediocre. They did apologize but I feel last few times I've been there it's been deteriorate a bit. Your outdoor patio is the place to be.
  14. M

    Michelle

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I love the ambiance of this restaurant, however it can get very loud. Service is somewhat slow (seem to have only one waiter in our section). Waited a long time for drinks. When food arrived some of the entrees were not hot, just warm. Prices are a little on the higher side.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tonight’s at Toro with my daughters was a lovely experience. First, the fact that it was margarita Monday was a bonus (our favorite) and the food was delicious, including my daughter’s vegetarian selection as well as my definitively carnivorous meal. The decor is very fun and our server was lively - kudos to Toro for a great all around decidedly festive destination.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good cocktails, fun ambience. We had a very sweet waiter who was happy to tell us about personal favs. Portions were beyond generous. Churros were yummy, but we didn’t love the accompanying dipping sauces. Better plain!
  17. MK

    MariaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Toro Cantina is one of our favorite places to go for work events. Food and atmosphere are incredible. My only critique is that we always have to wait for our entire party to arrive before any of us can be seated. As we're all coming from different directions, this can make it difficult to begin our meetings.
  18. S

    Shaz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! Gorgeous inside and loved the casual atmosphere.
  19. KS

    KenzieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our waitress was amazing and so sweet. They gave us dessert on the house. They thought we waited to long for our food, but I think everything came out on time. They are very sweet and accommodating and the manager was checking on every table to make sure things where good. Highly recommend if you want great food and amazing drinks and great service! We will definitely come again with friends and family!
  20. DR

    DennisR

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and terrific time
  21. S

    Speller

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Blossom was super nice, food is always delicious and the drinks are good too.
  22. PC

    PatriciaC

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable
  23. C

    Cass

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will definitely be coming back! Everything was so delicious and everything came out quickly. My entire party had a great evening and enjoyed everything.
  24. DG

    DebbieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chocolate Piñata was a great way to end our meal! Amazing 🤩
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our waitress Amanda. She did an exceptional job especially keeping us safe with multiple food allergies.
  26. CC

    ChristaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The food was not good. We can here last year and it was really good. Our burrito bowls barely had any meat. They were just a soupy mess. Our waiter was wonderful though.
  27. FJ

    FrancisJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was good!! Waiter was average!! Would go back!! Hopefully have a better server
  28. LS

    LS11

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Showed up ten minutes before reservation. Checked in with hostess. Table wasn’t ready so we went to the bar and were told they would text us when a table was ready. Had a drink at the bar. Waited for over 30 minutes and saw a number of other couples seated while we sat at the bar. Left without ever getting a table or food.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the BEST waiter I’ve had in a long time.
  30. c

    chuckm

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just left Toro on Wolf Rd after a fantastic anniversary meal. It was our first time there and everything was so good. We started with the crispy tamale bites with a ranch aoli. It was nicely plated, scattered with pico de Gallo and sprinkled with cotija. My wife is not a big tamale fan but the crispiness made them hard to resist. Since it was Marg Monday, we took advantage of the margarita flight. I expected small, three sip samplings but instead we got a nice full serving of each flavor. The flights are preset, we had guava, peach and raspberry/lemon margaritas. For mains, my wife ordered corn crusted chile relleno, the goat cheese inside warm and melty, the coating crispy and the sauce flavorful. I had the chicken tinga enchiladas which were out of this world. Wonderful smokiness to the sauce and the chicken so tender. The food was so flavorful that I didn't feel the need to ask for hot sauce. To finish it off and celebrate our anniversary we ordered the chocolate pinata for dessert. Took a couple of whacks to crack the chocolate shell and spill out the contents; pineapples, raspberries, blueberries, churros and Mexican wedding cookies. Great fun presentation and the inside treats were worth it. Our server Amanda was great, not hovering but there to make sure everything was good. She was engaging and didn't try to hurry us along. The whole experience was wonderful and is definitely a great place to celebrate with elevated cuisine.
  31. H

    Heather

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting and loved it! Our server Joey was very friendly and quick to respond to our requests. The food was delicious and great portions and the drinks were tasty as well! Even my young teenage nephews said they can’t wait to come back!
  32. RS

    RicS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Hostess staff should be re-evaluated to be more customer friendly.
  33. MG

    MeganG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed my experience! We had a wonderful kind waitress Blossom and everyone was very warm and welcoming. Thanks for a lovely experience!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The menu isn’t clear regarding pricing of ordering mixed street tacos. Our server didn’t provide any clarity. 3 street tacos plus rice and beans was $28. Talk about overpriced food…
  35. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our server, Blossom was amazing. She was friendly, helpful and has an all around enjoyable personality. The hostesses however were unfriendly. They did not smile or greet you when you walked in the door, nor did they say goodbye to us. The food was fresh and delicious! It’s a great restaurant and my friends and I enjoyed our time!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Carnitas tacos dry and tasteless. Overpriced. Could get better at Chipotle
  37. AV

    AnastasiaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Our nachos and tuna tostada were cold when they arrived to the table. Our server was so friendly and sweet. The ambience was great and so were the drinks.
  38. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food and great service, just a little loud, but it was a Saturday night
  39. A

    Anjali

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Toro Cantina never disappoints. especially, Callie, the gem of a person, makes our experience so extraordinary with her compassion, excellent customer service skills, and ability to create such warmth with her presence is beyond anything else I have experienced before and I have as a professional trained a plethora of people in customer service. Callie should be rewarded with the highest reward and recognition there is at TORO! Leadership hopefully you are listening. Now, about the Food, Loved how perfectly prepared Octopus Ceviche was, the interplay of balanced flavors-citrus and spices, beautiful creation! Great job chef! (not sure how to spell the name, sorry!). Quesadilla- a little too cheesy and oily (the second order) and chicken tilda, delicious for us but was spicy for our daughter which wasn't the case earlier. A non-spicy chicken and fish option for kids will be great and also an option of some more steamed and grilled vegetables for them will be a great addition. Also, there are not any dairy, gluten, and soy-free soup options, cooked in olive oil or animal fat (can't have the things listed due to my autoimmune disorder). I don't feel like having cold salads in winter and that's the only option I am stuck with at TORO so I often don't eat there. Gluten and soy-free, clean-ingredient tacos will also be a great option for people like me who can eat corn. A brand recommendation- the Brand, Siete makes hard tacos and soft grain-free tortillas and they meet the checklist perfectly if anyone wants to look into them. Thanks again for everything and for creating this beautiful, warm and vibrant space. I just wish that I have more options to eat there other than salads.
  40. HN

    HollyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time at Toro, thought it was great!!! Great decor, great server (think it was Stephanie...) she was so friendly & helpful!! We tried fish tacos which were a special, the fish was so light, flaky, crisp batter, perfectly cooked with a mango cabbage slaw & spicy slaw-would highly recommend. we also tried a braised beef burrito which was also fantastic, beef so tender and flavorful and got the crispy potatoes as a side, yum! We will be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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Toro Cantina is rated 4.5 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Toro Cantina

111 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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