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Toro Cantina

4.6
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38 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 38 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.4
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hamburgler
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Great margaritas. Nothing but praise.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

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perfect
New England
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my wife.. we have a 3 year old & a 10 month old. Needed a place that was romantic, but early reservations, quick service and special attention to detail.. TORO CANTINA WAS FLAWLESS IN EVERY RESPECT! TRULY OUTSTANDING

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Well worth the wait on the opening of this restaurant- the service was excellent, I had the Toro burrito and it was enough for 2 meals- I wish my margarita was in a bigger glass though.

Toro Cantina
Responded on July 1, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, Angela.

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MarnaR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Drinks and Ambiance were amazing! Definitely be back!

Toro Cantina
Responded on July 1, 2020

Whoohoo, Cheers! Thanks for the great review Marna!

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Anna
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The salsa that is brought to the table at the start is delish as well as the warm tortilla chips. The guacamole was so flavorful and I do not typically like tomatoes in my guacamole but it was perfect. Pineapple mango margarita was to die for. Our table all ordered different tacos and each enjoyed them all. The design and ambiance is perfect for date night or girls night. I can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Loved the pork tamales. Service was good. It was a little loud and hard to hear waitstaff beneath masks, but that will not deter me from coming back.

Toro Cantina
Responded on July 1, 2020

Thank you! The pork tamales are one of our favorites. Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times, we value your feedback!

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready before our reservation....service,cocktails,food were beyond our expectations. Definitely would recommend the guacamole amazing!!

Toro Cantina
Responded on July 1, 2020

Thanks so much Jennifer! Hope you join us again.

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SamanthaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing!!! We ordered 4x for delivery before they were able to open bc of quarantine and were impressed but, right at the restaurant was even better. Everything from the appetizers and drinks (feugo margaritas) to the meals were spot on. Kudos Turo!

Toro Cantina
Responded on July 1, 2020

Awesome! Thanks Samantha! We appreciate all of your support.

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ssds
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice menu selections.

Toro Cantina
Responded on July 1, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback, we appreciate it!

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance. Homemade chips and salsa were amazing. The churro cart and dipping sauces are a must.

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angr1
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food . great atmosphere. will definitely go back

Toro Cantina
Responded on July 1, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and 5 star rating! See you again soon!

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SheriS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Water service was not as quick as you would have thought during dinner. Not many eating during Covid in the dining room. Our waitress was very friendly and talkative and knew the food. She recommended specific items. That is always a good thing. I would have liked the water guy to come around more often. My blue tortilla fell apart as I was trying to eat my sweet potato taco. The flavor was very good though.

Toro Cantina
Responded on July 1, 2020

Thank you for your feedback Sheri. We are working with an extremely limited staff (about 6 servers serving 200 or so people a day) so we appreciate your patience. We hope you decide to join us again.

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CathyC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Relatively new restaurant so take that into consideration. Food is rather highly priced for what you get. To be honest nothing but the guacamole had any real flavor to it. We had to ask three times for simple things like water refills and our waiter seemed to be more intent on looking “cool” than being on top of his game. Might try again at some point, but there are too many good Mexican restaurants around to spend an overpriced food. Also Mentioned we had 2 birthdays in the group, and not so much as a happy birthday.

Toro Cantina
Responded on July 1, 2020

Hi Cathy. This one hurts a little bit! Thanks for your patience during these unprecedented times. We are working with a limited staff (who are all brand new and opened in the middle of a pandemic). We truly appreciate your feedback as we are working hard each and every day to improve service. This is one of the first times we've heard about 'lack of flavor', for sure. We apologize your server did not follow policy for celebrating a birthday. We will definitely be sharing with the team!

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KristyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the feel of the patio. Great vibe.

Our waiter was knowledgeable and personable.

Toro Cantina
Responded on July 1, 2020

Thanks for the review, Kristy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was ok.
I will return to try something else.
Cute place.

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Louie22
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with friends. Excellent service. Drinks were interesting and fun. Lots of great food choices. Very authentic Mexican food. Atmosphere was very clean, pleasant and well decorated.

Toro Cantina
Responded on July 1, 2020

Thank you so much Louie, we really appreciate your kind feedback.

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vipDiane0429
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve visited twice and am going back tonight. We sat inside for dinner. Masks in place and enforced, so we were very comfortable with spacing and safety. The interior and restrooms are beautiful. Complimentary chips and salsa were brought immediately and water orders (flat free, distilled or sparkling $2 for a large refillable bottles) taken. tried the pineapple mango margarita ($11) and it was refreshing and not sweet! Corn crusted chilé rellenos ($21.95) were my entree and they may have been the best I’ve ever had! Not soggy, filled with goat cheese and accompanied by black beans and cilantro rice. The salad on the plate was a bonus and I enjoyed everything. The portion was large and I did have to take some home. Service was excellent.
Upon return for lunch we opted for outdoor seating and it too is gorgeous! A bit of noise from Wolf Road traffic, but not bad. I enjoyed the classic margarita ($8) with chips and salsa (again best salsa locally) and ordered but never received watermelon shrimp gazpacho as an appetizer, and chicken enchiladas ($17.95) for lunch. Again portion size was large, enchiladas were filled with chicken and seasoning- no fillers! They were crispy and the sauces, black beans, rice and salad on the plate were all great! When I let the server know I didn’t receive my soup, he was extremely generous, brought a bag and container for left over chips and salsa, and was extremely attentive. We would have ordered a 2nd drink, but we’re never offered that. Our service on day 2 was not nearly as attentive as the first visit, but we will return for the best tasty fresh if Mexican cuisine I’ve found in the area!

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 26, 2020

Thank you so much for leaving a review and for your detailed feedback, Diane. We truly value every detail!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and atmosphere was fantastic!

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 26, 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate it.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and we had a great time even with social distancing. The staff were extremely friendly. The owner came by to check on us a few times as well. The food was really good. Try the Empanadas and the Guacamole. Very nice interior setting.

They did a really nice job with this place.

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 26, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, John!

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JoanA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out after work. Food was excellent.
Service was great. Only thing was we were seated next to the windows, and 5. O’clock sun was coming through and was so very hot and blinding. Made us a bit uncomfortable. Other than that, we will definitely be going back. Decor was beautiful. Already made reservations for date night with the husband.

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 26, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, Joan. We're glad you decided to join us again!

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SandraR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the patio which was lovely and not too loud. The margaritas with salted foam are the best I've ever tasted. Everything we ordered was delicious.

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Thank you so much Sandra! Nice choice on the margarita; one of our favorites too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and super nice staff! Will definitely be back

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Cheers! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us 5 stars!

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Taylor
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I understand that it was opening week, however I expected more seeing as how this is the same owner of 677 Prime, one of our favorite places. The service there is impeccable. We had an 8:00 pm reservation and we did not get our meals until 9:50 pm. Our server was very nice, I’m not sure if he needs more training or what? The manager came over and gave us a gift card for the next visit but I’m not sure I’d return. Maybe for drinks. It’s absolutely beautiful inside. But, I’d go to Prime before I went here again.

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Hi Taylor, we appreciate your for your feedback. We're sorry your experience wasn't exceptional. Thank you for taking the time to recognize that this is, in fact, our opening week. As a brand new restaurant opening in mid-pandemic, we certainly recognize and are addressing all the ways to improve each day. We hope you change your mind and decide to visit us again in the future.

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Beth
New England
43 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First night out in months with the family. Stressful with the covid, so hard to relax and feel safe when you keep wondering if you should have stayed home. Very nice outdoor seating with fabulous umbrellas. We had to wait over a half hour for our table even though we had a reservation. That was unfortunate because it was hot out. Thankfully they did provide a comfortable seating area for a drink while we waited. Then we saw “our” table given to another party and the hostess saw it too! Another table freed up and our server was quick to seat us. Go Courtney! She was very busy tending to tables inside and out. She was as attentive as she could be given the situation and she was very courteous and really did a fabulous job. Also Kevin was coming around with water, chips and salsa and other help. Thank you! The food was excellent. High end mexican. We had the empanadas, taquitos,salmon tacos, sweet potato tacos and chili rellenos. Happy with the margaritas, original on the rocks and a frozen mango margarita. Would definitely go back.

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Thank you Beth, we appreciate your for your feedback. We're sorry your first experience wasn't 100% exceptional. As a brand new restaurant opening in mid-pandemic, we certainly recognize and are addressing all the ways to improve each day. We're glad to hear you'll be joining us again, thank you for your support!

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DonnaW
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to finally get to dine in here. Excellent night

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Thank you Donna!

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LarryB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was not very good. The tortillas were hard and very dry as if they were over microwaved and brittle. The meat was overly salty and the margaritas had to much syrup and not enough liquid (mostly ice). It was a very long wait to be able to visit and very much not worth it. Strongly advise against future visits.

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Thanks for your feedback Larry. This is a first for us; we receive such positive feedback about our freshly made tortillas and margaritas specifically. As a brand new restaurant opening mid-pandemic, we certainly recognize and are addressing all the ways to improve each day. We hope you change your mind and decide to visit us again.

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CarlaD81
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a retirement. Patio was very nice. It was just very hot out that night and the sun was in our faces. Staff was very nice and food was great.

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Great reason to celebrate! Thank you for choosing us. We hope you decide to visit us again soon.

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AmchaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was fabulous - the ambience, service, quality and taste of our food and drinks; as well as the care taken to ensure our safety during the Covid-19 situation make Toro our new favorite dining spot in the Capital District. The presentation of the Churros for dessert in and of itself is a reason to go back. Sangria, fish tacos and empanadas were so flavorful. There is such a diverse menu that we had a difficult time choosing what to eat. We've already made a reservation to go back to Toro this coming week and look forward to visiting often!

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Wow, thank you so much, this is so heartfelt and kind! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review.

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ChrisN
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is just amazing, many layered flavors to each dish from totally fresh ingredients and service was very attentive. This brand new restaurant has a great appearance with interesting design and a huge patio for outdoor alternative. Drinks were also great, check out the menus and get out and experience this wonderful new place.

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Thanks for the kind review Chris, we will be sure to share with our staff. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time there. Loved it! Only complaint is that dinners came out less than 5 minutes after appetizers. Had to eat both courses together.

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We certainly recognize and are addressing all the ways to improve our service each day. We hope you decide to join us again in the future.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The freshest guacamole you can get. The braise beef taco with pickled onions was absolutely amazing. We got a side of sweet corn esquites that was delicious that night, and the next day...so much food. Cant wait to go back.

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Karen!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night of work for the summer!

Toro Cantina
Responded on July 1, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They did just open, but our reservation was not sat until 20 minutes later and food (apps) did not come out until an hour later. Food was good, just very late

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 26, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. It's true, we're a brand new restaurant that opened mid-pandemic; we are working each and every day as a team to improve the level of service. We hope you decide to join us again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Thank you!

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JaymeB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Although the food was good the way it was very difficult to deal with. We thought we bought a reasonable amount of drinks and every single time we ordered it took between 15 to 20 minutes to get our drinks. Our last order took over 45 minutes to get. Our service is our biggest issue it was only a two person party and yet we were there for over 2 1/2 hours.

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Hi there Jayme, thanks so much for your honest feedback. While we're a brand new restaurant opening mid-pandemic, we are working diligently with our staff to recognize all the ways we can improve our service each day. We hope you decide to dine with us again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Did we not get either of the modifications we asked for ( no cilantro in one dish and to swap black beans for pinto beans in another dish) but our food was delicious.

Toro Cantina
Responded on June 23, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback! We're sorry your experience wasn't 100% exceptional. We are working every day to improve our service and that includes the small details. We hope you decide to visit us again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ive been to similar style cantinas in different cities. I've been hoping for a place like this in Albany, NY. Exceptional quality and beautiful place. Chips, guac bar, fundido dip is all very delicious. Cocktails are on another level. If you love spicy drinks, the fuego margarita is so good. Pork Tamale is spot on. Great corn outer shell, perfectly seasoned pork. Cilantro rice and black beans are very flavorful. Rainbow Trout is exceptional, especially the acompanying chutney. Finish with a tres leche cake or a coconut piñata. If your on a date, the coconut piñata is a must. A coconut shaped chocolate ball filled with fresh fruit comes hanging on a contraption. You are handed a wooden stick to break the ball to find the prize. You are left with delicious chocolate, strawberry, Pineapple, churro, berries and whiped cream on a tray. True fun on a plate.

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Toro Cantina is rated 4.6 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

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