Toro Cantina

4.6
377 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 377 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeshonaR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was excellent. My waitress was nice and pleasant. They had food was excellent.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were incredible! We can’t wait to go back and try so many other items from the extensive menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, outside patio was perfect for a warm evening. Fire tables kept us warm when the sun went down. Service was attentive and friendly.

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LisaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food quality has diminished greatly. The food on my last 2 visits has come out incorrect and barely warm. I was told there is a new chef. Sadly, the new chef may be hurting the business. I will not return.

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GirlfromTroy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good size portions and the food was delicious. Guacamole sampler made to order at the Guacamole Bar, consisted of three unique and tasty flavors and three different salsas. I highly recommend the Sweet Corn Esquites and the Sweet Potato Tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best guacamole ever!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Love the set up and the menu. The service was slow but the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Steak nachos and chicken wings are good apps. Friendly staff. Took 1 hr for the 12 taco special to come out. Not a big deal. However the tacos were stale and cold, even if they weren’t, they just weren’t good. We were starving at that point so didn’t complain. Food was disappointing

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BRIANR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service (Thanks Keith!). Loved the “churro cart”! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was one problem…. I couldn’t stop eating the corn !!! It was so goooddd !! Highly recommend

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AndyT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here before so decided to come for Mother’s Day. As always, food and service were great. Totally coming back.

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BrandonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Will be returning ! Our server Brett was awesome !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Went there for Mother’s Day.Our server kept disappearing, it took almost an hour for our appetizer to come out, finally when our meal came out I got the chicken fajitas and the chicken looked like it was just boiled and thrown in a dish with buttered water and the shrimp that came with it had a very bad fishy taste. for the amount of money these dishes cost I was expecting way better quality and taste. Very disappointed and not once did our waiter come over and ask us how our meal was.

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JohnG
New England
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The service was not up to Toro’s usual standard unfortunately. The wait for food to arrive was very long; it took us over 2 hours for lunch. This is not the service we have come to expect from Toro as normally our food comes out very quickly/

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere will return

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NicoleJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The waiters struggle to keep up with so many tables. They were professional but hard to find. Drinks were ridiculous $17 for a margarita which was just ok ... normal margarita. The birthday brownie bite was so sad. I was okay without it, it wasted a plate. The place is so loud. The food is good, the guac is amazing but next time we will order takeout.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! Definitely will be back.

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Gjkbjbhnkjuhib
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The queso was amazing and the margs are a must! #lovedit

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Chrisu
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This was my first visit and came highly recommended. The staff was great. The atmosphere was lovely.
The food was a dissapointment, especially considering the price point.
I had the lamb tacos and they were very dry and the taco was like cardboard.
The beans and rice were very good.
Not sure I will be back.

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Foodie94
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

For the amount of food you get, it is not worth the hype or the cost to anyone who goes there. It is extremely loud, but they accommodated us with a new table but still felt we were yelling to talk with friends.

Food was good, but again the amount of food you get is not worth what you pay!

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Erin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming- food was freshly prepared- delicious drinks- we definitely will be back

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WilliamH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A friend and I met at Toro for lunch. I was seated immediately upon arrival. The server was attentive and helpful when we had difficulty opening the menu on our phones. The guacamole, shrimp tacos and the chop taco salad were all delicious. Definitely worth another visit.

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and detailed feedback, William! We're looking forward to having you again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks and food! Always love the fresh guacamole!

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Noisy, food not as good

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We welcome you to email us via our website, we'd love the opportunity to discuss your experience in detail and see you again in the future.

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Wayniac666
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Blue corn tortillas simply broke apart, $15 for 2 small tacos, they should be able to be picked up and eaten. Dont sell your corn tortillas until you learn how to make them right.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We had a reservation and the restaurant was not busy. We had to wait for a table despite the fact there were many open (yes, they were social distanced). The table was sticky. Service was very slow. We got fajitas but our tortillas were missing. We asked for our tortillas but by the time we got them, our food had cooled down considerably. The food had no seasoning and was very bland and greasy. Don't think we will be back.

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We welcome you to email us via our website, we'd love the opportunity to discuss your experience in detail and see you again in the future.

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HollyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was excellent. Waitress didn't hear us when we ordered unlimited breakfast margaritas so instead we had to pay full price. Crazy loud and busy so understandable. Manager came over but we didn't make a big deal over it so bill was not adjusted unfortunately for us.

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

We're so sorry to hear this, Holly. Thank you for being understanding. We've passed it along to the team so they are aware; we hope to see you again in the future.

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vipMEG09
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

23rd Wedding Anniversary Lunch Celeb ,their rib eye was phenomenal as always , got my requested corner seating and Shannen was always on top of everything ,and so was Autumn . it was a Sunday and the place was packed with people , the music was a bit loud but other than that everything was perfect 👌

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us, Meg! Happy Anniversary. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. I would recommend.

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for the recommendation and 5 stars! We hope to see you again in the future.

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vipJeff
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Decor was impressive. Service was excellent. Food a cut above Mexican dined on the patio which is also a cut above the normal outside dining in this area.

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great!

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

We're so glad! Who doesn't love Brunch!? Hope to see you again in the future, thanks for the 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and fantastic food!

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Music was way too loud. We asked to have it lowered, and staff said they tried. Four people in a booth shouting at each other to be heard. First time seeing these people in over a year due to Covid. Lots to catch up on. Frustrating trying to catch up. Been to Toro at least half dozen times in the past. Sound didn’t seem to be a problem, although a few times sat outside. Not in any hurry to return.

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thanks for sharing your feedback, we've let everyone know about the music issue and hopefully it will be resolved as soon as possible. Our live DJ on Sunday's ends this weekend, just so you know! We hope to see you again in the future.

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DawnC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

It was my son’s Birthday dinner. We reserved and requested outdoor seating but when we got there, we were told it was not available because the cushions were damp outside. I was not comfortable eating inside due to covid which is why we haven’t eaten inside any restaurants this year, but they seated us by ourselves so I thought we would be safe until later when patrons were seated next to us on both sides. I was not happy as I no longer felt safe and sincerely feel we should have been called if outdoor seating was not available.

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, and we're sorry your experience was less than exceptional. We'd like the opportunity to discuss further, in detail. Our contact information is on our website. We'd love to see you again in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We love coming here but this was not our best experience. The music was SO loud i felt like i was shouting. The service was extremely slow, which i understand since there was wait staff being trained, but our experience took 2 hours. The food quality was not up to our last few experiences. We never had the need to send food back to the kitchen but we had to during this time. Hoping to try again, but at a later date when they figure out things.

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, and for your patience. We've passed along the notes regarding the music, and hopefully it will be resolved as soon as possible. Our last brunch DJ is 5/9, just so you know! We're sorry to hear your experience was less than exceptional. Our contact information is on our website, if you'd like to continue the conversation. We'd love to see you again in the future.

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MEKell
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, drink and atmosphere. We all lived it and will go again soon.

Toro Cantina
Responded on May 3, 2021

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed, thanks for the 5 stars! See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The hostess wouldn’t let us sit until our whole party was there, so we are all confined to the seating area which isn’t smart with COVID. The service was slow and inefficient and the food didn’t taste well at all. The ambiance was beautiful and the DJ was cool- everything wasn’t hitting.

Toro Cantina
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! If you'd like to share your experience in detail with us directly, you're welcome to email info@torocantina to discuss further, and we will respond there.

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Hoffy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding ! Atmosphere was Awesome... our food was delish!! I
Highly recommend Toro!!!

Toro Cantina
Responded on April 20, 2021

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

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Thiccolas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Guacamole was very acidic and didn't taste right. On top of that, it was fairly pricy, however they did give alot. I had Toro Punch and it wasn't that tasty. The recipe seemed to be pineapple heavy and the color was brown -- not that appetizing.

Overall experience was good and would need a 2nd dining to make a full decision.

Toro Cantina
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! If you'd like to share your experience in detail with us directly, you're welcome to email info@torocantina to discuss further, and we will respond there. We'd love for you to try us again in the future!

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kismet01
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We decided to Toro Cantina again, after a disappointing visit last summer. The waitress wasn't attentive and had to ask for ice tea refills several times, before refilled. A chicken burrito bowl and chicken burrito were order and 2 bowls were brought out. They said it would only be a few minutes to correct. It came back just as the waitress was telling me this. They literally just dumped the bowl onto a wrapper and folded it up. Wasn't warm or anything. Another person ordered a chicken and shrimp fajita and it arrived in a small cassolet type dish and wasn't even sizzling. Food was overall dry just like our first experience. Very disappointed in portion size for the price. Beyond the initial check into see how the food was, right when it was delivered, we never got check on again. We were meeting friends that we hadn't been able to see in over a year. Paying for the ambiance, which isn't particularly upscale. Very noisy

Toro Cantina
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! If you'd like to share your experience in detail with us directly, you're welcome to email info@torocantina to discuss further, and we will respond there.

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Toro Cantina is rated 4.6 stars by 377 OpenTable diners.

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