Permanently Closed - Toro NYC

4.6
1185 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
This restaurant is permanently closed. Barcelona-style tapas by James Beard Award Winning Chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette in West Chelsea. Highly rated by the New York Times, Toro stays true to the intimate style of Spanish small plates, delivering honest and thoughtful dishes in a fun and upbeat dining room. We are proud and honored that Eater has chosen Toro as one of The 38 Essential New York Restaurants for both Winter and Spring 2018.
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DouglasR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Would recommend for tapas and sangria. Paella Mixto was too smoky. Had paella at Boqueria last year in D.C. and smokiness was just right.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was overly salty and dishes takes too long

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MarkH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent tapas served in an industrial chic space. Despite the size of the place, our table felt jammed into a section of the restaurant next to the kitchen counter. Many large parties throughout the rest of the space made me think that this place is ideal for a birthday celebration or group meal. Scaffolding on the building made the entrance difficult to find at first.

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CharlieL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We got there right before the kitchen closed but they took or order without hesitation and everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and loved the food! Also great ambiance.

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was out of this world amazing, but our server seemed annoyed that we wouldn’t order alcohol and basically blew us off the entire visit. Another waiter ended up refilling our drinks, bringing our food, and another cleared the table. Would have given the review 5 stars overall if it were not for her horrid attitude.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience at Toro! We had reservations for 5:45 at the chef’s counter. After arriving a little early (kitchen opens at 5:30) we grabbed drinks at the bar and the hostess sat us at a table fifteen minutes earlier than what we reserved!! If you like Moscow mules, definitely order the Baby Stormi! Everything on the menu was absolutely delicious and everything came out in a timely fashion. Some of our favorites: the Iberian ham (reminded us of our trip to Barcelona), the tuna tartare (wow — those crispy shallots really made the dish!), and the garlic shrimp (do yourself a favor and order it TWICE). The ambiance has a cozy but industrial feel to it, perfect for date night or grabbing dinner with friends and family. Staff is extremely friendly. Can’t wait to come back!

Toro NYC - Permanently Closed
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for dining with us at Toro! We hope to see you soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Cool place, but the paella was terrible :-/ I was looking forward to the paella so much and it was a huge disappointment. Everything else was pretty good, very cool restaurant, good service, great drinks, good music, speak easy in the back is nice.

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JustinM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, but the Boston location is a bit better but I’m biased

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious Valentines day meal and the speakeasy in the back was an added bonus!

Toro NYC - Permanently Closed
Responded on February 19, 2020

So glad you guys had a great Valentine's with us at Toro!

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christopherc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to Toro. As on our other dining experiences here, the food was delicious, the service attentive without being obtrusive, and the ambience inviting. We will go back, and recommend the restaurant to friends.

Toro NYC - Permanently Closed
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thanks Christopher ! Happy you guys had a good time. See you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Tell your staff not to give attitude and rethink your playlist.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really nice Spanish tapas food and good service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Health inspector came, so we couldn’t eat for 2 hours. However we didn’t even mind because they handled it very well.

Toro NYC - Permanently Closed
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you so much for hanging in and riding the wave with us! Come visit Toro NYC again soon :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - service was excellent as they accommodated our tables food allergies.

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vipRoCoCo
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place overall / great drinks selection. Food was very good!

Toro NYC - Permanently Closed
Responded on January 28, 2020

Awesome! Come back and visit us soon :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All the tapas were great, except the octopus , it was a bit overdone

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very informative

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vipErinC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! A little pricey but worth it for a fun night out / special occassion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food & service from Caitlin.

Toro NYC - Permanently Closed
Responded on January 16, 2020

Awesome! Glad to hear you guys had a nice time at Toro NYC!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The absolute worst service. Waitress left in middle of meal and no one else seemed to take over.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and overall dining experience.

Toro NYC - Permanently Closed
Responded on January 6, 2020

Awesome, So glad you had a great time dining with us! Come visit us soon!

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Misscloud
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant entrance is hard to find. It’s actually not on 10th ave. Small minor detail but it’s kinda annoying. Food not cheap but it’s great. Decent size. Service was good. Restaurant is huge and not so busy when we got there. Sangria is delicious and we ordered so many from the menu like around 9-10 dishes. The octopus is a must along with the paella and Foie gras

Toro NYC - Permanently Closed
Responded on January 16, 2020

Sorry to hear you had a hard time finding the restaurant! Glad you guys enjoyed the food and sangria! Our menu is constantly changing so come see us again soon :)

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Leire
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

No es ni de lejos un restaurante español, horrible, había un ruido tremendo y no se podía ni hablar.Era un local de ambiente más bien joven y con la música altísima.
Quitando el jamón la comida malísima, pedimos pulpo y carne y ambos eran incomestibles.La idea era celebrar la cena de noche vieja en familia y con una buena cena y no acertamos con el lugar.

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Elibouj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Year eve

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AlexandraK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I would recommend Toro for a drink. Its got a great vibe, however the food didnt live up to the ambiance and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite experience in all of New York! The food is always incredible and the service is the best I've experienced. Every time I come to New York I have to come to Toro.

Toro NYC - Permanently Closed
Responded on January 6, 2020

Awesome! We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself! Come see us again soon! Happy New Year

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chuckr
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Toro was great. Went on recommendation from a friend. Great room in the heart of meatpacking district, yards away from Chelsea market. Small plates, great choices. Drinks were excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Just ok: food wasn’t great, service wasn’t great. Was out on date night and went home unsatisfied.

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vipPamelaG
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the Christmas holiday season with our son, Ross, at my number one favorite NYC restaurant... awesome!

The chef(s) at Toro are so amazingly talented and creative.

The three of us ordered nine or ten small plates (tapas), of which every one was more spectacular than the next!!!

Service was spot on, too!

My husband and I cannot wait to come back to NYC to visit our son, and most certainly dine at Toro.

Your restaurant is absolutely worth repeating EVERY time we are in New York.

Thank you! And Merry Christmas!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Was a rushed experience - which ruined the evening. We were brought our check, but wanted to order more. Our group was celebrating, but none of us will be back. Try Little Spain for great service, tapas, and sangrias.

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HelenQ
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dining experience at Toro. The food and especially the service was fantastic!!

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vipRebeccaF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Slightly expensive but delicious! The cocktails were great, service was professional and the food was tasty. Highly recommend getting the paella mixta to share

Toro NYC - Permanently Closed
Responded on December 11, 2019

Glad you enjoyed Toro Rebecca! Visit us again soon!

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PKtraveler
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything we tried was great. if you like seared foie gras, hurry, it is delicious At the end of the meal we were brought glasses of white cherry - a very nice touch and perfect ending to the evening. Highly recommended and it is very close the start of High Line Park.

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vipclover
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Awesome space and service was great. The food was mostly good but the paella was SO salty we could barely eat it.

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MBOBS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toro was awesome! Our server was so friendly and gave us great recommendations. The food was very good, each dish that came out was better and better. As the evening went on they played music that was fun and added to the environment. Lots of options for vegetarians!

Toro NYC - Permanently Closed
Responded on December 11, 2019

Happy to hear you guys had a great night! Come visit Toro NY again soon :)

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vipsteve
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

great food as usual!! came from New Orleans to visit NYC and had to come back to see you guys!! Love the tapas!!

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annette
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always very tasty and inventive and their wine list has a a good choice of Spanish and South American wines. Portions are generous! So order as you go. I celebrated my birthday at their 'kitchen table' in the back and their event planner was super helpful and service was perfect. It does get noisy later in the evening so it's hard to have an intimate conversation.

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alboman
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food is ok. Service is below what you'd expect for the money spent. Not worth the money.

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Permanently Closed - Toro NYC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 691-2360.

Permanently Closed - Toro NYC is rated 4.6 stars by 1185 OpenTable diners.

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