Toro NYC

4.5
948 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
Authentic Barcelona-style tapas by James Beard Award Winning Chefs Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette in New York City's 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 & Spring 2016.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Wednesday 5:30pm - 10pm
Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm

Bar Hours
Sunday- Wednesday 5:00pm - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday 5:00pm - 12am



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Phone number
(212) 691-2360
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Entrance on the corner of W 15th and 11 ave
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Parking details
Manhattan parking garage located on west 15th between 9th and 10th avenues.
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Public transit
A/C/E at 14th Street, 1/2/3 at 14th street or F/M at 14th street. Walk west on 15th street to the corner of 11th avenue. We are located on the NW corner of 15th street and 11th Avenue.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

For an exclusive private event experience, our team is happy to work with you to design the perfect gathering specific to your needs and vision. Our unique private dining area has hosted birthday parties, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

Toro NYC is a bigger, louder, more party-time version of the Boston original. Hit it for the scene and a spoonful of uni, ham, and caviar.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 948 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food here was excellent. Server knowledgeable about gluten allergy (asked about soy sauce, which was an ingredient in one of the dishes that had otherwise sounded GF, and kitchen was able to make its make without the soy sauce and still tasted great). Ambiance lacks a bit to be desired in my opinion — super high ceilings, industrial feel, not very intimate. But wouldn’t stop me from going back! It was delicious.

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LE
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great location for a business meal. The tapas menu is great for sampling and allows everyone at the table to try new dishes and helps to break down any walls when meeting new clients. The staff was amazing as they coached us through every step of the meal - offering insights as to how many dishes to order at each course so we wouldn't wind up with too much or too little food. A great experience overall!

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance at Toro was very nice. Lovely decor and festive feel. Our waitress was friendly and informative regarding the menu and bar selections. We ordered a number of Tapas... cold and hot. Unfortunately, we found the Tapas plates to be very small esp for the price being charged. We ordered 2 of the hot sandwiches and both were mostly bread. The Pulpo was barely a tentacle and a bit over cooked. I might consider going back for a drink in the future, but eat my meal elsewhere.

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IB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointed with the paella, shrimp gambas and the pork secreto

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great but we had several issues with service throughout our meal.

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DW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food quality and service was exceptional. It is not a formal place, but it is great value.

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z
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We sat at the kitchen counter and enjoyed watching the 2 chefs “dancing” around the grill and the stoves.
The tuna tartare is tasty, we also like the aïoli shrimps.
Will definetely come back for a large group dinner.

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s
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tapas here. We especially loved the octopus & the tuna tartare.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went for my birthday.

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l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

everything we ordered was delicious, and dont miss the drink in the grapefruit!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

They had to be reminded that my Neice was celebrating a special occasion.

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R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here for our anniversary. I did let the restaurant know about my various food allergies. We met with the manager when we arrived and she was extremely accomodating and made our experience so delicious and memorable. Thank you to the wonderful women at Toro.

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amaaazing dishes and wonderful service. The waitress was super familiar with the dishes, execellent descriptions , and most importantly she cared about my allergy and food restrictions and was soooo attentive. Every time friends visit me, toro is where I will be ( :

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PJ
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We were clearly not the right demographic for this place. The music was so loud that we couldn’t talk without yelling, which made things even louder. Although some of the food was tasty, the whole experience was so unpleasant that we couldn’t really enjoy it. If you are over 40, bring ear plugs or dine somewhere else!

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NY
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic. Had the paella this time and it was the best we've ever had. The manager Joseph and his team are always so welcoming and professional.

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H
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Went on the Labor Day weekend and had low expectations from eating out on this particular holiday elsewhere in the past. The service was great and the food was authentic and did not disappoint. Shared four or five tapas with my wife and the pace was just right and not rushed in a nearly full room. The wine and Cava by he glass were delicious and paired well with the meal. Anticipate a noisy crowd and background music, particularly if like us, you are seated next to a large table of celebrants there for an occasion. Will go back with the rest of the family and order an even wider selection for sharing and sampling.

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TA
New England
74 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, but maybe just wasn't our type of place. Extremely loud, music pumping in at 110 decibels, tables packed so close the people next to you have to slide over so you can get out. Service was spotty, food quality was again good but nothing really outstanding.

If you like a loud bar like atmosphere with reasonably good tapas, definitely not a bad choice. Just wasn't really our type of place (maybe because the average age of the diners probably was 20s and we are a few decades older).

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JP
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pigged out on a variety of dishes. The Pulpo, Setas and Iberico Secreto were my favs.
Service was very good!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music a bit to loud

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CP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, but they need to turn their A/C up, it was very uncomfortable for a large portion of our dinner.

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SB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was solid and large portions for tapas but not cheap. Very good service and great atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was very good, but food was too salty to our taste.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food nice waiter ( I wish I got his name, because he went above and beyond) . I plan to go back

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Toro has always been a favorite of mine, the drinks are great and food is always delicious. Our server was very friendly and very attentive especially regarding one of our guests food allergies. Unfortunately however this was a special occasion to celebrate my friends birthday. I noted that when I made the reservation on open table and re-confirmed with the hostess that we would like a dessert delivered with sparklers at the end of our meal to celebrate. However, this was never communicated to our server and the check came before I realized and was no longer able to discreetly ask for the birthday dessert. It really put a damper on my experience.

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good but the prices are very high to what you get.
Should increase portions.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Barcelona-style tapas and drink. From the gin tonic to the patas bravas to the jamon, everything was delicious. Diego our server was a fantastic host.

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the lively ambience, wonderful food and outstanding service.

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R
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A bit on the expensive side. (See $22 for a spoon, yes a single spoon of uni and something else on the spoon) However, the menu is far ranging, fun, but most of all, delicious!
I’ll definitely return (and skip the uni).

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N
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

If you like a soggy paella with overcooked rice full of tomato and no chicken in sight other than a few mussels than this is a place for you. If you do on the other hand like a good old traditional paella then you are better off at Boqueria or any other traditional tapas place. It was rather disappointing as well when the Croquetas de Jamon came with barely no ham or cheese in sight, instead just a ball full of mushed peas. Seats are hard wooden benches/chairs, so that didn't help neither, though to be fair the waitress was lovely so overall, yes it was edible but not a place you go to have tapas.

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L
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is saucy and the flavors get lost. The noise level is too high. They push alcohol on you too.
Nothing special.

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c
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant for food and fun vibrant ambiance. I went with my friend and mom for a final dinner and drinks in the city after the summer and it was so fun. Delicious drinks and food. Loved the vibe inside. 10/10 would recommend

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BL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Chef and girlfriend PDA notwithstanding, my experience was nice. Food and wait service were wonderful. Glad I made it, but don’t think I need to go back.

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FL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Fun place. Good food. Good Sangria. I would go back if in the area. But now blown away. Not awesome. But decent spot

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New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had been wanting to visit this restaurant for a long time after dining at Willow Road (we loved that place!) and we were concerned after looking at the menu that we might not find lots of options and that it would be difficult to get a reservation. We took advantage of summer in NYC and being off from work and went on a Monday night. The address says 10th Avenue but the entrance is around the corner closer to the West Side Highway. The hostesses greeted us right away and were very friendly. The restaurant has an impressive bar and high ceilings with a very South American feel to it. There are high table and low tables and the bar has adequate seating. We were greeted by the host who took our drink orders and our server was Diego. The cocktail menu had interesting and varied choices and the wine menu was really impressive. We ordered six plates and found that there were many other things we could have tried as well. He ordered ham, hamachi, tuna, octopus, empanadas and corn. The ham is sliced ham and it comes with bread and perhaps could have used some side condiments as choices to go along. I also wished that the delicious tuna tartare came with a small crisp or cracker to scoop up every last bite of it. I don't know what they did to the corn, served as four small cobs but Wow! Everything was fresh and delicious with a hint of hotness (except for the ham). We had a delicious olive oil ice cream desert served with a small rectangular shaped chocolate mousse with crumbles. Our server was attentive, friendly and fun. The other staff was amazing as we were never without water and dirty plates did not linger. I highly recommend this restaurant and we would return to try other dishes.

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GR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time going here and I was amazed by the food. We ordered 2 appetizers cause our main dish was a paella and it takes 30-40mins to make (good thing cause that way I know is fresh). The tuna tartare was delicious, the presentation is outstanding, flavorful and felt very fresh. We also ordered fried crab, it was very good as well. I’ll be a recurrent customer for sure. Service was awesome too and for me that’s my dessert!

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PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and ambience. Diego our waiter was fantastic and it was the perfect choice for a birthday celebration.

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OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Freezed food in a plate

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U
New Orleans
124 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good tapas selection, both hot & gold. Seafood & chicken paella was a very genrous serving. Not an easy to find location with rather obscure entryway.

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was brilliant. Waiter made the evening. Great birthday, thank you.

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t
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever! Always something new and exciting yet rich and comforting. Please bring back the uni sandwich!

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