Toro NYC

4.5
976 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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine
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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 976 People Are Saying
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JJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a pleasant meal with friends who also seemed to enjoy the experience. Menu featured some typical tapas, and some creative new ideas. Most were very good (I found the tortilla espaniol disappointing).
I had read that it tended to be noisy which it may be on a busy night given the hard surfaces and high ceilings, but we were there on a monday when the place was almost empty.
Service was good - never too far away, but not hovering.
The entry is not particularly well marked if you arrive after dark

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was phenomenal. It is really hard to find such a good variety of quality food in any restaurant. Good value too, considering what you are getting! One of the few places I will keep coming back to.

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MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at the bar. The bartender was great. We ordered the octopus, fennel salad and tuna tartare. All of them delicious! Great restaurant for big groups and special event.

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a
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Well at 10.30 was empty they started to clean while we were eating the one in Boston in 100000000 better second time in this location second disappointment

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Paella was not that good.

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OE
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fun for date night but didn't think food was worth the price. Very fun atmosphere!

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RS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool spot. Great vibe, lively but not loud. Food was awesome, terrific service and we were not rushed despite a busy Saturday night crowd.

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BW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We have several different food allergies in our group and our waiter took them all very seriously and guided us through the menu with pleasure. Service like this is greatly appreciated and we all enjoyed everything we ate immensely!

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FT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good and efficient service, food came quickly. Staff were super friendly

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

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m
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This was our first time at Toro's and we went with friends who enjoy as much as we do to share plates. The hostess was borderline rude and told us how long we were supposed to eat, meaning occupy the table. If it had been just my wife and I, we would have turned around on our heels. The waiting staff was friendly and attentive. The food was great, but not surprising and thus fairly pricey. We lived in Barcelona, Spain for a decade and have experienced authentic tapas, fideua and paella. Toro's does a great job, and it's a wonderful venue to even meet with a larger group, but it's not to be considered authentic.

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CA
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not the most creative Tapas menu I have experience, but what they offered was well done.

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

Good food. Not life changing. Nice space. Purposely went early to avoid noise. (Can imagine that space gets very loud later on in an evening.) Wait staff fine; a little too cool to care about you, but smooth service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Given how expensive he meal was, the food wasn’t as great as I expected. Nothing to be wowed by. The matcha ice was probably the best thing I ate there

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband picked out this restaurant for my birthday dinner and it was the best find! From the small plates to the entree everything and I mean everything was delicious. Matt was our waiter and he was AMAZING and very attentive. For my birthday they gifted us one of their hot tapas "Patatas Bravas" and omgosh we were drooling. I highly recommend this place. We will definitely be back!

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BS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were especially impressed with our wait staff, who gave us excellent guidance with the menu. She went out of her way to hand mark each dish on the menu that was gluten free. She then came back and described how, when there is an allergy, they vet the dishes through the senior cooking staff, to ensure they are safe for the person with the allergy. She was great and suggesting how much food we should have. We loved the seafood and vegetarian paella, and the tapas were all excellent. We had a great table, and were allowed to remain as long as we wanted.

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VD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. Insanely good food.

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AB
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately, the service was not as good as we remembered. The runners were a little rude throwing the used utensils on the table when clearing the dishes instead of replacing everything or gently placing them on the table and clearing. Then we asked for more bread and they ran out so we had to finish the dishes without bread which at a tapas restaurant is unacceptable. The duck was slightly over cooked and tasted only of the bbq sauce which is very very spicy. You could not appreciate the flavor of the duck. Lastly, we found The wine list to be incredibly expensive and unattainable. Being in the industry we know what the prices of most are and we understand restaurants mark up but we found it unnattainabke. We would’ve easily had 2-3 bottles had there been at least one reasonably priced option ($25) so it’s very possible you might be losing out on potential revenue.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food but we were not prepared for the club atmosphere with large noisy parties and loud music. We had a reservation and still had to wait awkwardly at the crowded bar for 10 minutes. We almost bailed but in the end the food was good which was redeeming.

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KF
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Neat restaurant
Frustrating that we had a reservation but had to wait 10+ min to be seated.
Food & presentation was fantastic!! We did 4 small tapas and a 2 person paella for 4 people (the right amount of food)
Waitress was okay (didn’t see to have a great knowledge of menu or allergies. She suggested 2-3 tapas per person and that seemed like a lot of food) but also maybe working too many tables (so a front end staff issue?)
The water server was awesome — never had an empty class
Would definitely return

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s
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great selection of tapas, good sangria, interesting fusion of Spanish and Asian flavors, great music, good service.

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time going to Toro, amazing food, awesome music (90's early 00's hip hop) and delicious drinks. Will be coming back again soon.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Some meals were terrible, some were good. Not worth the price at all

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I've had in NYC! Incredible food with good portions and beautiful presentation. Wait staff was super friendly and informative, loved our server Ava and the excellent attention she paid to us. Will definitely be recommending to friends and absolutely will be returning here next time I'm I'm NY.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was horrible, even tho I’m familiar and love tapas style, this place has to have the worst food in the entire meat packing district. We went there for the bone marrow dish, and let me tell you this, PLEASE DO NOT ORDER. My drink the rosé sangria was awful, the ice in it if you can call it ice was melted. Overall I do not recommend it at all!

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Boise
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Tapas authentic and good
Food arrived quickly as we finished tapas dishes new ones arrived.
Very noisy and tables close together. For a young crowd.

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y
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food is very bad prepared. The music is too loud to chat

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
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
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
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
New York Area
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
5 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
67 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
19 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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