El Toro Blanco

El Toro Blanco

(Now Closed)
Mexican Restaurant$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • Tom W.heart icon on user image
    Tom WahlinDecember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Finally veered away from the amazing Carne Asada Burrito and tried the Huevos Rancheros for brunch. Make sure to avoid waiting for the check and pay with Cover ⚡️💰👌
  • Lindsay C.heart icon on user image
    Lindsay CMay 5, 2015
    Delicious, flavorful Mexican cuisine. Be sure to try the guacamole varieties, tacos, ensaladas (great for anyone looking for a healthier option) and specialty margaritas! Brunch is awesome too!
  • Cover
    CoverDecember 17, 2013
    Fun vibe. Share the Queso Fundido & open-faced quesadilla, then order several shrimp & fish tacos. The Chili Rubbed Mango Margarita wins for best drink. Pay with Cover and skip waiting for the check!
  • Morgan M.heart icon on user image
    Morgan McKeeDecember 10, 2016
    Shrimp tacos + chorizo burrito. Definitely order the guacamole to start, go small, there was plenty. Tacos a tad spicy, but plenty of meat and sauce. Pro tip: Fill the burrito with the hash browns.
  • Brittany R.heart icon on user image
    Brittany RodriguezOctober 3, 2016
    Everything was on point. The chips and fresh guacamole were so addicting and the Tinga de pollo tacos were to die for.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 21, 2013
    Great place for any celebration that calls for a tequila shot, or two, or three. You might also want to order guacamole and short-rib empanadas.
  • Andy R.
    Andy RosenbergMarch 26, 2014
    Start with the guacamole and then try any of the tacos. I suggest the Cabritos. And don't forget to pay with Cover!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJanuary 27, 2014
    The happy hour nachos are only available from 3 to 7pm on weeknights, but they are some of the best in town.
  • Ing S.
    Ing SottAugust 23, 2013
    There is a $18 lunch special. You get an appetizer and an entree. Get the Sopa de Frijol it's so good and creamy. The chicken tacos are kind of sweet but the fish tacos and al pastor tacos are delish!
  • Lisa F.heart icon on user image
    Lisa FJanuary 11, 2018
    Top for mezcal drinks. Mezcal old fashioned with chocolate bitters the best. Wonderful food and service. Faves: Made to order guacamole, Lobster tacos, Lobster and Shrimp ceviches, Grilled octopus
  • Terry Y.heart icon on user image
    Terry YangJune 2, 2014
    great flavors and execution plus fresh produce = a memorable experience. Definitely try the skirt steak and the tuna ceviche. Portions are not huge but still well worth the money. Def coming back
  • Auri G.heart icon on user image
    Auri GhatakFebruary 19, 2016
    Love the tacos, the guacamole and the plantain in mole sauce side. The churros with the dipping sauces is excellent as well. Good ambiance and friendly service.
  • Cover
    CoverMarch 26, 2014
    Start with the guacamole and split with a group of friends. You can't go wrong with any of the tacos on the menu. Try the Cabritos and pay with Cover!
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkApril 11, 2013
    Eat this: Guacamole, queso fundido, corn tamale, short-rib empanadas, chipotle shrimp tacos, churros Read more
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrgelAugust 27, 2013
    Great food (Mango Marg, street corn, chix tacos, skirt steak, ques). Service can be a little "Sloman Shieldy" at times
  • Hnnssy25
    Hnnssy25March 2, 2013
    Great service! Amazing food. I had the huevos rancheros verdes for brunch and it was deelish. Richard our server was awesome!
  • Liz H.
    Liz HadawayMarch 23, 2013
    the children's menu portions are larger and cheaper than the regular menu items. I had tacos, my son had fish sticks [see picture]
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroOctober 25, 2012
    The menu is authentic, innovative and I love this area in the West Village. Check out this new restaurant and bar, which incidentally, just opened yesterday!
  • PureWow
    PureWowFebruary 23, 2016
    “Oh, I’ll just have one bite” will turn into you licking the skillet of queso fundido. Just let it happen. Read more
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouApril 28, 2014
    The latest venture from John McDonald and Josh Capon, the team behind the crowd-pleasing SoHo establishments Lure Fishbar and Burger & Barrel Winepub. Tampiqueña, Al Pastor, Pollo en Mole Coloradito.
  • Chrisheart icon on user image
    ChrisDecember 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the guacamole bar if you can. Also the lunch pre-fixe is one of the best deals in town. Don't forget to pay with Cover!
  • Dipika
    DipikaNovember 12, 2014
    Get the guacamole!! Yum. And the habanero salsa was just the right type of spicy! Paired with margaritas, you can't go wrong.
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JacobowitzFebruary 1, 2015
    Came for brunch and it was fantastic! Def get the plantains and Colorado guac!!
  • Omi L.heart icon on user image
    Omi LetiAugust 10, 2014
    The food is great, the service is great, their margaritas are great... What else you need?
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListNovember 1, 2012
    New. Fresh-made guacamole, lots of ceviche options, grilled lobster, pork confit, and an entire section of tacos. Read more
  • Nicholas M.heart icon on user image
    Nicholas M.July 30, 2017
    Guacamole with veggie sticks. Get it spicy. Taco selection v good. Al pastor. Chopped salad. street corn side v good.
  • Michelle C.heart icon on user image
    Michelle CurbApril 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place for kids. You get a delicious adult margarita and they get a kids menu and super kid friendly staff. Josh Capon gets it.
  • Matthew S.heart icon on user image
    Matthew SpectorApril 4, 2015
    Great, spirited fresh Mexican fare. Generous guacamole portions and a solid brunch menu. Al pastor tacos are brilliant.
  • Kayleigh H.heart icon on user image
    Kayleigh HarringtonAugust 22, 2014
    Short rib empanadas. Get lots of plates to share and go for brunch if you can.
  • Jessica N.heart icon on user image
    Jessica NgAugust 2, 2014
    The guacamole w/ the house-made chips were so good! The tacos were only so-so, but free refills on the chips
  • Erika L.
    Erika Lopez GarciaJanuary 2, 2013
    Burrito is delicious! The guac is a bit pricey but it's delicious, fresh and done to your preference (e.g. Cilantro, medium, mild, or spicy, etc).
  • Kaitlin S.heart icon on user image
    Kaitlin SiemeringSeptember 2, 2015
    Come at happy hour for high quality drinks and bites (chips, guac, and tacos) at great prices
  • Julie E.
    Julie EschbacherOctober 18, 2013
    Open faced steak quesadilla is a must! Pay with Cover and you won't complain about the incredibly slow waitstaff.
  • Adela G.
    Adela Garrido EcheverriaJanuary 23, 2014
    Raspberry sangría very good but small. Good things come in small portions? Ribs empanadas taste good but not authentic, they have BBQ sauce, in a mexican dish and ketchup as dipping sauce? ?!! WTH!
  • Eileen S.
    Eileen SuttonApril 26, 2014
    Loved my mango margarita, and in terms of food the corn tamales and empanadas are really standout.
  • Andy A.
    Andy AmendolaNovember 11, 2012
    Must have side= Mexican street corn. For entree the skirt steak is so tender and chicken tacos are very flavorful
  • San S.heart icon on user image
    San SanApril 29, 2016
    Great food. Yummy guacamole. Very nice inside and option for outdoor seating.
  • Rick V.
    Rick ValenzuelaJanuary 19, 2013
    The chicken enchiladas that left the menu at their sister restaurant, Burger & Barrel, made it to this menu. Get it.
  • Adela G.
    Adela Garrido EcheverriaJanuary 26, 2014
    I Order the fish tacos and they.weren't anything special, the tortilla was falling apart which shouldn't happen. But the raspberry sangria was really good!
  • Mr Joe L.
    Mr Joe LeechOctober 7, 2013
    Amazing chocolate sauce with the churros not to mention the stunning guacamole and salsas.
  • Rebecca M.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca MazzaMarch 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing margaritas, tequilas, and the chicken tamales are the best
  • Michelle
    MichelleNovember 29, 2012
    The tacos are perfect for lunch. Great food and great service. Will definitely be back!
  • Chris C.heart icon on user image
    Chris CaloDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Here's your evening: the El Toro Margarita, chips and guac, then the Cabrito tacos. Do it.
  • Summer B.
    Summer BedardFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    queso! or the cheeses crisp. don't miss the sangre de toro- like a negroni with mezcal.
  • Nick A.
    Nick AndlingerJanuary 20, 2017
    Really disappointed. I rarely leave poor reviews but this place is really not good. Drinks and food were pretty terrible. We were expecting more since Bowery meat co and lure are run by the same group
  • Minyi S.
    Minyi ShihMarch 14, 2013
    Snapper ceviche is very flavorful. The spicy margarita isn't so spicy but fun to drink. Yay!
  • Chris K.heart icon on user image
    Chris KonecnyFebruary 12, 2015
    This is pretty good Mexican food and I really enjoyed my meal. That said there are better places in NYC.
  • melissa H.heart icon on user image
    melissa HochmanJune 28, 2013
    Sit outside with a mango marg, lobster cerviche, chicken tacos, pork empanadas and guac!
  • Jamie D.
    Jamie DorfmanNovember 21, 2012
    Try the open faced quesadilla with steak. Amazing!
  • Lovely G.heart icon on user image
    Lovely G.August 12, 2014
    If you love Mexican food this is the place for you. The guacamole and chops were freshly made. There's nothing about this place I didn't love.
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