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El Toro Blanco

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West Village
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257 Sixth Ave., New York City, NY (6th Ave and Downing St.)
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It's not cheap, so I'd love it if the rice weren't dried out and tough. The shrimp enchiladas were yummy, though again a bit pricy. Nice place to sit at the outdoor tables (see pic). I would go back, but I'd want to see if menu gave me any more confidence.

Thank Ethan H
New Jersey
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355 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

On a quiet afternoon they managed to mix up two out of three lunch orders at our table. Also, they offered several desserts that turned out not to be available. They did comp us for the one dessert and coffee we ended up ordering (and that they ended up having available). But the food is not anything special, and the... More 

Thank jerseyjazz
England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Whilst in NYC we thought we would try this Mexican. We were really disappointed, travelled allot and love Mexican food but this was the worst we have ever eaten! This wasn't a good choice so beware..

Thank Michaela S
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had a pre-arranged group of 14 adults for a late dinner (birthday celebration) and they did a great job. We had a fixed price menu and here's what I loved: 1. Loved the short-rib empanadas - flaky on the outside and good meat inside. 2. Loved the queso fundido - but ate too much so was too full for... More 

Thank Safrona Renee O
Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We had the best time last night at El Toro Blanco!! The food, atmosphere, lively music, attention to detail, and the service were all 5 Star!! What an experience!! Chef Josh Capon rocks!! Our waiter, Miguel, was so passionate and professional. A true asset to the team!!

Thank Aladc
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Too noisy inside, but nice outside. Excellent food, excellent and attentive service. All in all well prepared and well served. We had the real Mexican food and enjoyed it very much.

Thank Tripknutte
Americus, Georgia
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We dined at El Toro Blanco where we met up with local friends. We had delicious guacamole as an appetizer. For dinner we had the tostada salad with shrimp and pork tacos. The sides were fabulous--street corn, rice, black beans and plantains. For dessert we had churro a with a fabulous dulce de leche. Our waiter was so friendly and... More 

Thank sylviaroland
Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife was looking for something to eat on 7-24-16 on National Margarita Day. We found this restaurant on Open Table and made reservations for 7pm. Looking at reviews and pictures of food everything seemed like we will enjoy our dinner and even a few drinks at this Mexican restaurant. We walk in and get seated right away.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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186 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy my visit at Toro Blanco. They have a nice happy hour menu and drinks if u sit by the bar. Good service and patio seating right at 6th avenue.

Thank WandaL5
East Meadow, New York
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151 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We arrived promptly for our reservation and our table was ready(a good first sign). Three of us shared a pitcher of Margaritas and another had a specialty cocktail that substituted Vodka for Tequila. The restaurant is very accommodating, two of us wanted changes to the dishes we selected. Two of us had the scallops with bacon in a lovely sauce,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Sixth Ave., New York City, NY
    (6th Ave and Downing St.)
  • Public Transportation: A/C/E @ West 4th Street B/D/F/M @ West 4th Street 1 @ Houston Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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