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El Toro Blanco

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257 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10014 40.729026 -74.002807
nr. Bleecker St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-645-0193 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10


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Mon-Wed, 5pm-10pm; Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri, 11:30am-midnight; Sat, 10:30am-midnight; Sun, 10:30am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Houston St.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Singles Scene
  • Smoking Area
  • Take-Out
  • Teen Appeal
  • Special Occasion
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


The food at this Mexican restaurant from the owners of Lure Fish Bar and Burger & Barrel is solid, but better to come for the scene. Maybe it's the two dozen types of margaritas (including a standout Jicama Fig variety), but a notable amount of laughs and smiles are exchanged inside this hip, retro space, which is outfitted with Mexican posters and leather half-moon banquettes. The food is good, but unfortunately the tacos are some of the weaker items on the menu. The octopus option has a measly piece of fish smothered in jalapeño aïoli, and the barbecued Gulf shrimp almost breaks the flour tortilla. Among the brighter spots: the Elote Verde tamales, stuffed with fresh corn, roasted poblano chile, queso fresco, and green chile salsa, is a starter that you won't want to share—it’s rich and cheesy, but doesn't weigh you down. Other light, satisfying dishes like the tuna ceviche and the "Pescados" entrees round out the menu, and the tres leches cake for dessert is a fantastic play on a classic.