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Elvie's Turo-Turo

214 First Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.730542 -73.983114
nr. 12th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-473-7785 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast
  • Price Range: $

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Mon-Thu, 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-9:45pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.; 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

7th St. to 23rd St., Ave. A to Third Ave.


This venue is closed.

"Turo-Turo" literally means "point-point" in Tagalog, and that's the way it works at this tiny East Village Philippine steam-table restaurant. For around six dollars you get a plate of rice and a couple of (mostly meat) dishes. Just point to what you want and the folks behind the counter heap it on. The national and not-to-be-missed dish of the Philippines is pork adobo, an addictive blend of garlic, vinegar, soy and bay leaf.

Recommended Dishes

Pork or chicken adobo (garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, and bay leaves), $9.95; longaniza (sweet sausage), $1.50 each