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El Toro Blanco

257 Sixth Ave. (W. Houston St.) Send to Phone
212-645-0193 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Straightforward north-of-the-border-friendly Mexican fare and creative margaritas.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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El Toro Blanco Restaurant Review

: Located in a West Village space that has seen a handful of restaurants come and go, El Toro Blanco hopes to stick around a while. And it might. The restaurant attracts a young, unfussy clientele who aren’t necessarily looking for inventive Mexican fare, which is a good thing because the menu at this south-of-the-border spot offers straightforward Mexican-American-reminiscent cuisine. Start with chunky guacamole before moving on to one of the first-rate tamales made with corn that has a lingering sweetness. Tacos can be hit-or-miss: the al pastor pork was too chewy, but the pulled roasted chicken nails it with its chipotle and tomato flavors. More substantial dishes include pan-roasted snapper and a nutty red mole-anointed chicken. There’s a small selection of wines by the glass and some creative takes on the margarita, too, including the “Calabazita” with lemon, pumpkin, cinnamon and clove.

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