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The Facts
NAME: El Toro Blanco
IT'S: A Mexican restaurant in the West Village

12-03-2018

OPENED: March 12th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: John McDonald and Ivy Stark
LOCATION: Lower Manhattan
ADDRESS: 257 Avenue of the Americas, NY 10014
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Houston Street
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Wednesday 5pm–10pm, Thursday 11.30am–11pm, Friday 11.30am–12am, Saturday 11am–12am, Sunday 11am–10pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 212 645 0193
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

El Toro Blanco

OPENED280 DAYS AGO

Mexican restaurant El Toro Blanco re-opens in the West Village, with a new executive chef and partner.

After making a name for herself at Dos Caminos and expanding the restaurant’s brand, chef Ivy Stark is now back in New York to transform the cuisine at El Toro Blanco. Just like other spots that have reopened their doors in the past weeks, such as The Bombay Bread Bar and Bar Belly, El Toro Blanco also has an entirely new menu.

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The Spot:

In partnership with restaurateur John McDonald – the owner of Lure Fishbar, Bowery Meat Company and Sessanta – Chef Stark’s menu focuses on modern Mexican cooking. Taking inspiration from the Baja region of Mexico and Southern California, the dishes revolve around seafood and vegetables.

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The Food:

The menu uses local ingredients, and highlights include hiramisa ceviche with lime-cured kingfish, crispy corn-masa ‘sandal’ (housemade chorizo, ayocote beans, goat cheese and salsa molcajete) and beer braised short rib with red rice. The menu also features a selection of tacos – available with organic corn tortillas or over seasonal grains and greens – with charred butternut squash, spice roasted chicken and grilled baby octopus.

The Drinks:

From a simple margarita to Ivy’s cucumber mint margarita and jalapeno infused tequila, El Toro Blanco balances both classic and creative Mexican cocktails.

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The Damage:

Dishes vary between $9 and $26, while cocktails cost around $14.

In a Nutshell:

While Chef Stark is not Mexican, her 20 years of culinary experience and travels through Mexico are promising for El Toro Blanco’s new chapter.

Featured image: El Toro Blanco

If you’re looking for other new Mexican restaurants in NYC, check out our interactive map of the latest openings.

The Facts
NAME: El Toro Blanco
IT'S: A Mexican restaurant in the West Village

12-03-2018

OPENED: March 12th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: John McDonald and Ivy Stark
LOCATION: Lower Manhattan
ADDRESS: 257 Avenue of the Americas, NY 10014
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Houston Street
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Wednesday 5pm–10pm, Thursday 11.30am–11pm, Friday 11.30am–12am, Saturday 11am–12am, Sunday 11am–10pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 212 645 0193
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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