Toro Cantina

4.7
534 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
TORO takes a modern spin on traditional Mexican flavors while staying true to classic techniques. Heirloom corn is sourced from Mexico and nixtamalized in-house, and ground to make the freshest tortillas. TORO highlights an extensive tequila and mezcal list, along with a made-to-order guacamole bar set in the middle of the dining room for viewing. Enjoy a meal in one of the beautifully designed dining rooms or on the stunning patio in the warmer months. For larger parties, an event room can accommodate groups of 40-90 guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 534 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Nodiana3456
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

Music was way too loud. Place was freezing. Food was beyond terrible. Waitstaff very nice.

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PortiaZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Fourth time there, first time food was too salty. Like everything was too salty.

While I appreciate being seated far from others, it was very cold by the windows.

Overall flavor and service was good

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ScottH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience....food and service have been outstanding every time we have eaten here!!!!

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LoriL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Portions were reasonable and plenty of complimentary chips and salsa. We’ll definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service, knowledgeable server made great recommendations based on our tastes

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, diverse selection of tequila ranging from $-$$$$ - comfortable ambience & delicious food. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good time at Toro!

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TinaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had such a good experience at Toro. I reserved my table online and indicated the purpose was a birthday. When we arrived they asked who's birthday it was and presented her with a birthday card. We were seated immediately in a circular booth which was cozy. The food was delicious and our waitress was phenomenal. You could tell she really loved the restaurant and promoted dishes she loved. For dessert the waitress brought out a bite sized brownie with whipped cream and a candle for the birthday girl...no singing which is good as she would have been embarrassed. They have the best burria tacos in town!! I'll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night at Toro with my husband and we had a fantastic time! Our server, Stefayne, was wonderful….something that is hard to find at restaurants these days post pandemic. She was happy, knew the menu really well and checked on us just at the right times. Everything from the drinks (which are a little heavy on the ice) to the food was delicious. My husband had tacos and I had seared skirt steak that was served on a hot stone. Fun and delicious. The food was truly excellent. We were too full to try dessert (although the choices looked great!) and took home half of my steak. In a time where quality food and good service are hard to find, this place stands out. Great decor and ambiance as well. Well done Chef Jaime. You are the capital region’s star chef! Can’t wait for his next restaurant (Sea Smoke) to open!

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CatherineZ
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly server. The food was delicious. I had the special, Mexican tacos version of the “French dip. !” We we’re not rushed and able to talk after finishing. Great staff.

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StephenC
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love this place. Best margaritas I’ve had in this area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food, but it felt overpriced. Two small tacos for $13 for instance. I did appreciate that not everything was covered in melted cheese.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We love the ambiance and service. The food was great. We got the sweet and spicy guacamole that didn’t seem sweet or spicy but all of our tacos were wonderful!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a girls dinner out. Great drinks, food and service. Cool atmosphere.

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SamanthaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

The food wasn't as great as it has been in the past. The lobster quesadilla was wonderful though!

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KatyD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere.

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SarahR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A little noisy, really great food. The queso was amazing,

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ReginaP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great. Nice to see good crowds dining out again. Food arrived quicker than expected, but tasted good.

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JacquelineR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall Phenomenal dinner! I had both the best margarita and guac I have ever had and will be going back for that reason. The service was also great and everything came out super quick!

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JaredD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cocktails were delicious and so was the food. I’m always nervous trying a new restaurant that quality won’t match the price, but that is not the case here, I left happy and full!

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ShalinaG77
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The fresh-made quac was delicious. The shrimp fajita tacos were amazing! Topped with a few Pina Coladas. Great atmosphere and our waitress was very attentive!

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vipRickD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food.

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NickM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Mexican food and Margs in the region with quality ingredients and great portions. This is the real deal! Fun, vibrant atmosphere this is the go to place!

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JoAnneA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and customer service. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, and service. Definitely recommend.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was wonderful. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining. Everything was handled very efficiently and the special I got was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great find! We were visiting from NYC and booked this place for Saturday night. Beautiful ambiance, great food and service. Our server Jack was amazing which definitely added to our experience!

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ChristopherD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot to go out and celebrate. Awesome apps, drinks and meals. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and drinks!

LOVED THE TACO BOARD!!!

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NancG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, good quality food, service was excellent

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Jimsie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was great. Couldn’t get cell service at the table so the server had to bring paper menus. Music was too loud - couldn’t hear the server especially since she had a mask on. The server was not very engaging.

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Mvat
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious. Drinks were strong. Our waitress was attentive and kind. The music was a little loud but overall was a great experience.

MM
vipMichaelM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been to a lot of Mexican style restaurants. Toro Cantina sets the bar high. Service was excellent, food delicious, drinks great. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and the drinks are perfect! Always a great rule at Toro!

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DianeH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and food was outstanding! Reservations made it simple to arrive and sit without long delays.
Favorite place to go

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Lori
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I brought two friends we had an absolutely incredible dining experience!! Loved the music and the service was exceptional. Will definitely be returning soon!

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JuliaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food here is absolutely amazing. Anything you order will be good. It’s a little pricey and the service can be a little slow, but it’s so worth it.

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RobertJ
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This was our first time here. We were there with friends. As with most restaurants these days, wait staff was somewhat limited, thus tables were available in locations where we couldn't be seated. We ended up outside on the patio, which was comfortable, but a bit cool without any heaters running. Service was immediate however, and excellent throughout the meal.

The meal came with chips and salsa, which was quite good. WE ordered the "classic" guacamole, which was also very good, though not inexpensive with prices of avocados much higher in the last couple of years.

We enjoyed our food, which was a mix of type of tacos (lamb, barbacoa, and pork), and one order of chicken fajitas. There was more than enough with each of our orders. There is little than can be considered authentic Mexican food on the menu, though what is prepared seems to be of high quality. Much better than other Mexican restaurants we have been at so far in the region.

We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place and atmosphere. Noise level high but in a way that is probably part of the atmosphere …. NYC like. We plan to return for sure

FAQs

Toro Cantina is rated 4.7 stars by 534 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.