Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Celebrating another Emmy nomination for Project Runway at ETB with El Chapo D Oro Mariachi band last night.
Celebrating another Emmy nomination for Project Runway at ETB with El Chapo D Oro Mariachi band last night.

Celebrating another Emmy nomination for Project Runway at ETB with El Chapo D Oro Mariachi band last night.

The new Private Dining Room. Seats up to 30 guests.
The new Private Dining Room. Seats up to 30 guests.

The new Private Dining Room. Seats up to 30 guests.

Special Chinese New Year creation, Peking Duck tacos
Special Chinese New Year creation, Peking Duck tacos

Special Chinese New Year creation, Peking Duck tacos

New photo shoot edit.
New photo shoot edit.

New photo shoot edit.

EATER NY: ONE YEAR IN WITH…
Last fall, John McDonald and Josh Capon unleashed El Toro Blanco on the Village. A week later, Hurricane Sandy hit, knocking the power out of their stylish Mexican follow-up to Lure and B & B. Luckily, there was no damage to the space, and so the team started all over again a week later, restocking the guacamole bar and serving their light take on Mexican fare. El Toro Blanco has since ushered in the margarita-sipping crowds, opened up a patio, and snagged one star from Pete Wells (hitting some high decibels along the way). Here’s McDonald and Capon on their false start, cursed spaces, and why you should look twice before you shut the door on the ETB delivery guy. (Full article Eater NY)
EATER NY: ONE YEAR IN WITH…
Last fall, John McDonald and Josh Capon unleashed El Toro Blanco on the Village. A week later, Hurricane Sandy hit, knocking the power out of their stylish Mexican follow-up to Lure and B & B. Luckily, there was no damage to the space, and so the team started all over again a week later, restocking the guacamole bar and serving their light take on Mexican fare. El Toro Blanco has since ushered in the margarita-sipping crowds, opened up a patio, and snagged one star from Pete Wells (hitting some high decibels along the way). Here’s McDonald and Capon on their false start, cursed spaces, and why you should look twice before you shut the door on the ETB delivery guy. (Full article Eater NY)
EATER NY: ONE YEAR IN WITH…
Last fall, John McDonald and Josh Capon unleashed El Toro Blanco on the Village. A week later, Hurricane Sandy hit, knocking the power out of their stylish Mexican follow-up to Lure and B & B. Luckily, there was no damage to the space, and so the team started all over again a week later, restocking the guacamole bar and serving their light take on Mexican fare. El Toro Blanco has since ushered in the margarita-sipping crowds, opened up a patio, and snagged one star from Pete Wells (hitting some high decibels along the way). Here’s McDonald and Capon on their false start, cursed spaces, and why you should look twice before you shut the door on the ETB delivery guy. (Full article Eater NY)

EATER NY: ONE YEAR IN WITH…

Last fall, John McDonald and Josh Capon unleashed El Toro Blanco on the Village. A week later, Hurricane Sandy hit, knocking the power out of their stylish Mexican follow-up to Lure and B & B. Luckily, there was no damage to the space, and so the team started all over again a week later, restocking the guacamole bar and serving their light take on Mexican fare. El Toro Blanco has since ushered in the margarita-sipping crowds, opened up a patio, and snagged one star from Pete Wells (hitting some high decibels along the way). Here’s McDonald and Capon on their false start, cursed spaces, and why you should look twice before you shut the door on the ETB delivery guy. (Full article Eater NY)

Kyle Maclachlan and his Sombrero for ETB one year celebration
Kyle Maclachlan and his Sombrero for ETB one year celebration

Kyle Maclachlan and his Sombrero for ETB one year celebration

The very talented Desiree Gruber and her Mariachi band
The very talented Desiree Gruber and her Mariachi band

The very talented Desiree Gruber and her Mariachi band

Octopus tacos
Octopus tacos

Octopus tacos

The El Toro Blanco Sonoran Cheese Crisp
The El Toro Blanco Sonoran Cheese Crisp

The El Toro Blanco Sonoran Cheese Crisp

Dish of the day: Enchiladas de Pollo
Dish of the day: Enchiladas de Pollo

Dish of the day: Enchiladas de Pollo

Escuela Vieja Tacos
Escuela Vieja Tacos

Escuela Vieja Tacos

A perfect day for outdoor guacamole, chips and margaritas @eltoroblanconyc
A perfect day for outdoor guacamole, chips and margaritas @eltoroblanconyc

A perfect day for outdoor guacamole, chips and margaritas @eltoroblanconyc

Margarita production in full swing, new chalkboard artwork in today.
Margarita production in full swing, new chalkboard artwork in today.

Margarita production in full swing, new chalkboard artwork in today.

Welcome to the Haute Tequila BarEl Toro Blanco pairs the world’s best tequila with high-brow Mexican food.
By Josh Baron

El Toro Blanco, the latest establishment from the team behind Soho’s B&B Winepub and Lure Fishbar, bets on a trifecta of 100-plus tequila selections, a pan-Mexican menu that sees traditional dishes executed with the same panache as fancier ones, and a fashionable ambience that feels like a Mexico City design hotel. “We’re striving to be the best,” says Andrew Gwyther, who came over from Fishbar, where he had his nose more in wine than liquor, to develop what he calls El Toro Blanco’s “tequila program.” His objective: to turn customers on to surprisingly complex, small-production tequilas. “You have vintages, regions, and single estates,” he says, explaining tequila’s similarities to fine wine. “Increasingly, people want to know more about where their product is coming from.” The best place to get schooled in tequila is at the 10-seat bar at the front of the restaurant, where you can gaze upon the vast selection of bottles. Gwyther took us through a six-course pairing of food and tequila.

Full article and slideshow here
Welcome to the Haute Tequila BarEl Toro Blanco pairs the world’s best tequila with high-brow Mexican food.
By Josh Baron

El Toro Blanco, the latest establishment from the team behind Soho’s B&B Winepub and Lure Fishbar, bets on a trifecta of 100-plus tequila selections, a pan-Mexican menu that sees traditional dishes executed with the same panache as fancier ones, and a fashionable ambience that feels like a Mexico City design hotel. “We’re striving to be the best,” says Andrew Gwyther, who came over from Fishbar, where he had his nose more in wine than liquor, to develop what he calls El Toro Blanco’s “tequila program.” His objective: to turn customers on to surprisingly complex, small-production tequilas. “You have vintages, regions, and single estates,” he says, explaining tequila’s similarities to fine wine. “Increasingly, people want to know more about where their product is coming from.” The best place to get schooled in tequila is at the 10-seat bar at the front of the restaurant, where you can gaze upon the vast selection of bottles. Gwyther took us through a six-course pairing of food and tequila.

Full article and slideshow here

Welcome to the Haute Tequila Bar
El Toro Blanco pairs the world’s best tequila with high-brow Mexican food.

By Josh Baron
El Toro Blanco, the latest establishment from the team behind Soho’s B&B Winepub and Lure Fishbar, bets on a trifecta of 100-plus tequila selections, a pan-Mexican menu that sees traditional dishes executed with the same panache as fancier ones, and a fashionable ambience that feels like a Mexico City design hotel. “We’re striving to be the best,” says Andrew Gwyther, who came over from Fishbar, where he had his nose more in wine than liquor, to develop what he calls El Toro Blanco’s “tequila program.” His objective: to turn customers on to surprisingly complex, small-production tequilas. “You have vintages, regions, and single estates,” he says, explaining tequila’s similarities to fine wine. “Increasingly, people want to know more about where their product is coming from.” The best place to get schooled in tequila is at the 10-seat bar at the front of the restaurant, where you can gaze upon the vast selection of bottles. Gwyther took us through a six-course pairing of food and tequila.