With the temperatures warming up, the coming of true Spring felt all too official on Wednesday May 2nd, when Toro Loco, a new Mexican restaurant in the Financial District, opened up their doors with a VIP Preview. The day before its official opening, we took in all that is Mexican fare, festive cocktails and, of course, the beauty of mingling with fellow city-goers in this enjoyable weather because, let’s face it, we have earned it.
Taking inspiration from taquerias in Mexico City, Toro Loco is a lively yet casual spot, fitted with high table tops, hand painted murals and a pop of pink, complimenting the industrial metal accents. On the weekends, Toro Loco spices things up for brunch with their mezcal party, featuring special themed servers, burlesque dancers and music from an in-house DJ. And ofcourse, this brunch party involves signature cocktails and unlimited sharing plates…
...He says his team, which devises drinks for local restaurants including Toro Loco and the Fat Monk, is increasingly turning to vegetables for drink inspiration. “They’re more savory than sweet … which is an exciting flavor profile,” he says, adding that his recipe developers have been playing around with parsnip, sweet potato and even cauliflower as of late.
Toro Loco is a brand New Mexican eatery that will officially open on Thursday, May 3 on StoneStreet in the Financial District. On Saturday May 5, they will launch their first Mezcal Party Brunch right in time for Cinco de Mayo festivities!
If you’re a fan of wild brunches, day drinking and tasty Mexican food, this bash is for you. It will include costumed servers and bartenders, burlesque-style dancers, and music from an in-house DJ
To help you in the pursuit of taco greatness, we asked chefs Silvestre Mora and Joe Lonigro of New York City’s Toro Loco and Otto’s Tacos, respectively, how to make some damn delicious authentic tacos. Read on to see their recipes for making carne asada and blackened shrimp tacos. (And don’t forget to pick up some nice sipping tequila while you’re at it.)
The restaurant, which seats up to 120 people, draws its design inspiration from the Day of the Dead. Look for a variety of tacos, including carne asada, grilled steak and mahi mahi. Three-cheese nachos with refried black beans and guacamole arrive in a cast iron skillet. There are also Mexican twists on American classics, like the Toro Loco Burger topped with pepperjack cheese, grilled smoked ham and chipotle slaw. Tequila and mezcal cocktails come with names Devil in Disguise, and Say Aloe to My Little Friend
Somehow, the one day dedicated to celebrating tacos doesn't fall on a Taco Tuesdaythis year. Instead, National Taco Day is Thursday, October 4 -- aka TODAY.
Nevertheless, any day that involves free tacos and all sorts of taco discounts is a good day. Especially one with so many tacos gratis at popular restaurants all across the country.