by Mike M. on
First off its called Viva Toro! Not viva EL toro! Nonetheless, Viva Toro is a very decent Mexican spot in Willilamsburg with (here's the kicker) a MECHANICAL BULL! Its a very fun spot if you take the right group of friends. Or if you want to go with a girlfriend! it is a nice date spot because the ambiance is great, but as the night goes on people come in to drink and ride the bull so you will have to leave if that's not your thing. If you are on a fun date you will stay to laugh at the dumb people who go on and fall off! As for the food it is somewhat over priced as are the drinks, but that is yuppified Williamsburg! Can you find better food in Park Slope or even Clinton Hill! PROBABLY, but this is more of a spot to go for a different look to a typical date or dinner! I went on a Saturday night and it was definitely for real because they had a DJ and homeboy was on point! He went from Latin jazz (around 10pm) to old school New Jack Swing around 12. Me and my date actually stood there after the meal and had drinks and it was like doing two things in one. TRUST ME you can go early and eat a quiet dinner on a Sat and if you stay long you will get a club experience out of it! No matter what do the mechanical bull!!!
by Mack Pulver on
Ridonkulously expensive. Too loud to hear someone sitting three inches away. My friend was the victim of an unprovoked assault and battery by a patron, and MY FRIEND was the one who got kicked out of the club. Still, the music was enjoyable and the physical aesthetics are trendy and hot. It's what one imagines a bangin' New York club to be. Also, there's plenty of late-night eats around. Always helpful.
by Chris A. on
Feels a little "chainy" but what the restaurant might lack in innovation it makes up for in flair. Dramatic space, high ceilings, multi-level platform seating, sleek bathrooms, and GREAT DRINKS. Some appetizers are served in tiny Chinese take-out boxes. DJ always spinning great lounge music. The leftside lounge area by the bar is a more relaxed setting than the main dining room. Big comfy velvet seats and gothic tables. Try the fabulous coconut mojitos or the HELLO KITTY (butterscotch-based cocktail).