Opened by brothers Leo and Oliver Kremer, Dos Toros aims to emulate the Mission Style Mexican food that the boys grew up with in San Francisco. That means burritos simply stuffed with everything but the kitchen sink,and the salsa comes in versions of hot and incendiary.
Plus, the restaurant uses sustainably produced and humanely raised produce and meat whenever possible.
The Upper East Side location is tiny, with a counter where you order your burrito, quesadilla, tacos or platter, then pay and sit down to eat.
Chicken Quesadilla with Guacamole and Habanero Salsa.
I like it hot. You KNOW I like it hot. This was really REALLY hot. So hot that my lips started tingling. So hot that I broke out in an immediate sweat. So hot that we both needed beers to quell the burning.
Dos Toros is a great option for a low priced lunch or quick dinner on the UES. Though the prices would be a bit high in the East Village, uptown is a different story. Not many places up here offer quality food at low prices, and not many places in the city offer such high quality, low brow Mexican food. It’s what you want when you are sober, it’s what you want when you are drunk and it’s what you want when you are in between.
*Note: My meal was paid for by the restaurant. I was not paid or required to write a review, and my opinions are my own and, I feel, impartial.*