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El Toro Restaurant

) #33 of 107 Restaurants in Banff $$ - $$$ Mexican, Spanish,
429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
+1 403-762-2520
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (46 reviews)
“tapas” (76 reviews)
“fajitas” (32 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Spanish, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
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11 - 20 of 463 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an absolutely wonderful in Banff. We stayed in the hotel that El Toro is a part of and we found that the staff were all very friendly and accomodating, the rooms were incredibly clean and the restaurant proved to be one of the...More

Thank charlie06251
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I were in banff for a bachelorette party and we didn't want to leave the hotel to go to have dinner as we would just have to walk back to the hotel again before we went out. So we went to el...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the Irwin Mountain Inn for a night. ElToro Restaurant is located in the front of the hotel. We actually didn't know where we were going to eat that evening because there are plenty of choices in Banff. We didn't have reservations...More

Thank brucemaryann2017
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This restaurant is next to The Red Carpet Hotel, and The Red Carpaet isn't let down by El Toro. Breakfast is staisfying, and evening meals are worth it.

Thank Jack R
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We had to eat out for most of our breakfasts and this was our favourite. I had the breakfast burrito and was so glad i did! Service was great, as in all of Banff. It's a bit further out of town but tasty. Enjoy!

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

After a sleepless night in Banff I was cruising the streets for a cup of joe and bacon. As I'm a man of habit and routine I was headed to the usual downtown cafe that Iv spent many mornings in, until I notice a fine...More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Every time go to El Toro, ts and busier and busier. I guess people are catching on how good the food is.

Thank Daveparker100
Reviewed 7 May 2017

It was close to the motel we were staying in so we could walk to eat. Food was okay nothing out of the ordinary.

Thank Clara B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

After all the numerous reviews, my family and i were expecting the food to be at least decent. However, it was truly a surprise at the standard of food served. We ordered the beef fajitas which was bad, the beef was overcooked and a little...More

Thank Ashvin H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you are looking for an intimate ambiance and good food while in Banff, El Toro fills the bill. We entered without reservations to a later than usual dinner time. There was a special that was hard to pass up, the Chateaubriand for Two, reduced...More

1  Thank Yvonne R
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Questions & Answers
30 December 2016|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from eltoromanager | Property representative |
sorry I didn't reply earlier. Yes we have lots of vegetarian options within the tapas, mexican and main course. Please visit our website
20 July 2016|
Response from JPMMJM | Reviewed this property |
We received a local's price on Thursday night. Mention you are a local when you when making your reservation to ensure you receive the reduced price.
30 September 2015|
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Response from eltoromanager | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry, I have been trying to post this answer 3 times and it keeps on asking me to reply! I hope it works this time! We have availability on this date, we have 100 seats in 2 different sections which... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-2520
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El Toro after a long day skiing or for your romantic dinner in our warm and cozy atmosphere! Tapas, Chateaubriand for two or delicious steak will be sure to satisfy all taste buds!
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