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El Toro Restaurant

) #34 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%
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“chateaubriand” (46 reviews)
“tapas” (76 reviews)
“fajitas” (32 reviews)
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Mexican, Spanish, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

El Toro is a nice restaurant. We've been there twice this year. The Chateau Briand should have been a Flambe but tasted good anyway. The Dessert Banana Flambe was Great. The Spanish Wine was Superb. Staff is not a constant factor.

1  Thank Jack A
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

We went there for our marriage anniversary because a friend recommended it. The food was really good there. Our waitress was really sweet and the service was great. We had higher expectaions for the food. I feel like it lacked some flavour. Portions were big...More

Thank lj855
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Small portion size of a single order of fries to take up to the room. Greek salad was lettuce, tomatoes, an olive and, sprinkled with feta. ridiculous

Thank Justine H
Reviewed 29 October 2015

I recently stayed at Irwin's Mountain Inn and decided to visit El Toro restaurant for breakfast as it is just downstairs and seemed convenient. The staff greeted me immediately and were very friendly. The wait for my meal was minimal and the portion size was...More

Thank rebeccaneill
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We went in with High expectations and were a little dissapointed, We should have ordered what there known for. The service and the WINE were fansastic.

Thank Stac_1979
Reviewed 28 October 2015

El Toro was located in a hotel close to where we were staying so my husband and I thought we would give it a try. Our first impression was how dated the decor was. We were seated promptly and our drink order was taken right...More

Thank TravelBugKelowna
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Went here for dinner with part of our tour group. It was ok but only just! The menu choice was very limited, I had the lamb which again was just ok! The soup starter was lukewarm, as was the rest of the meal,and the filo...More

Thank beckamy
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Some of the food was under cooked , other parts were cold and half our order was missing. Waitresses were clueless

Thank Jordon C
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went for his birthday dinner, the waitress was very tentative. She ensure our drinks were topped up and the steaks were amazing! Definitely recommend the enchiladas and the steaks melted in your mouth!

Thank LouiseMay8
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food! Great atmosphere and lovely staff. Had a fantastic time here. Best Mexican in town for sure. 😊

Thank Alissa C
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Questions & Answers
30 December 2016|
AnswerShow 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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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