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El Toro

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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15202 NW 147th Dr, Suite 1100, Alachua, FL 32615-5331
+1 386-418-1039
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Dade City, Florida
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174 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My co workers and I went to El Toro while working near Alachua and had one of the best burrito dinners I have ever had. I ordered the fajita burrito which was on their special board outside the restaurant. I had the steak fajita burrito as well as two others in the group. We all agreed they were delicious! The... More 

Thank Ben H
Grand Blanc, MI
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We visit whenever we are in the Gainesville area, and are never disappointed. Food is delicious and served piping hot. Service is excellent. Wonderful Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Taco Salad. Chips, salsa and guacamole is delicious.

Thank michigander10
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a nice place if you're seeking casual dining and good TexMex. The service is good and the food is good. My wife and I and our senior pastor and his wife often frequent this place on Sunday afternoon following the morning service.

Thank William P
Alachua, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

El Toro restaurant in Alachua, Florida serves the best authentic Mexican food I've ever enjoyed. Service is great...friendly yet professional. Love their cheese enchiladas and their taco salad. Friends who have dined with me never hesitate to return to El Toros.

Thank Katie32615
High Springs, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We have eaten here on many occasions and keep going back because we like it so much. Pleasant, comfortable seating and environment and quiet enough to have a conversation even with background music. The food is very good, salsa is perfect and chips good. They offer a variety of dishes, including vegetarian choices.

Thank Betty F
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Food here is always great! Service too. We are definitely repeat offenders eating here a couple of times a month. Salsa, chips and queso are great. Tacos are always a take home when we have no time. Monterey dinner is a favorite. Can't go wrong here. Love this place.

Thank DCDFlorida
Lake Butler
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Met here with a group; lunch special for $7.99; nice place inside; the wife had 2 enchiladas & a taco; I went for the beef & bean burrito, a taco, Spanish rice & refried beans, of which I brought about 1/2 back home since it was a lot of food. The others in the group all enjoyed their meal, also.... More 

Thank Robert M
Alachua, Florida
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy El Toro. Good Mexican food and good price. I recommend the shrimp quesadilla which is awesome! The queso dip is also delicious. Good for family dinner or just to meet friends.

Thank Jennifer H
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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216 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

El Toro Sandra was our server. She was very friendly & very attentive to our needs! Thank you, Sandra! We had: White Queso Dip which was absolutely delicious! Regular house served salsa which was delicious. Both were served with warm corn chips. Both dips R a tad spicy but so delicious. They R not to spicy for the average person.... More 

Thank nclark62044
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I had been craving El Toro's wonderful salsa and chips. What else to try? We had the Chorizo with peppers with a side of black beans and queso dip as well as the chicken/mushroom quesadilla. The chorizo was bland to my taste, the quesadilla had an overpowering volume of mushrooms, the chicken tender. Servers were courteous and prompt. Nice location... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15202 NW 147th Dr, Suite 1100, Alachua, FL 32615-5331
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Alachua
  • Phone Number: +1 386-418-1039

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?