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El Toro Bravo

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
+1 941-924-0006
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (44 reviews)
“chile colorado” (10 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (30 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
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1 - 10 of 612 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great Mexican experience....the room was charming, the service was excellent and the food was outta sight. The best Mexican food we have ever had in Sarasota. Starting with the chips and salsa.. Brought to our table moments after we sat down. Crispy/frest chips...just...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a strip mall with a pawn shop and a train hobby store I wouldn't normally have given El Toro Bravo ( The wild bull ) a second look. Fortunately the glowing reviews encouraged us to give them a try. We were greeted by...More

Thank jcseagull
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at nee location. Big, airy, comfortable with the usual great staff and best of Mexican food. We had the chimis- me beef deep-fried and my buddy chicken not fried. Excellent ( as usual). The margarita was great. Only issue was cold refritos. Still-...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we moved here were looked all around at the restaurants local food. Boy did we find something different. A restaurant with local food from New Mexico ! The owner is from Roswell! You know, the Alien space crash city. It's just like home! Great...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returning to Sarasota after a year, our first meal was at our favorite restaurant, El Toro Bravo. It was as good as we remembered! They have the most pleasant waitress in Mya. The young man who delivered our salsa, Trent, was so obliging to make...More

Thank MichiganDtb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is noisy- no soft surfaces. Chairs are uncomfortable & tables for four are too small if 3 of 4 order fajitas. (The frying pans take up lots of room.) The fajita portions are relatively small. There was a (long) hair in our tortilla...More

1  Thank Jerome S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went on TripAdvisor and El Toro Bravo came up first so we gave it a try. Well we were very impressed !!!! The hostess was very pleasant. The restaurant was very clean and eye appealing. As soon as we sat down, we were immediately...More

Thank momcavs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time eating at the new bigger restaurant. Food was as good as the old place. Three meals were cheap at $38 and three margaritas expensive at $37. All in all good value for $25 per head. service was very good.

Thank Pedroc-UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our server was very friendly but the restaurant just didn't flow properly. We were there on a Thursday evening around 7:30 and the place was half empty. Based on the reviews I would have expected a bustling restaurant. Again, our server was friendly enough and...More

Thank IMH O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time to this place so I went with my standard "test" item for Ameri-Mex...Fajitas! They were very well prepared and came with plenty of tortillas, which is unusual to me, usually there's just quite not enough. Here there were more than I could fill,...More

Thank Pjah73
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Kathryn L
17 April 2017|
Response from SRQwanderer | Reviewed this property |
Most of the tortilla-based dishes come standard with flour tortillas; i.e. with gluten. But there are four or five dishes that come standard with corn toritillas... ergo gluten free. The owner / manager is very... More
7 August 2016|
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Response from Beth S | Reviewed this property |
They had a bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-0006
  • E-mail
When it comes to Southwest Mexican cuisine, there is only one place in Sarasota that creates a one-of-a-kind dining experience that keeps visitors and locals coming back for more. Family owned and operated, El Toro Bravo combines fresh, flavorful food along with honest prices and outstanding service.
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