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El Toro Bravo

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
+1 941-924-0006
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had lunch at El Toro Bravo and had Catherine as our server. Service and food was outstanding. Loved Catherine suggestion to have the Queso and Fatitas. We will be back

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Toro Bravo is in new space that comes across as cold and uninspired compared to their original location. The food is still good but the service was extremely slow, especially considering this is the middle of summer and there were only about 5 tables...More

Thank motzmiller
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I stopped in to El Toro Bravo at their new location on Clark off Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota as I was in the area, and had a wonderful lunch for only $8.95 off their lunch menu. You might think that the serving sizes for...More

Thank Riverdale
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Never went to the old location really don't know why but been to the new location and really enjoy it. Margaritas are good and I really enjoy the food. It is now one of are go to places

Thank jwb23
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Our group of 36 for dinner seemed almost too much for this place, but we came away impressed. The menu is extensive. The food came out pretty fast. The food was GOOD. Comments from our group were positive. The staff promised to do even better...More

Thank retengr
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We sat in the bar area "VIP" section and were treated like VIPs by Mike the bar manager. Everything made with fresh ingredients, from scratch that day, even the chips, the salsa, the guacamole. Everything was delicious. The customer service was amazing and the owner,...More

Thank Sarasotabrad
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We tried El Toro Bravo for the first time and could not have been more impressed. Great, fresh food (everything including salsa, chips, margarita mix made fresh daily as our very helpful server Michael shared), terrific margaritas, loved the guacamole and chicken and veggie burrito....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Same tasty food and same great service in their new location. Lots of parking and great ambiance. We had a quiet table in the Northeast corner which was perfect for conversation.

Thank 431don
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a lot more room. I had the Special Burrito and she had the taco plate. Everything is very good and the prices are good as well. You might want to make a reservation because it fills up quickly. Recommend.

Thank Chardo56
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We've eaten here several times and it is hands down the best Mexican food, hands down. They moved to a larger restaurant which is wonderful! The burritos and are delicious. Fried cheesecake too!

Thank Travl_lovr_2
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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 - 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: 3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-0006
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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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