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El Toro Bravo

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-8302
+1 941-924-0006
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (49 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (34 reviews)
“chile colorado” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-8302
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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had combo dishes. But first we devoured the chips with many dipping bowls of salsa, both hot and not. Our sever was fun and knowledgeable and ever attentive! Definitely will return.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We come here every year and sometimes twice! I love the taco salad with the spinach taco shell. The salsa is very spicy and delicious!

2  Thank Marshalljay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to ETB since they first opened. This was our first time to the new location as we are 'Snow birds'. The new restaurant is very nice, ample parking, good size tables, noise factor needs to be addressed but not awful. Our...More

2  Thank mike l
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here twice now and we gave it a second chance because the first visit was a huge disappointment. The ambiance is nice if you like a big room filled with tables, but few people go to Mexican/TexMex restaurants for the interior; instead, they...More

2  Thank bokuwa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Veracruz dinner; my wife had a Monterray dinner--both fabulous. Our waitress, Amy who served us in drinks immediately and dinner in about 15 minutes, was most attentive. We've been El Toro fans for the past 13 years. Bob

2  Thank efc1100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time eating here after driving by hundreds of times. All I can say is AMAZING! From the atmosphere, friendliness of the staff and bartender, quality and taste of the food. Loved it! The bartender makes a killer top shelf Margarita too, which we had...More

2  Thank Sunfire1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent true Mexican food. Much more tasty than the typical eastern us Mexican food. If you like your food to be from New Mexico or Arizona you will love this place. Spice and flavor abound in most everything served here. Had chili Colorado and chili...More

2  Thank RckMtn12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming here for 9 years New location means plenty of room and no lines to get in. We have eaten here 4 times this month with same excellent service and food as before Chalupa platter and guadelera are two favorites and of course...More

3  Thank Shayna12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time at the new restaurant. It is decorated quite nicely and is cozy and welcoming. My friends that live in Sarasota come here often, and have a very nice relationship with the owners and their family. The servers are extremely friendly...More

4  Thank ArizonaTravelerGal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like El Toro Bravo's new location. Their food is good, the portions are adequate, and the menu has a variety of selections. The food is well prepared and presented. The wait staff is polite, attentive, and friendly. The dining area and restrooms are clean....More

3  Thank JOHN L
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-8302
  • 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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