We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Toro Bravo Restaurante Mexicano

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2561 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-2809
+1 217-351-7024
07:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 06:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 06:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 48: English reviews
Jacksonville, Illinois
Level Contributor
121 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is off the usual beaten path for dining. The Springfield address is in West Champaign. When we arrived the parking lot full. Upon entering we were immediately greeted by the host and seated. The salsa and chips were at our table within a minute. The chips are served cold. The chips would be so much better if heated... More 

Thank cyclonesdan
A TripAdvisor Member
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

2:30 pm Came in for late lunch and margaritas. Slow service, not friendly, stale chips, mediocre salsa and guacamole, food was so so. Definitely better Mexican restaurants in CU. Recommend el toro Urbana. Much better food and service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was a very busy restaurant. Food was distinctly average and service only ok. Some vegetarian choices. The beer margarita was a high point.

Thank Andree W
Urbana, Illinois
Level Contributor
102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Service here is typically extremely fast. It's possible to do lunch in 30 minutes, especially if you arrive before noon. Also, they have a fairly large private room that we've used many times for retirement and holiday parties. The food is good, although the menu is pretty standard. I typically get "special lunch #1", which has a chile relleno, a... More 

Thank Cello12345
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Level Contributor
97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

One of the standard Americanized Mexican food places in Central IL, yet still very tasty and fresh. Queso dip is the best. Quick, efficient service. Great for a fast, casual meal.

Thank supapfunk
Peoria, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Eat there at least every other week with my spouse or a group. Had a rehearsal dinner with about 30 people (many from out of town). Everybody raved about the food, drinks, and service. Drinks, chips and salsa, meals, and staff are second to none. No wonder I see so much repeat visitors there.

Thank gypsyman2
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great food, nice staff. Mexican music in the background. Soccer always on tvs. they sing to you on your birthday

Thank A M
New Port Richey, Florida
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We had a reservation made a few days prior, they said they did not have it. But their reservation book was just a collection of notes on pieces of paper and some written on the page in a random way. Everyone working there are was if not very nice, at least cordial. The food is was pretty good. The downside... More 

Thank Cynthia L
Bloomington, IL
Level Contributor
103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Hubby asked me out for a late lunch. Were seated quickly and orders were taken in a timely manner, but the food never came. We asked our waiter who said there was a big party that was taking extra time in the kitchen. My husband pointed out that people who had come in after us were already receiving their food.... More 

Thank pilotmom90
Mahomet, Illinois
Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

This place has good food at a decent price. The environment is better than my typical experience in a Mexican restaurant.

Thank ZHKing

Travellers who viewed El Toro Bravo Restaurante Mexicano also viewed

Champaign, Champaign-Urbana
Champaign, Champaign-Urbana
Champaign, Champaign-Urbana
Champaign, Champaign-Urbana
Champaign, Champaign-Urbana

Been to El Toro Bravo Restaurante Mexicano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2561 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-2809
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-351-7024

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Toro Bravo Restaurante Mexicano and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from El Toro Bravo Restaurante Mexicano staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?