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El Toro Bravo

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123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3229
831-476-1553
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Mexican Food, Good Prices, Good Service

This restaurant was recommended by the front desk of the hotel we were staying at, and it was a good one. The service was good, and, while the ambience is basic, the price definatly made up for it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
jonthethird
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Sacramento CA
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Sacramento CA
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the front desk of the hotel we were staying at, and it was a good one. The service was good, and, while the ambience is basic, the price definatly made up for it.

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Capitola, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always jumpin', this spot is a really fresh, delicious, affordable Mexican meal. Super friendly and helpful staff, very quaint and no frills decor, and a couple of tv screens for when the games are on. Love it! Their wine margies are really refreshing too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Stopped by on our way to Monetary and looked up local Mexican restaurants ... Authentic Mexican food with great service!! Would recommend this Mom and Pop place to anyone!

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Rensselaer
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This very reasonably priced Mexican restaurant is a great place for an enchilada or a taco post-surfing (or surfer watching). It is casual, quick, and delicious. The crab enchilada is to die for!

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Sonoma, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ordered fish tacos to go and ate on the Esplanade while watching the surfers. It doesn't get any better than that. Friendly service, tasty salsa on the tacos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great flavor, great authentic food and location is priceless. My favorite Mexican food place to eat in Capitola.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Best tex-mex food I've had. But price has gone up faster than inflation. I always order the chicken enchilada con rice & beans.

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Amory, Mississippi, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

El Toro's staff is always friendly. The food is wonderful and the service is great. One never leaves hungry. It's a fun place to go, especially on Cinco de Mayo. Regardless of how busy they are, they always can accommodate the crowd and still serve food in a very timely manner.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I love taquerias! While this is not the best one, it is definitely better than some. The location of El Toro Bravo is the perfect beach setting to enjoy a carne asada taco and a cool beer. Unfortunately, my daughter who is an authority on quesadillas was disappointed as her's was a soggy compared to the ones her dad makes... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The food was very good and we were pleased that they offered vegetarian options (tamales, enchiladas, etc.) It was a bit strange that with their sides of beans and rice on their dinner plates, if you want all beans vs. beans and rice, there is a 15 cent extra charge. Really - how many people are going to do that?... More 

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Additional Information about El Toro Bravo

Address: 123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3229
Phone Number: 831-476-1553
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3229
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: 831-476-1553

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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