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El Toro Bravo

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

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  • 11
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 2
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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, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This hole-in-the-wall place is typical Mexican. Our server was delightful, helpful and served out food in record time. I ordered the fish taco special which was one taco made up of two corn tortillas filled with large, moist, tasty pieces of fresh grilled cod fish (not deep fried). It was right up there with the best fish tacos I've ever... More 

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Sacramento CA
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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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