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El Toro Bravo

123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3229
831-476-1553
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Ranked #15 of 92 Restaurants in Capitola
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Sonoma, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

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

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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159 reviews 159 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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Lodi, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Very cozy place and steps from the beach. I had the Carne asada burrito with cheese... chips and yummy HOT sauce. Very good meal. Close to beach and shopping.

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Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I've been going to this little place in Capitola for at least 25 years. The food is excellent, big portions, great salsa, and an always nice staff. No fancy meals, just good, basic Mexican food that keeps me coming back whenever i am in the area. Parking is a pain and Capitola can be a mess in the summer, but... More 

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Aptos, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Love their shrimp enchiladas! Capitola Beach is just steps away. As locals, we usually don't visit during the summer months, but it would be a great ending for a day at the beach.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

When we first walked in, I was skeptical. The place looked a little dingy and well.... bad. But our waitress was immediately wonderful and the food was scrumptious! Good beef tacos and chicken enchilada!

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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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