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El Toro Bravo

123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3229
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Ranked #19 of 91 restaurants in Capitola
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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19 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 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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Felton, California
Top Contributor
314 reviews 314 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Has been in the village for many years. Good mexican food. Small dining room. Can be busy during lunch. Across street from the small Capitola Beach.

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Sacramento, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I had the chile verde with steak based on the recommendation of the waitress. It was very good. My whole family liked this restaurant.

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