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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

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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
Easy, delish!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Hoinaholokahiki
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Capitola, California
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Capitola, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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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