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El Toro Bravo

2720 Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL
941-924-0006
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Ranked #13 of 822 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Seattle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Each time I eat here, I choose something different because I can't believe the food is as good as it is. As a New Mexico native, I've never before found such authentic food in the style I grew up with in Carlsbad and Taos. If you're in the Sarasota area and craving great Mexican food, El Toro Bravo is the... More

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Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The wife and I really like this place. It was recommended to us and boy are we glad it was. It is located in a small shopping plaza and parking could get a little tight on Fridays and weekends. Its a small restaurant with very limited outdoor seating and always packed but the staff tries hard to accommodate everyone. The... More

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Mexican food here is several cuts above the usual Tex/Mex places. Reuben, the owner is a treasure with his openness and his dishes really hit the mark, especially the chili reneno (sp). Good prices, happy faces full of regular customers. Wife and I have become 2 of those regulars. Check to the hours though, sometimes they can surprise you with... More

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Jacksonville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Not sure how this is rated so high but defnitely not a bad place, just average. We were on vacation and looking for good Mexican food so we went here based on how high this was rated. The server was nice but very confused and got my order wrong, told us the queso was not spicy at all, which it... More

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Siesta Key, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I love Mexican food, and have been looking for some time for a good place to find it ever since I moved to Sarasota in 2011. I am very happy to say that I've finally hit the nail on the head with El Toro Bravo on Stickney Point Road - and friends whom I've brought there agree. It's in a... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Was very fresh... The pico de gallo was spicy too spicy for me. We ordered the three cheese super spicy also. The taco salad the meet blah! Chicken ok. My husband order the chimichanga 5 starts good taste. We went at 4:45 was close from 3-5:00. Tell u was full at 5:15. Great service!

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We love this little gem in Sarasota. We drive from Tampa regularly just to eat at El Toro Bravo. The food is very flavorful and is not heavy like most Mexican food. The owner Rubin and his family are an absolute delight and they always make you feel welcome. Love the steak fajitas and the salsa is amazing! It looks... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Wife &I had lunch recently having fitiats which were excellent. The chicken was tender with a very good flavor. We also had the 3 enchillia combination . This was also very good. This is NOT your typical Mexican resturant. The food is prepared on site..not purchased from Cisco and micro wave prepared. Rpickard

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Knowledgeable accomodating staff. I have strict dietary needs and the wait staff was delighted to recommend dishes and have them modified to my specifications

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Bradenton, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We decided to try this place based on the great reviews. It is very true that it is a very small restaurant, but our wait was only about 10 minutes. We tried the jalapeno relleno and cinco quesos apps and they were just ok; we also did not care for the salsa. However our dinners-veggie fajitas and veracruz combo plate... More

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