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El Toro Bravo

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Mexican, Southwestern
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2720 Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231
+1 941-924-0006
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: When it comes to Southwest Mexican cuisine, there is only one place in...
When it comes to Southwest Mexican cuisine, there is only one place in Sarasota that creates a one-of-a-kind dining experience that keeps visitors and locals coming back for more. Family owned and operated, El Toro Bravo combines fresh, flavorful food along with honest prices and outstanding service.
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Visitor rating
  • 237
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

My husband and I went here twice for dinner. I had the fajita salad both times since it was so great! My husband had the fajita burrito and the Chile Colorado and enjoyed them both. // Linda Johansson (Sweden)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Linda J
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went here twice for dinner. I had the fajita salad both times since it was so great! My husband had the fajita burrito and the Chile Colorado and enjoyed them both. // Linda Johansson (Sweden)

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

One of our favorites in Sarasota. Small place so it can be tough to get in but they do a very good job with their service. Great food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Don't let the strip mall appearance fool you. We got there just before 5 and people were already waiting to get in. The food was great and we'll definitely be back next time we are in Sarasota. Our meals were excellent and so was our queso appetizer. If you want great Mexican food then add this place to your list... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Highly disappointing given all the other good reviews. Coming from the North I am very excited to eat good Mexican when I can. I have eaten Mexican at least twice a day for a week since I got to Florida, and this was my least favorite so far. Fresh made chips and tortillas would go a looong way. If I... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Lunch was great as usual. Gets rid of my Mexican food cravings much better than many I've tried in Sarasota. Not "Americanized" like so many Mexican restaurants.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Little strip-mall restaurant that I would highly recommend! We have been searching all over the Bradenton/Sarasota area for some genuinely GOOD Mexican food and here it is! The restaurant is a little small so it is a good idea to make a reservation. The service was good and our server was attentive just at the right times. The food was... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada & Sarasota, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had dinner there last night with friends. What can I say but, wow. Great, fresh food, very good portions, excellent prices. They are very busy, suggest reservations. Try there Chimichanga, or Veracruse Plate, or any item on their menu is simple The Best. Ruben, owner, is friendly and can usually be spotted out in the dining room, mingling with his... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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200 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

For all the years that I have been going there, I have never, ever had a meal that was not absolutely fantastic! Everything fresh, made to order, really the best Mexican food you can ask for - just wish I did not live 35 miles away, I don't go to Sarasota that often anymore, but once in awhile we just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We lived in Albuquerque New Mexico for many years, and were thrilled to discover a restaurant in Florida with genuine New Mexican style Mexican food. In true New Mexican fashion, you choose red or green chile to top your entree, and they offer sopapillas (fried dough 'pillows') that are delicious with honey. Our particular favorite dishes are chile relllenos and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The food and service was very excellent........I would go there again..I recommend this place to everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2720 Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-0006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

When it comes to Southwest Mexican cuisine, there is only one place in Sarasota that creates a one-of-a-kind dining experience that keeps visitors and locals coming back for more. Family owned and operated, El Toro Bravo combines fresh, flavorful food along with honest prices and outstanding service.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?