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El Toro Bravo

2720 Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231
+1 941-924-0006
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Ranked #12 of 832 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $18
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This place is the best Mexican Restaurant around - bar none. The wait staff is nothing but friendly and so very accommodating making you feel like family. The owner Rubin very often will come out of the kitchen to stop and talk to all the patrons. Everyone there makes you feel so welcome. On a scale of 1 to 5,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were visiting Sarasota and looked up the top rated restaurants on Trip Advisor. Based on the advise there, we decided to visit El Toro Bravo. The other reviewers were on target with their advice. My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our food and the cook had an eye for visual appeal when it came to each dish. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I was looking for a Mexican restaurant with a menu that appealed to both me AND my 11-year old son. He is learning Spanish at school but not really enjoying it. A friend suggesting a "real world" lesson that included the opportunity to practice some basic phrases while munching on tacos. I am always looking for something a little more... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a small restaurant with very good food. My waitress is very nice also. I ordered the lunch size chimichanga. It was visually appealing as well as very tasty. My only suggestion is that the lettuce garnish should be placed on the plate after it comes out of the oven to avoid it wilting as it did. This is... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I almost hate to post this review, I don't want this hidden gem to become so popular that you can't get a table in season. But Ruben and Connie and their staff deserve all the accolades, the food is spectacular. Not your typical heavy, fatty tasteless Tex-Mex slop so many other of their competitors sling, it is based more on... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Friends had told us good things about El Toro Bravo and then we heard the radio ads and decided to try it for ourselves. We are glad we did. To start, the chips and salsa were the best we've ever had in a Mexican restaurant. Both dinners were authentic, very nicely presented and delicious. The service was friendly, attentive and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wow! We love this place!! Great food, great service, fun atmosphere and a personal visit from the owner welcoming us to his restaurant! We really enjoyed our food too! My husband got the Monterrey combo which was a beef enchilada and a beef taco with rice and beans. I got the Nacho Supreme. Except for the Sangria which I really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Just by luck, I ran across this restaurant and decided to give it a try. Wonderful!! We arrive just before opening and I was surprised how quickly the restaurant filled up. The smart folks had reservations. Everything from food, service, friendliness was just great. The fried brownies were heaven, and also complimentary being our first visit. People were circling the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We have been here at Friday the 19th of September and we had a Special Burrito and a Chicken Burrito. It was really awesome and delicious, we also got a Welcome Dessert! Many thanks for El Toro Bravo

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Palm Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We are from west palm beach this was our first time to Sarasota we did love it a lot we wanted some good Mexican Food an this place was it felt like my mother was making us food lol Great people owner was great they give a treat to new customers we will be back again to eat

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