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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, 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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  • 263
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 6
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  • 9
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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
Restaurant review

My family absolutely loved this place!!! The food was great authentic Mexican cuisine and the staff went above and beyond to make our visit a great one!! One of the things that really stood out though, was how the owner went around to make sure everyone was having a fine dining experience!! Keep up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My family absolutely loved this place!!! The food was great authentic Mexican cuisine and the staff went above and beyond to make our visit a great one!! One of the things that really stood out though, was how the owner went around to make sure everyone was having a fine dining experience!! Keep up the great work El Toro Bravo!!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We recently moved to Sarasota and have been looking for a decent TexMex joint. We tried Mi Pueblo first and it was the worse Mexican food I've ever had. Mi Pueblo might look better on the outside, but El Toro Bravo far surpasses their food, atmosphere and service for a small, strip mall restaurant. We were seated by a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Always great food. I ordered the wrong did one time & boy was I sorry. Next time there, I had such a hard time deciding which dish to have. Small family owned, gets very busy but well with the wait. Look around & listen to the other diners, most of them are regulars & that speaks alot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Took son and his family to Siesta Key and we tried it on Monday based on reviews I read on Trip Advisor. All the favorable reviews are well founded. We eat Mex and Tex-Mex pretty regularly and this ranks with the best we've had in New York, Arizona, Florida and everywhere else we've eaten. From the fajitas to the traditional... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What Mexican or Tex\Mex place doesn't have Rita's??? They don't have a liquor licence so they make them with wine instead of tequila. Gross. Go elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is as good a Mexican restaurant as I've eaten in anywhere in the world. From the outside it doesn't look like an amazing restaurant, and we probably wouldn't have eaten here had we not seen it on trip advisor. My fiancé had a burrito which she loved and my fajitas were amazing. And everything is so reasonably priced! Highly... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We love going to El Toro Bravo. They are very professional, the food is awesome, the owners are awesome, and it's our most favorite place to eat. We've been going there for years.

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Osprey, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

ONLY wish is there was more room but for great food it is awesome the best there is in Mexican food have eaten here many times over the yrs & will keep going

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Well I'm pleased to finally find a Mexican restaurant in Sarasota that I like. From the salsa to the burritos... the rellenos to the enchaladas... It's all good. Even the chips were really thin so they don't fill you up. Only one problem... They don't serve real Margaritas. They don't have a liquor license to allow the use of Tequilla.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

If you need a Mexican food fix then this is a good place to go. Go only if you have reservations because the restaurant is small and seating is limited. I cannot say anything bad about the food it is good Tex Mex style. I would like to see them step out of the box and do something different with... More 

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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