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El Toro Bravo

2720 Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL
941-924-0006
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Ranked #12 of 825 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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English first
St. John's, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We tried a lot of Mexican food in Florida, and this was by far the best! Very friendly service, we even got a free dessert since it was our first time visiting. Excellent authentic Mexican food at very reasonable prices, lots of great menu options. I will definitely go back if I am ever in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We found this place by accident and was pleasantly surprised! The food was far better than any I have eaten before! I plan to return the next time I am in Sarasota! A terrific menu with great prices and excellent service. I can not stress enough how good the food was! I will return!!

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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

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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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10 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Contributor
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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