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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Mexican at the beach

This was by far the best Mexican restaurant that we have been to. There were 6 of us and everyone agreed that ever dish was awesome. We had the opportunity to meet the owners, their hospitality was exceptional. The entire staff was friendly and the service was great I would highly recommend this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Melinda Z
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HURRICANE
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was by far the best Mexican restaurant that we have been to. There were 6 of us and everyone agreed that ever dish was awesome. We had the opportunity to meet the owners, their hospitality was exceptional. The entire staff was friendly and the service was great I would highly recommend this restaurant for an overall excellent experience

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

If you like Mexican food, you'll love this place! Don't let its little hole-in-wall in a plaza location keep you away....and be careful NOT to assume that the other Mexican restaurant in the same plaza is the right place. El Toro Bravo is FRESH and delicious with friendly service. The salsa is addictive, the the chimichanga is delightful. First timers... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant! Food was tasty and delicious. We had 2 combination dinners - Monterrey and Acapulco- and both were delicious! Our server, Abraham, was outstanding and very friendly and made us feel right at home. Great selections on regular menu. Negatives: Kid's menu needs some work - not a good selection of mexican food and... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The vegetarian food is average, the burritos and quesadillas are similar to each other. The fajitas portion was huge. The deep fried cheesecake was good, i shudder to think of the calories

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We read rave reviews about this restaurant so we went Saturday night around 5 PM and it was packed - the tables were so crowded together it was very uncomfortable - when the waiter was taking another patrons order his butt was hanging right over my husbands meal - disgusting. - we ordered two pricey margaritas - not a drop... More 

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have had Mexican food all over the United States and parts of Mexico and I would have to say this is the best I've ever eaten.

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ONTARIO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Wow, wow and wow! I always seek out a Mexican restaurant whenever I travel to the states, and El Toro did not disappoint. The staff was very friendly and welcoming, and the extra chips and dip tied us over until our food arrived. The fajitas, tacos and enchiladas were all excellent, and the other members of our party enjoyed their... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is rated in the top 10 of over 800 restaurants in Sarasota, but we didn't leave feeling like we just ate at a place like that. The food was average at best. We were expecting amazing great Mexican food after reading all the reviews. It makes you wonder what is great to someone doesn't always mean great to... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

By now, all my friends and acquaintances know that I celebrate my birthday the whole month of July. Thank God, I have many generous friends, and they are happy to treat me to all my favorite places. EL TORO BRAVO is certainly one of them. Gabriel waited on us and even surprised us to a special birthday treat. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Best authentic Mexican food I've ever had! Delicious and so many options! Very very good! Fresh food and personable friendly service!

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Additional Information about El Toro Bravo

Address: 2720 Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231
Phone Number: +1 941-924-0006
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?