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El Toro Bravo

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Southwestern, Mexican
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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, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 220
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Very good! Fresh and tasty! Will return!

Wonderful flavors blended together for the Guadalajara plate I ordered! Beans fresh and moist very fresh shredded chicken with a great Verde sauce! Will return here for sure! Disappointment was waitress did not check back until over have meal was consumed. ( I was hoping to add some more of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Thankingmom
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful flavors blended together for the Guadalajara plate I ordered! Beans fresh and moist very fresh shredded chicken with a great Verde sauce! Will return here for sure! Disappointment was waitress did not check back until over have meal was consumed. ( I was hoping to add some more of the Verde sauce.) :)) Also chips and salsa NOT authentic... More 

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Moran, WY
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I really don't know what I can add to all of the other 5 star reviews. Every thing was perfect, our waiter, Pedro, the owner, Rubin, the food, the cleanest, the atmosphere, the entire staff. Every one worked together to make sure all if the diners needs we're taken care of. You won't be disappointed! The restaurant is small, do... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very good restaurant. Small, fresh well prepared Mexican food in small strip mall. Busy, clean and they take reservations and honor them. Wonderfully friendly wait staff ,good service . Fair prices

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Napier
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Really good Mexican food served by really friendly family run people. Probably wise to book because it is so popular but well worth the wait of getting in. Happy,friendly and helpful servers and the food is freshly cooked and tastes great as well as being good value.

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Venice, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

UP !!! On our way home to Venice, hubby says do I feel like having some Mexican food? I immediately check trip advisor, so that's how we found it. So glad we did. From the minute we talked to the hostess EVERYONE was so accommodating. Our food was served promptly and piping hot. The welcome dessert was a very nice... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited this quaint Mexican restaurant last month. It is in a strip mall, and we kind of had our doubts. Inside we were greeted by the friendly staff, and they seated us immediately. This little restaurant is very charming, and simple. It seems that is the way people like it. The five of us all ordered something different off... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Many great entrees are available and all are excellent. The service is superb and you will not leave hungry. This restaurant also fits the budget. The wine margaritas are outstanding. We will return!

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Marshall
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We found El Toro Bravo last year and ate there 3 times. We ate there again on our first night in Siesta Key this year. The food is delicious. If you like spicy, the red sauce is great. Spicy, but not burning hot. The owner usually makes it around to all the diners. The salsa is really good, too. The... More 

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Ohio City, Ohio
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stopped here for lunch. Cute restaurant in a small strip mall near 41 on Stickney Point. Great friendly service. Delicious food with large portions. There's a big restaurant on the corner with "burritos" sign - pass by it to El Toro Bravo in the center! Highly recommended!

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We went to El Toro Bravo on a recommendation of a neighbor who eats here often. We tried to go on a Sunday but they were closed so we went Monday evening forgetting that our neighbor said to make a reservation. We went anyway and had to wait 10min. The place was hoping for a monday, crazy right? Well, as... 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: Southwestern, Mexican

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