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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, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 246
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
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  • 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
Strip Mall Surprise

This is a small, understated, family owned Mexican restaurant in a strip mall that you would drive right by. The food is really good and fresh and a step above your typical Mexican restaurant. The restaurant closes at 9 PM and reservations are advised.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
clifton p
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Sarasota, Florida
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a small, understated, family owned Mexican restaurant in a strip mall that you would drive right by. The food is really good and fresh and a step above your typical Mexican restaurant. The restaurant closes at 9 PM and reservations are advised.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Very fresh Mexican/so.west food. They welcome your degree of 'hotness'. Good service and very clean. Great lunch specials. Best in town.

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Front Royal, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Glad we made reservations at this small restaurant. It was packed when we arrived, and for good reason. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Everything was fresh and tasted amazing. Since it was our first visit, they prepared a complimentary dessert for us. Also very yummy! Would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great restaurant. This food has a little kick to it. Our 10 year old daughter did not eat very much due to the spice in the food including the salsa. She was able to eat a taco though. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. I would suggest calling for reservations as this place can get packed full. Mention this is your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited Sarasota on our honeymoon. We were craving Mexican and looked up a few places on trip advisor. El Toro bravo had the best reviews in the area. It is a small Mexican restaurant in a shopping plaza and only open for a few hours every night but Sunday. With it being so small I expected to be rushed... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We tried El Toro Bravo for the first time tonight while we ate much more than we should have, we now have a thorough point of comparison to the other area Mexican restaurants. The restaurant is small, but works efficiently to keep the table turnover constant. The service is very attentive and there is an effort by the management to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Words can not describe the pure joy that my taste buds just encountered. The service was phenomenal. The food was some of the best food that I have ever consumed during my time on earth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Small, friendly, authentic Mexican restaurant. Chili Colorado is very tasty, deep red sauce with tense beef. Real chili relleno with amazing green chilis. New Mexico style flavors cooked by owner Rueben.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place is located on one of the main thoroughfares of Sarasota. The food is good, reasonably priced and nothing really fancy. The way Mexican food should be. If you have read any of my past reviews of Mexican cuisine you would see that I am very picky, as I am of Mexican origin with true authentic palate for it.... More 

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La Grange Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I met the owner who is the Chef here also and this guy is just like going into a friends home for dinner. Every meal I had here after my first visit was with others from the hotel I was staying at. The food was that good and I am from Chicago with large Mexican areas and this food was... More 

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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: 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?