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El Toro Bravo

2720 Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231
+1 941-924-0006
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Ranked #20 of 849 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $18
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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.
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Boardman, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

One of the best Mexican restraunts I eaten in a long time. The food was absolutely delicious. Everyone go something different, and we all enjoyed it. The special atmosphere. This family restaurant is very pleasant and the atmosphere makes it a special place. I love to patronize a family business. We will definitley head back this trip and future trips!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Very good food and friendly wait staff! They are very consistent and don't disappoint. We eat here as a family a few times each month.

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Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant will spoil you from having Southwestern/Mexican any where else. Fresh homemade food. You are treated like family from the first time you come in.The owner and chef Rubin is always there and talking to his customers, making sure your meal is prepared the way you like. You will never leave hungry or dissappointed you came.

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This little place, the owners & draft are so friendly! They serve excellent food at cake prices. I love the limeade, it's the perfect accompaniment to a spicy meal. Will Def. Visit again!

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Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Nestled in a small strip mall on Stickney Point Rd you will find a fabulous Mexican restaurant. I had heard about this place about a year ago and finally made a trip in to see if the recommendation was a good one. We were not disappointed! We did not have reservations as I wasn't aware you could make them and... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have lived in Sarasota my whole life and somehow I missed this restaurant. I ate here with my family recently and it was a wonderful experience! We tried to stop by for lunch on a Saturday to find out that they wouldn't be opening until 5pm. The owners were there and let us know that if we came back... More 

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great food and a warm, cozy atmosphere. One of our group is a regular here. The owner paid close attention to us and our food. Would eat here again. The only thing that bothered me is that I paid in cash and the waiter never brought back my change. While it was close to what I was planning to give... More 

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Barrie, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were recently visiting Sarasota and checked on Tripadvisor to see where we could go for good mexican food. El Toro Bravo had a number of great reviews so we figured it was worth the try. Trying to find the place was a bit difficult even with a GPS because it is in a strip mall with a small sign... More 

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160 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

the atmosphere is dark and not too nice. The service was good. The location is in a strip mall. The Margarita Tasted like premixed Jose quervo. The salsa was okay but the chips were stale and cold with too much salt. My wife enjoyed her chicken quesadilla. I had the steak burrito and it was not good at all.

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Sarasota, Florida
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My husband and I love eating at El Toro Bravo. We won't go anywhere else for Mexican food (NO to el adobe...just, no) It's a small restaurant (15 tables max?) nothing fancy which keeps the atmosphere very home-y. Their salsa is SPICY and delicious. If you're really feeling indulgent...don't skip the queso dip, oh my heavens it is a treat.... 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: Southwestern, Mexican

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