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El Toro

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3425 State St, Grand Island, NE 68803-2304
308-381-2333
Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • 4
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  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still wonderful!

We've been back a few times since my review back in 2011, but I thought I'd give an update. It snowed again, so husband and I did our tradition of enjoying a good meal here after snowblowing. I was surprised to read the other reviews of disappointment since once again, we were very happy with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
hoosierhusker
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Nebraska
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Nebraska
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been back a few times since my review back in 2011, but I thought I'd give an update. It snowed again, so husband and I did our tradition of enjoying a good meal here after snowblowing. I was surprised to read the other reviews of disappointment since once again, we were very happy with our food and service. We... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I was a little afraid of going here because of some of the reviews but it was late and one of the few sit down restaurants that were still open. So I gave it a go and I do have to say that it was a pleasant surprise! The food was decent and the service we received was good. I... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My family has raved about this restaurant for several years. This was my first time eating here. Staff was very quick to seat us even though we were a large group. Our server was very conscientious of us and spent a great deal of time making sure we were well taken care of. Food quantity was quite large. Free dessert... More 

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North Loup, NE
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I am not really a fan of Mexican food, but the meal I had at El Toro was excellent. When I asked for the meals that were not spicy hot, the waiter directed me to some great choices. The service was top-notch, fast and friendly. I recommend El Toro, even for those who don't particularly like Mexican food.

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

It was right around 5pm/ customers in the dining area but appeared to have enough servers. Didn't seem to be supervised cuz they all hung around the table by the front door. we went with another couple and all 4 meals were luke warm at best and the cheese sauce on 3 of the meals was not good at all.... More 

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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

El Toro is one of my customers favorite lunch places. The service is a little slow, but the food is pretty good as well as the value. I would recommend.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Noticed the name change too late... We had previously enjoyed several meals here before, not this time. El Toro was a decent place to get Mexican food. Very dissappointed, even let the staff know, shrugged their shoulders and kept on walking... If they don't care we won't either. We will never go back, good luck with running this establishment into... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We have moved to Grand Island for the summer and early fall, this was our first opportunity to go out for lunch. Service was the worst I have experienced in the past 5 years. I am sure it got started when I asked to be seated by a window instead of back in a dark corner in an almost empty... More 

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Hayward, WI
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106 reviews 106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Five years ago, we moved from the Chicagoland area to a cabin in the woods, "up north." We've dearly missed authetic Mexican food. So while visiting Grand Island, tried El Toro. We heard there are always lots of cars there, so thought it must be pretty good. Greeted by an enthusiastic manager/host, seated promptly. Hadn't seen the menu before, and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Great food at a great price. You don't have to wait long for your food and it;s always wonderful. It's authentic Mexican food. I always go here with friends and it's nice to sit outside on the deck in the summer time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3425 State St, Grand Island, NE 68803-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Grand Island
  • Phone Number: 308-381-2333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?