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“Mexican food done right in Banff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Toro Restaurant

El Toro Restaurant
429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1l 1A6, Canada
14037622520
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Ranked #25 of 131 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Mexican, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: El Toro after a long day skiing or for your romantic dinner in our warm and cosy atmosphere! Tapas, Cahteaubriand for two or delicious steak will be sure to satisfy all taste buds!
Oxnard, California
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“Mexican food done right in Banff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

There is not much Mexican fare available in Banff, but if you have a craving for it, this is the place to go. We went here our first night in town. Nice atmosphere, very cozy and it wasn't that busy even in high season. It appears you can make reservations though if you like. We had a burrito, quesadilla, and nachos and dessert and everything was excellent. They did have other food besides Mexican, but we had a craving for Mexican food that night. Slightly pricey but it was def. worth the quality.

Visited August 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“Excellent Tapas!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We were there for the Bon Appetit Food Fetival. Here two of us were able to share 8 things on the menu and then we each had our own exquisite desert.

Every thing we ordered was phenomenal!
The plantains and guacamole
The stuffed potabello mushroom
The goat cheese stuffed lamb meat balls
The tequila cream shrimp
The empanadillas
The asparagus prosciutto and Brie
The wild mushroom on crustini
We ordered more of the empanadillas as that was a favourite and we also ordered ceviche off of the regular menu.

Such a nice experience. Thank you El Torro for tantalizing our taste buds at every bight!

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Best quesidilla I've had in my LIFE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I had the vegetarian portobello quesidilla, and it was the best one I've ever eaten by far. It was amazing!! Made even better by the generous portions of rice, salsa, guacomole and beans.
Would totally go back there if ever in Banff again!

  • Visited July 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Great place you might not think of”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Food was good and generous portions. Would recommend it to any avid breakfast goer. Really liked the combo.

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“The food is the best around, don't pass up the opportunity to eat here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We ate the chicken tostadas and the signature burger, and it could not have been better. This was the best burger I have ever eaten: caramelized red onions, mushrooms, bacon and aged cheddar with well seasoned beef on an olive bread bed, the blend of flavors was spectacular, and I couldn't stop saying wow after every bite! The tostadas were seasoned very well with delicious toppings. You should definitely eat here!

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