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“Ate there everyday!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Toro Restaurant

El Toro Restaurant
429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1l 1A6, Canada
403.762.2520
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Ranked #24 of 125 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: $13 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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!
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Ate there everyday!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed at Irwin's for three days. Really enjoyed El Toro's breakfasts. great food at a really good price!

Visited March 2013
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Kelowna
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Don't miss this gem of a Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Its a little walk - 5-10mins max- from the town centre but well worth leaving the town centre for this amazing place, We had the Tapas, but Pizza, Pasta and Steak options also available. And a kids menu too. Food was outstanding and so was the service. So refreshing to be able to go to a family friendly restaurant with quality food.

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I had dinner one night at this hotel, and breakfast one morning. Both were excellent.

Breakfast:
This is a good spot in Banff for breakfast. The prices are reasonable, the food is good, and the portions are good. I had good service when I went.

Dinner:
The food selection was great. There are a variety of gluten free and vegetarian options, if you choose. I chose to have a few tapas and wine for dinner. I highly recommend the tequila prawns. The peach cobbler they offer for dessert was also fantastic.
The service at dinner was also very good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Banff
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Chateaubriand Yumminess”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Turned up at 8pm for a last minute Valentines meal. Ordered the set menu of soup or salad, Chateaubriand followed by a warm chocolate cake of duo of cheesecakes all of this was $69 for 2.

Service was friendly and fast. The steak was delicious, moist and super rich with the gravy and the Bearnaise sauce. The chocolate was also fabulous and gooey. Yum!! Will definitely be returning. Great value.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Horrible service. Rude waitresses. Unbelievable.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We had great recommendations about this place.

Unfortunately, the service was awful, rude ... And that is masking it!

We did not try the food. We left before it arrived.

For a 5 star tourist area such as Banff, I expect good service at the minimum.

Pick up your game please management - this is clearly on you.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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