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“Helpful staff - good value food” 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 #16 of 129 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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!
Newton Abbot, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Helpful staff - good value food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I ate here lots of times during my 3 month stay in Banff - usually good food, and speedy service - and as we were a big group they organised a buffet style serving for us which was great.

The staff were very helpful and tried to cater for special requests. The bar in El Toro was very nice and welcome after a hard day on the slopes!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Very good restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We went to Banff and had dinner at El Toro and it was a great experience. Very good tapas and beef steak, as well.

Also good wine list and service.

We highly recommend it!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A local favourite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I live in Banff, and this is my favorite restaurant in town. For breakfast the breakfast burrito is amazing and for dinner I love to go Mondays for Mexican $12 and Thursday for Chateaubriand for two $55, they also have a fantastic lamb shoulder. My servers have always been extreamly plesent, helpful and enjoyable. The music they play makes you wanna do a salsa dance. It is hands down the best place in Banff for great food made fresh!

  • Visited April 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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18 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

We ate in this restaurant for breakfast and a couple of evening meals. The food was excellent and the children's breakfast portions were huge. We would just have liked to see a children's evening meal menu and then we would have taken even more meals there. By highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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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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