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“Unusual presentation of Mexican entrees” 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 #21 of 124 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!
Stevensville, Montana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Unusual presentation of Mexican entrees”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Presentation of food was very Imaginative and unusual.Tapas, Mexican entrees (like quesadillas and fajitas), and Italian entrees (bison chorizo penne - yum!) made a menu a large group would like. We also had an unusual visitor at the big windows - an overfed deer grazed on the flowers outside while gawked on the inside! The service was excellent, too.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Yummy food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a table as it was pretty busy when we arrived.

We ordered tapas and lots of choice for vegetarians! We enjoyed our meal very much, the food was delicious!

If we are in Banff again we will be back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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SanJuan Islands,Wa
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Really good braised lamb.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Did a one night at Irwin's and instead of leaving the property ate dinner at the bar in El Toro, asked the Barkeep her recommendation and it was the braised lamb shoulder, I grew up eating lamb and she didn't need to twist my arm. This was very good lamb, tender and juicy and seasoned well with rosemary, first bite reminded me of my mother's lamb shanks I loved as a kid, served with perfectly done veggie's and a nice chunk of french bread to soak up the juices with. Only complaint was that a thicker sauce would have been nice (and more of it!) but the flavor was spot on. Worth a try.

  • Visited September 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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Venice, Florida
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27 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Less expensive than many of the very expensive restaurants in Banff. Especially if you order some of the Mexican dishes. We really enjoyed the Quesadillas.

Visited September 2013
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Superb restaurant, would recommend to anyone visiting Banff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

What a wonderful place! Fantastic staff. Well experienced, they care about each and every customers service! Went above and beyond to get me a pickle (made by chef's mom-- it was fantastic!!!). Would recommend in a heart beat if you're browsing restaurants in Banff.

  • Visited September 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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