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“Sloppy Mexican food and awesome margaritas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Toro Bravo

El Toro Bravo
50 West St., Annapolis, MD
410/267-5949
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Ranked #100 of 296 restaurants in Annapolis
Price range: $0 - $7
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Sloppy Mexican food and awesome margaritas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Bottomless baskets of chips, enchiladas dripping with cheese, and giant margaritas - what more could you ask for? Definitely a great place for a rowdy birthday celebration. I probably wouldn't recommend it for a first date. Service is not always top notch, but the food makes up for it. And there are booths, which I like - and I like them even more after a couple of frozen margaritas.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Maryland
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best in Annapolis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Good location on West Street near other downtown restaurants, easy walking distance to most sites.
Very generous portions of all the tex-mex staples - burritos, chimis. enchiladas, etc as well as some interesting dishes like to chicken mole.

Good mixed drinks.
Second visit reviewed here, as good as the first. This is definately worthy of a repeat visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Annapolis, Maryland
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47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Going Downhill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I took some friends from DC here for some "authentic mexican" and fun service. Was Disappointed. The food was… terrible. I hate saying that about any place, but it was really bad. If the best thing you ate are the chips, not even the salsa, then something is wrong. The meat on our food was dry, the overall taste was greasy and bland, and the presentation was awful.

I went to this place years ago and had so much fun. The food was better, the staff was lively and fun, and the manager came around to every table and said hello. This time, our waitress seemed bored and hassled, even though the restaurant was nearly empty, and my wait time for a drink was rather ridiculous, ESPECIALLY for the empty restaurant. The staff seemed to be more preoccupied with socializing with one another. It’s a shame bc I used to LOVE coming here. I hope they get it together.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Bad service, terrible food.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We ate here for lunch, very slow service despite the fact that the place was empty. The food was nothing but low quality Mexican food. Won't eat here again. Just disappointed.

Visited November 2012
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Queenstown, Maryland
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

This is my favorite Mexican resturant around! It is authentic Mexican food! The margaritas are hige though so be careful!!! The food is great and everyone is friendly!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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