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“Okay” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Toreo

El Toreo
3790 NE Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala, FL 34470
352.694.1401
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Ranked #99 of 353 Restaurants in Ocala
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
West Palm Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Food was okay, not really anything to rant and rave about. Prices were higher than expected. "Specials" do not mean they are good prices, so be careful.

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Mentor, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Traveling home on north I75, exit 350, turn right and is on right within 300 feet of exit, right next to Chili's.
Great chips and salsa, food hot, service great, very clean.
A were very happy with the lunch specials too. Great visit and will do it again on our way through!!

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Newport Beach, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Casually Effective”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I went to El Toreo on a recent trip to Ocala. My family is local and goes there often. It is very casual. The restaurant seems to be one big open space with a small outside patio, with crazy chairs. We've eaten inside and out. The place is adorned with beer banners and such, which makes it feel very "spring break". We polished a whole basket of tortilla chips. The salsa comes in salad bowls. We even asked for additional bowls and got them. That was a lot of salsa! My friends had combo plates. I had the carnitas. There was plenty of food and the pork was in large chunks as opposed to what I am used to. In any case it was tasty. My friends both had food they took home. Thus, portion size is a plus. Also, we did manage to go on a Wed and the place was full. Possibly in part to the $1 frozen marguerites? Again we had several. If you want adequate food and a very casual atmosphere and great drik specials….this place is fits the bill.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ocala, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Good, not great. Have been to much better in other cities. Food not what I expected. Different than what I am used to.

Visited September 2013
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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“" Good & Steady "”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is one of our regular spots to eat, when we come to Ocala for the horse sales...they continually put out a great product, from a large selection, for reasonable $ ....the service is always quick & friendly & we will definitely return.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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