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El Toro Restaurant

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429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tonawanda, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast here all but one day during our stay. It was located next to our hotel so was very convenient. The food was good and moderately priced. Service very nice.

Thank Marlene W
Saskatoon, Canada
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast here as the Red Carpet Inn didn't offer breakfast, and I am glad we did. Affordable and just what we were looking for- eggs, crispy potatoes and bacon, toast...a friendly waitress and a coffee cup that was topped up when it emptied. A good start to the day.

1 Thank S J
Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner there and because of feeling not very hungry, decided to share some Tapas. The waitress suggested the charcuterie plate for two. We had the fish broth as starter and it was delicious, followed by the platter. Small it was not. It was a delicious mix of cheese, meats, pickles, olives, guacomole and more. Followed by dessert (yes,... More 

Thank Elisabeth P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Chilean waitress who didn't hurry us and was charming. The toro platter pretty much filled us up - best calamari I've had in years, pate, cheese, parma ham, salad and lots of olives. filled up quickly so book to avoid disappointment. The stuffed mushroom was the only other dish we had room for ( as a couple ) and... More 

Thank Phillip H
Lakeland, FL
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying nearby at a hotel that did not offer breakfast, so decided to eat here. We were very pleased with our meals and service. Did not try dinner, but highly recommend for a great breakfast!

1 Thank FLLovestoroam
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in a lovely building on Banff Avenue, we expected a lot more from El Toro. Among other things, they featured small plates. I ordered a scallop dish that sounded tasty. However, when it was served it smelled horrible. I had some bites and then feared I might get sick later on! I never did get sick so the best... More 

1 Thank Candy C
SW Florida
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for breakfast at the heart of the season. We were the only table served. That tells it all. With all the positive reviews this joint received I must assume that the majority were from Hispanics. With all the wonderful breakfast eateries in Banff, this one should be avoided. Can't speak for dinner but after the horrible breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came in not long ago and fell in love with place. The staff were great. The atmosphere worked really well and the Mexican dishes were amazing and fresh.

Thank Darcy C
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant for the tapas. Disappointing. For the price we paid we should've gone to the Keg and got steaks. The asparagus crostini, the shrimp in tequila sauce, the chicken penne were good. Grilled salad was raw, seafood ceviche was tasteless. Service was good.

Thank Eva B
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took family to this restaurant for a family meal as we wanted something different, the mix of spanish tapas and some mexican dishes as well as other tradition meals seemed an eclectic mix, the food was well served and good, Tapas was good, service seemed slow and unorganised as we had our water toped up by three different waiters all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $27
Mexican, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Steakhouse, Spanish
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: 14037622520
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?