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El Toro Espanol - CLOSED

39A Semaphore Road, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Sep 25, 2016
“No longer a Spanish restaurant ”
Dec 26, 2015
“Nice food however nothing special”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
39A Semaphore Road, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia
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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Sadly el toro has gone replaced Bunyan Indian restaurant can't say more here. Need to update your files please

Thank Caitlin D
Reviewed December 26, 2015

Have been here a couple of times ... Each time the food has been ok .... I do love the tapas type of eating so i do like the food ...however a lot of it I can make at home. Each time they have struggled...More

Thank whatithink2010
Reviewed December 17, 2015

I had heard about this place from others and we thought we would give it a try. The serves are Tapas style and are generous in size unfortunately the food was fairly plain, not something you expect with Spanish cuisine. The chicken croquettes were nice,...More

Thank Brett M
Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

The long standing joke that tapas is Spanish for rip off, could not be further from the truth. Very generous serves and high quality. The cured garfish is memorable. The chart grilled octopus rate beef also tops. Being so generous in serves needed to go...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed September 12, 2015

Some friends raved about this restaurant some time ago and so when in Semaphore at lunch time on Sunday we thought we would give it a try. Having worked in Mexico for a while and based upon the strong recommendations from friends a while ago,...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

I really love their food. Unfortunately the atmosphere just is too bare for my liking. Its a small place and they have plastic chairs...mmm am i being picky. Been several times and like I said food is awesome. Would love to see staff know more...More

Thank Debra S
Reviewed September 5, 2015

We went with high hopes and left unimpressed. The waitress was efficient and helpful. The serving sizes were of a good size but the excessive grease masked any flavour.

Thank JacMari
Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Nothing spanish about this place. Sangria without fruit...plain meatballs without chickpeas or chilli..rubbery chorizo. .no rice..and to top it off they deep fried the churros in the calamari frier...fish flavoured ..nasty ! Over priced..we left hungry.

Thank paula s
Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Afte reading some great reviews and some not so great ones, we decided to visit this quaint little resturant before heading to the movies. The hostess was extremely welcoming, explaining the specials, flavours and recommendations. We chose a variety of dishes including the mushrooms, meatballs,...More

Thank Blair R
Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

The food is average and the $26 jug of Sangria did not have any fruit, it tasted like red wine mixed with sweet soda. We had about 7 tapas. The special fried eggplant was decent but not very crispy. We also had fried whitebait that...More

Thank Chris W
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  • Address: 39A Semaphore Road, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Semaphore
  • Phone Number: 84491949
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