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El Toro Bravo

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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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2720 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
+1 941-924-0006
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Buffalo, NY
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We do not choose Mexican fare often but we were in a mood for something different. El Toro had good reviews so we gave it a try. The chicken fajitas were the best I've ever had! My husband enjoyed the steak with chili rellenos. Our service was prompt and courteous and the prices are reasonable. It is a small restaurant... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the first time this past weekend. The food was just okay. I went with 5 other people and our dinners all came out so spread out. 2 people were almost completely done their meals before 2 of us had even received ours. There were no tamales on the menu which was a bummer because it's my favorite... More 

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Nashua
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dined at Mexican restaurants from the Yucatan to Colorado. This place is definitely in the top 5. Try the ala carte ground beef burrito smothered in green sauce, the cheese and onion enchilada in red sauce and the chili relleno in green sauce. I was in heaven. I wish this place was in New Hampshire!

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Brooksville, Florida
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this through Trip Advisor and was delighted on the first visit - attentive server and great vegetarian taco salad (refried beans, no beef); second day's lunch brought disappointment by the vegetarian 'chimichanga' which was more like a soft burrito with large strips of peppers and refried beans rolled inside the tortilla. I think they are relocating to a larger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go there often with family. Best Mexican food in Sarasota. Staff very friendly. Can't wait till they get into their new place.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine my surprise to have absolutely awesome New Mexico style cuisine is Sarasota. When my friends said we were going out for Mexican I thought oh boy I don't really want major cheese tonight. That however was certainly not what I experienced! I had the enchilada plate with some of the best red and green sauce ever. One of us... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there to eat Mexican food, instead we had food with a twist of New Mexico. Food was excellent we had chicken fajitas and 2 different plates of enchiladas, everything was good & tasty. I felt we eat food created by human not food bought in bulk then reheated and served. Portion were perfect. Service was also excellent. We... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two of Sarasota's best Mexican restaurants are located in the same strip mall. Can't go wrong with either place. For a beverage a limonada was ordered and was head and shoulders above a garden variety lemonade. I ordered the Special Burrito. It was full of steak and beans and took up the length of the platter. The rice was very... More 

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Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Mexican food in Satasota. Being puertorrican a good cook and a foodie I have high expectations of Latin food. Toro Bravo met mu expectativas By farmacéutico. Prompt and good service too. Make reservations! It is small and is almost always full to capacity.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We were here 2 years ago and had good experience. This time the service was friendly but slow. The food was ok but not as good as before. The flan is very good. We will try again after they move.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $18
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-0006
Description
When it comes to Southwest Mexican cuisine, there is only one place in Sarasota that creates a one-of-a-kind dining experience that keeps visitors and locals coming back for more. Family owned and operated, El Toro Bravo combines fresh, flavorful food along with honest prices and outstanding service.

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