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“A staple of every Banff trip for us”
Review of El Toro Restaurant

El Toro Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 148 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: El Toro after a long day skiing or for your romantic dinner in our warm and cozy atmosphere! Tapas, Chateaubriand for two or delicious steak will be sure to satisfy all taste buds!
Reviewed January 2, 2013

My husband and I have been going to El Toro on every visit. We always have the Chateau briand, but on a family trip, we went twice and tried something different.

The service that we get is always top notch, as is the Chateau Briand.

On this trip, we also tried some tapas, my husband had the asparagus, I had the empanadillas, and both were amazing!! Although, I had a largish plate, the 2 empanadillas looked small in comparison.

We would always recommend this place to anyone, service and food is terrific!

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1  Thank Suzanne D
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

ate here one night.. everything was really good...
fresh made,..
highly recommended
I love these types of restaurants...

1  Thank Milkmannn
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

I have recently moved to Banff and in the three months I've been here I eat here about every second week. It is just that good!! Out of the 50 or so places to eat in town I can tell you hands down, it's in my top 5!! I mostly come for the burger. It's a real, hand made quality meat patty, juicy but not dripping with fat, not frozen and big. They put some mushrooms and aged cheddar on it (not that orange plastic cheese), caramelised red onions (sweet and delicious) and a couple of rashes of bacon. But the best part, is the olive focaccia bread they put it on. It's always fresh, light and fluffy with just the right amount of olive in it (for those that aren't olive fans it's not over powering just enough). They also serve this up with a thick and creamy chipoltle mayo and big fat hand cut chips. The other thing I like about this place is it's consistency and service. It's a little gem that I'm glad to have found. SO GOOD!!

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1  Thank Puunii
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

El Toro provided dinner every night for our team on a recent retreat in Banff. Our group had some special needs and food allergies that make us a bit of a challenge some times but Isabelle and her staff did a wonderful job of feeding all of us. The food was great and the service was exactly what we expected. Each evening we had the opportunity to see many of the great selections from the menu and I am looking forward to getting back and trying some of the dishes that have been recommended by other guests.

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1  Thank cckraft
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

I'd been having some difficulty getting both good food and good service in one restaurant in Banff. However, this was one of the few places I found it. Now, it might be because I ate there a bit after normal dinner time (I think it was 8 or so). But, the waitress was very attentive and it was fascinating to watch them work. The food was both Spanish and Mexican (I went for a standard Mexican fajita platter which was excellent). Drinks were also quite good. I highly recommend it!

1  Thank TammyS3
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