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“Good quality, better service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Toro Restaurant

El Toro Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 143 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish, Canadian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Edmonton
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good quality, better service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

I found the menu to be priced right in line for Banff. The quality was good, not exceptional. Very good service

Visited February 2014
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birmingham
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Avoid like the plague!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

We should have taken notice that this place was about a tenth full when everywhere else we tried was full to capacity!
The whole experience was bad. Our table was so wobbly that you had to hold on to your drink! The cutlery was from the 70's, old and scratched and not very clean. The draught beer was off and I had to send it back and go for a bottled beer. The 'tapas' if you can call it that, was very expensive for what you get but we tried it. Without fail every dish was bland, tasteless and amateur - to the point that we would be confident of making better at home!

Without doubt, the single worst meal we have ever eaten. It was food, just not like normal people know it!

Do not waste your time and money with the tapas items, maybe try your luck withe the other items that they offer.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank rolfaroo100
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Edmonton Alberta
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Breakfast was great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

We had breakfast at Irwins for three morning straight and found the breakfast to be well presented and tasteful. It is a very nice setting. Though the morning I had pancakes the butter patties were marked 5% butter only. I am not sure what was in the other 95%. I believe for the prices charged it would have been nice having real butter. Other than that they would have got a 4 star rating.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank riflemn
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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Burger Ever!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

I'm somewhat of a burger fanatic and I have to say this is the best burger I've ever had. So many distinct flavours but all complimenting each other. I can't say I've ever had such a complex and amazing tasting burger. If there ever was a gourmet burger this is it.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JonM80
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Apex, NC
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“we love tapas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Everything tasted great. Our favorites were the lamb meat balls, stuffed mushrooms and a new menu item: panko crusted goat cheese with raspberry coulee. Yum!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Rebecca K
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