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El Toro Restaurant

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429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
+1 403-762-2520
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy having chateau briand cooked to perfection! The staff is friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is relaxing.

1 Thank Shelley R
Bengaluru, India
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends on a reunion were driving from Banff to lake Lewis and stopped here for breakfast before the drive The Spanish omelette was superb as well as the french toast with a liberal cover of maple syrup The Spanish hostess Inness was very attentive and helpful

2 Thank medysurya
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered take away from here last night, $23 per meal so that's $56 for portions as per pictures, literally 1 spoonful of rice and refried beans per box, burrito was ok but enchiladas were literally 3 tiny breads with nothing but lemoned chucked inside...rip off, complained and they wee not interested in doing anything about it, will not be visiting... More 

Thank Clare H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is why I love Trip Advisor. I never would have found this place without it. Had a wonderful omelette with fresh ingredients, perfectly prepared breakfast potatoes, toast, bacon and fruit. Low priced too compared to most alternatives.

3 Thank michaelw2
Banff, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited El Toro as part of the Taste for Adventure food festival. Service was friendly and attentive. Great selection for the set menu - with well prepared and presented dishes. I will visit again in the future.

1 Thank Oz B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went to El Toro for the last night of taste of adventure and it was beautiful! We had the chance to try 8 different tapas and they were all great! ( stuffed portobello mushroom and tequila cream prawns are a must try ) . Overall a great experience, from food to service, flawless! Good work! We'll... More 

1 Thank acadot89
Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visited El Toro during the week long Banff food adventure. The selection was amazing, the food was great, service superb and the price was right. For the main entree I had a Pawn dish that was the right size for myself with great flavour. In addition I also had a Cod dish that again had great flavour. I would... More 

1 Thank Mary W
Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

They are open for Breakfast and Dinner and the food seemed very good! They staff was very friendly and attentive

1 Thank Bonnie J
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A value for money eating experience with good service. Menu choices were comprehensive and varied - highly recommended

1 Thank Richard211050
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214 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

B ordered a cheese omelet with spinach (which they charged him 1.50 extra for!) and I asked for a customized veggie scramble out of the ingredients I saw that had available for omelets. The waitress acted like this was a big deal and had to check with the chef to see if he could do it! The already have those... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Mexican, Canadian, Soups, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
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: +1 403-762-2520
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?