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El Toro Restaurant

) #33 of 106 Restaurants in Banff ££ - £££ Mexican, Spanish,
429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
+1 403-762-2520
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (46 reviews)
“tapas” (74 reviews)
“fajitas” (31 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Spanish, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

We were in the hotel almost beside El Toro. Easy to get to from several hotels/inns in the area. Warmly greeted, clean floors and table settings, nice atmosphere. Ceiling is high in one area so a little noisy if that bothers you. Great staff, attentive...More

Thank 1946HappyCamper
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I come here all the time ! Love the Mexican dishes the salsa and guacamole always taste fresh , the service is friendly and excellent 5/5!

Thank Mitchell L
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We visited this great venue twice durcing our recent stay. The Monday night Mexican special is great value for money and the food is excellent quality ! We were looked after on our visits by Kyla and Jessica. They were both really friendly and great...More

Thank LeeSi_10
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We had our wedding reception here, and am happy to say the service was exceptional, every single one of our guests​ was amazed by the flavours of the food. Isabelle and her staff took care of every single detail and made us feel right at...More

Thank Ingrid Elizabet... F
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Visited with a local friend for the "locals " breakfast deal. A basic breakfast of bacon and eggs , served with potatoes and toast. All washed down with fresh coffee. Best breakfast ever, nope, but at the price charged a good value plate of food...More

1  Thank peter h
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We went with our two children (9 & 11) for supper. This is our third day in Banff and this was our most enjoyable meal yet. The service was excellent - genuinely friendly, efficient and professional (which was a challenge with their credit card machine...More

1  Thank Mctet
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great Monday night special with faboulous value for the price. Nice diining space and was seated in the corner window table. The greeter notice right away that we were looking for a quiet table and we did nothave to ask. Great servicre, just enough attention...More

Thank Trish H
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

For a not cheap restaurant in Banff you'd think they'd put more effort into their breakfast offering. Granted, they're mostly serving customers from the very average Irwin's mountain inn, but it really was nothing special. Terrible cappuccinos, undercooked potatoes and eggs, our kids wouldn't even...More

Thank SarahAdelaide
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I had a lovely breakfast with my friend for the first time. enjoyed the local choice and I would recommend the place as I can't wait to go again:)

Thank kaeferli2000
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have been visiting this great restaurant for the past five years and can not say enough about the atmosphere, people, and most importantly the food and prices are outstanding. We recommend it to everyone we meet or we visit with all our visitors that...More

Thank youcanchat2me
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
WiltshireCarole
Hi, do you have vegetarian options, as our daughter doesn't eat meat, and we were looking to book a table for 4 for dinner the night before her wedding? Regards Carole
30 December 2016|
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Response from eltoromanager | Property representative |
sorry I didn't reply earlier. Yes we have lots of vegetarian options within the tapas, mexican and main course. Please visit our website
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Banfff
Is Chateaubriand at a reduced price on Thursdays?
20 July 2016|
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Response from JPMMJM | Reviewed this property |
We received a local's price on Thursday night. Mention you are a local when you when making your reservation to ensure you receive the reduced price.
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PennyT47
Can this restaurant accommodate a Rehearsal Dinner for 60 - 70 people on Thursday, May 26, 2016?
1 October 2015|
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Response from eltoromanager | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry, I have been trying to post this answer 3 times and it keeps on asking me to reply! I hope it works this time! We have availability on this date, we have 100 seats in 2 different sections which... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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!
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