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El Toro Restaurant

429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
+1 403-762-2520
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“chateaubriand” (49 reviews)
“tapas” (79 reviews)
“fajitas” (33 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Mexican, Spanish, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

We went there for appetizers and dessert ! the banana flambe was unreal, though we did think the scallops were a little small for the price tag still delicious though !

1  Thank Lana B
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Dined here last Tuesday night. We were looking for restaurant( Mexican food, so to say)on Banff Ave and found this place. The staff was warm and friendly. It was Tapas Tuesday at the restaurant, with many Tapas dishes available for $6. The shrimp ceviche was...More

1  Thank Poonam B
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Everything was fabulous; the service, the presentation, atmosphere, and especially the food. I would highly suggest this place if you are looking for a quieter less chain food sort of experience while in Banff. Its not right in the heart of town, so doesnt get...More

Thank Shannon F
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Coming here for Dinner, El Toro was an excellent restaurant to eat at. The ambiance and the service were great and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend the Châteaubriand as the food was prepared for you beside your table. The beef was perfectly...More

1  Thank Jason L
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Having lived in Banff for a few years, I am extremely disappointed in myself for not going to El Toro sooner. I was lucky enough to sample a few items from their menu and was very impressed. The Châteaubriand was cooked perfectly and served with...More

1  Thank Lorax59
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We've been there now for breakfast and dinner. Both were delicious!!!!! The service was also awesome! Totally recommend going!

2  Thank Casey P
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Banff best hidden secret. Every time I travel up from Vancouver.I stop at this restaurant. ( the best value vs quality in Banff.) I love the chateaubriand its 16 oz of the best tenderloin fillet. I just discovered they do breakfasts and not surprising its...More

2  Thank davedave76
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I and my husband had Chateaubriand for two when they offer $69 as local special. Not to mention that beef tenderloin was cooked beautifully, I was pretty impressed that 6 kinds of vegetables came together as side (mushrooms, red bell pepper, asparagus, carrot, broccoli and...More

1  Thank Zumbarian
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Admittedly, we only ordered two tapas for a snack in our room: calamari and the calabrese and manchego crostinis. The calamari was definitely nothing to write home about and appeared to come with the wrong dip (why salsa verde?) and we received some calabrese fresh...More

Thank arbourstone
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Nice place for a tapas style diner. And a remarkable experience with a large group of Oriental visitors. There was a large group (some 40) of Chinese or Japanese looking people who were not eating in the restaurant, but entered in smaller groups to occupy...More

2  Thank Walter077
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Questions & Answers
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
20 July 2016|
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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