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El Toro Bravo

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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2720 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
+1 941-924-0006
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Brooksville, Florida
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Previously have only eaten at lunchtime here, but arrived shortly after they opened on a Saturday evening. Food was as excellent as always, but please be aware you would be better off making reservations for dinner service as the restaurant filled up so quickly and there was a wait line outside when we left . Love the vegetarian offerings here... More 

Thank C A
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I laugh as I type this as one of my fellow reviewers used exactly the same headline but what is not to like about this place. El Toro Bravo serves great Mexican cuisine. The food is great southwest style cuisine so a little different then your average Tex-Mex. My daughter found it a little spicy but no complaints. Make sure... More 

Thank tom l
Sarasota, Florida
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is small but results are big. Excellent service, outstanding, fresh food and good value. It is hard to get in as it is well known but worth the wait. They are moving to larger quarters this winter but we trust nothing will change in the quality of food or service.

Thank Sally K
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six months since my last trip I made the effort to go to lunch at el toro bravo. although I was in Venice. The food like always was outstanding and prices are great at lunch. Looking forward to my next trip

Thank mgbdiver
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered take out, as I was wary of getting a table...and it was packed at 7pm on a Monday night, but no line. Had chicken Chalupa and beef Chimichunga, both excellent. Prices were very reasonable and delivery was nearly exact - 20 mins for a takeout order. Can't go wrong here.

Thank Rob C
West Palm Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You’ve seen, heard and experienced Harmonic Convergence. You’ve seen, heard and experienced the Polar Vortex. At El Toro Bravo in Sarasota, Florida you can see, hear and experience a vortex of Culinary Convergence. What happens when we take the best of Mexican-style cooking (am not talking about Taco Bell, here) and Mediterranean-diet elements (think olive oil) and serve it up... More 

Thank WPBLocalColour
Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome food. Different than the Mexican we are used to. Great service but get their early, people were having to wait on a Monday evening.

Thank london654
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We spent four lovely days in the Siesta Key area and decided to stop at El Toro Bravo for lunch. We were not disappointed. Our server was charming and knowledgeable regarding the menu. We thoroughly enjoyed our food and will return next time we are in town.

Thank Judy O
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Growing up in New Mexico, I have searched for New Mexican style stacked enchiladas with an egg on top. I have never found them. This restaurant is the real deal. It has them and they are fantastic. Our friends ordered combinations and were surprised at the amount and quality of their dinners. This place is a hidden jewel. We were... More 

Thank MichiganDtb
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant in October while on a family vacation. We each ordered a different entree and everything was wonderful. We were even treated to a complimentary dessert for being first time diners. Highly recommend!

Thank Beth8193

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-0006
When it comes to Southwest Mexican cuisine, there is only one place in Sarasota that creates a one-of-a-kind dining experience that keeps visitors and locals coming back for more. Family owned and operated, El Toro Bravo combines fresh, flavorful food along with honest prices and outstanding service.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?