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El Toro Bravo Restaurante Mexicano

2561 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-2809
+1 217-351-7024
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“pancakes” (2 reviews)
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2561 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-2809
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

Popped in for a quick lunch with a friend and the service great. From the time we ordered to the time the food hit the table was unbelievably fast. The chips and salsa are consistently excellent!

Thank SurferRyan
Reviewed 7 May 2015

I ordered I margarita. The bartender/waiter recommended the mango, and without asking me what size he brought a jumbo sized glass which ended costing $10 (in Chamoaign?) It was awful tasting, too. The combination appetizer was beyond crappy. Im pretty sure this is the worst...More

Thank joanpno
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We dine at El Toro rather often, as the Latino culture is a part of our lives. The language, the music, the literature, and of course, the food. El Toro offers all that you'd expect from a Mexican restaurante, and it also offers a few...More

Thank VetteRunner
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

Went with a group of fellow workers seamed slow food was also wasn't hot. Was hoping for something more .. Parking can be hard to find

Thank criticcc
Reviewed 6 January 2015

This is our "go to" Mexican Restaurant.. We meet friends there. Our recent visit on a Saturday night was just not what it used to be. The food was not hot. The service was OK, but not what it used to be. They need to...More

Reviewed 10 August 2014

Service is consistent. Food is always good and quick. Service is polite. Prices are average. We go regularly.

Thank AshleyArleneRN
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This modest restaurant can't be beat for friendly service and good, home style Mexican food. There are free chips offered over and over. One of the things we appreciated is that each person gets an individual dish of salsa - no worries here about the...More

Thank tweedybird26
Reviewed 16 March 2014

My Sweetheart and I like to enjoy a restaurant breakfast on Sunday mornings and have tried most of the places in Champaign and Urbana. This is one of the places we go to often because we can get seated immediately (unlike the Original Pancake House),...More

Thank Reliabill
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end. Margarita was tasty and fresh. Our waiter, Jaime was friendly and helpful, offering suggestions when I asked. I had the Acapulco Special, a combination of grilled shrimp, chicken, and beef along with guacamole sauce. It was fabulous. DH had...More

Thank MarleneIllinois
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Really really good food, and great service by good people. I always feel like a VIP when I go there, and it's definitely my choice of restaurant when I'm craving Mexican food...which is pretty often!

Thank felixmadera
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2561 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-2809
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-351-7024
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