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“A long time staple in Capitola Village” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Toro Bravo

El Toro Bravo
Ranked #42 of 107 Restaurants in Capitola
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Felton, California
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740 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“A long time staple in Capitola Village”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

Has been in the village for many years. Good mexican food. Small dining room. Can be busy during lunch. Across street from the small Capitola Beach.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank simon s
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English first
Sacramento, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Chile Verde”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

I had the chile verde with steak based on the recommendation of the waitress. It was very good. My whole family liked this restaurant.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Alex J
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Aptos, California
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307 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Very mediocre Mexican food at best”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012 via mobile

About every 20 yrs or so my wife visit this spot ...we are always disappointed.
Great location..but below average food.
Only positive comment is carnitas dinner...but we will never go back. For the tourists only! There to many other good Mexican restaurants in SC County

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Thank soifdawg
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Ventura, CA
1 review
“The owner was so rude for no apparent reason”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2010

I live in Capitola and I had brought my mom down town to show her around and she wanted to get a margarita. So we went to El Toro Bravo and we were immediately treated as if we were intruding in on the owners life. He seemed very angry that he had customers show up and stood right next to our table and glared at us the whole time we were there. He even seemed to be yelling at us when he asked what we wantted to drink. We ended up leaving after our drink and not ordering food.....we went to the taqueria down the street instead. What an douche.

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Thank dreavictoria
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Sonoma County, CA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, fantastic price!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2010

We were stumbled upon this gem while walking to town from our B&B on a Sunday night. It is a great little dive: noisy with lots of people enjoying their meal and company. So given what I have said, it isn't a romantic, white linen place. This is typical taqueria atmosphere with great food.
We had burritos and they were all meat and cheese - no rice and beans. They were delicious and prepared quickly. The service was great - they kept checking to see if we needed anything.
We will definitely return on our next trip to Capitola.

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