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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%
Travellers talk about
“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 1 week ago

We wanted to try out the mexican cuisine while our stay at banff and this restaurant was just a few blocks down. We called up just half an hour before for the reservation and were readily accommodated. When we went, we were promptly attended by...More

Thank Talat I
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Toro was recommended by a local for breakfast. They did a solid job with the food and the server was charming. The wait for food once ordered took a while so plan an extra 30 minutes so you don't feel rushed if heading to...More

Thank dpaufler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really excited to come to Banff to go skiing from Washington State . It was a long drive but beautiful. We found El Toro Restaurant . From the moment we were seated we were provided with excellent serivce. Chloe was our waitress and...More

Thank Marcy M
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Best meal in Canada. Waiter knew the menu ingredients well and managed to create a memorable meal for family and i. Timing flavors and presentation were all top rate. Eat here you wont regret it.

1  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for an evening meal to find a very confusing menu - they gave a number of options but not 100% sure if they are a Spanish - Mexican or American menu...

Thank Pedz-in-beds
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came here for breakfast at the start of our trip. The food was excellent, albeit it a tad pricey for breakfast. That said we had great service and the waitress for very social and helpful. Would love to go back for...More

Thank NT15213
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We selected this restaurant for dinner because it was within walking distance from our hotel. An unexpected find with good service and good Mexican food, with new twists on old favorites. I had the pulled pork taco and it was excellent. My husband had the...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We were craving Mexican and saw this place advertising Mexican in the window. We are from Southern California so have a good amount of Mexican food. When we asked if they had chips and salsa the waitress said yes we can get some of those....More

Thank David B
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We both had a fabulous breakfast - just traditional eggs, sausage or bacon, toast, hash and coffee/tea. It was a perfect start for our day. The hash potatoes were not processed which enhanced the meal a lot. Our server was friendly and helpful.

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I had the Lamb my wife had Fajitas and both were delicious. Service from our waitress Shannon was on the mark. Good prices and great food made for a lovely evening. We will be back.

Thank Barrie P
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Questions & Answers
30 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
21 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
USD 10 - USD 27
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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