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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (47 reviews)
“tapas” (80 reviews)
“fajitas” (33 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 11:00All hours
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 18 July 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend, although I'm now unsure why. The menu was average, nothing special; between three of us we had the enchiladas, the soup, the stacked salad and the bison chorizo sausage. The portions were on the small side and...More

Thank Niamh D
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We had a group of 24 and El Toro did a great job of having a breakfast bar arrangement. Eggs, meats, fruit, pancakes or french toast, cereals, yogurts, juices, coffee or tea etc.

1  Thank NewillDB
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We chose to eat here because many items on the menu said 'GF'. I asked the server if all these items were really gluten free to which the response was that the server herself has Celiac Disease and could vouch that they were. However, I...More

Thank AngloLA
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Found really nice vegetarian tapas and the presentation was quite nice! For dessert, my friend and I shared the Banana Flambe. If you like bananas, this was delicious. Shannon, our waitress, was super nice and friendly! Highly recommended!

Thank aramesh2017
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Just had our best breakfast ever since we arrived in Canada 10 days ago. Special thanks to Elyse for the great service and her great spirit which put a smile on our faces. Great way to start the day!

1  Thank Dominique G
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We went here on July 8. Very disappointed . Hadn't read any reviews until after our visit and were surprised they were good. Maybe the kitchen had a bad night?There was no vibe here at all, basic white dining room . The food was overpriced...More

Thank SuzieQ088
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this nearby restaurant. We needed a break from pub food and welcomed the Mexican meal - fajitas with gluten-free tortillas and a burrito. We returned the next day for a reasonably priced, tasty breakfast. (With gluten-free toast!)

Thank Sadie S
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We were only in Banff one night and had breakfast here based on recommendations here , and they were totally right . Terrific flavourful breakfast , well priced and included excellent service. (The eggs were also of high quality with orangey yolks, not the insipid...More

Thank hswildman
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Went for dinner and as a vegetarian, I never know how many options there will be for me. I wasn't disappointed- we ordered off the tapas menu- had quite a few dishes including the goat's cheese croquettes (delicious!), plantain chips and guacamole and the curried...More

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful in Banff. We stayed in the hotel that El Toro is a part of and we found that the staff were all very friendly and accomodating, the rooms were incredibly clean and the restaurant proved to be one of the...More

Thank charlie06251
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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 11 - USD 29
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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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