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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%
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“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 12 July 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent diner with seven with a variety of dishes from the menu. Service was good, not to pushy but responsive and honest, a lot of taste was present in the dishes, you really get good quality food at a reasonable price. I...More

1  Thank Peter L
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We are here one night while staying on Banff, the tapas menu was small but food was good, loads of calamari when you order that as a tapas dish! Service was good and food fresh and tasty. Worth a visit

Thank clarebachelor
Reviewed 9 July 2016

When first told of this restaurant, we were told that it served a Canadian / Mexican variety of dishes. The seafood soup on the menu this evening was very good with a unique taste. I am not sure if this is a regular item. The...More

Thank Dakotatex12
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We ate breakfast here on 3 occasions during our week's stay in Banff and had good experiences every time. Banff is generally pretty pricey so the fare on offer here represented good value.Service was good and the food was good too - The Combo breakfast...More

Thank BartDevon
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at El Toro. We ordered the Chateaubriand and loved every morsel. It came with a starter soup or salad. We had the El Toro salad which included mixed greens, beets, goat cheese and candied pecans. Shannon was an excellent server,...More

Reviewed 1 June 2016

The restaurant is attached to the hotel I was staying at and one morning instead of searching for a place for breakfast, I decided to go here. I walked in the place wasn't that crowded so it was quite easy to get a table. I...More

Thank EpicGuy12
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Saw an advertisement in the local paper for a Thursday night special which appealed to me because it brought back memories of having been to the same restaurant more than a decade ago. It was Chateaubriand for two as depicted in the photo above. Although...More

Thank melaura
Reviewed 22 May 2016

very good authentic food plated beautifully, great service, fast and relaxing ambiance! Will go back again

Thank TheMorgans154913
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The atmosphere and the food was excellent. Our server was lovely. The selection of food is great, I went with a few selections of the Tapas. I couldn't get enough. The portion sizes (even for tapas!) were great.

1  Thank Jeny A
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Don't let the ambiance fool you. The décor is pretty basic and you look right out to the main drive in Banff, but the food is very good and reasonably priced. The service we encountered was top notch. The menu offers a number of different...More

Thank VancouverGinger
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Questions & Answers
30 December 2016|
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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