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El Toro Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
+1 403-762-2520
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Good restaurant a bit away from the main strip. Nice ambiance, good food and the desert was delicious!

Thank LBBarron
West Branch, Iowa, United States
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185 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Small but very nice place. we were served by Shannon who did a good job despite being very busy. We had the El Toro platter which included three cheeses, crackers, proscutto, olives, plantain chips, guacamole, fig jam. We also had a yummy beet salad with feta and sugared pecans. Three tables close to us has the beef bourgenone (sp?) that... More 

Thank Glenda1947
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Good amount, tasty food and fair price. It looks expensive but not really like that. Family, couple, friends any types OK and any scene suitable.

Thank TomHana
Langley, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

This place is great! Really good food. Reasonably priced. Definitely a great inexpensive place! I would definitely recommend!

Thank Bessie B
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely meal, great service, waitress was excellent- would definitely return. Highly recommend this restaurant. About a 15 minute walk down Banff street.

1 Thank Debbie S
Guelph, Canada
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

The hostess warned that the restaurant was expecting a large reservation to arrive soon. We quickly ordered before they arrived...not that it mattered. A full tour bus arrived and were served before us. They complained of no beverages, wrong orders and no order at all. By the time our eggs over easy arrived, they were cold and hard. The bread... More 

Thank Wendy K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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207 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

This restaurant is connected to Irwins Mountain Inn and is also their breakfast restaurant. Food is quite good if you order various small courses from the Tapas menu. The menu includes a lot of non Hispanic stuff, so don't let the name put you off if you are not into Mexican or Spanish type foods. There is a lot of... More 

Thank saltsy372
Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Chateau Briand carved at the Table. Good Spanish wine. Friendly service by Emma. Nice flambe dessert also prepared at the table. Even though it became very busy the service stayed friendly.

1 Thank Jack A
Saskatchewan, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Make sure to leave room for dessert!! The food was awesome and we had an array of tapas and salad and were stuffed but the warm chocolate cake at the end was phenomenal!! Delicious. The food, the drinks, the atmosphere it was all wonderful. Check this place out.

1 Thank Trisha H
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170 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Breakfast was a buffet affair. Good selection of all the normal breakfast entrees, but the serving trays were only lukewarm (not enough Sterno?). Happy enough, but nothing to make me want to come back again.

Thank JustLurking

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 26
Mexican, Spanish, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?