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El Toro Restaurant

429 Banff Ave. | Located at Irwinns Inn Hotel, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
+1 403-762-2520
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (83 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (44 reviews)
“fajitas” (35 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Mexican, Spanish, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
429 Banff Ave. | Located at Irwinns Inn Hotel, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

If you are looking for an intimate ambiance and good food while in Banff, El Toro fills the bill. We entered without reservations to a later than usual dinner time. There was a special that was hard to pass up, the Chateaubriand for Two, reduced...More

1  Thank Yvonne R
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were in the hotel almost beside El Toro. Easy to get to from several hotels/inns in the area. Warmly greeted, clean floors and table settings, nice atmosphere. Ceiling is high in one area so a little noisy if that bothers you. Great staff, attentive...More

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I come here all the time ! Love the Mexican dishes the salsa and guacamole always taste fresh , the service is friendly and excellent 5/5!

Thank Mitchell L
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We visited this great venue twice durcing our recent stay. The Monday night Mexican special is great value for money and the food is excellent quality ! We were looked after on our visits by Kyla and Jessica. They were both really friendly and great...More

Thank LeeSi_10
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We had our wedding reception here, and am happy to say the service was exceptional, every single one of our guests​ was amazed by the flavours of the food. Isabelle and her staff took care of every single detail and made us feel right at...More

Thank Ingrid Elizabet... F
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Visited with a local friend for the "locals " breakfast deal. A basic breakfast of bacon and eggs , served with potatoes and toast. All washed down with fresh coffee. Best breakfast ever, nope, but at the price charged a good value plate of food...More

1  Thank peter h
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We went with our two children (9 & 11) for supper. This is our third day in Banff and this was our most enjoyable meal yet. The service was excellent - genuinely friendly, efficient and professional (which was a challenge with their credit card machine...More

1  Thank Mctet
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great Monday night special with faboulous value for the price. Nice diining space and was seated in the corner window table. The greeter notice right away that we were looking for a quiet table and we did nothave to ask. Great servicre, just enough attention...More

Thank Trish H
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

For a not cheap restaurant in Banff you'd think they'd put more effort into their breakfast offering. Granted, they're mostly serving customers from the very average Irwin's mountain inn, but it really was nothing special. Terrible cappuccinos, undercooked potatoes and eggs, our kids wouldn't even...More

Thank SarahAdelaide
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I had a lovely breakfast with my friend for the first time. enjoyed the local choice and I would recommend the place as I can't wait to go again:)

Thank kaeferli2000
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Questions & Answers
30 December 2016|
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Response from Pramod_ElToro | 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 Pramod_ElToro | 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, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
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, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Banff Ave. | Located at Irwinns Inn Hotel, 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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