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El Toro

15202 NW 147th Dr, Suite 1100, Alachua, FL 32615-5331
+1 386-418-1039
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“taco salad” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
15202 NW 147th Dr, Suite 1100, Alachua, FL 32615-5331
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

El Toro is a must stop for my family when we are in town. It's worth the drive from Gainesville to get to Alachua for their food. I get the chicken tortilla soup every time I eat there. They give you free salsa and chips...More

Thank 33186plum
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Six of us had dinner at El Toro Friday night. Thank goodness we had made a reservation! The place was packed and people were lined up at the door. All six of us were very satisfied with our meals. My companion and I shared a...More

Thank GeoShero
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Every time we order, it seems they work towards improving their dishes. It is noticed and we are very happy with their food. Love the San Diego.

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Very friendly staff. The food was pretty good, not the best Mexican I've ever had, but not bad. The guacamole could have been better.

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

It’s not baaad, per sei, but it’s certainly not what it was in 2014/2015. Their chicken tortilla soup used to be worth waiting in line for ... today, ehh. It’s good, albeit noticeably too salty, but not great! I also ordered the overstuffed burrito with...More

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 1 January 2018

A group of 11 of us enjoyed dinner at El Toro on New Year's Eve. Each of us enjoyed our food. The servings were extremely generous. The taste of each item in my Monterey Dinner was outstanding. In fact, 4 of us enjoyed the delicious...More

Thank GeoShero
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent food AND service....consistently good...great salsa! Good portions. We usually take some home with us.

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We eat here about once a month and always have a good meal. The portions are filling and consistently good. The owner and wait staff are very friendly and always provide a pleasant dining experience. If you want really good Mexican food this is the...More

Thank patriciasA1472WI
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I eat at El Toro regularly. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. The best Mexican I have had in the general area.

Thank Chad E
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Had a chance or two to visit and really enjoyed the food, service and the attitude of the staff. Only drawback was no cannot get a mixed drind.

Thank gator2510
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Questions & Answers
16 May 2017|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Chili Verde does not show on any of the menus on line. I suggest you call the restaurant with your question. (386) 418-1039
Christy T
22 March 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Their drink menu showed only beer and wine, so I doubt if they have a liquor license. I too looked for Margaritas but alas, none were there. Their online menu shows no hard alcohol drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15202 NW 147th Dr, Suite 1100, Alachua, FL 32615-5331
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Alachua
  • Phone Number: +1 386-418-1039
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