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El Toro Bravo

) #17 of 680 Restaurants in Sarasota $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Spanish
3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
+1 941-924-0006
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
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1 - 10 of 570 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We used to live in Sarasota and have gone to this establishment several times. We moved to St. Petersburg but make an hour drive just to eat there. The restaurant has changed and is much, much bigger than the previous one. However, the food has...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went with friends, our first time there. The margueritas were good and service great. The food was tasty and very down home Mexican.

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Since they moved into larger premises earlier this year, this place seems to have become a magnet for families looking for a tasty meal at a low price. Where else can you do that for around $10 a head? And the large margaritas are a...More

Thank TonyClacton
Reviewed 5 days ago

Must admit I've raised my bar on Mexican food since recently returning from Oaxaca and attending several cooking schools. Why most Mexican restaurants insist on smothering rice and beans with a gob of melted yellow cheese and calling it Mexican is beyond me. Given that...More

Thank Veggout
Reviewed 6 days ago

We googled "Best Salsa & Chips in Sarasota" and this place came up, claiming that's what they had. It's not. Average salsa with store-bought chips. Huge disappointment. We ordered some to go for which they soaked us $10 (including a to go drink). Overall -...More

Thank FloridaMeister
Reviewed 1 week ago

A local recommended this place to us & we decided to try it. It was a little drive down Stickney Point/Clark Rd. off the island, but well worth the drive! We were seated immediately by a friendly hostess & greeted by our server right away....More

1  Thank OhioDreamer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chili rellenos are wonderful - made with Anaheim peppers and just the right temperature for a real Mexican food lover!

Thank jvking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Toro Bravo moved from an intimate setting to this cavernous, loud space that feels more like a school cafeteria. Service was excellent and the food continues to be very good, but the overall experience is disappointing. They need to divide the restaurant space with...More

Thank Juan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, they do not have a drink menu with prices for beer, wine and cocktails. Our server really struggled with English and communicating with us. My Chili Relleno was bad, with stringy peppers you had tp cut with a knife and too much cheese. For...More

Thank kod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prices are high for mediocre food. We live in Northeast TN and have access to better restaurants than this. I realize this is southwest mex - not authentic but it was not that great. Margaritas were pricy but strong! At least you get your money's...More

Thank mocksgirl08
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Kathryn L
Can I get gluten free here?
18 April 2017|
Response from SRQwanderer | Reviewed this property |
Most of the tortilla-based dishes come standard with flour tortillas; i.e. with gluten. But there are four or five dishes that come standard with corn toritillas... ergo gluten free. The owner / manager is very... More
BYOB or do u have a bar?
8 August 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Beth S | Reviewed this property |
They had a bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-0006
  • E-mail
When it comes to Southwest Mexican cuisine, there is only one place in Sarasota that creates a one-of-a-kind dining experience that keeps visitors and locals coming back for more. Family owned and operated, El Toro Bravo combines fresh, flavorful food along with honest prices and outstanding service.
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