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El Toro Bravo Restaurante Mexicano

2561 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-2809
+1 217-351-7024
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
2561 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-2809
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Order their #1 luncheon plate yesterday (chili relleno, taco, beans, and guacamole salad). The plate came out hot but the food cold and the taco shell was stale. Sent it back Next one the food was warmer but only the side of the taco on...More

Thank mariateri
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for Sunday lunch with 7 people Ranging in age from 4 to 66. They were crowded but we were seated in a timely manor. Waitress was very attentive. Drinks and meals were served very quickly. Meals were served hot and very tasty. Owner...More

Thank hsosnoff
Reviewed 13 April 2017

great food at reasonable prices. There are so many favorites on the menu, but make sure you try the margaritas. The staff here is really friendly and the owners are always on site and involved in the restaurant

Thank Ben Q
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We stopped for breakfast this morning and it was so good - better than most places. I ordered the vegetarian scramble which were the fluffiest scrambled eggs I have ever eaten. Our waiter was very good and friendly. My breakfast came with hash browns and...More

Thank jodyt821
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place is off the usual beaten path for dining. The Springfield address is in West Champaign. When we arrived the parking lot full. Upon entering we were immediately greeted by the host and seated. The salsa and chips were at our table within a...More

Thank cyclonesdan
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Champaign, Illinois
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

2:30 pm Came in for late lunch and margaritas. Slow service, not friendly, stale chips, mediocre salsa and guacamole, food was so so. Definitely better Mexican restaurants in CU. Recommend el toro Urbana. Much better food and service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was a very busy restaurant. Food was distinctly average and service only ok. Some vegetarian choices. The beer margarita was a high point.

Thank Andree W
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Service here is typically extremely fast. It's possible to do lunch in 30 minutes, especially if you arrive before noon. Also, they have a fairly large private room that we've used many times for retirement and holiday parties. The food is good, although the menu...More

Thank Cello12345
Reviewed 13 July 2016

One of the standard Americanized Mexican food places in Central IL, yet still very tasty and fresh. Queso dip is the best. Quick, efficient service. Great for a fast, casual meal.

Thank supapfunk
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Eat there at least every other week with my spouse or a group. Had a rehearsal dinner with about 30 people (many from out of town). Everybody raved about the food, drinks, and service. Drinks, chips and salsa, meals, and staff are second to none....More

Thank gypsyman2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2561 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-2809
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-351-7024
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