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El Toro Mexican Restaurant

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2600 S 48th St, Ste 17, Lincoln, NE 68506-2509
+1 402-488-3939
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I am a Mexican food junkie. There is no in between. I either love it or hate it. El Toro rocked my world. But that was not good enough. I have a large family & when we eat out it is a big deal. Everyone has to agree to one place & after we ate here, we will definitely return!... More 

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Was visiting from Iowa with a friend and read the reviews online and decided to stop by and glad we did. What can I say but excellent food and drinks. It is a very small restaurant that is part of a strip mall but the wait is worth it once you get in. I would recommend this place to anyone!

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by mother-in-law living in area. Service was prompt and friendly and very attentive without being intrusive. Salsa & chips were delivered to table immediately. I loved the spicier salsa while my wife preferred the milder version. Both were good. My deluxe chicken fajita burrito was full of flavor and very satisfying. My wife did the best... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

My husband and I dined here on a Friday night. We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table, so not too bad. The service was great and the food came out pretty quickly. We get the same dish every time, because we love it, the Pollo Adobado. It didn't seem to have as much flavor as normal to... More 

Thank Buffy24
Lincoln, Nebraska
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We frequent El Toro because it is close, has great Margaritas, and is always fast except this time. A little understaffed but still timely. Great Enchiladas and prices.

1 Thank Stew1501
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202 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great service, good chips and salsa, plentiful menu ( with some good vegetarian options) makes this restaurant a good choice for lunch or dinner. I personally don't care for the atmosphere - rather dark and dreary - but the rest makes up for it.

Thank BrendaB247365
Lincoln, Nebraska
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great service, great food, and best Margeritas in town. Never disappointed. Wife had senior enchilada, and I had #5 enchilada with chile rellanos. Small restaurant but big on service. Our second go to restaurant in Lincoln.

1 Thank Stew1501
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We love this place. We eat there at least 3 times a month. Everything I've had has been very good. They have a good sized menu with a variety of choices. Their salsa is the best in Lincoln. The staff is always very friendly and helpful, they all know us by name (we really do eat there a lot). The... More 

1 Thank Timothy H
Lincoln, Nebraska
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

The food is always terrific at lunch. That is when we go here. They have delicious authentic food and I love the blue margaritas they make. Not a better one since I lived in Hawaii. The servers are always cordial and I have never had a bad meal and have been going here for almost 20 years. I used to... More 

1 Thank PJB623
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I told the boyfriend how much I love tacos so he gave me the challenge to eat at least one taco every day for a week. This place ended the taco challenge. I got 2 chicken enchiladas and a chicken taco. The chicken was so dry I could barely tolerate it. I noticed there were no drink prices on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2600 S 48th St, Ste 17, Lincoln, NE 68506-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-488-3939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?