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El Toro Restaurant

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429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
+1 403-762-2520
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time go to El Toro, ts and busier and busier. I guess people are catching on how good the food is.

Thank Daveparker100
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was close to the motel we were staying in so we could walk to eat. Food was okay nothing out of the ordinary.

Thank Clara B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After all the numerous reviews, my family and i were expecting the food to be at least decent. However, it was truly a surprise at the standard of food served. We ordered the beef fajitas which was bad, the beef was overcooked and a little burnt when it reached the table. We also ordered a seafood soup which was not... More 

Thank Ashvin H
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 for that night's dinner menu. We saw the service to two other tables during our... More 

1 Thank Yvonne R
Abbotsford, Canada
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 but not in your face. Monday night was Mexican Night and all Mexican dishes were... More 

Thank 1946HappyCamper
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 hosts. They made us feel really welcome and we will be sure to return next... More 

Thank LeeSi_10
1 review
Reviewed 2 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 home. Food prices are reasonable and the wine list is fantastic!!! Thanks so much Isabelle!

Thank Ingrid Elizabet... F
Swindon, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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 to get you going in the morning. Fresh , hot and cheap, now that's a... More 

1 Thank peter h
Edmonton, Canada
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 down). The meal started with a generous portion of fresh bread. The Chateau Briand was... More 

1 Thank Mctet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Mexican, Spanish, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-2520
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?