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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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Regina, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were there for dinner with my family we enjoyed it very nice and clean restaurant the food was Delisiuos friendlly people they making very nice and juicy steak we recommend it for anyone travel to Banff , Alberta

Thank Julli G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The staff were pleasant and the food was great! Kind of tucked away from the main down town area but worth looking for to give it a try!

Thank Kirsten L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Since the oment we walked in we were welcomed by amazing staff. We were seated in a great spot. Our server was quick to explain the menu and get the table ready. The food was exquisite! Everything about El Toro was outstanding

1 Thank Bryan M
MB, Canada
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Went there for dinner twice and breakfast once during our stay. breakfast is an affordable option with breakfast basics but we enjoyed the dinners more. The butternut squash ravioli and the other pasta dish were our favourite. The tapas platter and the ceviche and fried platain with guacamole are good tapas options. Staff was friendly and offered attentative service.

1 Thank suntrotting
San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We visited them each day for our breakfast. The food was decent and fresh. Their service is very good too. For dinner, we recommend their beef tacos. Delicious!

Thank Sherry_Geek
Banff National Park, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I had the tenderloin and my partner had the lamb. Both delicious and excellent. Great service and a great cheesecake. Highly recommend.

Thank 1bracken_13
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We always enjoy having chateau briand cooked to perfection! The staff is friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is relaxing.

1 Thank Shelley R
Bengaluru, India
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Friends on a reunion were driving from Banff to lake Lewis and stopped here for breakfast before the drive The Spanish omelette was superb as well as the french toast with a liberal cover of maple syrup The Spanish hostess Inness was very attentive and helpful

2 Thank medysurya
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Ordered take away from here last night, $23 per meal so that's $56 for portions as per pictures, literally 1 spoonful of rice and refried beans per box, burrito was ok but enchiladas were literally 3 tiny breads with nothing but lemoned chucked inside...rip off, complained and they wee not interested in doing anything about it, will not be visiting... More 

Thank Clare H
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This is why I love Trip Advisor. I never would have found this place without it. Had a wonderful omelette with fresh ingredients, perfectly prepared breakfast potatoes, toast, bacon and fruit. Low priced too compared to most alternatives.

3 Thank michaelw2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Mexican, Spanish, Canadian, Soups, 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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?