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El Toro Bravo Restaurante Mexicano

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2561 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-2809
+1 217-351-7024
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Urbana, Illinois
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 is pretty standard. I typically get "special lunch #1", which has a chile relleno, a... More 

Thank Cello12345
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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92 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Peoria, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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. No wonder I see so much repeat visitors there.

Thank gypsyman2
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great food, nice staff. Mexican music in the background. Soccer always on tvs. they sing to you on your birthday

Thank A M
New Port Richey, Florida
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We had a reservation made a few days prior, they said they did not have it. But their reservation book was just a collection of notes on pieces of paper and some written on the page in a random way. Everyone working there are was if not very nice, at least cordial. The food is was pretty good. The downside... More 

Thank Cynthia L
Bloomington, IL
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103 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Hubby asked me out for a late lunch. Were seated quickly and orders were taken in a timely manner, but the food never came. We asked our waiter who said there was a big party that was taking extra time in the kitchen. My husband pointed out that people who had come in after us were already receiving their food.... More 

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Mahomet, Illinois
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

This place has good food at a decent price. The environment is better than my typical experience in a Mexican restaurant.

Thank ZHKing
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157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

We were there with a group. Everyone seemed happy. The servings were large. The server was friendly and efficient. My plate was hot, but the food was not so hot. Will go back


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?