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El Toro Restaurant

429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
+1 403-762-2520
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“chateaubriand” (49 reviews)
“tapas” (79 reviews)
“fajitas” (33 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Mexican, Spanish, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Every time, usually twice a year, we go to Banff we make sure to eat at El Toro. We like to have the Châteaubriand for Two. This time, as usual, the meal was perfect in every way, the beef was cooked exactly as we like...More

Thank Shelley R
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I liked what I ordered, but this restaurant is a bus stop place, so just after we arrived, so did two large groups. It was noisy. The waitress was very nice, but if you are looking for a quiet place for dinner, move farther down...More

1  Thank Jinnyus
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We ate there for dinner (fajitas) and for breakfast (good coffee), and both experiences were very good. Would definitely eat there again, especially because we didn't find the Banff cuisine at other places all that great.

1  Thank BDurhamNC
Reviewed 11 September 2017

El Toro is next door to Red Carpet so it was handy for meals. Pleasant staff & good food for the money.

1  Thank casinojoni
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We ate at El Toro two out of three nights in Banff. It was close to our cabin, a little outside of the busy area of the main street. The food was great; they had good vegetarian options for us and we were not disappointed...More

1  Thank JessB24
Reviewed 5 September 2017

As recommended by another review, the Chateaubriand was well worth it. Service was great, atmosphere could be improved a bit, but overal great value for money.

1  Thank gobec2017
Reviewed 15 August 2017

3 of us had breakfast at El toro ,recommended by the neighbouring hotel while we were looking for a good place . the lady who served us was really polite and patience while we were ordering. within 15minutes she served and it was delicious ....More

1  Thank CalgaryABsw
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We used the restaurant for breakfast twice. We went at 0700 opening, staff were friendly and good menu choice. Staff understood that one of our party was coeliac and took appropriate measures. Good choice - recommended.

1  Thank Yorkfamilyuk
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had two breakfasts and they did what they had to. Filled us up! Staff nice and friendly and happy to stand and chat. Food portions maybe on the larger side and a slight struggle to finish but it was all cooked well, especially the...More

1  Thank gardaconvert
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a must go! I went here with my boyfriend for date night and it's great! Great food and even better service. My server tash was super friendly and the tapas amazing. My only regret was not having more of an empty stomach....More

Thank jessi1999
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Questions & Answers
30 December 2016|
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Response from eltoromanager | Property representative |
sorry I didn't reply earlier. Yes we have lots of vegetarian options within the tapas, mexican and main course. Please visit our website
20 July 2016|
Response from JPMMJM | Reviewed this property |
We received a local's price on Thursday night. Mention you are a local when you when making your reservation to ensure you receive the reduced price.
1 October 2015|
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Response from eltoromanager | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry, I have been trying to post this answer 3 times and it keeps on asking me to reply! I hope it works this time! We have availability on this date, we have 100 seats in 2 different sections which... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 27
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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