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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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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

We arrived to a complete empty restaurant, and were advised the only table for us was a cold, uninviting table by the front door. We took a seat and endured bland cold Mexican food, though our waitress was fine. During our meal a group did arrive, a group of seniors who were made to go back outside and wait as... More 

Thank Dore4156
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

My wife and I stayed at Irwin's Mountain Inn a total of 5 nights associated with a Road Scholar tour. El Toro was used by RS for 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners. El Toro and Irwin's are physically connected. This review concerns breakfasts only and NOT dinners. Breakfasts buffet style---serve yourself. There was a choice of yogurt, cereal, scrambled eggs,... More 

Thank HurricaneSandyStorm
British Columbia, Canada
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

My fiance and I stayed at Irwin's Mountain Inn, right next to El Toro and we were happy that it served Mexican food which we love. We ordered the Sizzling Fajitas which were delicious! The restaurant was pleasant, the atmosphere was really chilled, well suited to a romantic cozy evening and was just what we needed after a full days... More 

1 Thank Nuffin_But_The_Truth
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is by far the best Mexican food I have had in a very long time. The restaurant is in a small Inn. Do not be fooled by what the inside looks like and it is well worth the wait! The prices are quite resonanle. The person that took care of us was a student from Montreal, she was so... More 

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College Station, Texas
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This place had so-so service which was rather slow. The food wasn't bad, but didn't have alot of flavor like we are use too. Perhaps we should have watched everyone around us and only ordered the special. You can probably live without this place, but it will be sustanence.

1 Thank Shane L
Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

First of all our waitress was not friendly at all and it felt like we were inconveniencing her by being there. My husband and I both ordered a caesar salad with chicken on it as we were not in the mood for a heavy meal. After eating about a third of my salad I bit down on something that was... More 

Thank luvsunsand
Palm Springs, California
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

This was the only Mexican food we found in Banff and it was located on the opposite end of town from our hotel but we walked to it and caught the bus back. Food was good. Fajitas were served without lettuce or cheese which was a 1st for me. Reasonably priced and family friendly.

Thank Qontheroad
New Hamburg, Canada
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We stopped in quite hungry and hot from a hike and asked if we could have a pitcher on Margaritas (not on the menu). They gladly accommodated and that started out a good evening. We ordered from the mexican selections and found the food tasty and plentiful.

Thank Mot-Lisa D
Banff National Park, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Good place to eat great food and great service nice atmosphere the breakfast special is real good value.One of the best restaurants in Banff

Thank Rick R
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

The Breakfest was good and affordable. Good music was playing and the Server was very friendly. The spot itself wasn't busy so we were able to pick a spot next to the window.


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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$ 27
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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 cosy atmosphere! Tapas, Cahteaubriand 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?