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El Toro Bravo

123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3229
+1 831-476-1553
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3229
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Super Burrito was oozing tasteless beans, bad guac, and sour cream. Guacamole is not made fresh- it is the kind that is pale green and looks/tastes like Taco Bell Guacamole. At 3.95 a side, it is ridiculous.

Thank Robinelechat
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This place has been here for decades. It's very small, but you can usually get in right away. We like their tamales and enchiladas with rice and beans. You can get a triple lunch/dinner for about $17- That's on the steep side. The rest of...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We walk down to Capitola all the time and when we are in the mood, we'll stop here. The food is okay, but we like coming here for the location which is right by the ocean. We like their lunch specials and the quaint atmosphere.

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Nothing fancy, but who needs fancy and expensive every time you dine? I enjoy the casual atmosphere and affordable menu. My favorite are the fish taco: double tortilla and generous fish portion, you only need one and can be very satisfied. One criteria when judging...More

Thank 825michellez
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went with a group of people and all of us were disappointed. The service, the food, and the atmosphere, was non appealing. The salsa tasted like it came out of a jar. Go to Mijo's across the street for real Mexican food

Thank suzyG95136
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wandering around during the annual Art & Wine Festival and stopped in for a bite. Food is served quickly and generous portions but there are other spots with nicer views and ambiance, better food and full bars. This is beer and wine only. If you're...More

Thank 556danaa
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We came for lunch. After we sat down, chips and salsa, jarred salsa were brought to our table. Plus we ordered drinks. We then ordered the fish taco, chili relleno, and chicken enchilada. The description said fish taco was grilled but I would say not....More

Thank TCWatson
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Delicious food and huge portions. The owner is kind of cranky - and it's funny because you come to expect it. Great place for dinner with the family when visiting Capitola.

Thank Kimberly O
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Solid choice for wide variety of dishes (try the spicy machaca!) and selection of Mexican beer. Great place to relax with friends and have an affordable meal in an unpretentious setting with friendly service, a block off the beach.

Thank brocdog
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This is our third or forth time here. We stayed in town a few years ago and when we returned to area, El Toro Bravo was tops on our list for a return visit. After a disappointing trip to Manuel's nearby, we knew great Mexican...More

Thank Jim B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3229
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-1553
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