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El Toro Bravo

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10186 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0374
+1 530-587-3557
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible10%
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10186 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0374
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been going to El Toro Bravo for years. And its so nice to see the same old familiar faces. They are the best ceviche in town!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Marie S
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We had a nice lunch with friends. The food was nice and the server was friendly. It was a nice way to spend time with friends on a lovely day.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mark333
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Visiting the place is fun and funny...totally happy gatherings there every day with Trini or Mike tending the bar...great pours and munchies as you see folks that you haven't seen in a long time and all remember your name and the conviviality ...like a block...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 877davidhs
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Listen, there is only 1 Chili Verde burrito I've had, in my life, that was better than this one, and that was at El Paisano's in Santa Cruz (no longer there). I have been coming here for over 30 years. Can't vouch for anything else...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank andycoyle
Reviewed 10 August 2018

El Toro Bravo was recommended to us by a number of people in Truckee/Donner as the best choice for Mexican food in the area. We've been there 2x in the last month and would agree with those recommendations. It has a pretty extensive menu which...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ed K
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I had lunch here recently with extended family. It was a hot August day, and even though the place was almost empty we still waited about 10 minutes for our table to be prepared. When we were finally seated, we were able to order fairly...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Counterweight
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We were passing through the Truckee area and googled Mexican good. One of the suggestions was this place. Truth? The food was ok. Nothing to really write home about but ok However, it was very busy and they were severely understaffed. There was one waitress...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Christina T
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Good soft flour tortilla tacos filled with chicken or beef. Super size burrito that most can't finish. Tasty guacamole and chips. The food is always fresh tasting and comes to the table hot. There's a bar with TV where you can eat. The bartender is...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank joman833
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We drive up above every two weeks just to have mexican food in their outside patio. EXCellent margaritas! A fun placd to go for lunch ofr dinner. Good food but GREAT drinks....Moderate prices. Noisey but fun......Never have seen children in there.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank awin2016
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Everything was less than fresh—the rice had clearly been sitting around for awhile. The huevos rancheros was just a very fried egg with some terrible salsa and sub par beans with above rice. Salsa with the chips and salsa was too spicy even for those...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank alisonforneygorman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10186 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0374
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: +1 530-587-3557
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