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El Toro Bravo

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Spanish
3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-8302
+1 941-924-0006
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (49 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (35 reviews)
“chile colorado” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-8302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attentive and energetic staff great food and great entrees and dessert Sopapillas! I will return with friends to this local discovery!

Thank Bestwineonly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got there around 4 and were promptly seated. Server Pedro was awesome — attentive, friendly, well-informed and had a constant smile. The owner visited our table at the end of our meal and was most courteous. The food here is excellent. I got the Guadalajara....More

1  Thank inpegf1974
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited March early evening. Our waiter ken was friendly and offered suggestions. Happy hour domestic beer $2. My wife and I both got the Colorado burritos. You know a place is gonna be good when they have a big waiting area. If we were...More

1  Thank william b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time to this restaurant. We were very impressed with everything from the friendliness of the staff to the quality and quantity of the food. Ken was our server and he was knowledgeable, attentive and fun. We used to eat at El...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first time that I have been to the new restaurant. It is much larger and has its own bar. The staff was very friendly. I bought a small chalupe plate and it was HUGE. I will enjoy it all. They make their...More

Thank ZeebruggeExplorer
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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had combo dishes. But first we devoured the chips with many dipping bowls of salsa, both hot and not. Our sever was fun and knowledgeable and ever attentive! Definitely will return.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every year and sometimes twice! I love the taco salad with the spinach taco shell. The salsa is very spicy and delicious!

1  Thank Marshalljay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to ETB since they first opened. This was our first time to the new location as we are 'Snow birds'. The new restaurant is very nice, ample parking, good size tables, noise factor needs to be addressed but not awful. Our...More

1  Thank mike l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here twice now and we gave it a second chance because the first visit was a huge disappointment. The ambiance is nice if you like a big room filled with tables, but few people go to Mexican/TexMex restaurants for the interior; instead, they...More

1  Thank bokuwa
Reviewed 10 February 2018

I had the Veracruz dinner; my wife had a Monterray dinner--both fabulous. Our waitress, Amy who served us in drinks immediately and dinner in about 15 minutes, was most attentive. We've been El Toro fans for the past 13 years. Bob

1  Thank efc1100
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Kathryn L
18 April 2017|
Response from SRQwanderer | Reviewed this property |
Most of the tortilla-based dishes come standard with flour tortillas; i.e. with gluten. But there are four or five dishes that come standard with corn toritillas... ergo gluten free. The owner / manager is very... More
8 August 2016|
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Response from Beth S | Reviewed this property |
They had a bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-8302
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-0006
  • E-mail
When it comes to Southwest Mexican cuisine, there is only one place in Sarasota that creates a one-of-a-kind dining experience that keeps visitors and locals coming back for more. Family owned and operated, El Toro Bravo combines fresh, flavorful food along with honest prices and outstanding service.
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