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El Toro Cantina and Mexican Grill

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10602 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40223-3102
+1 502-489-3839
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were in the area and decided it was ready to eat dinner. Mexican food came to mind and we settle on this restaurant for our dinner. This was our first visit to this restaurant. Everyone was very friendly, patient, and wanted us to enjoy our meal and our visit. The food was well prepared. except for some side dishes... More 

Thank Traveling Mann
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

They have a solid menu of an enormous array of dishes. The staff is quick to serve and provide you a great meal. Love the food and will be back! Plus they have a lunch buffet every day.

Thank edweyler
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Love the atmosphere here and food is great. Good place to relax and have a drink and dinner with friends

Thank Harley H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We are from out of town and stopped here based on reviews. The staff was friendly and the restaurant was a fun atmosphere but the food was just ok. We didn't dislike the food, but I wouldn't return. It was just ok.

Thank Courtney P
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016

My wife and I stop by El Toro about once a month with friends and family. The atmosphere is fun and even though the place is busy, the food always arrives hot. The owner walks around and checks on everyone! I highly recommend the chile relleno and the spinach quesadilla--two vegetarian dishes. My wife loves fajitas--shrimp and steak--served sizzling at... More 

Thank Marc C
Suburban Chicago
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We happened upon El Toro en route to another place that had been recommended by the staff at our hotel. When we passed El Toro my husband said "their parking lot is so full...it must be good!" Well, he was right, and we were glad that we turned around to go there. Everything about the place was very good, the... More 

Thank FrequentTraveler1
Fairfield, Connecticut
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311 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My party of four enjoyed happy hour with an extra margaritas for every one order. The cervas were double the size during happy hour. The restaurant is clean and the decor is just like what you would experience in Mexico. The fajitas are outstanding as are the steak quesodeas. I have been here once before and this place is great.... More 

Thank Edwin H
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great dinner and 2 for 1 drinks. Food was really good and service very prompt and courteous. Good atmosphere and clean.

Thank Bill M
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This place is always on target! Great atmosphere, great service, great management and even better food!! Margarita's are pretty good too if you like them, but beware, they are definitely not your grandma's!! Love this place and frequent it often!

Thank Robert B
Dayton, Ohio
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

From out of town and this place sounded pretty good, well not that good for us. Service was great though. Salsa tasted like the can for which the tomatoes came from. Steak was way over cooked, tacos had hardly any meat in them... rice was dry and tasted not very fresh. I hoped for more. Maybe it was a bad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10602 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40223-3102
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-489-3839

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?